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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowflakes and Gift Bags

The holidays are quickly approaching. But don't let that get you in a pinch. You still have time to make some handmade items for the people on your gift list.  Here is a quick project that you can make, a beautiful wintry gift bag or Holiday Party Favor Bag.

Thanks to the Frosted (Snow) Flakes Cutting Files by Paper Garden Projects available at The DigiChick.  These cutting files are awesome. Each flake has several cutting shapes so you can layer your snowflakes and create lots of variation!

I duplicated the shapes and re-sized them to create the design for the bag and a matching gift tag.  The papers I used are from a digital kit by Etc. by Danyale called Christmas Magic also available at The DigiChick.

The large snowflake got inked edges. I also used some white embossing powder (heat applied) on the edges to create the look of snow.  The red star layer is coated in WOW Glitter Embossing powder (Girls Night Out) and heat embossed to give it a super blingy look.  The middle star I covered in clear embossing powder and heat applied to make a nice slick, icy, frozen look.

Shared at:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas
Crafts and Me
Decorate to Celebrate
Divas by Design
Fab n' Funky
House that Stamps Built
Inky Impressions
Penny's Paper Crafty
Ruby's Rainbow
Simon Says Stamp
Sisterhood of Crafters
Whimsy Stamps
Make it Monday
Six Sisters


  1. Beautiful! I love the non-traditional holiday colors, so fresh and fun.

  2. Such sweet pastel colours on your gorgeous bag!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Me again, LOL!!! Thanks for entering into our challenge at Fab'n'Funky too

    hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Lovely bag. I like the lovely snowflake and the colour combination. Very pretty

  5. This is really gorgeous and what pretty colours. The perfect gift bag for a special friend.

    Thanks for linking up at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  6. Gorgeous bag!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! And don't forget our special sponsor this week!!! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. WOW! What a beautiful & cleaver idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  8. Your gift bag is really pretty. I love the soft colours and beautiful papers. The snowflakes are fab - great detail on each of the pretty layers. Thanks so much for joining in with Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and best of luck.

    Hugs, Dawn

  9. A stunning gift bag!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Shaz x

  10. wow! your bag is so lovely and cute!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  12. What a fabulous idea for the gift bags! Love those colors. Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

  13. What a pretty bag!! I love the colors you used -- and these are perfect for any holiday party!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  14. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  15. Beautiful bag!!! Great colors and beautiful snowflakes!

    Sherrie K
    DTC Guest Designer

  16. Wonderful snowflake gift bag.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  17. Looks great - somebody will be receiving their presents wrapped in loveliness! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, hope to see you next time.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  18. Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  19. what a wonderful gift bag- really pretty xx Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions xx

  20. Beautiful bag Cathy!! Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps.

  21. Awesome gift bag! Love the snowflakes. Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps! Hugs, Kelly


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