Saturday 15 October 2016

Bags, Boxes and Tags

Hi Bloggers.

I'm running a workshop in Milton Keynes. It's a Backgrounds Masterclass so lots of lovely background techniques to share with the ladies today.

Today, I thought I'd share a selection of additional Christmas items you may like to make.

First a gift bag -

I started by stamping the Justrite Snow Days Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card twice using Phill Martin CS Decadent Denim Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. I used these stamped backgrounds to cut the side panels out using the Spellbinders Favorably Simple Gift Box Die Set. The stamped background isn't quite long enough to get the whole box side in but I positioned it so that the bottom flaps were slightly off the stamping - this isn't seen unless you turn the bag upside down. I cut the inside flaps of the bag out of Coconut White Card.

I assembled the bag as per Becca Feeken's YouTube Video

I cut the small snowflake die from the Justrite Snowflake & Tags Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I added it to the flap of the gift bag and added a Blue Dazzler.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Mini Tags Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Decadent Denim Colour Cloud. I cut it out using a tag die from the Justrite Snowflake & Tags Die Set.

A little box -

I spread some CS Holly Sparkle Texture Paste through the Holly Background Mask onto Rich Green Card. Once dry, I cut the box top die from the Spellbinders Bracket Edge Box out of it and I cut the bottom die out of Rich Red Card. I used CS Dries Clear Glue to assemble the box.

I cut a die from the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies out of Coconut White Card . I double embossed them using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Ruby Slippers Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I added some 5mm White Pearls to the centre of my flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Mini Tags Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a tag die from the Justrite Snowflake & Tags Die Set. I edged the tag with CS Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

A couple of tags -

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Inside and Outside Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival, I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Pierced Tag Dies. I cut the tiny circular reinforement die in the set out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the smaller poinsettia from the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card. I used Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud for the 1st 2 steps, then Red Geranium Archival for the 3rd step (veins) and Coffee Archival for the centre. I cut them out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies.

I assembled my flower and added it to my tag. I finished by adding some Red Two-Tone Ribbon.

For this slightly smaller tag cut using Sue's Pierced Tag Dies, I stamped santa and the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Mini Tags Stamp Set using Red Geranium Archival. The 'To' is from the Justrite Inside and Outside Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set. I added some Bakers Twine to this one.

Another video I did for Creative Expressions has gone live on YouTube. This one is on Pixie Powders.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Beautiful projects Thank you.
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. Lovely creations Julia x xhazel

  3. Morning Julia, great gift box ideas never thought to stamp have always used patterned paper will definately be doing this. Of you check out your video.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Thank you for sharing this selection of stamped boxes and tags , bags!
    Lucky crafters in Milton Keynes being able to attend all these master classes.
    Have a great day!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Lovely samples today and a very useful video. Thank you.
    Really looking forward to your workshop - see you later.

  6. Good morning Julia all your Christmas creations are gorgeous. I hope the workshop goes well today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great craft projects-all lovely.


  8. Love the little box, Julia. Have a great day today - looking forward to seeing the results.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely selection today all are so pretty.

  10. Hi Julia
    Great creations today. I hope thw workshop is a lot of fun. I think it's great that there is a technique video of the pixies.
    B xx

  11. Good Morning Julia, a I love this bag and I did try to get my hands on one of these dies so I must give it ago again soon as you make such fabulous bags with it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  12. Great video, thank you for that. Love the card too.
    Sue Mac

  13. Hi Julia
    Love the gift bag and the rest of your Christmas projects, I have the tag dies at long last and will be making all of my own Christmas ones this year, have made a start on cards too.
    Enjoy your day and thanks for all the great inspiration,

  14. So beautiful these projects julia I just love the tags very special for loved ones thank you clever lady
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  15. Morning Julia

    Such a gorgeous array of Christmas goodies, love them all

    Enjoy your busy weekend!

    June x

  16. Beautiful Christmas projects, thank you Julia. Watched the video on pixie powders yesterday - gorgeous samples.
    Marion S x

  17. Cute bag. Delightful little box. Thanks.

    Susan x

  18. Great work Julia !!!
    Elaine H X

  19. Morning Julia, I love this bag die set !!
    Everyone will love your background workshop, I wish I was there !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Some delightful pieces here.

    Hope you another great day today.


  21. Lovely projects julia x hope you has a fantastic day x
    Theresa w x

  22. Hello Julia,
    Lovely projects one and all! I particularly like the gift tag with the Poinsettia !
    Thank you! Love Myra x

  23. Busy girl, great projects here...thanks .Julia....luv Ursula xx

  24. You are spoiling us with all these wonderful projects.
    The christmas gift bag is ever so pretty and i love the soft colour.
    Love the tags too.

  25. Love al, you have shown us today and the videos. Thank you.


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