Sunday, December 1, 2013

leaves and berries on bag (WPlus9, MIM, Simply Create Too)

Thrilled to hear that DD is looking forward to baking Christmas cookies with me this year (there are some perks to getting old-er!) I decided that our neighbor presents are going to be bags of cookies again.  You may recall that last year the angels had the floor.

Well nothing like the perfect inspiration to be found in these three challenges to get me on my feet and running in the prep for this year's present.

Image Credit
WPlus9 - Monday Mood Board #24
Papertrey - Make it Monday #142 Decorate Kraft Bags
Simply Create Too - #51 Snow or all white

Here's my creation (times six):

The elements?  A kraft bag, red ribbon, snowflakes (thanks to PTI Stylish Snowflakes), a round tag, green leaves, red berries (thanks to PTI Irresistibly Ikat) and what you can't really see is the horizontal woodgrain I created for my tag using Lydia F.'s tutorial.  The whitewashed wood in the Mood Board was actually the first thing to catch my eye.

Now... when to start baking?  Happy Sunday.

Supplies for kraft bag:
Paper: cream CS Bringmann, green CS DCWV
Stamps:   ikst and snowflakes PTI, sentiment WPlus9
Ink : white pigment Adirondack, red and gray Jenny Bowlin, Versafine
Tools: circle die MFT, leaf die WPlus9
Other: bag, sequins, ribbon


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun... cookies, I eat cookies, are you bringing some to me too?

Cathy Weber said...

Christmas cookies sounds so good right about your great kraft bags, stamped perfectly and with the festive red bow. You are all set, now get to baking!

Kristii said...

Your tags are beautiful!! I love the stamped snowflakes and the bright cheery bow!!! Fabulous!!

Chris Dring said...

Your neighbors are lucky to have you live near by! How cute these treat bags are! The wood technique on your tag is fabulous!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh my! These tags are beautiful!!! I love the simplicity of the circle and sweet little stamps.

shirley-bee said...

Mmm, yummy! Love that woodgrain technique, and kraft/red/white always look fab. And congrats to you too on the Curtain Call shoutout!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet tag! I love the stamping on Kraft and the tag is wonderful!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful way to gift some sweets! Such a pretty tag and bag!

Joni Andaya said...

Maria this tag is Fabulous! Love how you convert the green leaves to make it into a holiday theme. Love <3

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous tag - pretty bag - looks yummy!

Divya said...

Maria: The tags are really cute. I'm sure whoever will get these bags will surely be very lucky!!

Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Martha said...

Maria, what lovely tags & stamped bag!
YUM...cookies sound delicious!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Maria: You have been BUSY!!!!! Saw all your commenting. Love your creations! Might follow your 'cookie' lead and do the same for my neighbors.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.


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