The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas

If you came by my blog on Friday, you will recognize the gingham gift bag in today's project. Yes, it's true--I got a super deal on those kraft/gingham gift bags after Christmas last year at JoAnn Fabrics!! I'm having a blast finding different ways to dress them up. :)

So today's gift bag is brought to you by Purple Onion Design Rubber Stamps! I made this bag for my stint on the the P.O.D. 2013 Holiday Design Team. Sadly, it is my last official project for the holiday DT, but you can count on seeing many of the P.O.D. stamps I acquired again and again! Anyway, let's take a look at the gift bag:

I am so in love with Purple Onion's noteblock stamps! These subway art-style sentiment panels are very cool, and have been around long before they became "in" recently. The one I used on this bag is the Happy Holidays Noteblock. I also used the sweet snowman from the Hanging with Pete set, a sentiment from Handwritten Holiday, and the smaller frame from the Deluxe Labels set as my gift tag.

I stamped the noteblock and label with Crimson Red Versafine ink and colored Snowman Pete with Copic markers. A few red rhinestones and Martha Stewart holly leaf punches were the perfect embellishments!

I can't believe that we have just one week of school left before Christmas! I've got a lot to accomplish this week. Here's to being a merry and productive little elf!!

Thanks for stopping for a little slice of bliss!


Pam said...

This gift bag is just perfect!! Love that you stamped on kraft! The snowman is just the cutest!! It really looks like this gift bag was bought already decorated!!

Lisa Elton said...

I love those bags from Joann too am I love what you've done with this one! Everything flows together perfectly! You've done e a GREAT job for POD Emily, they should make you a permanent DT member!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily this is so cute, I love the bag and those fun images!

Benzi said...

Ah, the snowman on this bag. :-) What an adorable bag you've created, Emily. I need to check JoAnn's for those gingham bags. They're great, especially when decorated.

I am now singing Holly Jolly Christmas..and will be all day. Ha

Brenda in IN said...

This is cute as can be. I love the bags you've decorated. Someone will be keeping this bag when Christmas is over.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so adorable! I love how the colours look on kraft :) And I definitely hear you on the needing to be a productive little elf this week!

Greta said...

Oh this is so cute, Emily!

Marlena M. said...

DELIGHTFUL bag Emily~LOVE that sweet snowman! Have a blessed Christmas friend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Truly adorable! It's got such a warm, cozy feel to it.

I'm sure you'll treasure those POD stamps. You were the one who introduced me to them, and it's been a while, too! Great job on all your projects as guest designer. I hope the owner(s) are happy. :)

Auntie Em said...

Love this one Emily! The little snowman is so cute holding the lights and I love the extra bling you added for the berry.
It's funny how something can be around for so long and then all of a sudden it becomes so hot and everyone is saying it's new. lol I guess it's true what they say that everything old is new again! :D