Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stamped brown bags

I had enough items left over from the Christmas goodie boxes I made for my daughter's class here, to make 4 more gifts. I didn't want to make more of the boxes, so I decided to stamp some 6x9 flat paper sacks and put the items in there. My daughter will give these to a few of her close friends.




I think these turned out SO cute! I stamped the reindeer in brown ink, and used a red colored pencil for his nose.




One of the unique features of this gift is that the candy cane and ribbon are used as closures for the bag. The only long handle punch that I own is this swirl punch that you see below, so I used that to make the openings to slip the ribbon and candy cane through. I did add a glue dot under each candy cane to hold it to the bag since the holes are pretty big. If you have a smaller hole punch that can reach in far enough that would work better.




Below is another bag, this time using a snowman stamp and PTI Fresh Snow ink. I used McGill Canyon Cutters to cut the tops of the bags.




I added a couple of jingle bells to each bag, I love the tinkling sound they make :)




WHEW! I think I'm actually finished with all my gift packaging now! Time to relax and start enjoying all of the holiday festivities to come over the next few days.

I hope that each of you, my dear blog readers, has a joyous holiday, and I pray that 2011 holds many blessings for you and your families!


35 comments:

  1. Isn't she wonderful, ladies and gentlemen?! That's my talented sweetie!

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  2. These bags are way too cute, Diane! Love the krafy-ness! Super cute deer and snowmen!! :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. Very creative idea with the candy cane closure, Diane. These are adorable and I am sure your daughter's friends will love them.

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  4. These are just darling, Diane! All of your holiday gifts have been so sweet and thoughtful! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Aaww Diane they're all adorable! The candy cane is so clever! The girls are going to love them!!

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  6. You have really done an awesome job with all of your gifts Diane! These are wonderful!

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  7. These are seriously CUTE! Love the bells!

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  8. Oh Diane these bags are simply adorable. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

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  9. These are so wonderful! Have aa very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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  10. I have enjoyed all of your creative and beautiful ideas for gifts Diane!
    Be well and "Joyeux Noel"!

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  11. It's been great getting to know you this year and I so enjoy coming here to see what you've been up to! These bags are so cute, and I especially love the white snowmen on the brown bag! Too cute!
    Merry Christmas my friend, and have yourself a wonderful 2011 too!!

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  12. Oh dear Dianne! What sweet little treat bags :) Merry Christmas :)

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  13. Very cute. Love how you added the candy cane. I bet her friends loved them. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

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  14. More beautiful packaging, Diane! YOur card posted today! It will be an after Christmas, Christmas card! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE these Diane if ONLY I had time to borrow this idea.. next year! ;) I LOVE the punches for the candy canes!!! so CUTE! her friends are gonna LOVE them!
    Well my friend I am off to WRAP!! I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL holiday!!
    ((Hugs))

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  16. Diane, these are absolutely darling - and I can only imagine that you made some little girls very VERY happy :0)!

    Merry Christmas to you sweet lady!!! I pray that it will be *full* of blessings and cherished memories and that you have a *truly* wonderful New Year in store ... BIG {{HUGS}} to you!

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  17. Diane, these are absolutely adorable. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  18. Diane these are adorable!! What a fun idea! I Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

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  19. You've got me so inspired, Diane! Have a very Merry Christmas. Can't wait to see what the New Year brings to your blog!

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  20. Wonderful bags! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    And a very Merry Christmas, Diane!

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  21. Oh Diane, these are so cute & creative! Thank you for the continued inspiration!

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  22. Beautiful bag set, Diane! Hope you have a wonderful and very happy Christmas with your family!!

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  23. LOVE LOVE the stamped bag! so super cute! and the candy cane idea is superb! fab idea as always, Diane! Wishing you and yours a fabulous holiday season! big hugs! =)

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  24. WOW! This is so CUTE! LOVE how you attached the cndy cane, LOVE the stamping, and LOVE the jingle bells!

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  25. hi, Diane!! this is so cute!!! :)
    merry christmas to you!!! ♥

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  26. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Diane! I enjoy visiting your blog! I left you an award on my blog!

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  27. Diane, you make the cutest, most creative gifts ever! The recipients of these are very blessed, indeed!

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  28. Diane, these are so cute! I love the candy cane closure for the bag. All your Christmas ideas are great. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I have been in my own little world getting ready for the holidays.

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  29. These little packages are ADORABLE, Diane! Love the way you stamped the reindeer and snowmen all over the bags---soooo cute! And your tags are darling!!! I was so disappointed in myself because I didn't even get around to inking up some of my new holiday stamp sets----but you have put a smile on my face with your idea about creating extra tags to have on hand next year!! I'm definitely going to do that!!! YAY! And by the way....There are some super cute sneak peeks going on at the DeNami Design Blog right now! Tomorrow is the full reveal and some GIVEAWAYS!!!!

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  30. These are adorable! I love how you have threaded the candy cane through the sack!! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! (I'm playing catch-up now that it's over!)

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  31. Absolutely adorable! Hope you had a wondeful Christmas, I am just now going through my google reader --- over 300 posts to see, yikes!

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  32. Just checking in on you. Been a while and not a peep from you. Things all right? Hope so.

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  33. I love the bags Diane! Awesome work. I bet her friends will be thrilled.

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  34. Where are you, Diane? Hugs to you!

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