Friday, December 9, 2011

My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas : Day 9

Good morning everyone! Holy cow . . . it's already Day 9 of the My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas! Where has the time gone?!?! If you arrived here from Emma's blog, then you are headed in the right direction. If not, then make sure you start there because you don't want to miss a thing!

Today I have another holiday gift packaging idea that is fun and easy to  make:


The bags are just simple kraft colored bags that I picked up for .59 cents at Michaels.  I decorated each one to match the stamp I used.


For this first bag, I used the My Creative Time ~ Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies.  The red paper is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage Collection.  I cut 6 pieces and then stacked them in a triangle to look like a tree.  I added a simple brown square for the tree base and a yellow ribbon from my stash for the tree topper. 


For the images, I used the My Creative Time ~ All Around Christmas stamp set.   The ink is Memento ~ Tuxedo Black.  I colored in the Christmas trees with Prismacolor pencils.    And I finished it off by adding green tissue inside the bag and Celebrate It ~ Sheer Creations ribbon for the bow.


For this bag, I cut the scalloped rectangle shape from the Elegant Edges ~ Cricut cartridge, the circles are cut from the George and Basic Shapes ~ Cricut cartridge, and the top hat is cut from the A Child's Year ~ Cricut cartridge.  The blue paper is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage Collection.


To make the snowman, I used the little snowman stamp from the My Creative Time ~ All Around Christmas stamp set  to stamp the smallest snowman in the top circle.  Then I used the large snowman from the My Creative Time ~ All Around Accessories stamp set  to stamp the snowman in the largest circle at the bottom.  For the medium snowman in the middle, I actually took the small snowman and copied and enlarged it on my photocopier/scanner.  Then I colored in all 3 snowmen with Prismacolor pencils.  To finish it off, I added white tissue inside the bag and Celebrate It ~ Holiday Bow-tique ribbon for the bow.


For this last bag, I tried to make it look like Santa's belt. LOL.  It didn't turn out very good, but I thought I would show it anyway.  The black paper is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage Collection


I used the My Creative Time ~ XL Label Die  to cut the center piece for the "buckle."  Then I used the My Creative Time ~ All Around Accessories stamp set to stamp the large Santa jacket.  On each side of the "buckle," I used the My Creative Time ~ Scallop and Stitched Circle Dies and the My Creative Time ~ All Around Christmas stamp set to stamp the little Santa jackets.  I colored them all in with Prismacolor pencils and added some Stardust ~ Stickles for a little extra sparkle.  To finish it off, I added red tissue inside the bag and the cutest Santa belt ribbon which is Celebrate It ~ Holiday Noel.


That's my project for today, quick and easy holiday gift bags.  Hope you like them  :)

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That's it for Day 9 of the My Creative Time ~ 12 Days of Christmas. Can you believe there are only 3 days left? Don't forget to leave comments for everyone in the blog hop for your chance to win one of Emma's amazing giveaways. Happy Holiday Hopping!!!  :)

~Cassandra

160 comments :

My Creative Time said...

WOW!!! WHAT AN AWESOME WAY TO SHOWCASE THAT SET OF STAMPS AND THE DIES!!!! I JUST LOVE IT!
BIG HUGE HUGS,
EMMA;)

Beautiful831 said...

Love these bags, very affordable. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

Luanne said...

Lovely gift bags. Love how they are different from each other.

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Candy said...

You have had some amazing projects this week including this one. I can't wait to see what you make next. Thanks for the inspiration.
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Super cute gift bags! Fantastic job!
croptilludrop23@gmail.com

tina said...

Wonderful projects. So well done.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

GlendaLea said...

Awesome! Love each bag!
Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Super cute, love how you took plain bags and decorated them,very festive.

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

VICTORIA said...

These gift bags are so cute !!!!! :)
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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Kim44 said...

Great job on these gift bags. They are just so darn cute.

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

Shana said...

All your projects have been so great, and wonderful ideas. Thanks, shanasewing@yahoo.com

Josie0602 said...

Cute gift bags! I love decorating them and yours are just perfect!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Lara said...

This is so great- I love all your creative ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003 atgmail dotcom

Megan said...

Adorable gift bags!

megan.saxe@gmail.com

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Yout bags are adorable, the Santa belt was actually my favorite!! Thanks

miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

pruttybird said...

Love the way you decorated these gift bags. Very creative.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Tammy said...

Adorable gift bags, great use of the scallop and stitched circle die on the tree.

LindaB said...

Love the christmas tree you are doing great.
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Suzy said...

Your gift bags are so cute!
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Georgi Girl said...

Cute gift bags, Cassandra!
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

JaniceA said...

Cute gift bags, I love the three snowman one so creative.
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Cookie said...

Very cute, thanks <3

Anonymous said...

Super cute gift bags. I love the snowman bag.
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

melllisssa said...

Soooooooooo cuuuuuuute! What a great way to package gifts! You're so creative. I'm sitting here trying to pick a favorite but I can't. They're all so perfect!

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenn said...

Wonderful gift bags! I especially love the christmas tree one, TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

Your bags are really cute and I love the stamps that you used!

CA Scrapper said...

Super cute gift bags!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

bex said...

adorable gift bags.;0)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

Tami B. said...

Decorating gift bags is so much fun and these turned out great. The tree is my fav. but I've got to know where you found the adorable Santa belt ribbon. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

Amy said...

Super cute gift bag decorations- turned the bags from plain to fabulous! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

Brenda said...

Your gift bags are adorable!! I just love how they turned out even the santa's belt one!!
bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

jessica said...

WOW~~
These have got to be the cutest gift bags ever!!
So super duper creative :)
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

DevinTaylorCreations said...

These bags are FAB!! I decorate gift bags a lot and love doing it. GREAT job!!! Hugz:)
DevinTaylorCreatiions@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, you did such an amazing job matching everything up. I love them all, that ribbon with Santa's belt is so darn cute. You have some really awesome ribbons.

Melissa said...

These are lovely!

Brenda said...

these are so cute and I love all the colors! great ideas!!

thanks for sharing!

brwneyes46@gmail.com

Jackie B said...

Very nice gift bags. Thanks for the inspiration.

Crafting Katie said...

You have the best packaging ideas! My favorite is the big tree made up of lots of little trees. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Very nice....the snow man is my favorite!

Denise J.
drjohnson0526@gmail.com

Arcy Scraps said...

hehe sooo super cute ! a tree made of trees and a snowman made of snowmen lol love it!
Cyndy
arcy.scraps@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Oh wow those are so cute! I love them. TFS.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

grammiej said...

Bags are adorable! Love your idea for decorating the bags.
TFS
jashmore1944@att.net

Tricia said...

Cute stuff! TFS!!
papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

CathyinMN said...

You did a great job decorating the bags! I like the way you used multiple snowmen and trees on them.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

These are so cute! I just adore the snowman one!!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Well I jsut love snowmen, but this time I love the Tree Bag...all of them are so darn cute. great project.

christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Rosie said...

love those gifts bags!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

they are all adorable!!! way to think out of the box!!! LOL i wish i was this creative!! TFS
gloria
esquivel865@yahoo.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

ADORABLE gift bags! LOVE the snowman especially!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

tani said...

I love gift bags and these are so cute.
Tani. - lytona_kirt@yahoo.com

Glora said...

WOW! I totally LOVE these! Awesome idea! You are seriously SO creative! They all turned out fantastic but my absolute favorite is the tree one! AMAZING! Hugs- Glora

Danielle Lee said...

Super cute bags. Those are going to look great under a tree. Thanks for sharing.


Danielle
leeceratops@comcast.net

Scrappin with the bug said...

So cute. I love the little bags. The snowman is my favorite followed by the tree. These are so simple yet make a HUGE statement. GREAT job.

Thanks for sharing.
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Melissakc1 said...

Very cute. I love decorated bags!
Melissakc1@yahoo.com

Vicky said...

adroable gift bags,
TFS
Olivervl at yahoo dot com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

soooo CUTE! I love how everything has coordinated for your projects. I love how you've shown so many different ways to use the scallop & stitched circle dies! just awesome!!!

Donna and Sara said...

These turned out great, I love the Christmas tree idea. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

Lala's world said...

Cool Cool idea thanks for sharing.

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Cathie w said...

love love it...very good idea..TFS!!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Craft Me This said...

Cute idea Love it.
craftmethis@gmail.com

Jeri said...

I love gift to decorate gift bags. These three are just fantastic. I'm so glad you shared your ideas for prettying up those plain brown bags.
thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Very cute Cassandra. Love it. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Cute bags. I love using kraft bags and paper...it always looks so nice with everything and every color.
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Gloria Westerman said...

What adorable bags.....and great idea...tfs

elwalten said...

These are the CUTEST gift bags!! I think your tree bag is my FAVORITE!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Love the gift bags, Cassandra! So super cute!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

LindaV said...

Another great project. I absolutely LOVE the ribbon on the Santa outfit bag. That is so cute.

Keep up the good work.

Linda
TheTulipCollector
tulips4u_90501@yahoo.com

Niki said...

very cute idea!! Great way to decorate gift bags.

Niki
billniki@gmail.com

yvette said...

Your bags are super cute.
happyscrappyvette@gmail.com

CraftsManda said...

These are SO cute! I love, love, love your scallop Christmas tree... Brilliant! They all are so adorable.

at home ink at q dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute bags! I especially like the tree and snowman ones. So clever! mprantner at gmail dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

Very creative ideas for your bags. Thanks for the ideas...I would not have thought of this. Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Wendy said...

Thanks for all your creative inspiration. Wendy@arrowa.com

MeMe said...

Loving your gift bags!!
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

Regina said...

You are so creative with a brown paper bag. Nice way to make them festive. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

janner said...

You are so clever. I love these bags. I have enjoyed all your projects this week and I am now a follower of your blog. You are inspiring.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

Doris P. said...

so cute. I love the bags and how unique they are :) parkernana5@cox.net

brittmartin0910 said...

I love your gift bags. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

CREATIVE M said...

Too Cute!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Mimi said...

Great ideas for gift bags.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Mickey's Craft World said...

THE BAGS ARE SIMPLY ADORABLE...LOVE THE CHOICE OF COLORS!!

MICKEY
mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Angela W. said...

Adorable gift bags!

Jen said...

All of the bags are so cute but I think the tree is my fav!!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

soo cute .. awesome gift bags.

rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

SQ said...

I really like the tree bag.
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Always nice to have a good holiday bag for the gifts. Nice job

Lydia
lydiaalb3@roadrunner.com

Tracy said...

Love the bags!! TFS!

trawat1972@gmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

What beautiful gift bags!! Fantastic job!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

mbchoj said...

nice looking bags. Anyone would be happy ti get these
mbchoj at aol dot com

Linda Harris said...

Another awesome project my friend!!!! Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

joni said...

Very cute and unique designs...I love them! Another great idea!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

mamawcindy said...

Super Cute Bags! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Bobbi said...

Very cute Love the snowman.
F.U.N.
BobbI

Sherrie K. said...

You did a fantastic job on these gift bags...they are simply adorable:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Alvina said...

Awesome christmas bags casandra, thank you for sharing

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

NinaDee said...

awesome idea and so economical too!! You are so clever too!! Happy holidays! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

pam said...

luv the generic bag decos

Ashley said...

Adorable bags!! I love them all!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Pam said...

Great ideas for some very cute bags!
Pam at
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

Very vary cute idea. I love them all. However I love the smowmen the best.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

Trisha said...

Adorable gift bags. Great use of stamps and dies. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Gina said...

great idea! love this
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Karen said...

I love decorating gift bags. Yours look so pretty TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

All the projects are awesome! Love them!

Tammi A. said...

these are too cute. i love how you decorated the bags. super job!

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Evelyn L said...

Very creative gift bags. TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

lindagk23 said...

Your gift bags look awesome! Love all the cute projects you guys have been making!
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Saundra said...

Your bags are so festive!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Carolee said...

Very cute!

Lisa R. said...

Fabby fun gift bags! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Denise said...

Absolutely adorable bags! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

marg0006 said...

I like how you made a tree out of the tags. The bags came out great.
marg0006@verizon.net

RLS Innovations said...

Cute gift bags.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

pam said...

nice idea

Shanna Wilson said...

Such cute gift bags TFS
Shanna
Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

pam said...

nice idea
mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

JoAnn said...

Great bags! I always love to decorate my own bags. Thanks for sharing.

janette09 said...

Love these bags!
So cute!
janette09@comcast.net

PamelaMD said...

Being new to the diecutting (cricut) and embossing (cuttlebug) world, I really need to build up my supplies. Peachy Keen Stamps would be a fabulous start!

I love making gift bags, cards, and tags for the holidays! These are super cute - love the Santa Clause bag especially!
pamelamandola@yahoo.com

nellie27 said...

I too love to decorate plain bags. Nice job.
nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

Marissa said...

Your bags turned out very cute!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Tonya said...

What a great way to package a gift.

Tonya
tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Your christmas bags are so simple buy yet adorable!! I love the colors that you used!!

bolvera66@yahoo.com

Kim. said...

Doesn't this bring a boring bag to life, love your idea's especially the tree.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

Kristi said...

The bags are awesome.
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callyannc said...

The bags came out super cute and festive! Great job! CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

kathlee said...

Those bags are way to cute! Love the design and paper choices!
TFS
Merry Christmas!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom

Dorcas said...

Thank you for sharing these great bags. They are super cute. My fave is the tree.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great ideal.
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

Ester said...

Nice baggies!

esterperez73@yahoo

Micia said...

so cute!! I love the idea of making the bag decor your self such a nice touch ;)

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Gramjak said...

These bags are so doggone adorable. You are too much, as I told you in Texas! Love your creativity and warm smile!!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your giftbags are awesome
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

Well aren't you just the creative one! LOL! These are just adorable Cassandra! Another fabulous way to showcase Emma's stamps.
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

These are amazing bags!!

Christina Coen

christina.coen@gmail.com

2LilPrincesses said...

I love decorating gift bags!! these are great!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea! Awesome bags.

Lori
bloggin the crafts
lori at true dungeon dot com

surfnfroggie said...

I really think your gift bags turned out awesome! surfnfroggie at aol dot com

OCCricut said...

Awesome bags... i think the tree is my favorite!!

saetterman at aol dot com

Carol said...

adorable gift decor idea using Emma's stamp sets and dies! TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

These are Brilliant Cassandra!!! I LOVE the Christmas Tree & your snowmen inside the snowman are just adorable along with Santa's belt...too cute!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy
wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

- said...

These are super cute! I love the way you used the all around stamps to make the tree. I think that one is my favorite.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Scrapente said...

How amazing........love the idea

newbie paper crafter said...

very sweet

Jeanne said...

I'm always looking for ways to decorate gift bags. These are perfect! And I love the brown kraft bag and then adding the colors like you did...Fabulous!

Krafty Krissie said...

Loving it!! I made a very similar tree bag.

krissie84@live.ca

MsJay said...

Very nice job on the stamping. I just may have to invest in a few of these stamps. TFS

Richelle said...

Adorable gift bags! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

Sue Alger said...

Neat way to embellish a simple brown bag. Like the snowman.

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

great gift bags

Ruby
raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com

Live Love and Scrap said...

LOVE THEM ALL!!! I love that you made each bag match the stamp!!!!

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

I LOVE this one...especially the Christmas tree.

Lauren
lechristina3 at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

I love all 3 of them. I love the Christmas tree one!
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

Kathy Salido said...

Cute, cute, cute!!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Your giftbags are too cute! TFS.

coupondenise at live dot com

shelly said...

Super cute gift bags. You have done an amazing job with the 12 days. Thanks for all your hard work and project ideas. Love them all.
shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Very cute--my favorite is the Christmas tree.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

FMonty said...

What GREAT gift bags!!! Simply unique!!! TFS :)
fmadera75@gmail.com

Denise G said...

Very clever. I think I like the Christmas tree one best. Very neat idea.
I have decorated a few bags, but haven't done Christmas bags before.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Chriss America Real said...

I really like these plain brown bags all dressed up for Christmas! very cute!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
america57@comcast.net

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