Friday, 6 May 2016

Penguin One Sheet Bag

Eileen is the host of this week's Winter Wonderland challenge and she has chosen 'Anything but a Card' as the theme. You can make or alter anything you like - tags, boxes, sleeves for wine bottles - but it must be a Christmas project.  This month we have two fabulous sponsors for our challenge - Di's Digi Stamps are offering $12.00 to spend in their store and Marianne Designs  are offering two fabulous dies.

I have made a One Sheet Bag (following the instructions in the Everyone Needs a Houghie 2 book) which is perfect for small gifts  I'm entering this into the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas' and the ABC Challenges 'G is for Grand (Anything but a Card)' and Sparkles Christmas Challenge 'Christmas Cuties'.

Image: Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas Penguins' Mini Masterpieces pre-coloured toppers
Punch: Woodware Snowflake (regular)
Colouring: Promarkers (Lavender & Amethyst)
Card: Purple matt
Paper: A4 lilac/blue paper from Making Cards (magazine freebie)
Other: White organza ribbon, white pearls, hole punch

To make the bag I scored 2½ inches from each long side and 4½ from each short before folding the side sections to make the bag, using Collall All Purpose glue to fasten the sides and bottom.  I trimmed one of the small toppers from the Mini Masterpieces sheet and used the Lavender Promarker to colour the banner so it matched the paper.  I layered the topper onto purple card and attached it to the front of the bag.  I punched three small snowflakes, attached them to the topper and fastened small white pearls to the centre of each.  As I didn't have any purple ribbon, I used the Amethyst Promarker to colour a piece of white ribbon.  I punched two holes in the top of the bag, threaded the ribbon through the holes and made a bow at the front.

Kath x


Christine Harrop said...

I love your gift bag Kath. Funnily enough I had also made a similar bag but then decided on my tea light holder instead. Purple is my favourite colour so it would be a winner with me for sure! Hugs Christine x

meg said...

Lovely gift bag Kath, love the colours on your stamp they are a perfect match.

Carol S. said...

Love this image. Great colour and a lovely bag too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Kath, I couldn't believe I had missed following your blog. I put it down to being unwell for a few weeks and age!! I have now joined!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

LOU said...

Beautiful Kath.

Pat K said...

Beautiful bag. Love those adorable critters. hugs, Pat K x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great bag, love the image

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kath, such a sweet image and pretty colours.

Sue said...

Really like this Kath.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Lisbeth said...

fun card
thanks for joining us at ABC chalenge
hugs Lisbeth DT

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest gitf bag ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas CUTIES" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Cindy said...

Adorable gift bag!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Janice said...

Super gift bag and I love the image.
Janice x

Helen said...

Love the cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our "Christmas Cuties" challenge.
Hugs Helen (DT) x

Joan said...

Sweet little bag with a lovely cute image

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month