Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Gifts...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "O ChristmasTree"challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...
and the theme for this week is...
It's the first Monday of the month when we showcase one company's products and this week the Design Team are using our very own Simon Says Stamp products

I found some bargain Kraft bags and a huge roll of brown paper parcel wrapping in my local pound (dollar) store and decided to decorate the bags and customise the parcel wrap to match one of this year's Christmas card designs.

I carefully removed the handles from the bags to get a nice smooth surface for stamping and inked up my favourite sentiment stamp from the Simon Says Stamp "Believe In The Season" release with Versamark ink...heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder and stamped the additional sentiment with Black Archival ink.
time to look out The Misti...the amazing stamp positioning tool that is truly your best friend when it comes to batch stamping. I stamped loads of images from the gorgeous Winter Flowers stamp set...I love this stamp set so much and it goes without saying it will definitely be a "year-after-year" favourite...
some easy peasy simple watercolouring using Distress Markers and a Ranger Detailer Water Brush... 
and no fussy cutting when you use the matching dies to do the work for you... 
I added the die cuts with Ranger Multi Medium Matte...created splatters with Distress Picket Fence Paint and coated the berries with Glossy Accents...
 punched holes in the top of the bag and closed with ribbon...
Gift bags completed...I set to work on the gift wrapping...
I cut the paper to size and roughly outlined the top of each parcel with pencil...stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder. I then repeatedly stamped with Versamark ink and left it to dry to create a tone on tone look.
erased the pencil marks and wrapped the parcel...added Crinkle Ribbon...the Winter Flower Die Cuts and coated the berries with Glossy Accents.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and a very special Guest Designer for December.
This week we are super excited to welcome Cate Dixson into the Designer Spotlight...Cate was a junior guest designer for the Summer Vacation Challenge...she is 15 years old and super talented so please pop by and give her a very warm welcome. Cate is being hosted on the lovely Jenn Shurkus blog.
As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in.
You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. These are so pretty, Kath! I love how you created your own handmade wrapping paper with this stamp set. Amazing!

    Cathie ♥

  2. Great step by step and loving the gift wrap and gift bag! Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Linda xxx

  3. Kath, you absolutely rock with this project which left me speechles. I love that so much I can't stop watching the pics. The idea was extremely fantastic! The shadow stamping of the believe word mixed with the grat white one is amazing. The reds and greens on the flowers nd leaves make this packaging beyond adorable! LOOOOOOOVE them! Hugs, Macarena

  4. Beautiful.Fab idea using parcel paper it really shows up your clever and Beautiful design.Hugs and Christmas Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx

  5. So beautiful and how creative you are Kath l like the distressed look with the paint used on the kraft bags it's so effective and the glossy essence used on the berries too! again you have created something special by just using a paper bag and wrapping papers and of course adding those gorgeous flowers too! sending lots of love x

  6. Great wrapping paper and bag! I just love how red plays so well off kraft for a pretty Christmas-y look :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Oh wow Kath, those stamps are wonderful, your colouring is superb - and so are your wrapping skills! Forget the contents, I would be happy with the wrapping! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Great idea and beautifully created. I love "brown paper packages(hand-decorated) tied up with string"!

  9. Fabulous wrappings Kath. How lovely to have a batch of gifts wrapped like this around the foot of the tree.
    Toni xx

  10. Love this idea, makes a gift so personal to...x

  11. Kath, your bags are so festive! Love the bright colors against the kraft. The white believe looks awesome, love that script! Whoever gets these presents, gets two with the lovely wrapping. maura

  12. Cath, kraft bags or gift wraps are always been my favorite! Love how you decorated yours xxx

  13. Thanks for the great idea.. I used it in this week's project. Merry Christmas to you!!!

  14. This is such a great Christmas gift packaging idea, Cath. Love it! :)

  15. Wow, wow, wow! How lucky could those pound store bags and wrap get?? You have really given new life and energy to such ordinary objects. I adore the crisp clean heat embossing that you did and the flower clusters you created are just magnificent!

  16. Beautiful gift packaging and I always love the combination of kraft, white and that touch of red...they're gorgeous, Kath! Hugs xx

  17. KAth...I'm speechless! These packaging are outstanding! Classic and modern at the same time! love the color combo! Wonderful project! Barbara

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kath! I love that stamp set and the combo with the kraft paper is amazing! It really pops! Hugs, Sandra


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