Monday, November 26, 2018

Simon Says - Gift It

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
Christmas will soon be here and we thought it would be nice to dedicate a challenge to think about gifts. Handmade gifts are always well received, so maybe you would like to make someone something special, or you can make something to be used for the wrapping, tag, bag, box, paper etc.
I decorated a plain white gift bag with a festive snowflake theme and added a shaker frame on the front.

I started off by trimming Distress Watercolor card to fit the front of the bag. I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flurry 2 Thinlits from white card to use as a stencil.
I applied Hickory Smoke through my home-made stencil using a mini round blending tool
I stamped one of the snowflake images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Weathered Winter randomly over the panel but forgot to take a photo. I created a mask using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits and stamped the Music background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert with Versafine Onyx Black.
I die-cut 6 Stitched Rectangles Thinlits frames from Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White card, layered to create the base of the shaker and fixed to the panel using Ranger Wonder Tape.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flurry 2 Thinlits from Simon Says Stamp Silver Glitter card, trimmed and fixed inside the frame using Ranger Multi Medium Matte
I coloured a scrap of card with Candied Apple Distress Paint and die-cut the stars and bow using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Swirling Stars and Festive Greens Thinlits. I fixed the stars in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and added snow and tiny white beads from my stash into the shaker frame.
I die-cut another Stitched Rectangle frame, trimmed a piece of heat resistant acetate to fit behind it, stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Holiday Greetings with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I fixed the acetate to the frame with Ranger Wonder Tape and added to the panel to create the shaker.
I die-cut Flurry 2 Thinlits from white card, trimmed and fixed in place around the edges of the frame and added a few left over die-cut stars to decorate.
I painted the handles of the bag with Candied Apple Distress Paint and used a piece of Ranger Cut 'n Dry to apply paint to the edges of the bag too.

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 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...

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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


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  1. Such a wonderful desig Kath and a wonderful gift x Like the way you used the snowflake at the clever xx .....might just use that idea....thats if you dont mind xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

    sorry for my lack of visits but I am enjoying viewing all your recent makes today, which are, as always, so inspiring xxx

  2. Fabulous! This is just striking, I love it. So well designed.

  3. This is stunning Kath, loving the design with the red.
    Linda xxx

  4. this is the most beautiful Christmas gift bag ever! Such beautiful layering Kat, I just love it!

  5. Simply stunning Kath I don't know what else to say about it, your one amazing crafter..xx

  6. Kath, this is gorgeous, I love how you used the snowflakes and the glittery one is just superb. The bag is a gift in itself!! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. What a transaction Kath from a white bag to this beautiful Christmas theme love all that you have done x

  8. What a fabulous gift bag, so fresh in design with those pops of red and silver, they look terrific amongst that pure white. I love that snowflake it cuts like a dream. Amazing creation, Thank you for sharing.
    Creative Wishes Tracey

  9. Such a cool idea to make a shaker gift bag, Kath! I always love things that move. Beautiful bag with the red and silver. It feels like a white Christmas! hugs, Maura

  10. Wow, your shaker gift bag is amazing! The colour palette looks so elegant and I enjoyed your tutorial too, you created so much stunning detail ๐Ÿ˜. It's been a pleasure joining you in the Designer Spotlight over at Simon Says Stamp this month, thanks so much! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  11. Wow, a shaker gift bag! How cool! And I love all those wonderful snowflakes.

  12. Love love love this gorgeous gift bag, Kath. The layered embellishments and all the details are stunning. :)


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