Okay crafters ready-set-let’s get it going for the December challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu!December’s theme is “Can be a Gift or anything Festive. For my DT project I did a set of note cards with matching envelopes in a cute little festively decorated bag. Let’s dive right in to the project. Starting with the cards, the base is cut to 3 ½ x 4 ½ and the mats are ¼ inches. The toppers are from a cut-a-part page from Michael’s Recollection brand. I usually save the name strip for the post but I think I discarded it when I was cleaning up after the project was complete (sorry folks). I am certain that I got it at Michaels and it is Recollections. There are 12 little 3 x 4 toppers. It is one sided PAPER, not card stock. My base card is Michaels 110 cardstock (vanilla/cream). The inside of the cards are blank. I made the matching envelops using my WRMKs punch board. I saw the gift sack on Pinterest. Here are the instructions. The sack on Pinterest was made with Antique Ticking (it’s the material they used to cover mattresses with back in the day). I did not have any ticking, so I used some Muslin and it came out perfect! If you can sew a straight line, you can certainly make these. I was so pleased with the end result. I decorated the outside of the bag with a large gardenia (didn’t have a poinsettia), some berries from JoAnns, some stemmed gold beads (Michaels Wedding section) and used my Tim Holtz Holiday Greens thinlets dies #658759. I cuffed the bag by folding it down but I did not stitch it in position, I tied a piece of jute loosely to close the sack and attached a tiny tag using my Stampin Up thinlets –Cheerful Tags #141838. The bag itself can be a gift too after the cards are removed. I attacked the embellishment with glue dots instead of hot glue for easy removing; 2 gifts in 1!!! Til’ next time Happy Holidays (and the race begins…lol). Here are a few pictures of my project.
Gift bag with 12 blank note cards.
Here's a peek at the 12 little note cards.