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Hand Decorated Mini Christmas Gift Bag

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Hand Decorated Mini Christmas Gift Bag

Perfect for giving gift cards and small holiday treats!

How to:

– start with a plain paper gift bag (I used good ol’ recycled kraft brown)
– cut out various shapes & sizes of backgrounds from old Christmas cards
– stamp & heat emboss a seasonal sentiment on a solid piece of cardstock (I used “No Peeking!” on textured bazzil)
– adhere sentiment as the top layer
– stuff the bag with matching tissue paper and tie a ribbon on the handles to jazz it up even more


Cat in a Ruffled Dog Sweater

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Cat in a Ruffled Dog Sweater

This is my eldest, Princess Buttercup, modeling a hand-knitted creation by talented local crafter, Patty Collins (and is quite happy to do so, I might add.) Patty normally does custom orders for dogs; This was her first sale specifically for a cat.

Handmade Christmas Card – Joy Gift Tags

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Handmade Christmas Card - Joy Gift Tags

– stamp a geometric pattern all over the card using clear embossing ink
– sprinkle with clear embossing powder & shake off excess
– emboss with heat gun to set
– punch 3 gift tag shapes from cardstock (aka cover weight paper)
– stamp each with one letter to spell out your sentiment
– string each tag on a piece of ribbon
– attach ribbons to card using brads