Saturday, 17 December 2011

Crafty Individuals All Wrapped Up challenge

I wasn't sure I would have time to do the challenge justice and, I must say, given time I would have made some wrapping paper, but this is so time consuming I chose to customise a kraft paper bag instead.

I used CI - 209 for the main image stamped in Versafine sepia ink on top of a glimmer mist background. I embossed a few snowflakes in white, added a wrinkled flower (several layers of tulle heated maintained in place by a brad), buttons die-cut borders threaded with faux twine.
For practical reasons, to prevent anyone peeking inside the bag..., I wrapped a ribbon round with a die-cut buckle.

I hope you will like this project and as it will be my last post for the year, let me wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  1. Love your bag idea for this challenge. Still mulling over what to do. I can't see the winners of 11 & 12 either so you are not alone!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  2. P.S.
    Forgot the important bit. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and much craftiness in 2012. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Oh I like this your idea to prevent anyone peeping in is neat and love the button idea too :)
    Von x

  4. I really like this bag - especially the stamping. Many thanks for joining in the challenge in this busy month. Jean

  5. I think we had the same idea, I a lso altered a paper bag, love yours, love the idea of the buttons on the top

  6. Turns an ordinary bag into something extra special.
    Thank you for joining us at the CI challenge.