Each Christmas the Stampin' Up Card Club to which I belong has a Christmas gathering in December. We all love to treat one another with something we have made--either the packaging or the item itself. This year my gift to them was contained in these little handmade treat bags. Years ago, I obtained a big stash of these little red bags. I was still teaching at that point, and I thought I would use them for a paper bag album class. But it never materialized. The bags were a little small for it, I always thought. So now I am putting them to good use.
So each year, my card club friends are getting treats inside these bags. The die cuts were cut from the "Yuletide" paper stack by We R Memory Keepers. (The same papers are used in all of this 3-D series.) The tree is cut with the Sizzix Tree, Evergreen 3-D Pop-up tree. It is topped with a star punch, and old standby in my stash of old thumb punches-- a Paper Shaper by EK Success. The topper on the bag is made with a Spellbinder Label die, stamped with a Stampin' Up sentiment.
Close-up of Bag Front
The back of the bag has my name on the topper, and "Noel" is a die cut from Sizzix--from the Sizzlet 3 Pack Noel set. The topper is edged with Distress Ink and a blender tool to bring the green from the tree onto the topper.
I plan to use this same design for the gift cards/checks we give to the older grandchildren. They seem to enjoy the packaging I design each year for them. It sure makes me feel like I have actually done something for them besides write a check or buy a gift card. The older kids love to shop for themselves!
Be sure to check back in a couple of days for A 3-D Christmas--Part 3!