Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A 3-D Christmas--Part 2


Front View

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 bagsThe 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


 Bag Back 

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!


  1. Fab bags!!! So wonderful to receive a gift wrapped up like this!!!

  2. These are adorable - I can't wait for Part 3!!

  3. These are fabulous, Nancy! What a great idea to use the tree on the front of the bag.

  4. What a great bag. I love your ideas!


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