One of the great things about attending OnStage are the gifts--to team members, roommates, friends. I created a gift bag that I filled with a card, an Altoids tin, a Starbucks coffee holder, and a wooden ornament.
Here is the gift bag. It was so easy to create! I purchased the white bags at Dollar Tree (3 for $1!) and then decorated them. You can do this for your holiday gifts as well. I cut out some Designer Paper (this was 6 inches across and I cut it at 4"--Normally I would have done 6x6 but I didn't have enough paper for that.) I scored it in half and then used the ClassicLabel punch to punch out the center of the score lines so that the handles would fit through it. I had to punch a little more than once to get this. You just punch a portion of that score area so that it is not so large. I created the tag using the glimmer paper. I stamped the sentiment "For You" in poppy parade ink on whisper white and then it out using the Stitched Labels Framelits. You could use a circle punch to get the same effect. I layered that on a scalloped circle of Poppy Parade. Mrs. Claus was diecut from the designer paper using the matching framelits. I attached them to the tag with dimensionals.
Now for what was in that bag:
I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock (cut 8.5 x 3') to create the holder for the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha coffee and rounded off the edges. I stamped the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink on whisper white and cut out with the Coffee Cafe framelits. The "whipped cream" was cut out of glimmer paper. I used a little Tear & Tape to hold the sides together.
I created Wooden Ornaments using some wood slices I purchased on Amazon. I stamped them with various stamps using Stazon ink and let them set for a few days. I then colored them in with Stampin' Blends. Here is one of my ornaments
I used our gold cord to create the hanger.
Here is the card I created for this gift bag:
I'll share the swaps I made for trading and the swaps I received in another blog post.