Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jingle Belles 15

The challenge this week is brought to us by Clare of Miscanthus Crafts. She gave us a formula based on "The Ghost of Christmas Present" -

1.  As white as a ghost

2.  A present

3.  A bow or knot

4.  A touch of traditional Christmas colors

White - check
Present - check
Bow - check, check
Traditional Christmas colors - check

Who says that a present has to come in a box?  The stamped gift bag is from the Hostess Set Birthday Bakery.  The stamp has a heart where my little bow is, I just didn't ink that up with my marker.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Those dots on the bag are colored red and green - kind of hard to see in the photo as is.  Click it and it should get bigger.

I added the red cotton string handles to the bag along with the bow. The plaid ribbon was gathered with a running stitch and adhered to the back of the embossed polka dot panel. 

Thanks for a great challenge Clare!  Want to see the rest?  Click here.


  1. Wonderful use of white textured space and I think that tartan ribbon is so cute and very traditional! Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles. x

  2. That is sweet! Love that frills around, so festive! Thanks for your sweet comment for my blog! : )

  3. Most of my presents are given in recycled gift bags; I don't like to wrap! Kudos to you on a little twist to the challenge. I *heart* your ribbon around the image too. Gorgeous work :)

  4. oof! ok, missus, i now totally want to take apart my card from this week and add TARTAN RIBBON to it, b/c having seen yours i feel mine is missing a vital element!!! but seeing as how this is so verrrrrrrrrrrrry lovely and appealing, i cannot even be upset about that! (LOVE THIS CARD!!!) <3 <3 <3

  5. great card. the tartan ribbon is a wonderful addition. and the present bad is so sweet.

  6. Love that you went with a gift bag ... very clever ... and the ribbon frame just rocks ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  7. Hi Lorraine!!! I love all the texture on this card! The use of the ribbon to layer the panel and using that wonderful red thread for the handles of the bag make this card POP!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  8. Oooooo, the frills are so cool! Lovin' the little gift bag too! :)


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