Sunday, July 18, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 027: Christmas in July

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, even though we could fry an egg on our sidewalk! Whew, think my next project should involve some real snow! ;~) For my JRS project today I decorated a plain woven bag, which I found for 29 cents after Christmas at World Market. I first cut/embossed the Spellbinders' Christmas Tree & trunk in green/tan suede paper and decorated it with a garland of clear gems I colored with Copics. Next I stamped/embossed the "Celebrate" stamp from Just a Note Borders & Centers in VersaMark Ink on gold paper for my tree topper. I then gold embossed and added tiny Copic-colored stars over the 3 stamped stars! The raffia handles were replaced with some red ribbon from my stash to complete my gift bag. Below is a "before" photo of the bag; it's definitely more gift-worthy now!
EDITED TO ADD: My sweet friend just reminded me I could add this @ The Shabby Tea Room challenge, so I'm going to do that! Thanks, BBGF!!!

Paper: DeNami's Gold CS; Hot Off the Press Green & Tan Suede
Stamps: JRS Just a Note Borders & Centers
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Hero Arts Gems; Amuse Star gems; ribbon from stash; DeNami Gold EP
Tools: Spellbinders Wizard & Nested Pine Trees die


Gwen said...

Oh my gosh! this is just completly & totally adorable!! Love the way you did the topper! and the beads! great idea!!

Sheri said...

OH how cute! See...even if you don't have xmas stamps, you can still make something look like it! Great job!

Debbie said...

Absolutely sweet!!! So glad you joined us in the Tea Room this week :)

Sue Lelli said...

This is just so CUTE! LOVE how you colored the gems with copics. Didn't know you could do that! And suede paper - FAB!

1CardCreator said...

Cute and Clever Marge! ~Diane

Mary Jo said...

Cute and what a nice idea.

Tanya said...

Super sweet! I love those fantastic clearance finds, great idea.

Sharon Harnist said...

Very cute & clever! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!


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