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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Guest Designing for Jaded Blossom - Elf with Sign Gift Bag

Happy Sunday, friends!!! Today I am Guest Designing with Jaded Blossom. I want to send a huge thank you to Candace and Michelle for the opportunity.
I find myself needing gift bags of all types and sizes as Christmas approaches, so I thought I would share one with you. I think it turned out super cute and I hope you like it too.
I decided to start with a file that I go back to time and time again. It is the Dinosaur Handled Bag from SVG Cutting Files. I really like the shape of this bag and it is so super easy to assemble. I used a sheet of patterned paper from the Christmas Cottage collection by Teresa Collins. For the elf, I used a file that I have had for a while from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs called Christmas Elf with Sign. He has been on my list to make for a couple of Christmas's now, so I am glad I finally did. (Unfortunately I could not find him in the store now. Sorry about that.) His face is from the Peachy Keen Christmas in July Face Assortment. Before attaching the little guy to the bag, I wrapped the bag with a piece of crinkle ribbon and tied a bow. I then threaded my button with some Holly Berry Trendy Twine and again tied that into a bow and attached it to the ribbon. I finished it all off with a sentiment from Jaded Blossom. I used a stamp from the Christmas Wishes set. This stamp set is one of my favorites and I go back to it over and over again as well.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

Well after finishing up the bag, I couldn't help but think that the little guy would also make for a sweet gift card holder too; so back to the crafting table I went!
 I again used pattern paper from the Christmas Cottage collection and cut out a policy envelope cut file (not sure where I got this one from). The envelope measures 2 1/2"x3 3/4". I decided to change the elf up by reversing the colors and of course finished him off with another sentiment from the Christmas Wishes stamp set from Jaded Blossom.

(Edit to my post: Found my policy envelope - It is from SVG Cutting Files: Decorative Edge Policy Envelope and you can find it here.)
 Make sure you stop by the Jaded Blossom blog and leave a comment on my post and all the other Guest Design posts for this month. There are prizes that will be won by someone for doing so!
Thank you for dropping by here!
I invite you to follow me on my Facebook and Pinterest pages as well.
I will enter the Elf Gift Bag into the following challenges:
DL Art December Linky Challenge: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Dec 14th Show it Off Linky Party
613 Ave Create: AG w. opt. Gift Packaging
Decorate to Celebrate: #90 Anything Goes
Stuck on U Sketches: Die Cut - Anything Christmas 12/25


Janices Jems said...

Adorable!! Love that elf :)

Georgiana said...

Fabulous set...love that winking elf.

Melissa said...

So cute for Christmas!

Scrapper69 said...

OMWORD Melissa! That gift bag is so so CUTE along with that adorable gift card... LOVE them both! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot! You did a fabulous job! :)


Creative M said...

Congrats on your GDS over at JB!! A Super cute gift and and an adorable gift card!!
Awesome job on both!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Beth F. said...

Wonderful projects! I love that you made a coordinating card!

Michelle said...

Both of these projects are too cute ! the elf is darling !! love all the touches ribbon, twine, face etc.... awesome job ! thanks for GD for us today !!

Crafting on Caffeine said...

This little elf is adorable and I love him holding the signs. I do really like the button with the ribbon! Fab Job!

Trixie said...

I just love that little elf and his face is adorable!!!

Chana said...

Hi, Miranda,
Great work as always! Your gift bag and gift card holder are adorable and so appropriate for the season. Thanks for leaving these on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create; we were delighted to find them there.
Chana Malkah, Owner

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so darn cute thanks for joining us at dtc

Leah Schaeffer said...

Sorry but that winking elf totally cracked me up!
Super, duper fun! Love it!
Thanks for also sharing with us ladies at Stuck on U Sketches!

Warmly, Leah (SOUS DT leader)

Helen Gullett said...

Oh this is adorable!!! The elf makes me smiling :D Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS!!

Norma said...

Oh my goodness these are adorable and I totally agree with the ladies the winking got me:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

Nanne said...

oh that is so super cute..
Thanks for sharing with us girls over at SOUS

Candace Pelfrey said...

Wow this is fabulous!! Awesome job. Thanks so much for being a guest designer this month for Jaded Blossom!
JB Owner

BugBites said...

A cute. Brilliant how you have the elf holding the sign. The face is perfect on your elf as week. So nice to have had you join us this month at JB

Crystal said...

How cute is this little treat!!

Eli said...

Great idea for Christmas packaging, Melissa. And the card is very nice too.
Eli for SOUS

Aurora Marco said...

Such beautiful gift bag. Love the colours and design. Thank you for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create using our twist this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Jamie said...


Sarah said...

Super cute-- love his face! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV Stamps!