Monday, May 18, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Are you up for a challenge?

Make a Christmas project using the following colors:

I substitued Cameo Coral for the Apricot and here's what I came up with this week...

I decided to make goodie bags. Every holiday season I have the best intentions of bringing homemade fudge and other goodies to our neighbors, teachers and friends. Since I'm usually swamped with last minute Christmas cards I never get anything else made. Not the case this year!!

Here's how I put this together in under 10 minutes...Take your main color of cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11" and score it at 4" and 6".

Next, I used my eyelet border punch to decorate the left edge.

Then I took one of my accent colors and cut it to 4 1/4" x 2 1/2".
Score that one at 2". That part will be the flap that folds over the top and holds it closed.
Last, I took a 1" strip of my other accent color (Cameo Coral) and attached it to the part opposite of the score mark - not photographed.

Then I just decorated with a sentiment from the "Yummy" sale-a-bration set by Stampin Up and some coordinating buttons from my stash. I added a small piece of Velcro to hold it shut.

Now, when the holiday season rolls around, all I have to do is whip up a batch of my 5-minute fudge, place it in a clear envelope and attach to the inside!

I know I'm dying to see what the rest of the team did. How about you?
Check out the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog and get inspired to play along.



Summerthyme Studio said...

Love what you did with this colour Challenge! It ROCKS!


Sankari W. said...

HOly wowness!!! What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial too!!! Your creations are always beautiful! ANd those 5 minute fudge bars sound really yummy right about now :)
Sankari :)

Cathy said...

Your treat bags are adorable!! Love the way you used the colors!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Will have to try this for sure!

inlovestamping said...

Oh I love the goodie bags! Great idea.

Maria said...

What a great idea to make goodie bags in advance! Hmmmm, I wonder if I could turn this idea into a challenge. Not sure how it'll be received but ahhhh, why not, huh?

I love your goody bags and thanks for the tutorial. I may just need to try it. Love what you did with the colors. . .your bag is perfect for brownies and with the colors you can actually use it for other occasions. . .like Thanksgiving!!

Thanks for being an inspiration. . I look forward to seeing what you come up with each week!!


Marcia said...

Those bags are too cute!

Kathy W said...

great stuff, feeling horribly guilty that I will be trying to whip this stuff out in December, you will be way ahead sipping cocoa with your feet up!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I used Groovy Guava too. I love your little project! Awesome! Thank you so much for playing along.

Tracey said...

The bags are so cute. I am going to do the same thing, cuz I never get around to baking anything but I my intentions are good.

America said...

So beautifully done, great take on this color challenge and super nice of you to share the tutorial! So glad to be playing alongside you at CSAYL!


oh my god!!! what a lovely sample of your work.....nice!!