Still carving out a few moments to create Christmas things in my studio whenever I have had a moment, I created these lovely little gift bags. I love how they have turned out and the best part, is how fast and easy they are to create.
I simply gathered together some muslin bags and envelopes, a few of my favorite rubber stamps, iridescent gold Glimmer Mist, and Platinum Stickles. I stamped the images on the bags with Staz On ink, which dries quickly, and then sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist.
This bag is one of my favorites and it was inspired by a card included in an order I received from sweet Madai. (I will have to show you that magical little order later I haven't taken photos yet!) The sweet silhouette stamp of the little girl looking up just needed that magical little touch of glitter stars for her to be looking at, right?
I made this one using the child's silhouette cube stamp, which I think is one of my all time favorite stamps. The images are just so sweet! I embellished it a little further with a tiny velvet posie and a vintage rhinestone button. I don't know if you can really tell the subtle glitter sheen all of these bags have from spraying them with the Glimmer Mist, but in person it just makes them a little magical. I think if you click on the images to make them larger you can see it better.
See this sweet little girl? She is a vintage rubber stamp I found at the Nashville flea market in October. I LOVE her. The bags are perfect for small gifts, or gift cards! I used them to make a special gift for my Mom's birthday..more on that later. You can also do the same thing on paper or glassine envelopes and bags you may have in your stash.
These envelopes are vintage, but you could use any coin envelope or paper envelope you have in your studios. You already know I'm a sucker for pretty packaging, but I think it makes a simple gift that much lovelier to present it in a special way.
I've also been making easy tags! I just took an antique playing card, added a printed image and embellished with Stickles. Once I punch a hole and add some silk ribbon these tags will be perfect, and they only took about 15 minutes to make! (by the way, this gorgeous image came from Paper Whimsy, they have some beautiful images to download!)
I can hardly believe that Christmas is next week already! This year has just flown by, but I had a feeling it would since it is my daughter's senior year of high school.
On a side note, I'll be closing up shop in the next day or so, I'm ready to spend some time with my family, and enjoy the rest of the holiday season. I'll still be blogging though as I have lots more to show you! I just love this time of year!