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onsdag 16. mai 2012

Christmas in May

This weekend I finished my May-Christmas-Projects. At Hjertebodens Juleblogg they wanted us to decorate a paperbag - in layers! At first I thought I didn't have any paperbags, but going through my boxes and drawers I found many, many (50 - 60!), in many different sizes too :)
So I chose to decorate three different sized paperbags.

Warning: LOTS of pictures coming:

The biggest one I decorated in traditional, red and green, christmascolours, 
as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge latest challenge sounds:
The stampimage is Sarah Kay, the greeting is from Norsk Stempelblad AS. The text behind the image is a norwegian translation of "'Twas the night before christmas", from North Star Stamps.
I think that text is perfect to this image - and together they make the paperbag fit into Christmas Crafting!s challenge "Twas the Night BeforeChristmas".
I coloured the image with ProMarkers.
Designpapers are from Papirdesign and Flair Designs.
I used a edgepunch from Martha Stewart.
The panels are sewn together, with several shabby seams. Edges ares distressed (DistressInk WalnutStain), ripped and torn - You name it!...
Then I put on some shiny halfbeads, a glimmermist-sprayed (Iridescent Gold) flower and leaves.
The swirls around the image is made with a stamp from Panduro:
The backside, Clean And Simple, with a label to write a personal greeting:

This bag has a ribbonclosing:

The second paperbag is a little bit smaller, and decorated in frosty blue and white colours 
(with a touch of brown).
Papers on this one are from Papirdesign and MajaDesign.
On this one I'm back to Magnoliastamps again :)
I coloured this image too using ProMarkers (and a little icicles Stickles, and Crushed Velvet Cupcake flock and bon bon flock).
The fence is a Magnolia DooHickey Die, the lamppost a die from Marianne Design and the heart is Joy! Crafts.On the heart I stamped the text "Last Christmas", from Magnolia that too.
I also used a Martha Stewart Punch set (edge + border)
Close-up showing Tilda and her snowmanfriend with their "flocked clothes". If you look closely you can also see the Liquid Pearls I dropped around the edge of the "doily" (a die from Marianne):
Again, the backside is Clean And Simple, with a greeting from Norsk Stempelblad AS and a snowflake (Magnolia DooHickey):
This bag has a velcroclosing:

My last paperbag is just 4" X 6".
This one is also decorated with Magnoliaimages coloured with ProMarkers - and flock and glitter, oh, and I used Liquid Appliqué on the christmastrees. It puffs so lovely when heated, and make the trees look so wonderful heavy with snow :)
All these images should make it fit into Just Magnolias challenge "More Than One Stamp!"
The challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge is "Christmas Tree", so I'll enter this paperbag there as well :)
Underneath the circlelayer I tucked a Magnolia DooHickey-tag with a stamped greeting on (actually it has a different greeting on both sides, both from Kort&Godt). The ribbon tied to it is from Martha Stewart.
The greeting on the lid is from TPC Studio. I stamped it with Versamark and heatembossed it with white embossingpowder, to get a snowlook. The "O" in "SNOW" actually is a snowflake on the stamp, so I just punched a hole through it and put a snowflakebrad in, to close the paperbag.
The cheesecloth and white embossing on the fence (Magnolia DooHickey Die) doesn't show well in the picture, neither does the shimmer on the doily, and not the tiny snowflakes that I put on so many of...
On the backside I used a snowman-image and the text "Frosty the Snowman", both from Magnolia.

 With these three paperbags my May-christmasprojects is completed - I look forward to see what challenge Hjertebodens Juleblogg has to give us in June. 
(I hope it won't be too difficult, 'cause making christmasprojects in the summer isn't easy :s)

Thanks a lot for taking the time to look and read. 
As always, I really appreciate all you visitors - and love your comments.

11 kommentarer:

  1. Lovely paperbag!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Christmas Tree " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  2. What scrumptious cards - gorgeous - love the red and green one for my CHNC challenge 72 - thanks for entering and hope to see you again soon. x

  3. What fab creating! I love them.

  4. Wow, all these are gorgeous, Lisbeth! It's great to start earlier, I always have problems with having enough cards for Christmas:)
    Glad you shared your cards with us at Just Magnolia!
    Hugs, Iulia

  5. A beautiful selection of your work, these bags tick all the boxes, your colours and papers are gorgeous, the layers work really well. I especially like your father Christmas project as I love traditional colours. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

  6. Wow all your creations are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
    Debbie x

  7. What a beautiful set of projects! Absolutely love them, especially the one for our challenge, tis beautiful and so clever! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month xx

  8. Beautiful bags, what a lovely idea! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Christmas Tree' challenge xx

  9. I love your style, and the bag you made for the Christmas Crafting challenge is a gift in and of itself! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Crafting this month :o)

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