Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Bags for Christmas Treats!

Hi creative friends!

I am back to share a super cute and easy treat bag you can make for your holiday gifts!  This is the Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Bags available in the Holiday catalog.  They are a natural colored muslin bags, but the fun comes in when you get to decorate them any way you choose!

These are great for making any small gift pretty!  I chose to dress up my bags using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  I stamped directly on the bags with the stamps using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic Gray inks.  To make the light bulbs sparkle I took the Fine-Tip Glue pen and spread a little on each bulb.  I then used a small paint brush to smooth out the glue up to the edge of each bulb.  Then I poured Dazzling Diamonds on the glue.  Spreading out the glue into a thin layer really helped it dry quicker and make the bulbs look prettier.  I needed to let that dry for about 5 minutes before doing more to the bag.  I will also mention I put a thick piece of card stock in the bag while I was stamping and adding glue to ensure it would not bleed through. This also gave me a flat surface to work with which made it easier to stamp!  I got some of these great tips from Linda Heller over at www.stampingschool.com.  Thanks Linda! While my glue was busy drying I stamped my sentiment onto Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  I cut it out with a die from the Farmhouse Framelit Dies.  I then punched out three leaf sprigs using the Sprig Punch and Mossy Meadow paper. To attach the sentiment to my bag I punched a hole in the corner of the die and then threaded it through the white drawstring attached to the bag.  I had to cut off the knot at the end of the bag to do this. I then filled the bag with candy (yum!) and pulled the drawstring tight. I tied a simple knot to keep it on.  I then used the Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Twine to make a bow.  This was adhered to the sentiment with a glue dot.  I should mention that the reason I used Old Olive to stamp the light bulbs, rather than Mossy Meadow, is because the ink became much darker once I added the glue and Dazzling Diamonds to it.   Old Olive actually looked just like Mossy Meadow once I did this, and it matched the leaf springs and twine perfectly!

That is all there is to it!  This was a pretty quick way to dress up a basic bag and make it extra special for someone.  Do you have any special handmade gifts planned?  If not, grab some of these bags and really make someone’s day with a little treat like this! You can shop for the supplies by clicking here to order from my website.

I will be back again soon so share some cool stuff Stampin’ Up! is coming up with.  You will be super excited to see it!!

~Kristal

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