Here's my version of the Gingerbread Gift Bag - I decided to make it out of a piece of patterned paper from the Idea-ology Paperstash Wallflower paperpad. I also used some Bazzill solid color papers for the trims, lollipops and gingerbread boy and girl. I also substituted the small wreath that comes with this template with the larger wreath and bow that comes with the Stack a Snowman template that you will see below!
Here's a close up of the trimmings - I used a Sakura Black Glaze pen to draw the details on the Gingerbread people and added rhinestones to the lollipop centers and doorknob.
Here's a side and back view - where you can see the wreath that comes with this template at the top of the house/box.I love how the paper makes the house look like it's part of the garden that surrounds the cottage (in my mind that is!)
I made 3 little Starry Trees - one for each of the sentiments - mixing up various greens and browns of Coredinations Color Core and Kraft Core papers - I sanded each piece to make them look weathered and folksy - I coordinated them by using the same color for the banners and gold paper for the sentiments and stars.
Here's how the boxes look with the tops lifted off - to reveal the 'tree trunk' box where you can place a small gift or candy treat! I used the star cut out version for the top of this tree.
I love the look of the mix of colors on my trees.
This shows how the 'trunk' opens. After you fill the box - you just pull in the sides and slip the top of the tree over it - how easy is that?!!
And finally for my Stack a Snowman - I wanted to do something other than a white/black/red snowman - so I really went against convention (!) using green and cream patterned paper - I've had this Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly paper for AGES and I'm trying to use things up - so here he is! The paper is two sided - and my snowman is made out of the front and back of the piece called Breezy Freezy
This is the same wreath I used on my Gingerbread cottage above. I put home made green enamel dots on the bow and wreath. Look how cleverly his hands hold the wreath!
I used rhinestones for his eyes, nose and mouth and tied a long piece of wrinkled seam tape around his neck.
And here he is all opened up - you can put treats in his head, his middle and his bottom (!). And look at that cute hat - that's my favorite piece!
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I'm also linking my snowman to Virginia's View Challenge #7 - Pattern Paper
Paper: Bazzill green and brown, DP - Idea-ology Paper Stash/Wallflower, wreath cut from Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser craft, foam dots, Silhouette Cameo, Sakura black glaze pen, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, template - Creations by AR
Paper: Coredinations - Kraft Core and Color Core , Gold - Michaels
Accessories: foam dots, ScorTape, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, template - Creations by AR, hand sander - Ranger
Stack a Snowman
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly/Breezy Freezy
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam dots, orange and black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, green enamel dots - home made from Perler beads, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, template - Creations by AR