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Monday, November 24, 2014


Today I want to share a gift bag I made for Catch the Bug's "Anything but a a Card Monday" post.

I rarely do not use any DPs as I'm a DP addict, but for this bag I used plain colored papers only. I added several layers, and I used different techniques to decorate them, involving  white mist, gesso, walnut DI, white embossing powder and a paper cimper.

To make the scene for the skating beauty - you can find her here in the Bugaboo store - I heat embossed some snowflakes, used silver mirri paper to make the ice and a Marianne die to make the forest.

The metal piece says "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian, I attached it to a piece of gingham ribbon, and I also made a bow with the same ribbon, together with a piece of string.

This gift bag is also for these challenges:
1) Addicted to Stamps - #92 Lots of Layers
2) Allsorts - #286 No design papers allowed
3) The Crafting Cafe - Not a card


Jacee said...

What a fabulous bag Pia, love the image you have used, great work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous Gift bag, Pia, love this hun, hugs xxx

chrissy xx said...

Stunning! I LOve your dimension Pia..She really looks as though she's skating by..A FABulous creation with wonderful colours and design.

Laine said...

Fabulous Christmas gift bag Pia. Such a sweet image.

cotnob said...

A fabulous gift bag Pia, I love all of the texture and you have created a wonderful winter scene.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful bag with a lovely skater! I like the layer with red corrugate paper and the ice... Love the white forest and the ribbon!

Céline said...

really cute
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

Sue said...

Such a beautiful way to decorate a gift bag. I love the scene you have create, gorgeous colours and adorable image too.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Really lovely... fab design and colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Monika Reeck said...

you really great at making BAG and decorating it..this is sooooo cuute I adore the images and great coloring as always my dear Pia and nice corugated paper in red and nice ribbon there and lovely christmas tree on white...cute cute cute Bag...hugs, Monika

Chrissy said...

Oh! I love your altered bag Pia..the little skating image is so adorable and beautifully coloured and I love the miri board ice and the row of cute and gorgeous.


Marina said...

This has a fabulous folky/ rustic look with the gingham ribbon, the crimped card and the handles. Lovely.

Lisa M said...

I would swing that on my arm ALL day long. So wonderful!!! Love the scenery.

sandie said...

What a fabulous scene, the forest loks great curved like this and as you have heat embossed the snowflakes why not enter into Time to see you there x

Wendy L said...

Lovely bag, looks fab, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Regina said...

Wonderful gift bag! Love the 3D effect and how to use the die cut!

wish you a wonderful week and sending big hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Lovley creation again today with the cutest image and dies used....great bag with a touch of bow and peg.
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

janna'scraftingattic said...

What a lovely little bag. Thank you so much for joining in with the crafting cafe 'Not a card' challenge this time, Janna DT

Lau W said...

This is a beautiful gift bag, love the image, so cute, and fab details !

brenda said...

Your gift bag is very pretty Pia.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely with with us at Allsorts this week.

I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

B x

Loz said...

Fantastic Bag Pia..Loz

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer! this is gorgeous Pia… such a sweet winter wonderland you've created… she looks SO cute skating through the trees! Love how you've decorated the papers, and the gingham ribbon/bow and peg add a lovely rustic touch to the bag… Love it!! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs Sue B xx

crafty-stamper said...

Looks brilliant love the scene and use of corrugated paper
Carol x

Tammy said...

Another gorgeous gift bag Pia! I love that sweet Bugaboo image and the fabulous scene you've created... awesome forest die!
Tammy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty and so darn cute. Love the colours Pia and the Norwegian feel to this gorgeous creation.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous gift bag with lovely textures and design. hugs, Pat K x

Asha said...

Ooooh! She looks like she's skating right off the bag! So adorable, Pia. That bag will be treasured as much the gift inside... no doubt about that!
x Asha

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous scene on the gift bag, gorgeous creation.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts;-))m

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a sweet gift bag! Thanks for sharing your fantastic project in our Not A Card challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

perfectly4med said...

A beautifully decorated gift bag - definitely one to keep!

Thanks for joining in the 'not a card' challenge this month at The Crafting Cafe, and good luck!


Danielle Vincent said...

Terrific gift bag. A gift of itself.