Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Giftset

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by! This is Astrid with my first project for December.
We are all so busy at this time of the year, so I thought that today I would share a quick and easy project, - a card and matching gift bag.
Let's start with the card:
I took a piece of 12 x 6" dark red card and folded it in half. I then matted it with a piece of white, followed by a piece of brown Core'dinations card stock which I had run through an embossing folder.

This was followed with a background created with a couple of die cuts (Sizzix and Memorybox) plus two strips of card, a brown and a thin red one. The brown one I ran through a snow fake embossing folder and then highlighted the snowflakes with Studio Gesso which I carefully rubbed over the raised bits with my finger.
I then stamped the deer from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Seasons Silhouette set in Potting Soil Archival Ink, cut it out and mounted it with some foam pads. I tied a bit of string around its neck first.
I then stamped the greeting from the Mini Christmas 1 set, gold embossed it (hard to see from the photo) and mounted it onto a bit of the same red card.
Three little pearls finished it all off. 
Now to the gift bag, this was created in a very similar way:
I created mats in the same colours and then stamped the wonderful Father Christmas and message from the Mini Christmas 2 set on a white piece of die cut card in Potting Soil Archival again and embellished with some roses and leaves from my stash. A little round die cut tag with a little tree from the Christmas Greetings 1 set plus some hand died seam binding finishes it all of.
Well, there you have it. Less than two weeks to go.... Hope you are all feeling a lot more ready for the big day than I do, but whatever you do, take at least a little creative time for yourself.

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21 comments:

massofhair said...

Great colours & embellies. Love this idea works really well:-)

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful project!!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

You are really gifted !

Redanne said...

The card is so beautiful Astrid, I just love the die cuts you used and the little deer looks beautiful. And the bag - well that is a real stunner! Hugs, Anne x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is an absolut amazing project Astrid. I love that little reindeer and the Santa on the bag, and everything is sooo beautiful made and colored as usual hun.

Fandhmum said...

What a lovely set
Rosie x

Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful projects Astrid.

Karen Conner said...

Love the designs & colors.

Maryanne said...

What a beautiful card and gift bag! I love the colors. They are so rich and seasonal! This is such a fantastic set! I love it, Astrid!

Marianne said...

What a lovely Christmas creations. Love the deer!!
xxx Marianne

rachel said...

beautiful card and bag Astrid - really gorgeous x

Terry said...

Lovely gift set, Astrid! Love the deer posed in front of the doily! Beautiful use of dies! Hugs!

butterfly said...

They're lovely, Astrid - the white, gold and red is so striking, and I love the deer too!
Alison x

isisimaginings said...

Gorgeous cards, I think they're my favourite colours for Christmas.

Dorthe said...

Astrid, those die cuts are all so beautiful, and you created such gorgeous crads with them, and your wonderful sence for mixing the right colours together, ....that wine red and the brown are amazing together ,my dear .
Hugs from Dorthe

May said...

Gorgeous card & gift bag..Love the images & colours...Beautiful festive creations....Hugs May x x x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is what makes the receiver feel so very special, going that extra mile.
The red adds a gorgeous pop of colour against the neutrals.
Wishes
Lynne

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous project Astrid!!! Love the card .. those diecuts are beautiful and I love the embossing too!! The same for the gift bag ... just stunning!! Such a lovely gift set that anyone would be thrilled to receive!! Magic!! ox

Paper Profusion said...

Beautfiful crafting Astrid. Nicola x

Sandy said...

Wonderful - I knew I would love it!!
sandy

Artyjen said...

I adore the colours you used....they look wonderful ;)
xoxo Sioux