Midnight Quilt Mania

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ho Ho Holiday



Hello and thanks for stopping by my little blog this evening. I bet you're here for the Papertrey Ink blog hop. I couldn't resist this month's challenge. Here is the description:

"The holidays are going to be here before you know it! No matter how much planning you do, there always seems to be last minute gifts and wrapping to do! This month's Blog Hop Challenge is to create a quick & inexpensive wrap or tag that can be the perfect solution for "grab & go" gifts! We can't wait to see what you create!!!"

I had several ideas but decided to go with my first one, which was to make a stamped muslin bag to hold some little gifts for Christmas. I won't show you what's inside just in case any of my friends and family are reading this! ;)



I estimated the size of bag that I would need and cut out two pieces of muslin and sewed them together. I turned the bag right side out and used two ribbon stamps from Faux Ribbon to make a Candy Cane stripe for the bag. I think I first saw this candy cane stripe done by Niki Estes but Mish Wooderson has also done it I think. I find both of their blogs so inspiring! I didn't come up with the idea of the stripe but I haven't seen any little bags like these. After I had the bag stamped I popped my gifts inside and tied it up with a nice bit of Pure Poppy satin ribbon. I made a little tag using the Santa from Holiday Button Bits with some snowflakes from Holiday Tree. I have lots of ideas for more bags. I might tweak the size a little bit so I have more fabric at the top and I"d love to try a drawstring bag but this was supposed to be quick and simple so I didn't do a lot of fiddling. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Kim


31 comments:

Dru said...

Your little tag is adorable!!

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE! Love that santa tag!

Tricia said...

Very sweet! I love the continuation of Santa's belt over the button. Clever!!

Frogwoman said...

Cute Santa! Love that tag.

Karin said...

That Santa is the best! Love him!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh, so cute! Stamping on fabric was a great choice for the package!!

Marge said...

Love both your bag & tage -- great presentation!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Omg, this is just ADORABLE! Love the tag and the bag is too cute!

Lori said...

Too cute!!! Love that little santa!!

Rebecca said...

I love this little Santa bag. I wish I knew what treats were inside....I'm always just curious like that!

ashjoy said...

Very cute!

lynn said...

love the stamped bag and the santa tag!

Dana said...

Cute project! I love the idea of stamping on fabric. TFS!

Avril Tanner said...

I love the santa tag!

Rhonda said...

Love the Santa button. Cute idea.

Wendy said...

That candy cane paper is so fun. The santa couldn't be any cuter!

Rosanne said...

Very cute!

Donelda said...

what a cute little snowman!! Yours is the first I've seen made into a tag!!

Kelly S. said...

Hee that is the first time I've seen Santa sporting a belt over his button and it is sooo cute!

Terri said...

What a great idea to stamp the candy can pattern on fabric. I love the little santa tag too.

Ted said...

Kim, this is adorable! Eep... I hope it doesn't make me want to get into the muslin world of sewing! ;)

Redbird said...

This is amazing packaging. I want to be on your gift list!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh my WOW! This is incredible!

Cindy said...

This is so precious. Happy Thanksgiving to you too:)

Wahinelei said...

What a clever idea to stamp on your fabric and then use it as a gift bag! I would totally CASE this but I don't know how to sew!!

Betsy V said...

Cute, cute, cute little santa tag!

peggysue said...

That Santa is really cute and nice job making the bag too, what talent!

Linda said...

Lovely idea! We're never without as long as we have our stamps and ink! The tag is adorable. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely remember this when I'm in a crunch for wrapping.

Karen said...

Love the bag. I would have never thought of stamping on the muslin. It came out great--and so did the tag.

Stampin' Pam said...

FANTASTIC - love the stamped muslin - what a great idea and the tag is just adorably perfect! Great inspiration. TFS.

Steph said...

Super cute and I LOVE Santa's belt!