Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One Snowy November Day

See what I did yesterday! 

Thanks to my good friend, Tracy, I have lots of paper with which to choose in making gift bags and cards. That is exactly what I did yesterday.

My Silhouette Portrait got quite a work-out!

I found the Xyron Create-a-Sticker to be useful for adding adhesive to the thin fonts.

I used templates from the Silhouette Store to cut these gift bags.

Instead of scoring the fold lines, it cuts perforated lines; not good. Apparently there is a way to score the lines, so a little research is in order. These are small bags. I really like the papers! 

I found a template on Aunt Annie's Crafts blog for using 12-inch scrapbook paper for making a bag. It is really easy, especially with the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

My template for the bag below.
For larger bags it would be very simple to disassemble a store-bought bag and use for a template.Would be really cool to use hand painted newsprint!

Play time must come to a halt until after Thanksgiving. The studio needs a cleaning and some organization so I will be able to start on Christmas projects as soon as we return from Texas. 


  1. Chris, you are so talented. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels. Jim R

    1. Thanks, Jim. Happy Thanksgiving to you and LInda!

  2. nice looking bags!!! guess you aren't relying on the elves to do the cleaning at your house, either?!?

    1. Thanks, Steph; cleaning....I don't understand:) No way I would waste a snow day cleaning!!!

    2. Oh, I get it, I should let the elves clean and organize while I am away! Good idea!!!!

  3. These are wonderful, Chris. I may have to make some too.
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving and a safe trip.

  4. Thanks, Carol! From a person with your skills, that is quite a compliment!