Friday, December 1, 2017

AYSI164 Gift Bag

Hi everyone!  I am glad to see Friday arrive!  There's an icky sinus thing going around my area, so I've been laying low lately!  I was able to create something quick for the latest As You See It challenge today, which is a lovely color palette:

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What to make, what to make?  I like to give away little gifts of cookies to people that touch our lives throughout the year.  One year I substituted as a Sunday School teacher and one of the parents gave me two pieces of homemade fudge; just two pieces.....but it was the perfect little gift, not too much, not too over-the-top....and I still remember the delight at receiving that fudge, as it is not something I make myself!  So even though these little cafe bags aren't real big, I think they're just big enough for a few cookies, and a way to say "thanks" to those special people!  I started out with some Print Patterns DSP in Pacific Point and went from there:

My houses were stamped in the challenge colors, using the Hearts Come Home stamp set, then fussy cut and set upon some stitched hills (Lawn Fawn).  I added some Pool Party trees, a little snowman from the retired Jingle All the Way set, and finished it off with a sentiment and, of course, Santa streaking across the sky!

I added a Pool Party bow at the top to tie it all together!  I hope that you'll play with our color challenge this's a delightful one, especially in non-traditional holiday hues!  Be sure to check out the DT samples as well!  Thanks for popping in and be blessed today!

I have always wanted to make a gingerbread house with Cassidy, but the kits seemed like cheating...however, with the limited time I have with her now, when she saw a Minion kit in the grocery store, I caved!  I have to admit, it was fun, although I did transfer the icing to one of my piping bags to make it easier!

I'll share the finished house in my next post---stay tuned!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hearts Come Home, Jingle All the Way (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pool Party,  Patterns DSP (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point, Pool Party
Accessories Petite Cafe Bag, Pool Party ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Edgelits, 1/4" Circle Punch, Stitched Hillside Dies (Lawn Fawn)


Crystal Komara said...

Another beautiful project, LeAnne! Wow, do I really need to break away from some of the more traditional colors and use some of these challenges that you've been using because I'm loving them! Hugs, Crystal

Wendy said...

Excited to see the finished Minion House! I'm sure it will be most adorable! You & Cassidy are so creative together, too! Love your treat bag today, LeAnne! I have never purchased any of the Cafe Bags but they certainly would be perfect for cookies & treat giving! I do have a bunch from PTI that I have used over the years for snack mixes. They make a nice gift with just something sweet inside! OH and I love your little houses decorated on the bag! Such a wonderful touch! Sorry about the sniffles! It's this crazy PA weather! Everyone in my house is dealing with the sinus crap too! Tis the season, unfortunately! TFS and have a super fun Friday! :)

Kampin' Karen said...

Love the Hearts Come Home. That's what I used today for my blog! We have great taste...oooh, and the taste of gingerbread...YUM! Your paper bag is so cute and I giggled when you said Santa was streaking ;-) Can't wait to see the finished house...Minion one that is :-)

I Card Everyone said...

What a gorgeous gift bag, and perfect little Christmas scene, LeAnne!
Ahhh gingerbread houses... I just end up eating all the embellishments... but I'd love to see this little house when complete!

Linda Callahan said...

That gift bag is adorable! Such a sweet scene! And you don't want to know what gingerbread houses look like around daughter just lets Emma have at it!

barb mann said...

Love the gift bag! Just perfect and talk about perfect - the gingerbread roof is amazing! Very nice little ladies! Looking forward to the finished project! Merry Christmas to the Pugliese household! Are you enjoying your new kitchen LeAnne?

Lisa Elton said...

I think that sinus thing traveled your way from my way!! Hope you feel better soon. Your goodie bag is so cute! I love the sweet winter village you created and of course the polka dot sky. Can't wait to see the finished gingerbread house!

Vickie said...

What a darling bag and where can I find them...perfect way to decorate all that you said about the fudge...just sweet...well really sweet...Ha! Love making the Gingerbread houses with the milk cartons and graham crackers in the kids school...Cassidy's has a good start. Keep us posted...that new kitchen is getting a good work out...

carolscards said...

Love your couchback table! the gingerbread house is cute too