Saturday, 15 November 2014

What's Christmas without Treats!!

November Cross Canada Blog Hop - Designer Creations

Hard to believe it is nearly Christmas! Only 6 weeks! Wow! This month, we are focusing on the Close to my Heart Designer Creations line of goodies. I chose the Treat Bags for my project as I will be putting candies or cookies (or both) in them as a small Thank You for my customers.

If you got here from Terry Ann's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just head back to Michelle's blog where you will find the complete list of hoppers. 

When I first saw the Designer Creation Treat Bags, I could NOT figure out what to do with them. I saw a paper bag with no possible future. Then I went digging through my Christmas paper and stamps sets and this is what resulted. 

The image is stamped with Exclusive Inks Cocoa (Z2114), and coloured with a variety of our Shin Han Touch Twin markers (I will list them at the end). I used Ruby cardstock cut at 2" wide and the Yuletide Carol paper sheet with the music on one side cut at 1 1/2". I cut this so the music was horizontal (second cut. The first was vertical. DUH!) and then layered it on the Ruby. I cut the image close and then popped it up with 3D Foam Tape. The Glitter Gel Red on the berries adds just the right amount of bling.

Here is a list of the Shin Han colours I used:
Leaf Green Z2454
Sap Green Z2463
Marigold Z2457
Golden Yellow Z2452
Cherry Pink Z2450
Carmine Z2448

So that is my contribution for this month. Thanks for hopping along with us! Now hop on over to Kathy's blog for some more beautiful artwork!

Remember, if you get lost along the way, just return to Michelle's blog where you will find the complete list of hoppers!

If you see something in any of our blogs that you would like to make or use for your own Christmas crafting, please contact your local Close to my Heart Independent Consultant for more information.


  1. Love how you decorated the paper bags for Christmas. They are fabulous.

  2. Those are so pretty. I could see them on a Christmas Table with the napkin & cutlery poking out. So Cute.