Sunday, 14 August 2016

Festive Sweetie Bag

Morning, Thank you for popping by today I am sharing a festive piece that will coordinate with some other projects I will share with you later. They have all been made using the beautiful collection that Leonie launched on Hochanda.

I started by measuring the bag that was to contain the sweets. Obviously you could use any size of bag and put anything inside. My bag measured 4 3/4'' so this was the width I needed my card to be. I wanted about 2'' to overhang the bag each side, so I cut the card to 4 3/4 x 4'' and scored it at 2''. I then stamped the clarity letterbox squares and masked them off.

On the opposite side, I stamped a sentiment from the set and the stocking strip stamp, I masked this off with Pebeo Drawing Gum.

Taking a selection of snowflake stamps, I covered both sides using Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and Summer Sky from memento.

Next I shaded around the design using Shaded Lilac and a little Blueprint Sketch.

I took my alphabet stamps from Clarity and stamped 'LEONIE' in the boxes.

Next I removed the drawing gum and coloured the stockings using Spectrum Aqua Markers.

Finally I filled the bag with sweets and secured the closure/topper i had made with red liner tape.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you enjoyed the step by step and the finished article. Hope to see you again soon, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Really pretty bag topper and very useful. Hope Leonie enjoyed her sweets.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. This is a brilliant idea Nick and they would make wonderful gifts
    Hugs Janet xxx

  3. This is a brilliant idea Nick and they would make wonderful gifts
    Hugs Janet xxx

  4. A wonderful idea and love the beautiful design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Brilliant idea Nick. Thank you for sharing this.