Sunday, December 23, 2012

May your HOME be filled with LOVE...

Hello All!!!
I have so much to share!

I thought that it would be so cool to create a Fireplace gift bag using SVG Cuts files!
There's one from the store (and it is a bag!), 
but I thought that it would be so cool to actually have a 3D effect to it 
by making the burner part indent a bit into the bag!
 It's one of those ideas that was lingering around in my head for the longest time, 
and finally decided to make it!

I actually did do the write up for this 
(including full diagrams to help you out on SCAL/eCAL, file sizes, and instructions)
 so you can make one exactly like mine! 
(That's only if ya want!)

So, wanna see?
I was really excited to share this one! 
(like any of my other projects! HA!)


So so cool, right? 
Those 'stones' are actually separate pieces! 
I cut them out and inked them all! 
Craziness, you may say, but it wasn't so bad! 
I'll share a technique that I did below! 
and yep - those stones are actually from SVG Cuts files... 
you may wonder where??? 
 HOWEVER - you will need to do something 'special' with it, for you to cut like that! 
(which will be all explained in my instructions!) 
Okay, hope that you're not giving up here... it's really not that bad! 
OR, you can simply use a brick or stone patterned paper, 
and OMIT this whole 'stone-work' step!


I just LOVE this sentiment stamp - 
of course, this stamp coming from my favorite stamps company - Unity!


With these stockings, I cut two of them out and stitched it together. 
It was just the right size to stick in mini candy canes :)

The main part of my project was made using just the AC plain colored cardstock,
but used Echo Park This and That Christmas to accent my project.


...and here's the fireplace! 
I inked a bit on the inside with grey to add to the 'worn' look of the fireplace. 
The logs are actual twigs all held together by hot glue. 
It just adds to the 'coziness' by using some natural elements.

So, that's it!

Here are the collections needed to make this:

3D Letters SVG Kit

The above two is what you'll need to make the 'base' of the bag.

Moonlight Garden Party SVG Kit (the stones and the 'fence' SVG)
Merry and Bright SVG Kit (stocking SVG)

I hope that you liked my project and will give it a try! 
You can download the chart explaining files needed and the sizes here.
You can download the instructions here.
You can download the digrams here.

For the inking the stones, I found it useful to 'ink' them before taking them off the mat.


(While the paper is covering the 'rest' of the mat,
 I inked it with brown, black, grey and distressed ink to get the look I wanted :)


I know it's kinda late into this season, but I hope that you keep it mind for next year!
I really enjoyed making it, and any gift given in this bag would be extra special!

Alright, that's it for today!
Have a great Christmas Eve EVE!

Oh, and I just reached 900 fans!
I'm so excited! 
Thanks for being with me throughout my crafting journey!
It means a lot to me :)



  2. That is an amazing project. You come up with some of the most fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. This is an absolutely fabulous project! I'm happy to be a new follower, have a wonderful Christmas!!

  4. Love it, and your awesomely creative mind.

  5. That's a really cool idea, to make the elements of the gift bag 3-D...very nice job with the details like stitching the stockings and using real wood for the fireplace.

  6. OMG!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!! I love it, and all the work you put into it (for those bricks), was totally worth it. The receiver of this bag is going to treasure it I am sure - and probably won't regift it (at least I wouldn't, I would keep it for myself and use it as a decor piece!)

  7. Totally over the top amazingly awesome!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Amazing project! If I made this I wouldn't want to give it away! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. This is one of my favs from you!!! So much detail went into it. Very clever to ink before taking it off the mat! Me likey a lot!



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