Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve!  There is no challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show but the DT is sharing holiday wishes along with a few projects!

I am sharing a tradition in our family:
Every Christmas we will let our kids open one gift on Christmas Eve.  They know it is their Christmas Pajamas.  I always try to find some warm and snuggly pajamas for the kids and they wear them to bed on Christmas Eve. 

I decided to up-cycle a paper bag given to us by a store:
The bag had a store logo on it and wasn't a pretty shade of color. I decided to take some scraps from my Christmas paper and create a patchwork.  I cut them to different size and shapes.  I distressed the edges with the distressing tool and sponged on white acrylic paint.  I covered the entire bag.

After the bag was complete, i created a little coordinating tag with jingle bells and white ribbon. I topped the bag with four doilies wrapped around the edges.  I added to white tissue paper with some snowflakes scattered across the surface of the tissue paper and spraying the paper with red glimmer mist.

Products:  October Afternoon - Make it Merry, Artistic Outpost - Frosty & Friends,  Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen

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Happy Happy Christmas Eve!



  1. what a delightful tradition. Love your bag makeover. Great idea. Have a super day before Christmas and enjoy the day too

  2. Great way to recycle the bag into something lovely! Fun Christmas tradition! Wishing your and your family a Merry Christmas!

  3. well done! I don't comment often enough but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy each of your posts - thank you for sharing your talents! Merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year

  4. Thats a great tradition Sue! Love your upcycled bag with that cute little tag. I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas!!

  5. Lovely tradition - have a great Christmas. Well done for recycling the store bag too.

  6. Suzz...your Christmas gift bag is darling. Love the papers, the patterns and the adorable snowman Christmas Artistic Outpost stamp! Merry merry Christmas to you and your family! May you have a truly blessed 2013! <3 Candy

  7. Gorgeous bag! Love the soft colors! And what a wonderful tradition! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs, Sandra

  8. What a darling upcycled bag Sue.
    We had that same tradition of the PJ's on Christmas eve. Thanks for the fond memeries!
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    Hugs Lynn

  9. What a lovely tradition Sue and what a coincidence that I have just seen a photo my Daughter has put on FB of her Daughter in her new pjs for Santa! AND she says it's a Christmas Eve tradition she's decided to start this year. Would you believe that!

    I love the beautiful bag you have created. That is now one very special gift bag!

    Have a wonderful Christmas Day tomorrow with your family Sue.

    Lesley Xx

  10. Lovely gift bag Sue, so festive! :) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  11. Great project! Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  12. Gorgeous bag! I love the way you made it 'patchwork' it's very festive and perfect for Christmas!

    Happy Holidays!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. We do that too in our family! We always open one gift on Christmas Eve and it's always PJs for that night and Christmas morning. How fun!!!


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