At holiday time, let’s be real; I always forget someone!!! It’s inevitable, but a fix is on the way! Hi, I’m I’m Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace and as I march toward my final Christmas arrangements, I’m reaching for a familiar die to create Adorable Holiday Character Gift Bags to have at the door, at the ready, for the special people that somehow I missed in my earlier deliveries. It’s all in the cool cutting and if you follow my tutorial below, then I’m going to show you how!
Besides being grateful that these cuties take less than 10 minutes — they can be made in batches, assembly is kid friendly and they’re all kinds of fun!
I reached for Spellbinders S5-259 Favorably Simple Gift Box because it is a standard in my paper crafting toolbox. As a ‘blank canvas’ kind of die, it will take your gift from elegant to rustic to shabby to fun. My holly leaves were crafted from Spellbinders S3-250 Angled Flower Fold n Go and Santas Belt is Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles. It was fun to dream of which die could be used for which embellishment!
Easy and fun are a requisite for a happy holiday, so typically at Christmas time I create a gift in advance and fill it with treats or cookies. It always happens that someone gives me a gift unexpectedly, and I love to have something ready to hand back. Even more, sometimes someone I’ve never met is gracious with a favor or service and I love to have a token of my thanks that will bring a heart-tugging smile.
To see how I dolled up the bag for Holiday Treats, take a peek at the layouts below. There I show you both what to cut and how to cut to get both the snowman and the Santa Claus Suit.
What to Cut – Santa Claus Character Gift Bags
How to Cut – Embellishing Snippets for the Santa Claus Suit Gift Bags
What to Cut – Snowman Character Gift Bags
How to Cut – Embellishing Snippets for the Snowman Gift Bags
My mind is already working on our next fun holidays – Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day. If you have any fun ideas for themed or holiday character gift bags, be sure to share them below in your comments. Have you made one already? Be sure to share them on Instagram with the tag #neverstopmaking and #favorablysimplegiftbag
- S5-259 Favorably Simple Gift Box
- S3-250 Angled Flower Fold n Go
- S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles
- PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform
- T-001 Tool ‘N One™
Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White Card Stock, Silver Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock in red, black, green and orange, Silk White Ribbon, Velvet Ribbon Ribbon, Button, Pearl, hole punch, Scortape
Sweet holidays friends, just a couple more sleeps!! Sending hugs!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com