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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bags and Boxes at My Craft Spot!

Hello, sweet friends! I apologize for being unable to visit the last few days. My mom had to be hospitalized and after some horrendously scary moments, I'm happy to say she is doing better. I'll be around soon to visit you. ♥

Today begins a fun new challenge at My Craft Spot with the theme of bags and boxes! It's especially lovely giving treats and small presents in homemade gift packaging. I look forward to seeing your creations!

I made a happy little gift bag for a kiddo, along with a coordinating card. My card was playing reindeer games on me, rolling a bit for the group shot. ;)
My box was made with one of Kimberly's marvelous SVG files. This Curvy Box file comes with 3 different window options, or you can cut it solid.
The window is backed with pretty vellum, chosen as it reminds me of snowing love! :o) The festive sentiment is from the Christmas Chalkboard stamp set, which I heat-embossed in wintry blue.
The whimsical (and beautiful!) tree-shaped sentiment is from Merry & Bright, which I stamped in Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa Memento inks. It is stamped within a tree cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. My tag is tucked beneath Sky Blue crinkle ribbon and sweet jingly bells.
My card features one of the many fabulous sentiments from Tiny Tags Christmas, which is cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. How I adore this precious stamp set. :o) I attempted some masking to incorporate Lady Bug Red, but then didn't position it perfectly after... sigh!
For my Rudolph, I used the Floppy Reindeer cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven. The Christmas tree is from Spellbinders' Fanciful Holiday, which is accented in Recollections red rhinestones. My snowdrift was made with Marianne Design's Fancy Edge with Lattice and my papers are from Doodlebugs Frosty Friends collection.

Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see some of my teamies' sweet creations! You have two weeks for this challenge, so I hope you'll play along! :o) Thank you for visiting! Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Gift Packaging)
 *Christmas Cards All Year 'Round~ Anything but Square or Rectangle
 *Cute Card Thursday~ Bells and/or Bows
 *Love to Create~ Create a Scene
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Bling it On
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. Karen, This wee reindeer with the bells is such a happy image. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

  2. My sweetest friend, this is the most adorable gift bag and card!! I love the sweet reindeer - he makes me smile!! The bells are such a fabulous touch!! His sparkly nose is perfect!! And what a gorgeous bag!! The vellum window is awesome!! Love the tree-shaped tag, too!! The papers are so pretty!! I just love everything about these!! They will be so adored by the recipients!!

    Prayers answered that your sweet Mom is doing better and gets to go home!! You know you and your family are always in my prayers, and I've already said prayers of thanks for her improvement!! Have a wonderful, hopefully relaxing week my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh my gosh Karen, this is just amazing! I can't help but smile when I see all the bright cheery colours and pattern, and that whimsical reindeer with his bells! You have such a talent for putting just the right amount of embellishments on a project and you always use such fancy die cuts too! This is such a wonderful gift set, it will be treasured! I hope all of your holiday preparations are going well my friend! Until next time, holiday hugs to you :)

  4. Such a cute little set, Karen. Your creativity never stops, and I'm so grateful that you share your time and talents with us. Have a WONDERFUL week, and thanks again for playing along with us. God bless you always!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Hi Karen, Wow your projects are absolutely stunning as always you used the most beautiful papers which are so adorable! l just love your Rudolph he looks so content taking pride of place and all of the dies used are stunning just perfect for both creations xx

  6. Wowzers Karen, this is just adorable! The papers are SO fun and look at the sweet cuts! The gift bag is so fun with the fabulous papers you chose and the stamping of the sentiment on the clever!
    I love the sweet little reindeer card to! It is amazing and just love everything about this set! your details as always are fantastic my friend!
    Have a great week!
    Sherrie K

  7. Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your dear mom. I hope she continues to make a good recovery.
    Your gift bag and card are gorgeous. I love the cheery papers, beautiful sentiments and the reindeer with the added bells is totally adorable.
    Thinking of you and your family and sending you big hugs, Sue xx

  8. Just gorgeous sweet boxes, Karen! Love the paper, tree, and darling reindeer! Am sorry to hear that your Mother was sick. I hope she continues to do well! Keeping her and your family in thought and prayer! Take care, hugs!

  9. Every little detail is so cheery and fun! Adorable papers you used for your rolling card (hehehe) and curvy box! Love the sweet window with the embossed sentiment! The floppy eared reindeer is so cute! The tree tag is another favorite element along with the bells! Sending your mom get well wishes for a speedy recovery!

  10. Such a cute ensemble gift! Thanks for sharing with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  11. Fabulous creations Karen! Super cute Reindeer, and I love the design of the gift bag.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  12. Hi Karen! I read your sweet comments and thought I would pop over to say I'm sorry to hear about your mom... I'm glad to hear she's doing better.... I'll say some prayers for her to make a speedy recovery! :) I do however LOVE your adorable projects! The box treat is super cute, LOVE that BG Paper.... And your card is fabulous! I LOVE the pretty red gems and the super cute reindeer with the bells! The bells made me smile! :) I also wanted to share that I use a Canon Pro 9000 Printer. It has 8 different ink cartridges so you only have to replace the ones that go out.... Red & Green inks last the longest on it... but my ink lasts a good long while before I need to replace.... Almost all the cards you've seen on my blog have been made with digi paper.... I'm addicted to it and love that I can keep my favorite papers forever!!! Makes me use them more than before! Hope that helps! HUGS! :)

  13. oh my... cute cute CUTE! i just love your projects. amazing!! :) thanks for the comment on my blog for the coffee lovers blog hop. sorry to hear your mother was unwell, but happy to hear she's doing better! happy holidays to you and your family! :)

  14. Hello Karen...first thanks for leaving me some kindness. You made my day :). This card and box are so dern Adorable!!! Lovin that little Rudolph!!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  15. Hello Karen, lovely makes and the card is just perfect for the challenge at CCAYR, thank you for joining us and good luck, Kate x

  16. Karen - this is so adorable. I love the bag and that or so delightful card - gorgeous papers and design. So sorry to hear that you Mom has not been well, but hope that she is now on the mend. Hugs, Karon.

  17. What stunning projects!! Great Scenes!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create: Create a Scene Challenge!! We hope you will come back and play again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  18. Gorgeous projects! Love the card and gift package! Thank you for joining our "Create A Scene" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  19. Adorable projects, great scene on your card!Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create "Create a Scene" Challenge!
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/designer

  20. I wanted to come back to wish you a blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends...:)
    Big hugs!
    Sherrie K

  21. Just wanted to pop back over and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season!

  22. Hi Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your mom and I am glad to know that she is better. I will keep her in my prayers. Although I do not own any Doodlebugs collections, I am a huge fan! Super fun!! The Curvy Box File has become a one file to have...adorable!! The tree tags is just a SWEET touch! As for the reindeer, he is so Stinkin cute!! The cutest little eyes that I have ever seen..LOL! and he has bells..LOL.. Way too cute!!! I absolutely love this!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & smiles but also wishing you a Merry Christmas to you & your family and a Blessed New Year!!
    Sending tons of love, hugs & smiles to your mom as well

  23. WOW Karen this is so adorable.You make such sweet and gorgeous projects. Love the little reindeer Especially his nose!!
    Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  24. Oh, my goodness, Karen, your creations are works of art! How have I not found you before now?! It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I'd love to have you pop over and join me, too, if you like. I'm so glad to hear that your mom got over the scare. I hope that her recovery continued so that you had a merry Christmas. I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

  25. These are wonderful Karen! I truly hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. I pray that your Mom is feeling well and that you all enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season! Hugs to you :)

  26. SUPER CUTE CARD KAREN, I am so sorry to hear your mom was not well, I am glad she is better now. I hope yu had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
    Happy New Year, My Friend

  27. Ooh this is so fun Karen. Loving the tree tag and A little one will be very excited receiving this.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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