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Monday, January 3, 2011

Friends are Flowers that Never Fade

I have been wanting to show you this gorgeous gift bag I made at when I went to my last Scrapbooking Night at my SU Demo and friend Ann - Ann is always coming up with gorgeous creations and finding new tutorials - I love to see what she has been up to.....


These gift bags are so quick and easy to make - they can be dressed up for any occasion


any style


I have added a crochet flower and some vintage lace and braid to add some dimension and give it some character.


you can see the depth here - double pouches - allows for a tag in one pocket and perhaps a gift voucher in another...perfect!

This project is for the following challenge:
2Sisters - Thinking of You
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something - Friendship
Marks Finest Paper - Use Something New - Braid
Stampin with Dragon - Favourite Winter Colour - Green
Fab'n Funky Challenges - Quick and Easy Does It
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Friendshop, plus a Sentiment
I Did It Creations - Favourite technique - Layering

A shorter post from me today, but there will be plenty coming from me in a few days - I will have a busy blog this week and I would love to see you back here for another visit - it makes my day - I have become a comment JUNKIE!!  LOL!

Both the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge will be back for 2011 this week - we would love to see join us - there is lots of inspiration flowing from each!

Layers of Color  has a New Release Blog Hop on January 17 - we would love you to join us - there is an opportunity to win  a New Release stamp/s from each Designer - you won't want to miss this!  Watch this space for some Sneak Peeks!!
God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

30 comments:

  1. THis is really lovely, Linda! Thanks so much for joining us at SS!

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  2. Wonderful cute project! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  3. This is very neat, I haven't tried one yet. The braid, lace and flower are a perfect addition! Can't wait to see your sneak peeks....

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  4. Linda these bags are wonderful - I am hanging out for the tutorial you promised, but with all the new releases etc I guess we will forgive you if you don't post it before the end of the month. :-)

    Love the colour of this bag and the simplicity of the way you have decorated it.

    Blessings
    M

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  5. Oh my goodness Linda this is just fabulous! I love the design of this! You should do a tutorial with template or instructions! It's so perfect! love the lace and trim and beautiful layers! Happy New Year my friend!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  6. Seriously, that is worth being the gift all by itself. When you give it to someone, just put a note inside saying, "this IS your gift". LOL



    Blessings!

    ★ Jasmine Wilmany

    ★ jasminewilmany.com

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  7. Linda this is adorable! I love this cute little bag.

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  8. WOW!!! This is stunning!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

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  9. wonderful gift bag! I love all of the added elegance you put on it! Thanks for playing at AiFactory AND IDIC this week! I would love to see a tutorial on this bag!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  10. Stunning bag Linda. I love the greens..Loz

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  11. Gorgeous bag Linda! Love the color combo and all the pretty embellishments!

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  12. How fresh and pretty Linda! This bag is lovely.

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  13. What a Fabulous little project! I will have to give this one a try! Where can one find Ann's tutorial?

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  14. Gorgeous project.Just love all the different greens and the crochet flower you've added.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

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  15. gorgeous colour choice and lovely creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Happy New Year
    Kate x

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  16. What a beautiful project !! I definitely have to give it a try.

    Hugs,
    Dianne

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  17. What a cute little bag!! I love that is all green. You don't see that much. Green always seems to be one of those red-headed step colors that is used mostly to as a secondary. The color green is very happy this morning my friend!

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  18. Hi Linda. This is just gorgeous! Beautiful colours. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  19. eek!! I love this ,Linda. Green is my fave color and this bag is totally cute. I love all of the awesome details and embellies! ;D

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  20. OMG! this is so beautiful. Lovely. Happy New Year from I Did It Creations.

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  21. Wonderful creation :)

    Thank you for joning us at IDIC :)

    Hugs Gurkiss

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  22. Way a great project. I love it and the colors are great together. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  23. Looks fantastic! I would certainly waltz around with that :)
    Love your colour scheme as well. Beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at IDIC this week

    xxx

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  24. This is suck a great bag, a tutorial on how to make it would be really great (hint hint !!!) Thanks for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week & good luck. Netty xx.

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  25. wow....what a fabulous project.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

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  26. What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

    Lawren - DT

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  27. Wow! What a creative design!! It's very beautiful!!
    Thanks for join us at 2SC, and Happy New year to you.
    Be sure to visit us tomorrow for new challenge.:)
    Hugs~~darling Ho~~

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  28. This is such a gorgeous gift bag! Thank you for joining our “Celebrate Friendship” challenge at Sentimental Sundays . We hope to see you again this week.

    ~Cheryl~

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  29. Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Friendship Challenge! Hugz Sal xx

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  30. So pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Tracy Valure

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