Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spellbinders Platinum Party Blog Hop - Heartfelt Creations





Happy Thursday everyone!

Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders Platinum Party Blog Hop!!!  I'm so excited to be participating in the Hop today with Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations!  I hope you are having fun hopping and enjoying all the beautiful creations on your way!

You can find all the rules for the contest at the Spellbinders Blog here and be sure to visit all the participating blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.

For your chance to win the Grand Prize for the Platinum Party please enter here

For my project, I will be showing you how I made this special Christmas gift bag using the Grand Labels 23 Die and lots of other Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations products!




You can make this bag and decorate it for any occasion and it's pretty simple to put together!


I put together a little picture tutorial in a separate post to show you how I did it...sorry I don't have a video camera...yet!

To decorate my bag, I used Spellbinders Dies and  Heartfelt Creations designer papers, stamps, and dies.  I matted the front and back of the bag with light brown designer paper from the Christmas Card Paper Collection by cutting it with the same Labels 23 Grand die, scoring it in the same manner, and trimming the front and back pieces to fit.  I then inked them with Soft Suede Ink and glued them to the bag.

The poinsettia flower was made with the Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set and the matching Sun Kissed Fleur Die.  The wonderful thing about these is you stamp the one image and cut it with one die and you get 10 different flowers and 2 leaves at once!  It's a huge time saver and I love having extra flowers leftover to use when ever I need them! 



For my flower here, I used Solar White Cardstock and Onyx Black Ink.  I colored 3 of the flowers with Periwinkle and Black Prismacolor Pencils using mineral spirits.  The flower was shaped using the Paper Blossoms Molding Mat and Tool Kit and glued together.  I then added Antique Copper Microbeads to the flower center.  I cut 2 of the flourishes from the Ornamental Add On Die with Soft Suede Cardstock, glued them tip to tip as shown, and popped the poinsettia flower on top.




For the back of the bag, I cut one of the other flourishes from the Ornamental Add On Die with Soft Suede Cardstock and one of each snowflake from the Banner & Tree Die with Natural White Cardstock and glued together as shown adding an adhesive pearl to the center.

I added a bow on each side of the bag made with Danish Blue Seam Binding and an adhesive pearl to the center.  The handle of the bag is a jute ribbon sample I received from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I thought looked kind of cute as a handle!




The gift tag was made with Spellbinders Holiday Tags Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations' Love At Christmas PreCut Set on more of the light brown designer paper with Soft Suede.  This was cut out with the tag die, along with another cut from Soft Suede cardstock.  I glued these together, inked the edges, and added some twine for a tie.


Here is the complete list of participating blogs for the contest both yesterday and today:

  
November 20th

Linda Lucas  www.lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au (for Tsukineko)
Angelica Turner  bellisimavida.blogspot.com/ (for Heartfelt Creations)
Mechele Rudd (The Stamp Doctor)http://thestampdoctor.blogspot.com


Allie Gower My Card Partyhttp://wp.me/p2Ys5f-Ai (for Want2Scrap)
Eva Dobilas http://evafromca.blogspot.com/(for JustRite)
Kathy Roneywww.joyfullymadedesigns.blogspot.com (for Heartfelt Creations) (that's me!)
Emily Lanhamhttp://createserendipity.blogspot.com (for Tsukineko)
Steph Ackermanhttp://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com (for The Stamp Doctor)

 
I hope you enjoyed my gift bag tutorial using Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations beautiful products!

Thank you for stopping by and good luck with the contest!

Supplies:

HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 Love at Christmas PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 739 Banner & Tree Die
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCDP1 236 Christmas Card Paper Collection
Spellbinders Holiday Tags Shapeabilities
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Paper: Solar White, Natural White (Neenah), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty-Three , Antique Copper Microbeads, Adhesive Pearls (Recollections), Bow-Easy Tool, Danish Blue Seam Binding, 1.5" Jute Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mineral spirits, pop dots, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Black



I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 107 - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #72 - Make Your Mark

Blessings!

Kathy

111 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I love the warm brown and tan with the pale blue!

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  2. WOW! What an amazingly creative gift bag! I may have to do some of these myself! Thank you for the inspiration! :-)

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  3. I love this bag ,your flower is amazing.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Gr Elly

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  4. Once again, Beautiful, Beautiful project. The earthy tones with the blue look terrific. Thanks for the info too.

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  5. WAUW this is so gorgeous hun. I absolutely LOVE this bag here and thanks so much for the great tutorial, you made for us too, it´s just perfect. You´ve done a really awesome job on everything here.

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  6. Exquisite project! TFS!

    Come and follow me@
    Http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  7. Yippee, I get to make the first comment of day 2 of the Spellbinders Blog hop. I love your gift bag. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Beneta

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful. I love your paper engineering projects, Kathy...always wonderful! I've missed visiting your blog, but now that life has settled down a little, I hope to stay current. Hugs!

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  9. WOW - your gift bag is STUNNING, on both the front and back, so lovely you won't need to include a gift, it is a gift itself!!!
    LOVE the colours, the GORGEOUS poinsettia and ALL your pretty layers!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial :)

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! Love this gift bag!

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  11. That is just freaking adorable!!

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  12. This beautiful bag would be perfect to use for so many small gifts!! Thanks for sharing your process.

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  13. Gorgeous bag and poinsettia!
    kidshomelove at yahoodotcom

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  14. Just Gorgeous! I love that you decorated both sides of the bag - and used different designs! Off to see how you created that bag!

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  15. It's beautiful and that flower is spectacular.

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  16. Love the little bag. Your instructions were great even without your camera.

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  17. Love your little bag. Great instructions even without a camera!

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  18. Great gift bag - I wouldn't want to give it away!

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  19. Love your gift bag! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. Love the gift bag along with the blue flowers for the holiday. The bag itself is a great gift.

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  21. What a gorgeous project!! The design is fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  22. Wow! Wow! Wow! Stunning!!! thank you for such fabulous inspiration.
    ~ Eva evascrapslife@gmail.com

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  23. Awesome project. Thanks for sharing the instructions and listing the items you used to create the treat bag. Good luck with the challenges.

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  24. What a gorgeous bag. I love how phoofey it is--perfect for Christmas.

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  25. This is such a great project! I love the out of the box (pun intended :-)) in using the Spellbinder die to create this box. It is so beautifully crafted/created. Love it!

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  26. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. awesome little gift basket! This is perfect for those little gifts! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  28. Spellbinders and Heartfelt = a perfect combination!

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  29. Beautiful! And, yes, I enjoyed your gift bag.

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  30. Oh my goodness! This gift bag is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the Heartfelt Creations papers and dies! They are all so divine! Thanks for the great tutorial so I can try to recreate this! TFS!

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  31. What a lovely gift bag! You did a great job!

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  32. I am really happy that I have some of the items to make this. I will need to compromise on a couple of items I can't wait to make one.

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  33. Your gift bag is so beautiful and I just love the color combo!!

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  34. My oh my, this is so beautiful and elegant!!! I love it!!!

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  35. Gorgeous bag and fun tutorial. Love how you used the dies to make the beautiful flowers.

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  36. You have just convinced me that your bag will be the favor to make for my bible study group for cmas. I love the colors, flowers and embellishments used. I just know the ladies will just love this bag. Thank You for sharing your ideas.

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  37. This is a beautiful bag. I love all the embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Kathy, your gift bag is incredible! You know that I'm a fan of everything you create and this is absolutely perfection! LOVE it!!!! (Miss you!) HUGS!!!

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  39. Gorgeous gift bag!!!! TFS how you made it!!!

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  40. What a beautiful bag. I just ordered that die set. Hope I can make my project as beautiful as yours.

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  41. cute holiday box. thanks for all the details.

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  42. Love it. and thanks for the tutorial to make the box too.

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  43. Love it. and thanks for the tutorial to make the box too.

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  44. This is beautiful - making boxes and filling them is such a great part of Christmas!

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  45. Super sweet gift bag. I love the color combo you've used too.

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  46. I can't wait to try this it is just beautiful.

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  47. Hello Kathy
    I absolutely love the way you have coloured the flower. Beautiful!
    Best wishes
    Anne O

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  48. Gorgeous gift bag! I love the tag too!

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  49. Kathy your work is just amazing. I absolutely love the spellbinders used and the colors you chose for this. Top Notch!

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  50. Kathy your work is just amazing. I absolutely love the spellbinders used and the colors you chose for this. Top Notch!

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  51. Hi Kathy. This bag is so pretty, I love it. The colours are beautiful together and I ove the handle. Great tutorial too. Take care.

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  52. I love this bag..So amazing beautiful Thanks for sharing:)

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  53. I sure like your project. Thanks for showing it!

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  54. WOW! This gift bag is a gift all by itself! It's absolutely gorgeous in textures and colors!

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  55. Such a great bag & the embellishments are wonderful!

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  56. This bag is awesome!! Really Gorgeous!!

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  57. Beautiful gift bag! The poinsettia flower is gorgeous and the colors are wonderful! Thank You for sharing

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  58. That gift box is just gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial I'll be giving it a go x

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  59. Beautiful gift box. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. This is so neat!!! Plus your colors for the poinsettia are wonderful!

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  61. Very pretty gift bag Kathy!! Love the color combo.

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  62. So pretty, love your little bag and flower, so elegant, but everything Heartfelt Creations creates is beautiful. Never saw anything from you all that I didn't love.

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  63. Oh my, your box is so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. This is absolutely gorgeous Kathy! Wonderful gift idea, and your tutorial is fab too! xox

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  65. Beautiful gift idea, love the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial. Love Hearfelt Creations!!

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  67. What a great idea and it if beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  68. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Beautiful gift bag idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Love Heartfelt Creations stamps! What a wonderful combination . . . lovely bag.

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  71. Oh My!! This is such a beautiful gift bag! I also own that Sun Kissed Fleur Die!! Thank you for the inspiration on how I can use it to really make my project shine!!

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  72. This is really gorgeous!! Love what you did :)

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  73. That blue flower is stunning. I love it. Will you make me a Christmas card with it and send it my way? That would be awesome. Thanks lol

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  74. Aww Kathy this is so sweet - love every little detail.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  75. WOW! What a beautiful gift bag! I just love how you made that gorgeous flower. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  76. Your creation is beautiful! I'd be thrilled to receive a bag like this-it's a gift all by itself!

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  77. I'm excited! The gift bag is incredibly beautiful!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  78. What an adorable box! I'm a sucker for any kind of box and this is a great idea with the poinsettias -- so fancy. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  79. Absolutely stunning! I don't think I could give it away! I checked out the tutorial and can't wait to try it! I pinned you!

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  80. Love the kewl little gift bag. I always enjoy visiting your blog

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  81. Gorgeous!! This is my favorite of the day.

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  82. What a pretty gift bag! Very elegant looking and love your color combination!

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  83. Your bag is great I love it, think I might try this one

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  84. Too late to enter contest but love your project. Love the blue brown combo.

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  85. That is so clever, Love the soft shade of blue.

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  86. What a gorgeous gift bag! Absolutely stunning!

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  87. Hi Kathy. Great Gift Bag. Love the way you coloured your flowers. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  88. A gorgeous gift bag - wow! Such lovely details - it's a gift in itself as far as I'm concerned :o) Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M

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  89. This is truly awesome...From the colors, design and execution, I love it! So glad you blessed us with your awesome project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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