Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Blessings Goodie Bags

Hello Friends!  Well, you shouldn't be surprised to see these, so let's just get right to it! I posted two of the goodie bags HERE. And then I received an e-mail request for 12 of them! They are to be used as table favors for a Christmas Bunco. I was ALLLLL over that! I got busy right away and did a quick Google search for a Christmas Blessings mix and then it was game on!

Again, using the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die, made quick work of cutting my bag shape. I set everything up and just went at it assembly line style. I did the same steps for these as I did on the previous bags. But with these, I added the Christmas Blessings Mix poem onto the back.

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I came up with two versions. There are several out there online, but these two fit my needs.

Version One:
Bugles: Bring us the joyful message of the Heavenly Host, announcing peace on earth, good will to men. Pretzels: Symbol of a mother’s loving arms. Mary wrapped her Son in swaddling clothes and laid Him in the manger. Red Hots: Red berries that decorate the holly plant, a reminder of eternal life and Christ’s redemption. Peanuts: The promise of a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence. Dried Fruit: Reminds us of the rich gifts brought by the Wise Men. M&M’s: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future .
Candy Cane: The shepherd's crook brings back sheep strayed from the fold. It reminds us to reach out and help others. Hershey’s Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

Version Two:
Bugles: To remind us of the angels we have heard on high. Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country. Red Hots: Symbols of holly berries that decorate our wreaths. Peanuts: To remind us to plant the seeds for peace on Earth. M&M’s: Memories of those who came before us to lead us into a blessed future. Candy Cane: The shepherd’s crook, reminds us to reach out and help others. Hershey’s Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

I added a bit of sparkle and shine with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the bow, a clear Stardust pen on the wreath and Xmas Red Stickles to create the "berries". Although, very faint here, you can get a glimpse of the tone on tone background stamping I did with Versamark ink. This creates interest without taking attention from the main image.

And that is all I have to share with you today. I still can't believe it's December already! But, ready or not, here comes CHRISTMAS!!

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the visit.


digital image: Pre-Colored Happy Holidays Wreath(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set: Be Joyful(Simon Says Stamp)
card stock: Pure Poppy(Papertrey Ink)  Real Red, Whisper White(Stampin' Up!) Candy Necklace(Bazzill)
specialty paper: Premium Presentation Paper Matte(Epson)
patterned paper: Snow Day 6x6 Petite Paper Pack(Lawn Fawn)
dies: Goodie Bag(Lawn Fawn)  Classic Circle, Scallop Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
other: White embossing powder(Hero Arts)  Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush(Zig)  Clearstar Gelly Roll pen(Sakura)  4x6 Cellophane Bags(Stampin' Up!) Xmas Red Stickles(Ranger)  "Joy" ribbon(Offray)


Sheila H said...

Your goodie bags are glorious, Barb. They're so festive and fun!

Jeanne said...

What a delightful surprise for you, Barb. I'm so happy for you to have been asked to make more of this wonderful project. I'd say that purchase has been a terrific one for you! Thanks for sharing the details of the Christmas Blessing, too. What a wonderful way to start December! :)