Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dies R Us #149 ~ Christmas in July

Hello crafting friends and welcome to a new challenge at Dies R Us.

Challenge # 149 ~ Christmas in July!

My friends had already told me how addictive these cute little treat bags were to make, but I didn't realise how much until I started making a few of my own :-)
They are easy to put together and the possibilities are endless.
Here are the few I did for Christmas. They are adorable and perfect for a few chocolates, jewellery, or any other small treat.  They are also just the perfect size for a gift card.

Here are the four I made. The first of many, I assure you :-)

A closer look at the two made with Christmas patterned card stock. On the left you have the Candy Cane made with papers from Graphic 45's The Nutcracker.  I used all the hardware that came with the die except the little tag. On the Snowmen purse, I did not use any of the hardware as I wanted to pattern of the paper to show. So I made the closure just behind the holy on the inside.

Here is a look at the back of  these cute purses.
And how about that elegant clutch bag for the Christmas party or/and New Year's party?

For the bag on the left, I used specialty cotton paper and black mirror card stock. For the closure, I used a button with a pearl, but coloured the pearl black with a copic marker.  The one on the right was also made with specialty card stock and gold mirror card stock. I used a gold button with a crystal in the middle as my closure.
All closures on all four purses are done with velcro dots.

And a quick look on at the back of the clutch bags.

Aren't they cute? I plan on making more and placing little treats in them. They're perfect for those special people in my life. I can see one of these with, a little bracelet, as a stocking stuffer for my little granddaughter.

And best of all, all you need is one die, the Concord & 9th - Everyday Purse! Add pretty papers and a little relaxing time and voila,  you have yourself some precious little gift bags.  
The purses measure approx. 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" (13.7 cm x 10.7 cm) when put together. 
The clutch bags are about 2 7/8" x 4 1/4" (7.3 cm x 10.7 cm)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Be sure to follow on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you that Dies R Us' sister store,  Didi Crafts, is now open. It has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies, including Marianne Design, and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!


  1. Oh my word Lena, these are all darling!!! I'm so wanting that die now. My favorite is the snowman one. So stinkin' cute!!

  2. OMG these are absolutely precious!! I have this die and will be using it for the first time to make gift purses for two special graduates to hold their gift of money. Loved seeing yours as I can look back to see what you have done if I need help, I can see where they would be addicting, anyhow these are fabulous!!

  3. Lena I love your holiday pocketbooks! They turned out so beautiful! The papers you used are perfect for them! I have this die but haven't used it yet, you have inspired me to get it out of the package!

  4. Gorgeous purses!! I love all the pretty patterns!! They make excellent gift holders, so cute!! I did purchase the die and I plan to make some!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  5. These are amazing Lena, such fabulous attention to detail and if all the bits and pieces are in one die set then I am off shopping!! xx

  6. These are so cute, Lena. I love all the papers you chose. such a fun project.

  7. Aren't these purses fun, Lena? They are darling with Christmas papers! Such a great project!

  8. Lena, these are absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

  9. Oh my goodness!! You know how much I love this die and to create clutches....Fabulous! Love all your paper choices too.

  10. These are adorable!!! So very cute.

  11.! I love them, I love them all! Fantastic choice of papers. I need to get this die....

  12. This is just GREAT!!!!!!
    All the different papers.


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