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!







12 comments:

  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!!

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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!!

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  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

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

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

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  8. Lena, these are absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

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

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

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

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

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