Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ruby Red Poinsettia

I love to "make-over" gift bags,
and since I do a lot of shopping at my local Bath & Body Works,
their bags are a staple in my house!  The gingham design provides the
perfect backdrop for any gift-giving occasion.
I started by using a holiday themed mat set to cover up the logo,
then added a "forgotten" frame and poinsettia from a project long ago.
The glitter papers, embossing, popping of the petals make
this Christmas flower truly beautiful.
Another leftover sentiment from my holiday cards and a
pretty burgandy and pink ribbon finish off this side.
I am trying to learn how to color and blend with my pencils,
and I have to admit that I need a lot of practice, but I did
add the same ribbon to this colored stamp (it was a craft store purchase),
embossed the sparkly mat and spritzed it with antiquing ink
to give it a vintage look.
This bag is just waiting for Santa to fill it with presents for some
good little girl or boy...I love it!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!


  1. Very pretty decorated bag! Love the plaid and the poinsettia! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  2. What a great idea! I love re-purposing things. Both designs are lovely. Thanks for playing along with us @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Blue and White Challenge.

  3. Great way to recycle! I too love their bags but never thought of decorating them. What a great idea

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I have SOOOO many B&B bags just sitting around my house! I love the way you decorated them up! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  5. Such a creative way to recycle those bags! They are very pretty - love how you decorated them! I'm so glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  6. What a great idea! I have a collection of bags from different stores that would be perfect to make in Christmas gift bags. Your bag turned out awesome! Thanks for entering your project in the *wrap it up* challenge at My Craft Spot.:)