January 3, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles "Snowflakes Challenge"

 Happy Monday...  The Holidays are over, things are getting back to normal.  And today I head back to work....  I don't even want to think about what the kids will be like when they arrive back after the holidays.

Anyway, today over on the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog, we have our first challenge of the New Year!  We would love to see what you can do with "Snowflakes"

I decided that I've had enough of the usual shades of blues or purples for snowflakes, and decided to take a completely different approach.  Since I had this paper from DCWV, and hadn't used it yet... (not that I remember anyway) that I would attempt to make my own decorative bag using "Catch A Flake" from the Belles 'n Whistles Snow Baby Collection.

I used a standard brown lunch bag, and used a Martha Stewart Edge Punch to scallop the top edges.  Then folded the edges down.  The rest I think is pretty self explanatory.  I do have to say that this type of paper bag was a bit harder to work with because of it being such a thin type of paper.  The end result was worth the extra effort I think.  No one can have too many gift bags, can they?

This little snowy gift bag also fits into Mary's Angel Creative Updates Challenge.  This week the Challenge is "Anything Snows" 
as well as 7 Kids College Fund: "Anything Goes Challenge" (They are now carrying BnW Stamps!)

I hope you'll take the time to stop by the B'nW Challenge Blog and join us this week.


Anonymous said...

Sigh!! Lynda, this is just adorable!! I absolutely LOVE your bag and those handles are very cool!! Beautiful job with the challenge and so creative! :) I've entered the same challenge too! BTW...you blog so rocks...you lucky girl!! :)

Kathy said...

Oh Lynda I love snowflakes and kraft color!! The lunch bag is just gorgeous and of course this image is too cute for words!! I am now liking that the newest collection is for winter instead of Christmas as now I can still use them!!
Hope all is well with the New Year and have a lovely week!

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Lynda this is gorgeous the design and image it all looks superb.
Lorraine x

Katie said...

So cute!

Elise said...

Oooooh Lynda! This gift bag is so freakin' GORGEOUS!!! I love love love your colouring and the colors you chose totally ROCKS! Those handles are so pretty too! You're such an inspiration!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR love!

Big Hugs,

Mary Ski said...

You are sooooo creative! Thanks for joining in at the Angel Creative Updates Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lynda.