Recycle Fun with Papercraft Star!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It's time for another fun-filled challenge at Papercraft Star.

#24 Green Holidays
Create an altered holiday gift, card or scrapbook layout
using recycled or repurposed  items you already have on hand.

Our December Sponsor is Scrapfreak. We also have an AWESOME prize for you - Purple Pumpkin. I love all of their cute embellies. Be sure to link up for the chance of winning a darling Gingerbread Man Embellishment Kit. 

I save plenty of paper bags from my local bakery. I dressed this one up for Christmas gift giving. I punched out squares and topped them with this cute little Santa!


I also added stickers. One way to make your stickers more sturdy on your projects is to add cardstock to the back of them. I outlined mine with Kraft cardstock since it matched the color scheme.

To add more pizazz to the bag I decided to dress up the handles a bit. I had wire lying around and bent it in the shape of bag handles. Rachel also had a pile of beads (from a broken necklace). I strung the beads on the wire and Taaaaadaaaa.......I now have these cute handles for the bag.


I am also entering this project over at The Kraft Journal. If you haven't had a chance to check them out yet please do. They are having a fun Holiday Challenge. You can shop at their store now through December 31, 2010 with this promo code, HOLIDAY10 to receive 10 percent of all of your purchases at Kraft Outlet. For details click HERE
 

Supplies:
Kraft Cardstock - Stampin Up; Kraft Bag (Michael's Craft Store); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart - Holidays); Santa Embellishment (The Paper Studio); Stickers (Anna Griffin - Calisto Christmas); Red Ribbon (Celebrate It!); Santa Ribbon (from stash); Recycled Items (Wire & Black Beads)
Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooooooo cute cute cute! LOVING that grid design and that SANTA!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jamie Lane said...

This is adorable, love the santa and the little squares!!!

Emora Designs said...

What an adorable gift bag! I am loving the beaded handles from the broken necklace! Great idea. Regan

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is so dang cute Angi... I just love it! Thanks for entering it over at the Kraft Holiday Challenge too!!!

Jean said...

This is very cute!!

Kristina said...

Using that necklace is genius!! Love the bag, just fantastic.

C Stephens said...

What a cayuuuute gift bag. This is such a fun and whimsical project. Great job!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is adorable, Angi, and you are a whiz with altering bag handles! Brilliant!!

Jingle said...

This is really adorable!

Tracy said...

Your bag just turned our precious Angi! :) Wonderful project!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable!! Love the paper you used for the squares!

Linda said...

Angi this is wonderful. I love when I can recycle and you sure did on this bag. I love the beads.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a cute gift bag, lovely santa image and that beads handle, WOW!

Liz said...

A very cute gift bag!! And the beaded handle is adorable.

Kimberly Anne said...

I don't know how you always do it, Angi, but you are so smart to make the beaded handles! They are the perfect finishing touch!

Val said...

those bag handles are awesome!! you can never have enough bling:)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is stinkin' adorable, Angie! Just LOVE your beaded handle!

Denise said...

Your bag rocks! Love your felt Santa. And those handles... the whole thing is amazing.

itsabrt said...

Oh this is so cute I would love to give a gift in this better yet receive one!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Angi - what a delightful dimensional bag !! One of a kind for sure, plus it made me laugh !!

Amy said...

OMG! What a cute idea!! ♥ this!

Kim. said...

Oh this bag looks really pretty, the sticker and the beads really set if off and it's perfect for the season.
Kim xXx

Linda Kaiser said...

I so love the bag! Too cute!

Linda

Kate said...

This bag is a gift in itself!! That Santa is fabulous and I LOVE those handles!! You've always got such wonderful ideas to dress things up just that bit extra. Great job!!

Debbie said...

Very creative!!! Love the squares on the bag and your idea for the handle!

CraftyGirl said...

Angi.. this bag is darling!! I love the way you used the squares behind him and the handles are fabulous!! so clever!!
Barb :)

Catherine Schroeder said...

This is a great bag! Super cute! Just wanted to know that I awarded you with a little blog award! Thanks for always sending some comment love my way! Enjoy! :D

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