Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Try it on Tuesday - Gift Bags or Boxes

Hello Everyone!

It's time to start another challenge over at Try it on Tuesday. This time around our theme is "GIFT BAGS OR BOXES". What you make is up to you, as long as we can see a bag or a box. It can be either 3D or images, but the theme should be the focus on your entry. I hope you will join in with us for this fun challenge.

Every year I come up with a new way to decorate my gifts for the family. This year I have decided to decorate little bags with tags to attach to the front of the presents. I have this wonderful package of glassine bags I found while I was packing, so I decided to put them to good use. I hope you enjoy my little Christmas Tag Bags!





BLUE TAG: 

Stencils: Crafter's Workshop Art Is and Flurries, Stamps: Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 2, Penny Black sentiment, Tim Holtz snowflake, Artistic Outpost - Midwinter, Inks: Ranger Archival - Cornflower Blue and Jet Black, Distress - Stormy Sky, Other: May Arts Jute string, German glass glitter - silver, DecoArt Snow Writer and Glamour Dust glitter - Crystal.





RED TAG:

Stencils: Memory Box - Adornment, Stamps: BoBunny - Powder Mountain, Penny Black sentiment - Christmas Cheer, Tim Holtz - Distress Damask, Artistic Outpost - Midwinter, Inks: Ranger Archival - Coffee and Olive Green, Distress - Gathered Twigs, Other: seam binding, DecoArt Snow Writer and Glamour Dust glitter - Crystal.




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Well it has been getting very cold recently and so my walks have been reduced to a minimum until I can purchase myself some sort of winter coat!! So I've been stuck inside this week, but apparently Mother Nature felt my sadness and sent some nature to keep me company!

This is Rocky. He was hiding away from the cold winds by crawling up in between my patio cushions. I feel bad to have to put the cushions away in the shed, but it's going to snow soon, so Rocky is going to need a back up plan for the rest of the winter. He apparently loves the view as much as I do, can't blame him for that!!





We had our first snowfall of the year on Saturday and although it pretty much melted before it hit the ground, it was an absolute thrill for me!! My hubby and I started our first fire in the fireplace and we were in heaven!! I've never had a fireplace before and I am completely addicted now! When we woke up Sunday morning the sky was just as pink as all get out! Oh what a glorious weekend!




That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


66 comments:

  1. Wow..wonderful tags in bags! I am thrilled about them.. and Rocky looks so sweet!
    Happy rest of the week Pamellia!
    oxo
    Susi

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  2. Looking at all your lovely photos recently I can tell you are loving your new home Pamellia. Another super collection today and especially Sam the Squibble (as named by little granddaughter who squeals with glee watching him our garden).

    Great tags and like the idea of the little vellum holders, such a great idea that I might borrow.

    B x

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  3. Gorgeous tags and bags Pamellia, your family will cherish these tags from their presents they are beautiful.
    It's lovely to have nature so close by too, I've been watching the squirrels burying their winter store in my garden this past week, they are so lovely to watch. Glad you have settled in to your new home so quickly.
    Lorraine

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  4. Morning Pamellia your tags a delightful love both of them!!!....
    And Rocky looks a very tame squirrel he going to get very comfy there!!!....
    I can see you having a little collection of furry friends by the end of winter!!!!.....
    And a thank you for your lovely comments.
    Jules xx

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  5. Wonderful tag-bags or bag-tags !! You made them so lovely looking. Now you have them ready for your family.
    You have got an amazing gest. I think it will visit you many times.
    Have a great day, Pamellia xx

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  6. So beautiful, Pamellia! Who would even notice the gift when they see these!! Lovely photos! Rocky looks like he is enjoying the view from ‘his’ chair! :) xxx

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  7. Wonderful gift bag, and love the photos, Rocky is so cute! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Cute Rocky and oh so beautiful creations...so lovely like you my friend.xxx { aNNie}

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  9. Beautiful tags Pamellia, lovely idea to put them in the little bags.
    Wonderful photos, how do your dogs cope with the 'visitor'... mine would go bonkers! Her favourite game is chasing squirrels in the woods (don't worry she never catches them, it's just the thrill of the chase, one fell right in front in front of her once...she just stood and looked at it, it shook itself and scarpered up the nearest tree!)
    Chris
    x

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  10. Simply beautiful Pamellia, I love how,you used the AO imagery and I am so l,eased to see you use them as they work beautifully on your tags. I love the glassine bag idea, such a lovely lovely thoughtful touch to a gift. I would be thrilled to receive one of these or any of your cards and I know the recipients will feel the same . Tracy x

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  11. Gorgeous..the beautifully decorated bags and superb Tags !

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  12. Oooh such beautiful beautiful creations and I unashamedly admit nowadays I visit your blog to see your beautiful country's photos! Today my mom was saying one of her classmates son had migrated to Canada and I told her no wonder since its such a beautiful country and about you!!

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  13. Gorgeous tags Pamellia especially the red one..the scene is picture perfect. Hello to Rocky....what fun. I can feel your excitement from your new home I'm so thrilled for you. Real fires are so relaxing. ..enjoy...I can almost hear the Christmas music from here :-) xx

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  14. Beautiful tags, Pamellia! I love that the bags are decorated as well. How sweet Rocky comes by to visit. Love nature!

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  15. Very pretty tags and bags Pamellia! Love those sentiment stamps and the stencils on the bags! What a great way to innovate gift-wrapping!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  16. What a great way to use the glassine bags...love that you decorated them as well as your tags! Two lovely snowy scenes, sure to thrill the recipients! Ha...love the pictures of "Rocky". We have a couple of squirrel feeders and have a number of squirrels around...I often say I need to make them little colored collars so I can tell them all apart :)

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia...with such an elegant feel to them!! And Rocky...what a sweetie!! We have a backyard full of squirrels climbing our bird feeders...storing away goodies for winter...just hope it's not a long one!!! So good to have you back with your gorgeous makes and fabulously witty posts!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  18. Beautiful tags and great idea putting them in little bags. Loving all the pictures of your new home and surrounding you have a beautiful spot .

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  19. Fabulous idea to have a tag in a very stylish bag

    Love the photographs and the cheeky squirrel

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Oh Wow! I love the way you have used the little envelopes - these will make your gifts look amazing! Love your views. ....and Rocky! I wonder will he bring a Rosie one day! Hugs, Chrisx

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  21. Really gorgeous tag bags Pamellia.
    Hugs, Veerle

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  22. I liked the tags. Embossing gives it a wonderfully festive look! and packages are perfectly combined with tags))))
    Squirrel - charm, almost changed the winter coat ...
    Today we have the snow fell too.
    Hugs . Irina.

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  23. Awww, would you look at that cute little fur buddy. Rocky is very photogenic! He really thought he'd won the warmth lottery with those cushions too, I bet. The view IS gorgeous from your balcony. Love nature shots and that sunset was lovely.
    As for your tags...those are SO cute! Loved that you did a design on the bags too so that you sort of see the design on the tag, but it's still such a surprise when you pull them out and see all the details. You're so crafty and creative. I can only imagine that everything you touch turns to gorgeous!!!
    Big hugs and thanks for the spurring the Christmas creativity in me.
    Lisa x

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  24. Beautiful little bags and tags. A fabulous idea and so creative as always.
    Mar xx

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  25. Beautiful tags, Pamellia! I can't decide which is my favorite, but had a good giggle at the Midwinter stamp you used...I tried making my last tag with it, but it just didn't come together for me. It looks amazing on your tags! You've inspired me to try again! I'm loving those Penny Black sentiments, perfect for your gorgeous tags! These are special little gifts unto themselves...someone is going to be very happy to receive them!

    Loved seeing the snow and the beautiful morning sky...looks chilly! No winter coat...I should send you mine...doesn't look like I'll need it much, although we did dip into the 30's last few nights, and had our first frost this morning! So pretty, but gone before I could snap a photo! Big hugs! Enjoy that fireplace...wish we had one!

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  26. I just love the idea! And adding a gift card would make it a perfect gift! So well thought out, I love the simplicity of these tags as seen through the gorgeous patterns on the bags. The charms and ribbons really complete the look! Perfect for this challenge and gets my wheels rolling. TFS!

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  27. Oh my, these are stunning, Pamellia!! I absolutely love the tags!! The stamps you used are so beautiful!! What a creative use of the bags!! I love it!! You will have the most amazing packages this Christmas!! And oh, Rocky is so sweet!! I used to have a "pet" squirrel in college...he would always come to our dorm window and we fed him nuts :) And what gorgeous photos!! We had a big, fat snow that thankfully melted as soon as it hit the ground. I'm not a fan of the white stuff :) But I do love sitting in front of the fireplace!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  28. Fabulous tags Pamellia..and the word "Glassine" bought back memories as we used it to interleave paint charts when I worked in a printing firm many years ago..love the feel of it and the sound it makes..beautiful embossing and sparkle and love the ribbons and charms and gorgeous images..little Rocky is too cute.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous tags Pamellia, what a great idea with the bags, lovely!!
    Good news with the print size, my son came down unexpectedly last night and he's got me sorted, yeahhhh, at last I can see your blog easily again now, don't ask me what he did 'cause I haven't a clue but what ever it was it's worked so who cares!! LOL he's sorted one or two other things out on both the laptop and the PC for me too so I'm a happy bunny!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  30. A gorgeous set of tags in bags Pamellia. I love the depth you have created with the layering of the stamps and the matching charms are lovely. Such a great way to embellish your Christmas gifts. Sally.x.

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  31. A gorgeous project Pamellia, love those little tag bags and the tags themselves are beautiful.
    Loved the photos of 'Rocky' he looks so cute. I often catch a glimpse of the squirrels in the woods near my house, but have never had one that close - lucky you.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  32. Love the idea of putting the beautiful tags in such elegant bags! Hugs!
    Lula

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  33. Love the idea of putting the beautiful tags in such elegant bags! Hugs!
    Lula

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  34. Love the tags. They are so elegant and beautiful. The Winter Wonderland is my favorite.

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  35. Beautiful gift tags you have made Pamellia, what gorgeous scenes and colours and to put the in bags is a great idea.
    We have it so cold in the UK too.
    Hugs Pam x

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  36. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous tags you have made, love the vellum bags to fit them into. A beautiful new friend you have there, I love squirrels, such characters.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Its a super idea to use little bags for the tags, they all look beautiful. Loved today's photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  38. Your tags look stunning in their pretty bags Pamellia, beautiful stamping! And wow what amazing photos! Love the look of that squirrel

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  39. Beautiful tags Pamellia, such a clever idea to decorate the little bags to put them in - your Christmas gifts will look wonderful.
    Pauline
    x

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  40. These look so beautiful Pamellia, I always love your designs, the photo's are gorgeous
    Kevin xx

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  41. Stunningly beautiful tags, the vellum envelopes are exquisite...magnifique! Ruth xx

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  42. Pamellia, your dear heart shows so beautifully in your lovely art. Such a fantastic way of showing these tags through the decorated bags. A gorgeous interactive element! Always I feel at peace upon visiting your blog. Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, de

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  43. Bet your family can't wait to see how you dress up their gifts each year! Your tags and bags are lovely! I am loving the photos of the scenery surrounding your new home. It looks so beautiful!

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  44. Oh what beautiful tags in bags Pamellia - they are absolutely gorgeous. Love your wee visitor and the photos of the trees and leaves (or lack there of) and the sunrise are fabulous.
    We are having 70 o F days and lots of sunshine and roses and fresh veggies starting to come away, including lettuce salads with greens picked fresh from the garden.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  45. The tags are gorgeous, I love the PB sentiment on the first one and the glassine bags are exquisite.with the wonderful embossing. Your family must look forward to Christmas each year, if only to get a wonderfully wrapped and adorned gift from you!

    Rocky is a cheeky looking little chap and your photos of him are great. I hope you get a winter coat soon, it would be a shame to miss all the changes that will be taking place over the next few weeks! Hugs, Anne xx

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  46. Lovely photos! You have a wonderful gift bag! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  47. Loving your Creations, and your Photo's , Keep them coming Pamellia.
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  48. Hi Pamellia! Lovely tags - I like the red one! Love the photos of Rocky - they can be such a nuisance though, Mum has a family of barmy squirrels in her oak tree - they spend hours staring at mum! Its mutual dislike I can assure you!!! Cxx

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  49. Love the gift tag bags! and isn't it wonderful when you discover a 'treasure' while cleaning your craft space. Love it! and I hope your family truly enjoys these little treasures! Just beautiful!

    and thank you for all the info on products used. very helpful!

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  50. These tags with little gift bags are stunning Pamellia! I love the stamps you've used and the beautiful textures on the bags! Cute pictures of Rocky... we have many squirrels in our backyard, I dare not name any of them- Quinn & Maddie (my fur babies) would be very jealous! LOL!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  51. Great Fall photos! The bag pouches were enough for me, and then you did tags! Gorgeous, both of them!!!

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  52. Stunning, absolutely mind glowingly stunning. How gorgeous will they look on a present wrapped in brown parcel paper xx

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  53. Love the tags in the little gift bags and you manage to make everything looks so icy and Wintry -I missed our open fire when the council installed central heating but now wouldn't be without it -my son has squirrels in his garden they drive the dog wild and even destroyed the squirrel feeder trying to get all the nuts out lol
    Carol x

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  54. Gorgeous tags. Squirrels! they drive my dogs crazy in the park and I'm sure they know they will never be able to catch them. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  55. Gorgeous projects Pamellia! Love all the shimmery details! Your photos are wonderful too! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  56. Stunning festive delights Pamellia and a cute Squirrel.
    Julie x

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  57. Hi Pamellia
    Stunning tags, so beautifully embellished. Just perfect for Christmas.
    Aww, Rocky is sooo cute. Is there not a spare cushion or pillow you can leave our for him, bless.
    I can't comment on your other two beautiful creations.......with the videos. I keep getting "webpage not available" Very strange as I can see the posts.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  58. My beautiful friend, your tags and bags are incredibly gorgeous! Everything you touch transforms into pure magic. I love glassine bags and have never seen them done so elegantly. The tags themselves are stunning in design and detailing... right down to the precious charms! My heart flutters to think how stunning the gifts will look with these atop them. You are so talented. :o) And thank you for sharing more sweet pictures! Rocky is precious... don't you just love chomper friends? Have a twinkly night, my sweet friend! It is Thanksgiving here and after a long and busy week (the good kind!), I want to remind you how thankful I am for you... you are such a lovely part of my life. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  59. Stunning tags Pamellia I love the little jackets you have made for them, the images are gorgeous. I meant to say in my previous comment that your pictures are fantastic, you have an eye for bringing out the beauty of not only your craft creations but for nature, Rocky looks quite at home on your patio, the first fall of snow is truly wonderful you make it all look so magical.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  60. Ohhhh your squirrel friend is totes adorable and so bushy tailed! Lol. A neighbor has an obstacle course for the squirrels at his house. Very funny to watch those buggers get at it and win. They sure earn their nuts! Now Bubbles, these tags are tagged, bagged and make me glad! Teehee! Hehe! I couldn't resist. The blue is my fave by a smidge. Both are amazeballs! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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  61. Love your pretty tags and the gorgeous bags to hold them ... I'm really enjoying seeing your photos too ... I hope you'll link at OBW in the future!

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  62. What a lovely idea to use the vellum so that you get a hint of what's to come. Gorgeous tags - I especially love the frosty woodland (love those trees) and the adorable Artistic Outpost cottage - a winter favourite. Super inspiration, thank you (though I'm doubting I'll have time to play along...)
    Alison xx

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    1. Ooh... I tell a lie - I've just had a thought!! xx

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  63. Beautiful tags, they are so pretty. Both of the images are so pretty and I love the added charm detail, it makes the tags that little bit extra special.

    Dionne xx

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