Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

I am happy to be a part of this month's Christmas- themed Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz. You can find the list of participants in a thread by visisting the forum here.


I LOVE the  gorgeous typography and wonderful sentiments in Seasonal Remedies. Envisioning these labels on old grain sacks,  I decided to make some little rustic gift bags.



 First, I stitched some burlap bags that measure 4x5 and ran some jute twine through the casing. Next I cut some muslin squares and stitched around the edges with red thread; the frayed edges add to the rusticity--ok, so I just made up a word. Then I stamped the image with red dye ink. I attached the stamped muslin squares to the burlap bags with 1/8 inch score taped placed beneath the stitching--easy peasy.

Felt holly and berries along with rusty bells add a little more Christmas cheer. Now these little homespun bags are ready to be filled with a glassine bag of homebaked cookies, hot chocolate packets, a gift card, or even sparkling jewels :).


Supplies:
Stamps:Seasonal Remedies (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Jenny Bowlin Chili Powder (Ranger)
Other: Simply Chartreuse and Pure Poppy felt, Holly Jolly die (PTI)

32 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! I do like the hessian bags and the stitched labels look brilliant.

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  2. These are fabulous and thank you for your details on making them. The stamping on the muslin is awesome.

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  3. Oh they are just perfect. Fabulous idea!

    Ali x

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  4. What perfectly wonderful gift bags, they are amazing!!

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  5. Oh, Cammie--I love your little homespun creations! What a wonderful idea--this is a fantastic way to use the Seasonal Remedies sentiments!

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  6. I die!!
    And now know what I'm going to do with 2 yards of burlap in my craft closet...
    these are fabulous!!
    And I think rusticity is a real word...
    I say it all the time...
    *giggle*

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  7. Oh dear Cammie! What sweet little treat bags! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Cammie - So original! Your bags are such a fab idea! Love it!

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  9. What wonderful burlap treat bags Cammie! love the label you stamped and the pretty holly and beads!

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  10. JUST brilliant!! I love your hessian bags! They look amazing!

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  11. Those little bags are so adorable! I love the little holly accents and bells on the strings. Great details!

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  12. How brilliant are these?!?!? Just fabulous!

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  13. LOVE THESE! I NEED burlap! What a FUN little treat bag!! Thanks for the FUN idea.. need to PIN it! :)
    Have a GREAT day! Happy Waltzing!

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  14. What charming little gift bags!! LOVE them!!

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  15. What a truly brilliant idea. Such a fun homespun feel to these great little bags. Well done!

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  16. Love the little rustic bags idea! Very Cute!

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  17. Wow, these bags are so cute, love the little holly especially!

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  18. LOOOOOVE these, Cammie! They are the sweetest creations, and make me think of Laurie Ingalls Wilder going to the Olsen's Mercantile to get some penny candy! Beautiful stamped, stitched, and embellished, and sooo creative!

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  19. I think that "rusticity" really sums it up perfectly! Cammie, they are so pretty and just about the most creative thing I've seen. I love all the little details you put into these little sacks, such a great job.

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  20. These are wonderful! What a fabulous idea!

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  21. Oh my goodness, these little gift bags are just fabulous! So creative. And festive!

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful bags! I just downloaded one of your pictures so I'll remember for the future - will let you know if/when I case them - LOVE them!

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  23. Cammie, my eyes lit up when I saw the photos of your projects. These are wonderful little rustic gift bags - love the texture of the burlap, felt and cotton muslin together and that image stamped in red ties it all together perfectly. Those little rusty jingle bells finish them off perfectly-thanks for the inspiration - can't wait to try something similar.

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  24. What wonderful little treat sacks! Amazing project!!

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  25. These are amazing. What a clever idea. I am laughing at your description of sewing the bags-easy-peasy. You have clearly never met someone who substitutes a glue gun for a needle and thread (I'm sewing-challenged). In my wildest dreams, I couldn't replicate this, but thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. Wow, this is absolutely stunning.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

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  27. What a wonderful idea! Just too adorable.

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  28. Hi Cammie! These bags are really fabulous!! Love the size and how you decorated them. You are so talented!! Great job!!

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  29. What a great idea! Super cute. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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  30. Oh these are *gorgeous* - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabric mix and the homespun happy feeling! They would be perfect for gifting anything that fits inside!

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