Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elf Visit & An Artist's Gift

Over the weekend, our family Elf on the Shelf, Conner, decided that he wanted a birds-eye view of my scrap room. I came in on Saturday morning to find him hanging around and a note that told me he was curious about what my tools all do.  I took this as a sign that I had totally been neglecting my space so I quickly got to work creating a gift bag for my cousin, an artist and writer.

I love when people use patterned papers for their solid color features on work so I decided to do just that when selecting the paint colors for my artist palette, off the Locker Talk cartridge. Most of this paper is from my leftover pieces, but I am positive some of it is from the DCWV Old World Stack...especially the red piece.

I used my favorite Gypsy feature, the hide/contour button and got rid of the lines I did not need and made several copies in order to have each paint spot be a different color. I love how you can line up all your papers on your mat before cutting and still can not believe it took me so long to figure that out. I inked around the edges as well.
Next, came the fun title for the bag. I knew I wanted it to be fun so I starting at Locker Talk and moving backwards I selected a bunch of fonts to create the different letter.  I included a list below. I love the way it all looks when put together. A little embossing on my paintbrush and a lot of glue later, I was all done with a fun gift bag and my craft space was feeling well loved.
Hope everyone has started the week off well. I am actually super busy working a a project for my parents.  I  hope to share some of it with you soon. I am sure many people are busy with holiday crafting.  Enjoy you day!

Other supplies used!
Cart list for letters: 
Life's a Party: L, R (both red)
Letter Envy: v (yellow), C (blue)
Kate's ABC's: a (yellow)
Jubilee: E, t (both green)
Holiday Cakes: I, L (orange)
Hello Kitty Font: e (orange), y (green)
Hannah Montana: I (blue), e (green)
Fontopia Monogram: V (red)


  1. Love your craftiness. And I love Conner:)

  2. I love this gift bag! I really like that you used all the different fonts. It just makes the bag fun.

  3. What a fabulous gift bag ... she's going to LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'


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