It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Mixed Media Gift Bag
We had a wonderful weekend with family celebrating all of our blessings from God. After the food and fun, we spend a relaxing few days together playing games, watching movies and of course, eating leftover turkey and pie. By day three, hubby said he didn’t want another bite of turkey (haha). I remember feeling that way as a child. I always disliked Thanksgiving leftovers. But now that I am the cook, I LOVE anything that I don’t have to prepare.
This year was the first year that we did’t go black Friday shopping and I don’t think we missed anything. It was much better spent at home with the family.
Creating the Gift Bag
Gift bags can be so fun to decorate especially when you get them from the dollar store, three for a dollar. I started off by cutting a piece of a brown paper bag and using the Lacy Lotus stencil with grunge paste in the background. I sprayed PaperArtsy Infusions after stamping a script stamp in the background.
All of the stamps I used are by PaperArtsy. I colored them using Fresco Finish Paints. I also used thread, stamped fabric, and liquid pearls to embellish the bag.
The piece of paper was mounted to the gift bag and a black marker doodled a border around the edge.
Happy Tea Day to all the ladies playing along with Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Today I am sharing a tea that I have been drinking a lot as of late. Hubby bought this English Tea Store Loose Leaf, Peach Apricot Tea Pouches, 4 Ounce tea for me last year and I haven’t drank much of it because black tea is a stronger than I like. I have found that steeping a very small amount of this tea produces a lighter taste, yet still retains the flavor of the peach and apricot.
Happy Tea Day,