Saturday, 24 June 2017

Gift Bag and more.....

I started with a gift bag, which led onto tags and a card......
My inspiration came from Stamplorations/Cutplorations photo..
I focused in on the red paste icing, the candles, celebration
and the black and white lace effect on the cup cake holders.

The red flowers have been stenciled with coloured embossing paste, 
using two different sizes of the flower stencil.
The sentiments and candles have been die cut and layered.
The black and white lace strip at the bottom has been stamped and heat embossed.
I have used quite a few gold sequins to cover up my extra blobs of red paste!

I then wanted to make a tag for the bag....
 I wanted to play with the different effects of the paste, layouts etc.
My inspiration to play with this technique came from The CAS-Mixup Challenge 
which is embossing pastes and gels...
The tags have been die cut and I made a small black frame as well.
I enjoyed playing with the translucent paste
 and the opaque ones to see the difference.

I now have a couple of spare tags to put on the actual presents.

 I made a CAS card to go with the set.
The tag on the card is smaller than the tag on the bag.
I masked the white lace effect, stamped and heat embossed.

The completed set ...
That's all I have to do now is find a present that fits the bag!!!

It took me awhile but I enjoyed it and had fun x
Thank you so much for finding the time to stop by.
I really do appreciate it...Thank You x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
Tag die and candle die cut from Stamplorations
Two sizes of the flower stencil from Stamplorations
Update...I got a shout out for the set...Thank you x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge with the option of masculine colours
Tag die and flower stencil is Stamplorations
Mixed Media Monthly - A year of choices - #32 for me - Put a stencil on it
Anything Mixed Media goes...Except a card
Must use a stencil..Two sizes of the bold floral stencils


  1. Who needs a present with that project! Everything is so beautiful it's a gift itself! LOVE the flowers and the clear embossing on black ... The touches of gold are so stunning... Wonderful projects Mac!

  2. Wow so many beautiful creations here Mac, love them all, so clever ;) Viv xx

  3. What a fabulous set Mac! Very luxurious looking! LOVE it! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Lovely bag a tag! A great set, my friend!

  5. Beautiful mixed media gift bag, tag and tag card...Wow! TFS all your creative beauties my friend. So pleased you added your card to our CAS Mix Up Challenge. Hugs..

  6. I am once again totally in awe, Mac! Stunning creations--so elegant & beautiful!

  7. Really beautiful creations,Mac.Stunning flowers on the bag.Have a nice weekend.

    Gr,Sylvia x

  8. Oh WOW! What a beautiful set of matching creations. Lovely designs. xx

  9. WOW! Mac Mable LURVE these, such beautiful projects. Great colour combo. Your card is fab, love the shine on the flowers.

  10. Gorgeous set of makes Mac, love the colours and layouts.
    Hugs Pam x

  11. Wow what a fantastic job you have done here creating this set. Love how you took inspiration from the CUTplorations photo and made it your own. Not an easy one this month. I'm hoping the STAMPloration gals will give you another win here. I sure would.

  12. Great job Mac!! LOVE your bag, tags and beautiful card. The coloured embossing paste is so pretty ... love the red and gold together. And the tags and card are gorgeous, especially on that black card / tag bases. Love the addition of the glossy black flowers in the background. Amazing ... it was worth all the work!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  13. Wonderful texture, Mac! And the black makes these so classy! Love the black embossing on the card! Glad you couldn't help yourself! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  14. Wow, what an eye catching, fabulous set, Mac ... the drama of the black with the red and gold embossing is fantastic ... a brilliant contrast with the delicate lines of the white lace detailing! Thanks so much for coming by ... and for your lovely words ... I've enjoyed a delicious return visit, meandering through your recent projects! Anita :)

  15. Beautiful rich colours and an ornate feel which is quite different to a lot of stuff I'm seeing around right now. I'm surprised you were so inspired by the photo - I had to look at it several times to work out what it was. (I thought it looked a bit like a bottom or a chinese roast duck!)

  16. Wow Mac this is one stunning set of items - love how you have taken the inspiration image and translated it into these amazing projects.

  17. Wow, you have been busy and inspired. Such a wonderful set of projects and who doesn't love a sequin to hide a splodge!

  18. WOW - I am speechless! This is just amazing! That gift bag, the tag and the card - swooning over every little detail! That is going to be one lucky recipient! It does not need a present at all! Thanks again for playing along at CUTplorations this month!

  19. Absolute stunners Mac, gorgeous colours and floral images, the combinations are wonderful and love the touch of gold. I love the shape of the tags and detail is brilliant, whoever gets this set will be thrilled, Kate x

  20. Well WOW! Awesome inspired goodies - I love your tags - well done! Thanks for joining in at CUTplorations.

  21. Wow, that is a stunning collection of crafty goodness. I love the color combo and how you really ran with your design. Everything turned out lovely!

  22. Wow love all the designs, gosh the colors are so pretty.

    Hugs Diane

  23. I am speechless... such creativity and beauty 😍 Thank you for sharing with CUTplorations

  24. wow such amazing colour and texture. Oh to receive that trio. I absolutely love the bold flowers.

  25. WOW! Brilliant work. I love the colors! Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations challenge. HUGS

  26. Wowzer what an absolutely STUNNING packaging ensemble here!! The bold flowers in the bright colors just pop beautifully against the dark background on all of your creations! I think this would be a gift in itself to receive! Beautifully done my friend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

  27. gotta love it when you start out with an idea and you end up with a wonderfully done collection of beautiful designs...well done!
    xx Karen

  28. OMG ! 😲Your set is absolutely stunning ! You start with a gift bag and you ended up with a card + several tags ! And they all are so gorgeous ! Your combo red/black/gold is SOOOO wonderful ! And I don't talk about the white lace embossing ! You know what, it doesn't matter if you do not find a present to put in, the whole set is already a fabulous present ! Really an amazing work Mac ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

  29. You have taken an ordinary brown paper carrier and made it into this outstanding creation. Not only that you have added tags and a matching card. All beautifully created. hugs Mrs A.

  30. Wow such a beautiful selection of crafty things here Mac, just awesome ;) Viv xx

  31. One word: exquisite! I love everything about your coordinating projects -- the color combo, the textures, the design. Way to go!

  32. Holy Smokes! Mac you have more talent in your baby finger than I do in my whole body!! What a fantabulous line up of projects - beautifully colored and perfectly put together!! WOW!


  33. Beautiful job; loving all the "white space" that's really black - LOL! Nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.


  34. What a fabulous set and love the colours Mac, so dramatic on the black and the kraft gift bag. I love the two sizes of flower and the wonderful dimension with the red texture paste and the added candles and sentiment. x

  35. Such a pretty gift set. Love the matching bag and card and the gorgeous colors and texture. Thank you for joining us at "Stamplorations- Monthly Mixed Media" Challenge. We hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Member

  36. Wow...WOw...WOW!!! Incredibly WOW!!! It's so wonderful to see your submission as always at STAMPlorations June Mixed Media Challenge Thank you for playing along with us.
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  37. What great projects! your colors are so vibrant and fun!

  38. Beverley, these are absolutely stunning!!!! Thanks so much for playing along STAMPlorations Cutplorations and Mixed Media Challenges. Good Luck!!!! hugs xxx

  39. Love the bold tropical feel! So glad you joined us at Stamplorations CAS!

  40. wow how lovely to receive this and a present! The decoration of the flowers on the bag almost looks like embroidery.

  41. Wow, this set really packs a punch. I was instantly drawn to the beautiful bright colours on the bag and then moved on to the monochromatic pattern, what an unusual but perfect combination. I'd be thrilled to receive this amazing artwork, you're so talented! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  42. Hi - I had a lovely holiday - pity we had to come back! I am on the CE DT so I got the inks to use but I just looked for you and they have them at Sunrise crafts which I find reasonable and free P&P over £15
    Lynn x

    1. Hi Lynn

      Thank you so much for coming back to me so quickly, that was so kind x

      Off to take a look at the link x

      So glad you had a lovely holiday x

      crafty hugs x

  43. Hello Mac :-)
    As always you surprised me with an unconventional approach to the subject. Your interpretation of the picture is amazing. I love the whole set, I already envy the lucky man who gets it :-) And of course I write everything in my inspirational file ...

  44. And another STAMPlorations score under belt! Woo hoo! You rocked this color palette and I simply adore this bag and tags! AMAZING! You are so creative and truly an inspiration. I was soooo sad when your blog disappeared for a short time and am super happy to be sharing with you again. Hugs, Autumn


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