Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Merry Christmas To You (Paper Bag)

ETA: I won the Magnolia-licious challenge with my Christmas paper bag. Thank you girls!

Hello everyone! I'm really excited to show you my Christmas paper bag today. This is the first paper bag I decorate and I enjoyed it very much. I finally got to use my gorgeous "Tilda with snow heart" stamp from Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye 2009 & 2011 Christmas collections. I painted around the edges with Distress crackle paint and added Snow-Tex for some texture on my main panel. To create some interest, I placed my stamped image on three different layers: a 6" doilie, distressed pattern paper and a piece of corrugated cardboard. This corrugated cardboard was inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then decorated with Cinnamon Stickles.

I made the 2 big snowflakes with my Cricut Expressions (Winter Woodland cartridge) and finished them with a thick layer of Crystal glitter, rhinestones and a flower center from Prima Marketing. The smaller pearl snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby. I also cut the swirls with my Cricut Expressions (Sweethearts cartridge).

I colored Tilda with my Copic markers and added some blue shading for the background with Broken China Distress Ink. I also applied Snow-Tex to Tilda's snow heart, snowflakes and around the edges.
Here are the colors I used this time: Skin: E11, E00, E000 and R20. Scarf, gloves and hat: B29, B27, B24 and B21. Dress: R29, R27, R24 and R22. Boots: E59, E57, E33, E31 and E50.

I'm entering these challenges with my Christmas paper bag:

TOMIC: Paper bag and photo inspiration (Swedish Dalahorse)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Christmas 
Magnolia-licious: Photo Inspiration
Simply Magnolia: Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!


  1. So very beautiful Paola! I love your colouring and the elegant details of your gift bag. Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this week, hugs, Chris and the TOMIC Team. :)

  2. ton petit sac est une pure merveille.
    un grand bravo.

  3. Oh my, this is fantastic! Love the blue ribbon, and all the details are SO georgeus!

  4. Hello Paola. I am so pleased to have stumbled across your blog. Your work is just stunning and very inspirational! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.
    This bag is just gorgeous. I love all the little details and textures you have used xxx

  5. Beautiful layering and sweet details on this bag. Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Color Challenge :-)

  6. Oh my goodness is this darling! Seriously your creations blow me away! I am in awe over all the beauty and detail that is in each and every project you make! LOVE this!
    Hugs~ Kim

  7. Paola, your bag is simply gorgeous. Who wouldn't want to get a bag like that! Love this adorable Tilda and you've colored her beautifully. Terrific attention to details. All the sparkles and snowflakes looks fab. Love the corrugated paper.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  8. Wat een mooi tasje. bedankt voor je deelname bij simply magnolia.
    groetjes Tessa & Anke

  9. Very beautiful Paola. Perfect.

    Greetings Henny.

  10. Dear Paola!
    Your work is fantastic...!!!
    Today I'm the first time on your blog and I already love it (I'm your new follower).
    Big Hugs,

  11. Gorgeous!! Love your coloring!
    Just found your blog.. I'll be back to snook a bit more around tomorrow :)

  12. This is a gorgeous paperbag. I love your colouring and details.


  13. The colouring is perfect!! Love this image!

  14. This is absolutely adorable... love all the layers and details! Your style, design and coloring are gorgeous!
    Crafty Hugs,

  15. This is so beautiful and I love that little santa button charm it's so sweet on it :)
    hugs Nikki