How to Create a Festive Floral Christmas Gift Bag

Hi everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? I can’t but I can say I’m a little ahead of the game and have a few holiday projects created ahead of time. This first project I want to share is for the 3rd Annual Comfort and Joy Event hosted by Eileen Hull. I up-cycled a cloth bag that a set of pillow cases came in and turned it into a gift bag for Christmas. I used the Sunflower Diecut to create my version of a poinsettia. Let’s get started!

First, I cut out the flowers and leaf out of paper from the Sunflower Die.

I used two of the smaller flowers and the leaf as a patterned to cut the felt slightly larger than the pattern.

I cut two of each of the flowers, total of four, and two leaves. I layered and adhered the flowers on top of each other. I did cut a set in a cream and peach color that I plan on using in another project (stay tuned).

The leaf I added a little glue to the center and pinched together.

Next I cut and tied in the center yellow embroidery thread and unwound. I adhered to the back of a flat back pearl, glued to the center of the flower and the leaf to the back of the flower. I also cut out a couple of hollies from green felt from the Funky Festive Thinlits and added.

I used an assortment of metallic threads, green thread, gold ribbons, gold vines, pom pom trim and red berry sprays to “bling” out the flower.

I have managed to acquire a collection of these fabric bags but never really knew what to do with them but now I do.

Once everything dried I adhered the flower below the elastic on the bag and let that dry well.

I added a body wash to the bag and now my first Christmas present is wrapped! YAY!

But sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what her team has been up to! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE. If you aren’t a part of Eileen Hull’s Fun Club be sure to join (this is the only way to see the teams Comfort and Joy projects) you can find that link HERE (be sure to answer the questions when joining).


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Felt: Light Pink, Hot Pink, Green, Moss

Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive


Flat Back Pearl, Thread, Metallic Thread, Gold Ribbon, Gold Vines, Pom Pom Trim Red Berry Sprays

Cloth Bag

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Peaches and Cream Felt Planner Journal

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another project using Eileen Hull’s Wrapped Journal Diecut but this time I made a planner out of it!
Before placing felt over the Wrapped Journal Diecut I placed the Movers and Shapers Floral Cutout Die inside the opening of the wrapped journal diecut  and cut out the journal. Then I used the Magnetic Platform and placed the Movers and Shapers Scallop Border Diecut and place the end of the wrapped journal over the scalloped die and cut.

Next I cut Tan Paper Leather to fit the inside of the journal and adhered with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This will make the journal sturdier. 

Next I cut a piece of pleather to fit over the paper leather and adhered to the inside.

I forgot to add that before adhering the paper leather and pleather to the inside I adhered tulle behind the floral design. The buttons I threads and tied off on the backside and adhered to the center of each floral cutout.

I adhered Pom Pom trim and lace to the outer inside edge of the journal.

I strung the spine with elastic cording and the closure I threaded elastic cording through the button and then sewed to the middle of the spine. I also added bits of lace, trim and ribbon to the spine.

I purchased a pack of three mini composition notebooks from the Dollar Tree and covered the front and back with cardstock.

I used an assortment of chipboard embellishments from my stash to decorate the covers. 

I cut a file folder down and created a place to hold stitchy notes and washi tape samples.

I cut from white cardstock the Credit Card Sleeve Diecut, embossed with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the embossed images. I adhered the sleeve to the folder, cut a tag to fit the slot and wrapped washi tape around the tape in case I wanted to decorate the planner on the go.

I created a pen loop to hold an ink pen inside the planner. I cut flowers and a leaf from felt with the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and adhered together and added a gem to the center of the flower.

I wrapped a small piece of elastic around the pen I am going to use in my planner and cut. Next I adhered each side of the elastic on either side of the binder clip, adhere the felt flower to the side of the binder clip and clip to the folder or notebook and add the pen.

I used motivational saying on the covers of the notebooks.

As always if you have any questions about this planner please let me know. Also if you haven’t had a chance to see what Eileen’s Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: June Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Love You Valentine Card

Hi everyone! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I am here to share a 6″x6″ card I created using Eileen Hull’s newest diecut Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame  and some of her older diecuts Romance FlowerStitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies.
I started by cutting and folding a piece of Coral and Ivory Big Rev Cardstock to create a 6″x6″ base for my card. 

I cut the frame from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame which is cut from Mat Board and embossed with the Sweet Blooms Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I spritzed with Rosey Simply Sheer Mist, let dry and lightly inked over the edges and embossing with an aloe chalk ink. I cut a floral patterned cardstock slightly larger than the oval on the frame and adhered to the base of the card before adding the frame close to the edge of the card. I also added three banners before adhering the frame down.

I cut out several flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies on white cardstock. On a glass tray I spritzed an assortment of Simply Sheer and Glimmer Mists: Soft PeachRosey, Classy Green, Silk and Moss (retired),added a little water and laid the flowers and leaves down to absorb the colors. Once I was happy with the results I removed and placed them on a tray to dry.

I shaped all the flowers and leaves and adhered to the corner of the card. I added a brad to the larger flower, a Dew Drop to the medium size one and the small flowers I added sequins and then I applied Stickles over each floral center.
I bunched up gold thread and gold ribbon and adhered under the flowers along with felt hearts from my stash and to pearlized needles.

I used the Love Notes stamp set from Crate Paper to stamp  the “love you valentine” sentiment on a piece of cardstock and added off center of the banner to finish off the card. 
If you need more inspiration hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog and check out what the team is up to. You can find her blog HERE.

As always if you have any question please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes-Challenge #320-#321
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Doily Dori

Hi everyone! I am here to share a journal I created for Creativation/CHA for Eileen Hull’s booth this past January. I am really pumped over this Journal Diecut which will be coming to stores sometime in May.  

For this journal I cut the cover from felt and adhered together with Fabri-Tac adhesive. This is a great glue to use since it “grabs” and dries quickly.

On the cover I adhered a doily from my stash and a couple of felt flowers that I cut from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and added a Dew Drop to the center of the flower.

I strung 3 MM elastic through the holes and tied off.

I cut down a couple of notebooks that I had picked up at the Target Dollar Spot so they would fit in the journal. 

See how easy peasy this was to create! Now I can either use it as a planner or as an art journal. 😀

Be sure to hop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created! You can find the latest journal creations HERE. If you have any question about this journal please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge # 276-277

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying! 

Eileen Hull: Journal Envelope Pocket

Hi there! I am back for the third day in a row with another project I created for Eileen Hull’s booth at CHA/Creativation. This journal pocket I created for my foam-dori using the House/Pocket Stitchlits Diecuts

I cut four house/pocket diecuts from felt and “stacked” each diecuts end up on end (line up the holes) before stitching together because if you don’t it will make it hard to stitch all four pieces of felt together. I stitched the sides together to create pockets and the flaps I stitched individually.  I used cross stitch thread and did a back stitch on all edges. You can Google or Bing back stitching if you are unsure how to do this stitch.

The bottom flaps I used Fabri-Tac to adhere it to the pocket and the top flaps I added a velcro dot to keep each pocket closed.

I also cut a couple of felt flowers diecuts from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Collection and adhered to the flaps of the pocket journal. Now there is a place to hold stickers and washi tape samples in the foam-dori journal. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s BLOG for the latest from her Inspiration Team and as always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Planner Tassels and Planner Clips

Hi everyone! I am back to share  a couple of quick and easy projects for your planner using Eileen Hull’s newest diecuts from the Heartfelt Collection. I created these for Eileen’s booth at CHA/Creativation. 
For the planner tassel I cut a couple of flowers from felt using the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts and twelve 8 inch strips of ribbon and fiber. Next I gathered all the ribbon and fiber and ran it through a small metal ring (the ring I found in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby), folded in half and made sure it was even before tying off with thread. I adhered the flowers together with a Dew Drop and then glued on top of the thread. I cut a Ball Chain down and ran through the metal ring and then attached to the planner. 

For the planner clips I used Bird and Butterflies Diecuts and a variety of scraps of felt to cut the diecuts out. For both the bird and butterfly I adhered the pieces together and then glued to the top of a large paper clip. For the bird I added sequin, mini flower, dew drop and for the butterfly I added a scrap of lace, button, sequin and dew drop to finish both off.
All of these project took maybe an hour and that was only because I had to hunt for supplies so I would say you could knock several out if you are more organized than me. 😉
Be sure to hop over to Eileen’s BLOG and see what the Inspiration Team is up to and as always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Mini Cheery Flower Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project for today. This months theme is cards using Eileen Hull’s diecuts. I am always in need of little enclosure cards for gifts and these are some fun cards I came up with.

I started with the Spring Leaves and Heart & Soul Flower diecuts and cut six flowers and six leaves from felt.

Next I cut three Needle Book diecuts from Yellow and Ivory Mini Reserve Dot Cardstock and folded each one in half to create my card base.

Next I back stitched three of the leaves down the center. If you are unfamiliar with how to do  the back stitch you can google or bing to get the directions.

For each of the leaves placed another felt leaf on the backside blanket stitched them together. The blanket stitch directions can also be found on the internet.

 For each of the cards I adhered the flowers and a leaf together.

I added a strip of patterned cardstock to the center of each card.

The center of each flower I glued a button and a mix of sequins, gems and Dew Drops to each.
There you have it! Some bright and cheery cards ready to be added to someone’s package! Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created. As always if you have any questions about these cards please let me know.
Also I would like to submit these cards for the following challenge: 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Easy Peasy Flower Planner Paper Clips

Hi everyone!  This month on Eileen Hull’s inspiration team we where each challenged to create a project in 10 minutes or less using one of Eileen’s diecut. Well, let me say I never create something in 10 minutes let a lone in an hour. I am notorious for arranging and rearranging cardstock and embellishments for what seems like hours until I get the look I want.

After thinking and looking at all of my wonderful Eileen Hull diecuts I decided that I would create something useful for my planner and this is what I came up with. I started with Buttons, Border and Trim diecut and different colors of scraps of felt I had on hand.

After cutting out several flowers and leaves I added a little Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac to the back of each flower, layering two to three flowers together and adhering to the paper clip and the leaves/lace and Ric Rac to the back of the paper clips.

I finished off with sequins, buttons and Dew Drops and now I can “pretty up” my planner! These where so quick and under 10 minutes to do. I know I will be making more of these.

For more inspiration check out Eileen Hull’s blog HERE.  If you have any questions please let me know.
Supplies Used: Eileen Hull: Buttons, Border and Trim diecut, Felt, Sequins, Buttons, Lace, Ric Rac, Paper Clips, Thread, Dew Drops, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull’s New Diecut Release

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s November Art with Heart Challenge.

 Eileen has new diecuts called Stitchlets out this month and let me tell you I am in LOVE!!!
It is a combination of sewing and paper crafts all rolled into one! I started with the Embroidery Hoop diecut which I cut out twice with mat board. I spritzed with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist and I laid it the hoops off to the side to dry. (I didn’t spray the circles that are in the center of the hoops since I won’t be using them). Also I inked the “closure”/top of the hoop with silver ink.

Next I cut out flowers and leaves from felt with the Buttons, Border and Trim diecut. The pink flowers I layered four per flowers and tried off with cross stitch thread.
I layered two leaves and tied off with thread and the yellow flowers I actually cut it to make a spiral. I started by rolling the petal around each other until the center (two button holes) is left. I then add glue to that and pinch that to the bottom of the flower.  The border stem with leaves I cut from cardstock. I cut two leaves from that inked edges and shaped and added to the yellow flowers. 
The larger hoop I tied various lace and some ric rac to the bottom. I drew a half circle from the larger hoop onto a double sided cardstock, cut out, used a decorative punch on the straight edge, inked the edges and then cut down the center. I adhered to the backside of the hoop and then curled the edges with a pencil to created a pocket.

Next I cut netting a little bit bigger than the smaller hoop and wrapped around the hoop and then adhered to the backside of hoop. I inserted the smaller hoop into the larger one and added a little glue to the backside.  Next while the hoop is still turned over I sprinkled sequins on the netting and then adhered a second netting over that and trimmed off the excess. The second set of hoops I adhered over that.

 I arranged the flowers in the pocket and on the hoop and then glued down. I also used the Banners and Pennants diecut to finish off this fun and cut hoop.
Originally I hadn’t planned on adding sequins and netting to the projects but I really do think it turned out great…if I do say so myself. 😉 I do plan on making more of these…maybe   sequins with a Christmas/winter theme?
If you do have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Yankee Doodle Annie

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge which this month’s theme is Summer Celebrations. Since the 4th of July is just around the corner this is what I came up with.
I had started with the Scoreboards Diecut 3D Food Jar with Spoon. I turned it upside down and tada it looked like a doll head to me. I cut the base out in mattboard and then covered with flesh colored felt. I cut a nose from pink cardstock, added white sequins, two black dew drops and I painted a white dot on each dew drop for the eyes and adhered to the face. I also added a tiny enamel heart, that I colored with a pink sharpie to make it darker, for the mouth. To finish off her face I gave her rosy cheeks using my chalk pastels.

I also used the Sizzix die Flowers, Daisies #2 to create the hair with. I used three of those 8″x10″ sheets of orange felt to do her hair…that was the most time consuming part of her. Since there is a small hole in the center of the flower I cut open the flower and adhered it around her head.

I cut out Annie’s body from mattboard with the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Vase 3D and covered with a dark blue scrapbook paper. I adhered the head to the body and let dry.

I cut from red scrapbook paper Annie’s sleeves. I rolled up, glued one end and left the other open. I cut two small flesh colored circles for hands and adhered in the opening of the sleeve. Next I added lace, sequins, dew drops, button and baker’s twine to finish her off.

I plan on giving this little Annie to my mom since she has a collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy…she  still has my Andy and my sister’s Anne from when we were little. 🙂

Other Sizzix Die: Flowers, Daisies #2
Flesh and Orange Colored Felt
Red and Blue Scrapbook Paper
Baker’s Twine

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge and see what everyone else has created and there is still time to join in on the challenge too.
 I hope you have enjoyed my little Annie and if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!