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When I sat down to create this project I was seriously out of Mojo, I've created more holiday projects this season than I ever have before and despite the fact that I absolutely love the inspiration photo for this week, I was seriously out of ideas. I solved the problem by cruising through the November/December 2010 Paper Crafts magazine and TA-DA, I found some inspiration in a project designed by Carolyn King. You can see the project for yourself on page 59 of that issue. Here's my take on her gorgeous design.
The colors that really spoke to me from the inspiration photo were the combination of red on the holiday decor and the aqua hue of the wall. So I brought those colors together on this gift bag/card combination. Because I was also so burned out on the holiday papers I've been using lately, I decided to break out some patterned paper from the Beautiful Blooms pack by Papertrey Ink to create this project. Although it's certainly not traditional holiday paper, it does have just the right colors, as well as the Aqua Mist cardstock (also by PTI)...the perfect match to the wall color in the inspiration photograph.
This close-up shot gives you a better look at the felt flower and that adorable little reindeer I made (I made about 30 of them little suckers... it's addicting!). I found the idea for that in a papercrafting magazine as well! (I told you I was out of Mojo!!) :-)
I'm really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful holiday creations you make using our fabulous inspiration photograph for this week's challenge. You still have time to enter your project before voting begins too, so I do hope you join us!
Before I go, let me just give you a quick run-down of the supplies I used to create this gift bag/card combo. The patterned paper and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. I also created the felt flower using Pure Poppy and Spring Moss felt and a Beautiful Blooms flower die (also by PTI). The sentiment is stamped using their Pure Poppy Ink with a Hero Arts Stamp. The button and twine are also PTI. To create the reindeer I used brown yarn and google eyes and bells that I purchased at Wal-Mart. The ribbon on the bag is from Really Reasonable Ribbons.