Saturday 15 November 2014

November Cross Canada Blog Hop - Designer Creations

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Designer Creations and Decor. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.  For my customers, or if you do not have a consultant and see something you would like, you may order from my website or contact me

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this hop goes from east to west and I am the geographic start.  If you started elsewhere, then you came from Nancy's blog and you are in the right place!

I love the Designer Creations line as they provide great inexpensive packaging that coordinate perfectly with our other products.  As Christmas is coming up next month, I choose the Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby paper bags.  I wanted to create a card on the outside of the bag, with space inside to hold a gift made from our Base and Bling line.

I made the card from our new Cricut Artfully Sent collection .  I used the scene card on page 49 using Glacier and White Daisy cardstock, both cut at 5".  I also used the larger snowflake leftover from cutting the scene card on page 47 (also at 5").  I heat embossed the large snowflake with the versamark ink, Princess Gold embossing powder and the Craft Heater.  The top of the bag was embellished with the Gold Polka-Dot washi tape.

Inside is a pendant necklace made from our base and bling line.  To hold the necklace I used a 5"X4" of black cardstock and a 4"X3" piece a B&T paper from the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet.  I used the corner rounder on the black cardstock and placed slits to hold the necklace.  The remainder of the chain was contained with extra washi tape on the back.

The pendant necklace was made with Z1954 Faux Antiqued Gold Chain, Z1963 Faux Antiqued Gold Square Pendant, Z1967 Square Glass Cover, Z1959 Storyteller Charms and and Z1973 Storyteller Style sheet.  The glass cover was attached with Z679 Liquid Glass.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of My Creations with Michelle.  If you get lost along the way, Michelle also has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring D├ęcor for Christmas. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. That is a totally different take on the bags. Great idea!

  2. Great job, Julie! I love the idea of using the treat bag as a gift bag!

  3. What a great gift!! Love what you did with this!