Monday, December 2, 2013

We Need A LITTLE Christmas

Today is the first of December - would somebody please tell me where Halloween went?

Welcome to the VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS blog hop with wonderful Christmas ideas and some pretty neat gifts too!

I have made a few little Christmas cards out of some very tiny paper bags.  The entire card when closed measures about three inches by three and a half inches.


This is a paper bag that measures 3.5 in x 2 in x 6.75inches.  It is a folded so it can be closed by a little tie with red beads. Now let's open it up!  The bottom of the card has two flaps to hold inserts or tags.





 This is the front of the little Christmas card that is inside the bag.  It measures about 2.25 in x a little over 3 inches.  And the inside of this cute little card is below.






I will quickly show you the other two paper bag cards - no further explanation needed.









That's my Wee Christmas makes for today.

The following friends have some really wonderful Christmas makes and for every comment you leave, you have an additional chance to win!!!!!




Giveaways:   $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs - http://www.nicecranedesigns.com  
                    1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightingByMary
                    $10.00 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties - http://www.papersweeties.com/
                    1 set of choice -  Springhill Graphics - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpringHillGraphics

Thanks for your visit and I believe this is the longest post I have ever attempted.  Eat you heart out Alison!!!!   Comments are always appreciated especially at Christmas!!
Sandy

52 comments:

Regina Easter said...

simply beautiful...love your work

Annmaree of Oz said...

awesome Christmas makes!

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! Elegant vintage cards ! What a creativity ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your little cards are beautiful, and love how they have tags inside. Really very pretty! Hope all is well with you! Big hugs, Valerie

May said...

Gorgeous cards Sandy... Love the little folder too.. very festive...Hugs May x x x

Christina C. said...

Loooooove your vintage Christmas projects....sooooo gorgeous!!!!!
What a clever way to use the vintage pics!

Marilyn said...

These are fabulous Sandy and you have been busy. When I saw the first folded one, I just knew there was more to your creativity than a folded bag and yes, I was bang on the money! I love these and think they are just the cutest. What a sweet surprise for the person opening it... great work as usual!

Imke said...

Totally cute and thanks for the inspriation. I have some paper bag and need some gift/money card holder for christmas. Great idea.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oooh Sandy . . . what a lovely idea. Super work my friend.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Lau W said...

Oh great great creations ! Loooove Christmas ! your images are so cute, and all traditionnal colors, oh love that !!
Big kisses my super friend !
xxx

Nancy said...

Oh, Sandy! Those are all totally fabulous! I love them! Little is always so wonderful! :o)

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved this pretty note cards !

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful little bags Sandy, so festive and unusual too. Woohoo to your longest post, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

Carla S. said...

Wonderful little bag folders, Sandy! Very creative design! I love the images you used for all of them!

Karen Gist said...

AWEE!!!!! how cute are these and such a fabulous idea Sandy!!!! I love them xxx

Netty said...

Loving your cute little dinky projects, a great idea Sandy, hugs Annette x

Karin said...

Great idea, the cards are lovely!
Groetjes karin

Redanne said...

You Sandy, are a genius at making these gorgeous and intricate little books. They are absolutely delightful and I love, love, love each and every one of them! Clever lady.... Hugs, Anne x

koala said...

OMG ---- , what a super lovely cards, Sandy !!! (^o^)/"""
Very interesting and very nice idea cards !!!
Love them all !!! (^o^)/"""

Nicecrane Designs said...

So amazing Christmas Cards Sandy,,,,,wow,wowm,owww,,,,horayyy for the blog hop........

Kelly Neis said...

You are right I want them all!!! These are so adorable because they are tiny but also how they fold and the patterned papers are gorgeous. The insides are breathtaking! I love those vintage images and how you arranged them. These are gorgeous and I wish I would have thought of them!! Your creativity is awesome with these paper bags, I love them!!!
Hope you are having a good day, I am cleaning the house,
Hugs and Love Kelly

Boo said...

Great cards, Sandy. I love to make things out of paper bags.

Linda Palmer said...

I love your cards made out of the paper bags. Each one is wonderful, colored so beautiful and love, love, love your designs. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got to see your beautiful Grandkids.

Christine Kiehl said...

Those are super cool! I sure do want to make some of my own as I've never seen them in any of my circles! Thank you for sharing!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - these little cards are absolutely stunning! WOW! TFS

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's an amazing creation with fantastic details.

butterfly said...

What a super-cute project, Sandy - just gorgeous use of all those delightful images, and I love the little pockets and inserts throughout. And I, for one, am very happy to see all those lovely photos in an extra extra l-o-o-n-g post!!
Alison xx

cathylynn said...

My gosh you have been busy creating some gorgeous cards! Each one is totally beautiful. Great card inserts and your details are awesome. I'm loving these paper bag cards that you are creating. I can see lots of love and time went into each project. Great job Sandy!
Hugs, Cathy

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Something new.. I LOVE your paper bags, they are so much fun to make. Love all three and the vintage look is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the awesome pictures.
Hugs, Pat

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow Sandy, I just love your cards, such a great idea... talking about ideas.. you and I were on the same wavelength. I am making a mini album, guess what??? with paper bags :LOL: this is just so funny!!! I love all the pretty images you selected, the pretty accessories, and gorgeous papers. Hugs.

misteejay said...

Wow, these are fabulous - what a super design.

Toni xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous makes Sandy, great go lours and images.
hugs {brenda} x0x

EnblogSail said...

Love the traditional Chrsitmasy feel and great touch!
Caryl

Lori said...

Your folded bags are amazing - love how they close! So very creative! So glad you are part of Visions of Sugarplums!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

These are all gorgeous Sandy! Susan x

Jeannette Dejesus said...

I find it amazing how you and every designer come up with such amazing designs! I love yous for sharing and inspiring me. Hugs and kisses!

cotnob said...

These are wonderful Sandy, clever design and lovely details.
Pauline
x

Marilyn said...

I came back for another look Sandy and yep, they are as cute as when I saw them the first time! This is such a great idea and I can see so many uses for it... it would also make a fab birthday card, gift card... so many things!

MaryH said...

Awesome idea for a unique Christmas card. Loved the idea of the paper bag holder for these stunning vintage cards & tags. You're really going with this idea. I recognized some of the beautiful Authentique holly papers on one (at least I think I did!). All of these are breathtaking, and all I can say is WOW to each one. TFS & Hugs. WELL DONE!

Annie said...

I don't know why your blog hasn't been popping up for me, but I hope I've got that fixed now. These are SO pretty! It seems I'm the only one doesn't get how they're made, but they're gorgeous and precious. Your work is exquisite!

bearsmother said...

Everything is so pretty. Hard to pick a favorite. Loved the poinsettia. thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I love all of the wonderful vintage images! Beautiful and sweet paper bag cards!!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

What a clever idea and how lovely they all are! Looks like you had some fun creating them. hugs, Donna

Neesie said...

Hardly wee makes Sandy...what a collection.
You're making me feel all Christmassy now ;D
I must find my decs and get going otherwise it'll be Halloween again before I know it!
xoxo

Pam Sparks said...

Love them all Sandy! So fun to see the Holly Pond Hill images too! Beautiful work!

Marjie Kemper said...

These are wonderful Sandy! Amazing how much you can fit in such small spaces. Beautiful!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Sorry Im behind but Im a working gal now.
These are little bits of gorgeousness!
Good luck with your challenges.
Hope the leg is better.
Ang x

Maria said...

Absolutely darling paper bag projects! I never would have thought they were paper bags! So creative...well done!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love this lovely bags/cards
bibiana

scrappymo! said...

This are so sweet. I am going to give this a try with Little Miss C.
She would so delight in the hidden treasures!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Sandy these are truly wonderful to see, they are both creative and inspirational I am blown away by seeing so many lovely projects
hugs
lorraine x

Sharon said...

Beautiful work Sandy. Love all your Christmas makes. hugs Sharon x