Friday, November 18, 2011

Gift-Giving Idea Blog Hop

It's Holiday Gift-Giving time!

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Today's project is perfect for the pre-teen and teenagers in your life to hold their special treasures.  These plain little muslin bags can be transformed into fanciful, cherished bags with some Gesso and Stamps.

I used my Clear Block and stamped the bag with Gesso.  Gesso can be found in any Art or Craft Supply store.  I placed a piece of cardboard inside the muslin bag before applying the Gesso.  Let the Gesso dry completely before stamping.  You can paint the Gesso on with a paint brush if you don't want to use your Clear Blocks, but the Clear Blocks make it quick and easy.

Replace the cardboard and then stamp with Classic Ink in a variety of colors.

Tip:  I used our Basic Black marker to outline the Button Buddies Pig to make him stand out on the Gesso.

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Bear Hugs, Button Buddies,  Flight of the Butterfly, Nature Silhouettes, Nature's Nest, You're A Gem
Tools and Accessories:  Gesso and Muslin Bags (non-SU), Clear Block to stamp the Gesso, Scrap Cardboard for inside the bag while stamping

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Until Next Time,

Denise Foor


  1. OMG these are too cute!!!!! Thanks so much for the great idea Denise! I'll be making some

  2. I love your work!! These are just adorable. Thanks for the fun.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

  3. Great idea! I will have to try this as I think they would make great gift bags for the next stamp-a-stack!

  4. What a cute and clever idea, just love these little bags. They are so fun and will make great gifts. Thank you for sharing your idea and with such an easy to follow post. Can't wait to try this myself!

  5. My goodness, these are really cool! What a fab idea!

  6. Oh, I bought some of those bags! They are so cute and it looks so easy. Tfs!

  7. Now I know how to stamp on those muslin bags! Just need to get some Gesso. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love your directions and these bags are stinkin cute!!!!! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your projects.

  9. What a neat idea Denise--I've never stamped on a bag before so I appreciate you sharing how to do this! Thanks!

  10. What darling gift holders! Love how you painted them..

  11. Very cute! I made some for my red hat group for our Turkey Day dinner the other day. They loved them! Had chocolate inside, of course! I am making some for Christmas to sell at our Christmas party as I am one of the vendors that will be there. I know they will love them.

    Cindy Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt to 1 Marine


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