Sunday, October 20, 2019

Craft Show projects . . .

Happy Sunday Everyone!
What a beautiful Fall weekend we are having here in
N.E. Ohio.  I spent half the day yesterday in my crafting cave working
on projects for upcoming Fall craft shows and the other half  of
the day outside doing Fall clean-up and cut down.  You
know all those cone flowers, sedum, roses, etc. that require trimming
so they will be beautiful again next year.  

I'll be doing the same thing today but before I go I wanted to share
the 'projects' I'm working on.   I shared the pop up cards on my FB page yesterday
(here's a peek at a few of them)

and today I have Decorated Gift Bags with matching Tissue Box Covers to share.  I have made several of these Decorated Gift Bags for the show but then I realized if I used 2 sheets of 12x12 designer paper cut at 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 for the gift bag, that leaves me with just enough left over to create a matching tissue box cover.  How cool is that and I thought 'what a fabulous gift set' for the holidays (I hope so anyways!  LOL)

For the front (and back) decorations on these particular sets I've actually UPCYCLED Christmas cards that have come in the mail from companies that we make donations to.  Using the pretty image from the front of the card on the front of the bag and also die cut the inside sentiment, matted it and added it to the back of the gift bag.  Turned out really nice I think!

Adding a few die cuts, punched panels or 3d stickers embellishments,
I think these sets turned out pretty cute ... what are your thoughts?

Well I only have a couple more hours in here before I need to get back outside for another
beautiful Fall day to finish my cut down clean up projects.  Winter will be here before
we know it I'm afraid!  And from what I hear, it's going to be a BAD one!  Fingers
crossed they are wrong on that one but with the way the weather has been this
year ... who knows?  We just have to do the best we can to be ready for whatever happens.

Have a great day ... hope you have some sunshine in your life today!

Challenges to share in:
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Merry & Bright
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Box or Bag
Crimbo Crackers Challenge - ATG must be Christmas related
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Upcycle
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge - Holiday
Inspire, Create Challenge - Die Cutting
Moo-Mania Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches

Thanks for stopping by and thanks too for your comments ........ always warms my heart to hear what you have to say!  

As always . . .


  1. OMG - AMAZING! Thank you so much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    Susi xxx

  2. What a very beautiful project

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  3. Wow!!! You have been so busy and how many lovely popup box cards and gifts you made!! Love all them!!

  4. Gorgeous projects. Your work is beautiful.

  5. Dear Darlene
    The creations are simply wow.thanks for the ideas. I hv to make a few and take with me when i go to see my daughter in NZ. Thanks for sharing. Love the sunshine you bring to my life. Blessings to your family from mine.

  6. OMG, you're so incredibly productive and creative! The box cards are incredible. So glad you shared them here as I don't do Facebook. The bag and tissue box sets are such a great idea. Who can resist a set like this? I predict they'll be big sellers. We had a beautiful fall day. I was out running errands, but so nice to do it in good weather without even a jacket. I love fall! Back to rain tomorrow I think.

  7. I agree these are fabulous holiday gifts.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  8. Oh wow such stunning pop up cards, I am sure those will go over very well. That is fantastic that you were able to get a matching bag and tissue set out of a piece of the paper, that is so sweet, I would say it is going to be a great show!

  9. Fabulous pop-up cards and love the tissue boxes and co-ordinating bags a great idea
    Carol x

  10. What an awesome collection of projects, Darlene and your beautiful gift bags and tissue holders are just perfect for our upcylce challenge.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  11. Darlene, it's not surprise your craft shows go so well. You have the most beautiful items for sale. I only wish I could come shopping at one of your shows too. Your items are gorgeous. So happy, bright and merry. Love them all!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  12. These are SO awesome Darlene!Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge!

  13. So many lovely projects, Darlene, you have really ben busy. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Dorte x


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