Each year, the local stamp club I below to has a contest to see who can decorate the best bag for our annual Christmas party. These bag are used by club members to deposit Christmas cards to each other So you decorate your own bag and others put their cards ro you into your bag. And everyone votes on the best bag and the winner gets a small gift.
This has become quite a fun challenge for me each year--how to decorate my bag. I won in 2008 with my singing reindeer bag. I did not remember it until I got to the party, but my 2009 "Merry Christmoose" bag won last year, too. I was in a quandry about how to decorate my bag thisyear. I have these paper hand towels in my bathroom and thought it was cute--and you KNOW how I've been on a cardinal bird trip lately. So this became my inspiration for decorating my bag. We each get a white lunch sack to decorate.
The hat is cut from black cardsock using the Curly Label Punch. For the brim, I used the Wide Oval Punch. And of course the little cardinal is made using directions I've given in previous entries on my blog. I used a ribbon around his neck. The arms are from the Snowflake Punch.
I was surprised and please that my bag won again this year!! How exciting! The prize I won was nice, but the bragging rights were the best!! Three years in a row, wow!
Then I thought if the bag was a winner, why not make a card using the same snowman. Here is the card I made.
This bag with the cute Santa was made by Diane Gardner. She does beautiful work, too, and creative.
As you can tell, I was in some stiff competition! You can see why I was so thrilled to win this year!!
Thanks for visiting today. Smiles,Laura