Monday, December 24, 2012

Colour Q #168 + CAS-ual Friday 10 Minute Dash

While baking cookies yesterday, I decorated a few kraft gift bags. The cookies baked for 10 minutes and I found I could get a couple of bags put together while the cookies were in the oven.

I didn't time each bag, but know they were all under 10 minutes which would qualify them for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge to make a holiday card in under 10 minutes.

CFC83: Create a CAS holiday card in less than 10 minutes!
Gather your thoughts, then gather your supplies, and when you're ready, set the timer for just 10 minutes and

Well technically, these aren't cards, but for most of the recipients they are the only holiday greeting we give them - not sure if that means they count or not?

Because the CAS-ual Friday Challenge is teaming up with the 10 Minute Craft Dash, I am also linking to their challenge.

I made seven bags, but one of the recipients showed up at our house early this morning before I took the group shot.

For this bag, I used the color palette from Colour Q Challenge #168.

All of the tags were cut & stamped in the time frame. Some of the snowflakes were already on my desk from an evening of borrowing die cuts a few weeks back & a few were punched yesterday. The ribbon is super fast to adhere to the bags. I run a line of score tape all the way around and then attach the ribbon, cutting it when I get to the end so no time is spend measuring and cutting before applying.

The embellishment that takes the longest is attaching the bells to the tags!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. What gorgeous bags! LOVE the use of the colors and the images you've used! Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy New Year! :)

  2. Gotta love last monute crafting! I did some myself today! Love the bags!

  3. Oh, gosh, I just LOVE these bags! You've got some great designs here. I particularly like how you used red tulle on that one. Awesome idea! Merry Christmas!

  4. What a lovely set of bags you made. And the nerve of someone showing up before all pictures have been taken! Sheesh. : )

  5. I love these Jacquie! Such sweet gifts for the Holidays! And under 10 minutes is always a good thing at Christmas time especially!

  6. Oh my, each of these bags are adorable! I love the fun colors and all the special embellishments you added.

    Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Jacquie! I hope you'll be able to join in my challenge again next year!

  7. Jacquie - LOVE these bags! Great colors and embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Happy New Year!

  8. Awesome gift bags!! Wish I had seen these earlier so I could copy them! *wink*

    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Lovely gift bags! Great use of yummy ribbons.Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

  10. Such pretty gift bags, Jacquie!! wonderful inspiration!! So happy you were a part of the 2 week challenge at CAS-ual Fridays...Happy New Year:)!!


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