Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Copycat

I pinned this really simple and cute Christmas project from BH&G.

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I have tons of scrapbook paper!  I used Christmas scrapbook paper, but you could use any kind.  The sheet music and text papers would look great for this project, too.  I cut two pieces of paper from one pattern of paper ~ a back and a front.  Size is up to you.  A second paper is cut for the front pocket, which is cut a little shorter than the other two.

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I put all the pieces together and sewed up as far as the pocket.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to put cardboard for stability, but it seemed okay.  To close off the front/back piece I used double-sided tape.

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Of course, I couldn’t just leave it at that and pulled out some ribbon and trim I had.  I got this fun one from Sonya in a swap a couple of years ago.

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I used a couple of Christmas ribbons I had on hand, too.  I think it gives them a nice finished look. 

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I used a couple of tags that came in the Christmas scrap pad on a couple to write either “Merry Christmas” or the person’s name.

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If I make more of these, I think I will cut the tops with the craft scissors I have with different cuts {i.e. scallop, victorian}.  I think that would look pretty, too.

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All set to give out to whoever ~ students if you’re a teacher, the postal carrier, UPS or Fedex driver, use them as place settings at your table, gift package toppers.  I’m sure the list could go on and on.

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Linking up to

Holiday Copycat Challenge at Debbiedoos

 

32 comments:

lynn said...

how cute are these?! love the pockets, kathy! tfs:)

Debbiedoo's said...

Super cute Kathy! So glad you are joining me later on this evening. Thank you.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too am a scrapbook paper scrap keeper. This is a great idea!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These caught my eye too. Very cute. I got some holiday paper just for making these and then used them on something else. I need to get some more so I can make these! Your turned out very cute. Especially the one with the fringe tassels! Love the simple ideas!

Diana Seal said...

They look so cute and fast to make.
Thanks Kathy for sharing the treat pockets!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so cute. I love that you used ribbons and fringe on them. Adorable. Hugs, Marty

Debby said...

So cute. what a good idea for someone that you want to give something little too. You did a good job on yours, for sure.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling and I have scrapbook paper, too! Great job! Love your new banner, too!

XO,
Jane

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, yours turned out so cute! I have them pinned too!! My plans are to make them for my grandsons' classmates....we'll see if I have the time before they let out for Christmas. Enjoy your Sunday, Gail

bj said...

These are sooo stinkin' cute, Kathy.
I LOVE the way yours turned out.
xo bj

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I like yours better than BHG!! Great idea for a little gift! Love the tassels!

Pamela said...

Those are cute Kathy!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

These are so cute - I made these 2 years ago and used them to hold silverware at the dinner table - I put names on them, too

Connie said...

These Christmas pockets are wonderful :)
I feel very honored that you want to pin my "Top Hat". I am having a Give-Away" next week, so please put a link back to my blog, when you use it :)
Have a wonderful day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Missy George said...

Adorable..Too cute..

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! This is so cute! I love this idea.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

20 North Ora said...

Very, very cute and so affordable to make for all of those little extras you need to have around.

Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Kathy these are so cute and you did a great job with the decorating them. These could be used for so many things!
hugs,
Linda

Ms. Redo said...

So cute - love 'em! Mary

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- That is a really, really cute idea. Thanks for sharing it here- xo Diana

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So cute! Great for gift cards or $$ or some other little special thing. Love your trim on it.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

adorable and so creative.. love your gift bags~!

come see me:) I copied YOU~!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are cute! I like the addition of ribbon.

Karen said...

So cute, what a great idea.Yours turned out great!

Carol said...

Super-cute idea!

chateau chic said...

These are so cute, Kathy!! Love them.
Mary Alice

JP said...

That was a great copycat challenge.I love the idea of using them for silverware at place settings... thanks for sharing!

Lorrie Brewer said...

What a cute project!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh Kathy,

I think yours are so much cuter! I love the scrapbook paper you used and I love the tassels!

blessings,
karianne

Judy K said...

What a great idea. I could see making these into placecards for the kids on Christmas Eve. I may be copying you. :)

Shannon Chastaine said...

These are super cute and it looks like you had a good time with them!

Beth said...

I liked the one you copied from too, but you really kicked it up a notch by adding the darling ribbons to yours! My favorites are the ones with the tassled ribbon. Super cute! (pssst...I have a hoarded too much scrapbook paper over the years and Christmas ones are my weakness)

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