Handmade gift bags are better than a store bought. They are unique one of a kind. I think everyone at Christmas time recycle their bags and gift paper. It is always fun to see it gifted again another year.
The large bags I bought at the Dollar General and they were 10 bags for $3.00. I added bows to the handles, a strip of cardstock across the front (5 1/2 inches x 2 3/4) and some dsp. I then added stamped images from Dashing Deer and die cut the deer in silver foil. The second bag I use the sprig punch for the holly and a regular hole punch for the berries. The "merry" is from the now no longer available Festive Farmhouse elements. I die cut the "Christmas" again in silver foil. The smaller two bags are made with one sheet of cardstock. I will post directions for them as soon as I can. With the approaching holidays I will be quite busy, but will post when I can.
MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers...
I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this months campaign. If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically.