Saturday, July 9, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop




With the wonderful summer sun blazing outside it is time to think about Christmas in July.  Imagine Crafts and Stencil Girl are sponsoring a blog hop to celebrate the preparations for the Christmas season, after all there are only 168 days until Christmas!  I was inspired to re-purpose a plastic bag with handles that brought home some lovely apples last week.  It worked perfectly with Creative Medium and the Three Tree stencil.  A bit of tissue paper stenciled with the two other trees made a great liner for the transparent bag.







Skill:  Beginner
Time:  30 minutes plus ample dry time

Directions:


Step One:
Place stencil over flattened re-purposed apple bag and apply Creative Medium in Metallic Gold with a palette knife.  Remove excess and return to the container.  Lift the stencil carefully to avoid smudging the Creative Medium.  Allow several hours to dry.


 
Step Two:
Place stencil with the “Be Merry” sentiment in the position you desire and secure with repositionable tape.  Apply Creative Medium in Metallic Gold with a palette knife.  Set aside to dry.



Step Three:
In through the stencil with an Ink Blusher the swish tree in Memento Cottage Ivy and heart tree in Memento Lady Bug.  Add additional sentiments from stencil in Brilliance Galaxy Gold. 



Step Four
Wrap gift in matching tissue paper and layer stenciled tissue paper around gift before placing in the transparent bag.

Imagine
·      Creative Medium in Metallic Gold
·      Palette knife
·      Memento in Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy
·      Brilliance in Galaxy Gold
·      Ink Blusher

Other
·      Stencil Girl Three Trees stencil
·      Re-purposed apple bag
·      Tissue paper
·      Repositionable Tape



What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for
StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for
Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.

You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.

75 comments:

  1. So very beautiful!
    Love the way you combined the texture medium and inks!!

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    1. There were so many possibilities with the tree stencil, just barely touched on the options!

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  2. Sweet! Although I feel as if I have not had any summer yet....!

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    1. Boy I get that, school was out late this year! But at least the weather is cooperating now.

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  3. Love this idea! Oh the possibilities!!!

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    1. I am glad the creative medium worked on the bag although it took awhile to dry!

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  4. Clever way to repurpose a bag. Thanks for sharing.....

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  5. I must get this fun christmas stencil!! Love the creative bag!!

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    1. Join the fun! It is great to work with any medium.

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  6. 168 days? Thanks for reminding me :) I just love the Imagine Crafts creative mediums. So creamy & lusterous.

    Pattyd16@hotmail.com

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    1. I had to look that up :) Yes the mediums are great to work with!

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  7. Cute project! I knew I was saving those bags for something!

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    1. Actually a pretty quick project, go for it!

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  8. What a wonderful way to recycle. I like the idea very much. Good work Neva. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com

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    1. Can be done for any gift giving celebration, have fun!

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  9. A great job Neva. I am ALL about re-purposing anything I can. Love this!

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    1. It helps the planet and is fun too!

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    2. One of my favorite stencils I don't have... on my list now!!! mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  10. Love the texture and shimmer from the Creative Medium in Metallic Gold! Can't wait to try that with some pretty stencils!

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    1. I am glad the photo shows how pretty it really is!

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  11. I love it when someone's project spurs me on to new ideas! Thank you for contributing to my personal artistic growth!

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  12. What a fun technique ... super-unique

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  13. Very creative -- which I love!

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  14. Opps -- I'm not sure if my comment made it successfully. I just want to say that I love your creativity!

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  15. I love bags and that tree stencil is perfect!

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    1. It would work on the handled gift bags as well!

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  16. I had thought that this year it would be great to make more of my holiday gifts to give - and this blog hop is just at the right time to remind me it is time to start so its not left to the last minute. I love what you did with these bags and that you re purpose them. Awesome!

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  17. Super fun idea! Very Creative!

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  18. I can think of so many projects to use the creative medium and stencils. Fun way to recycle and give new life to things.

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  19. Wow, I love your very colorful page! I am going to have to order that 3 tree stencil!

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  20. Imagine Crafts and Stencil Girl make beautiful art together!
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Wonderful practical use of stencils!
    Marilyn

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  22. What a cool idea, very nice

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  23. Great idea. They are different and pretty...b

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  24. Love those Christmas trees. Very cute .

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  25. Love the repurposing and the combination of ink and medium. Great ideas! Thank you!!!

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  26. Love this! I made wrapping paper all in golds and silvers with this and snow flake stencil. I love the 3D look

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  27. This is such a cool idea! Love your creativity!

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  28. Love repurposing things. So personal. Great idea.

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  29. I think you've just pushed another stencil onto my wish list!

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  30. This is sooo cute. I have no idea what an apple bag is however. I live in the west though so maybe we don't have apple bags.

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    1. It was a bag that the grocery store had conveniently displayed the apples in for purchase. Just grab and go!

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  31. Love your idea of re-purposing a bag. I often see a cool looking bag I don't want to throw away. This is the perfect solution. Sweet design! :)

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    1. Think of the possibilities for any gift!

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  32. Very nice, so glad to see repurposing. Great work!

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  33. I love this type of project! Super cute!

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  34. Great recycle of a usually useless item.
    You get the fun of embellishing and the
    recipient has something to treasure after
    opening the gift.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo (dot com)

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  35. Who would have thought a plain white plastic bag could look so beautiful! thank you xx

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  36. How unique! I'll have to try this one.

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  37. The colours pop out and say Merry Christmas! Love it!

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  38. I love those stencils! I can see using them a lot! TFS!

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  39. I love personally made gift wrap. Tells the receiver they are very special.

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  40. Make your own wrapping paper such a cool idea, and using stamps perfecto
    Thank you

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  41. Very beautiful creation...I like this Christams stencil.

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  42. Neva! So original and creative! I would have never thought to do this... thank you for sharing!! The possibilities are endless here!

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  43. Thanks so much for your unique project. What a great idea.

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  44. I've never used textured medium, but after seeing your project, I'm interested in giving it a try.

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  45. what a nice effect to try on a package too.

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  46. I never would've thought to use Creative Medium on clear plastic... must give it a try. So cool!

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  47. What a great reuse of those transparent plastic bags!!I would never have thought to use dimensional mediums on them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  48. Great idea repurposing the bag. The Christmas stencils against the white tissue look so pretty!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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