Handmade Holiday 2017 ~ Day #3

Hi everyone!

Welcome to day #3 of this year’s Handmade Holiday series. The holiday season can be such a busy time but it is still nice to create handmade items and add special touches to gifts for family and friends. Each day this week I will be sharing a new idea for creating a quick handmade holiday project. There will be tutorials for tags, home décor, gift card holders, recipes, treat holders and more. I hope that you will join me!

Day #3 ~ Tiny Gift Bag

This sweet little gift bag is the perfect size for gifting perfume, some jewelry, nail polish or a special lip stick nestled in some tissue or crinkle paper. The finished size is 2 3/4″ wide and deep x 4″ tall.

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, scoring board/tool, bone folder, scissors, adhesive, hole punch, ribbon or twine, stamped greeting, embellishments.

#1} Start with a 6″ x 12″ piece of card stock {two bags can be created from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ card stock}. Starting with the 6″ side at the top, score at 2″.  Turn and score on the 12″ side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″and 11″.

 

 

#2} Fold on the score lines and crease with the bone folder.
#3} Cut on the folds up to the score line and remove the corner rectangle. Angle cut the top and bottom of the narrow strip above the removed piece. This makes for a nicer looking flap. Add adhesive on the flap as shown and fold the bag sealing the flap. This is now the back of the bag.

 

 

#4} Add adhesive to the flap which is at the front of the bag. Fold the side flaps, then the back flap and finally the front flap which has the adhesive on it. Use the bone folder to press down from the inside making sure it is well sealed on the bottom.

  

 

 

#5} Gently push in the sides as you squeeze the top shut.

 

 

#6} Adhere a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of patterned paper to the front of the bag. You can also decorate the back. Add a stamped greeting/image and any chosen embellishments.

#7} To keep the bag closed, either punch top holes through the front and back and tie shut. Or use a decorative clip or clothespin.

 

 

 

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See you tomorrow for day #4!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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Winter and Christmas Items Are Now Available

Happy November!

I’m popping in today to share with you that my winter and Christmas products are now available at The Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta! These items include wreaths, gift tags, ornaments, cards {singles, boxed sets and kits}, table runners, gift baskets, albums, gift bag kits, room sprays/tart brittle and more. I have included pictures of just some of the available items. So whether you are searching for that special gift or maybe something for yourself, you might find it here! As well, some items are available on “The Country Touch” website. ∗Please note: if you would like additional details or information on anything you see here or at the store, please do not hesitate to contact me 🙂

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

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Gift Baskets

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Christmas Card Kits {6 cards} {shown is one the available styles}

   

 

 

Bird Seed Mason Jars

 

 

Hot Chocolate Packets and Tea Pockets

 

 

Gift Bag Kits

 

 

Christmas Chocolate Favors

 

 

Curly Paper Wreaths

Picture #1  “This Christmas” {14″}~ colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

 

Picture #2  “Winter Frost” {12″}~ colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White. ∗{only 1 available}

 

 

Framed Samplers

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

 

Fall Items Are At The Market!

Happy Fall everyone!

I know that it’s not officially fall yet but it’s starting to feel like it just a little bit in the mornings. And there are a few yellow leaves falling here and there. So, I’m popping in today to share with you that my fall products are now available at the Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta. These items include wreaths, stitcheries, pumpkin pokes, garlands, cards, pillows, place setting card sets, room sprays, soy tart brittle and potpourri. So whether you are searching for a special gift or maybe something for yourself this fall season, you just might find it here! ∗Please note: there will be more blog posts as additional items are added.

∗Plus, did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

Curly Paper Wreaths {left to right: fall leaves, “scary” Halloween, vintage Halloween}{Approx. 12″ diameter}

∗$19.95 each

      

 

 

“Harvest Blessings” stitchery {outside dimensions of the frame are 9 1/2″ x 12″}

∗$18.95

 

 

Cards {shown are just a few of the available cards, full size}

∗$3.95 each

   

 

 

Homespun and Burlap Rag Garland {6′ long}

∗$19.95

 

 

Fall Table Place Cards {packages of 8}

∗$4.95

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pokes

∗$3.00 each

 

 

Assorted Room Sprays and Tart Brittle {these smell so yummy} 🙂

∗$5.95

Assorted Potpourri

∗$3.95

 

 

 

“SPOOKY” Halloween Mini Album {shown are the cover and 2 out of 5 2-page layouts}

On Sale ~ $22.95

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Today’s Blog Post Update

Hi everyone!

This is just a quick update on today’s recent blog post ~ “Winter/Christmas Items Available”. Please note: The “schedule blog post” feature on my blog did not publish this post on the correct day. The post stated that the Winter/Christmas items are available at Sparkling Dahlia in Castairs today. My apologies but they will be available by this weekend instead.

 

 

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Winter/Christmas Items Available

Hi everyone!

I’m popping in today to share with you that my winter and Christmas products are now available at Sparkling Dahlia in Carstairs! These items include Christmas cards {singles and boxed sets}, quilts, snowman pokes, table runners, room sprays, tart brittle, canned snowmen, gift baskets, tags, albums, ornaments and more {I have included pictures of some of the available items}. So whether you are searching for that special gift or maybe something for yourself, you just might find it here! As well, some of them are also available on The Country Touch website.

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Winter/Christmas Samplers

Hi everyone!

Here are a couple of new winter/Christmas samplers. *Please note: Both samplers measure 8″ x 10 1/2″ and  the frames measure 9 3/8″ x 12″ {outside dimensions}.

 

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The images on this sampler were heat embossed, some background squares are dry embossed and all are matted on solid color card stock. Then a couple of charms and a touch of glitter are added.

 

 

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This sampler has a variety of coordinating patterned papers matted on solid color card stock. Silver glitter letters spell JOY and NOEL. There is a Christmas charm and sprinkling of sparkle throughout.

 

 

 

*Please note:

*I will be doing a blog post to let everyone know when all of the winter/Christmas items are available at Sparkling Dahlia in Carstairs, Alberta.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net