Monday, October 3, 2016

Hugs & Kisses Gift Bag

** 10/5/16 Top 5 at Crafty Gals Corner! **
** 10/14/16 Top 3 at Cut It Up Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! OMG, I'm in hog heaven with this little 'cool snap' we've been having! It's still warm in the sun during the day but our evenings, nights and mornings have been heavenly! Thanking God above... this is my favorite time of year! It's time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #87 - Go Pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we saw it only fitting to create some pink projects! Our sponsors this time are Angie's Digital StampsThe East Wind and Lacy Sunshine Stamps! Come on over and play!

I chose the absolutely adorable Lacy Sunshine Stamps 'Lil Boo's XoXo' digi for my Hugs & Kisses Gift Bag. I had the b.e.s.t. time creating this and have plans to create another one soon, so stay tuned... it'll be a different color and pattern! ;) This little sweetie was best dressed in soft pink jammies and I knew I had the perfect color of cardstock and papers to use that coordinated so well.

I used a couple dies from a Labels set that I've had for quite a while and just never seem to use. The butterflies are from a new set of dies. I scalloped the ends of the handles with a scalloped oval punch. And these buttons just screamed 'use me', lol! They were perfect! ;)

Here's a view of one side...

A view of the back...

And a view of the other side...

And finally, a view of the inside. My plan is to put an assortment of all occasion cards in this for a nice gift. :)

Proud to enter this sweet gift bag into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, GKD Innocent Pink cardstock, Stampin' Up! Subtles DSP Stack
  • Stamps: Lacy Sunshine Stamps 'Lil Boo's XoXo' digital image
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- CR1, CR2, CR11, FS2, FS3, FS6, GB6, GB7, CG2
  • Dies/Punches: Butterfly dies Just Rite A2 Card Front Basics die set, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Three die, Marvy Uchida medium scalloped oval punch
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Sweet Dream buttons, Stampin' Up! pearls, Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our Go Pink challenge this time! Be sure to visit Angie's Digital Stamps, The East Wind and Lacy Sunshine Stamps for some amazing images! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! :)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. How adorably sweet in pink is this, Leslie! So cute and when you said "hugs and kisses", I felt for sure you were going to fill it with chocolates - that's MY choice - LOL.

  2. This is a supper cute bag, Leslie!! Love it so much!!!

  3. Awww . . . cute! Such an adorable little bag and the stripes are fabulous!

  4. Such an adorable little gift bag, Leslie! Love the image - it's beautifully coloured and the buttons and butterflies add a really nice touch.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

  5. Oh my gosh! This is so adorable! Love the basket! Hugs, Robin

  6. Fabulous bag .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  7. Also . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. Awe so pretty
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  9. DELIGHTFUL, inside and out!
    LOVE your little cutie & colouring, LOVE your pretty pinks and elegant gift bag too!
    THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  10. A fab creation and so pretty. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  11. Very sweet! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

  12. So lovely project, Leslie!! Love the stamp you choose!

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

    DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

  15. SO CUTE!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  16. WOW absolutely fantastic design, love the colours and designer papers used they are just perfect along with your gorgeous image. Great job,nice work.
    Love this creation, your image is super and love the black and white background, looks fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous, so beautifully made and I love the main image.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  18. Back again, and again just super fabulous creation.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  19. Hello Leslie… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely project… enjoyed looking at all your photos of your gorgeous bag.. cute image too. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Crafty Hugs, Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

  20. Such a cute and well-assembled gift tote! Thanks so much for sharing at Word Art Wednesday.
    Guest Designer

  21. So beautifully made! And so feminine/girly! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  22. What a fun little purse! Love the pinkiness of it, and the buttons! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Pink or BCA challenge at Cut it Up!


  23. What a fantastic little purse--and embellished and adorned perfectly. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  24. Hi Leslie... I'm back again to see your lovely bag, this time for CCC Digi Creations Challenge Blog, hope you can join us again.
    Diane Louise (DT Member) xx

  25. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
    My Blog

  26. Hi Leslie, beautiful coloring and lovely bag!! Thank you for joining us at
    Hugs, Mieke DT

  27. This is a fabulous idea and it's adorable! I love this little bag.

  28. Ahhh such a cute bag!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT

  29. Lovely project thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog Hugs Sue DT xx

  30. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and good luck!

    Helen x

  31. Wow! What a beautiful bag!! You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delight's! Becky DT


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