Friday, June 17, 2011

CSAYL - Black, White and ???

Well winter is well and truly here - I am typing up this post absolutely shivering and it feels like  perfect weather to keep building up my Christmas card stash. Thanks to the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog, I have now made a very healthy supply which will be ready to go at Christmas. This week's challenge is 'Black, White and ??? - create a holiday project using black, white and only one other colour of your choice. It is sponsored by A Perfect Presentation
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and the winner will receive 1 free template of their choice. I decided to use the 'My Little Bag' template.

My extra colour of choice was red and I stamped my Christmas tree image in red ink and clear embossed it. The To/From sentiments were stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. Once I had completed my stamping, I die cut the image using a circle nestability and then mounted this on to red cardstock die cut with my Blossoms 4 die.

I punched two holes in the top of my bag with my Cropadile and then set two eyelets and threaded through some red satin ribbon. The designer paper that I have mounted on to my white base is from Kaisercraft ( I think it is the After Five collection). I have to admit that there is a little addtion of grey on my project, but I just felt that I needed to use the reverse of the black and white paper to break the pattern up a little.

Hop over to the CSAYL blog to check out the other team creations and make sure you add your project for a chance to win the fabulous prize from A Perfect Presentation!!

Stamps: A Rhonna Christmas (Autumn Leaves)
Cardstock: Select White (PTI); After Five collection (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Real Red (SU); Smokey Shadow (PTI); Versamark
Accessories: My Little Bag PDF template (A Perfect Presentation); circle nestability, Blossom 4 nestability (Spellbinders); clear embossing powder, cropadile (SU); silver eyelets; red satin ribbon


  1. WOW Kerry, this is absolutely adorable! I really really love it. :) Great job.


  2. What a beautiful little gift bag! The non-traditional black, white and red theme looks stunning!! :)