Sunday, November 25

{Holiday} Hard Core Crop - 1 challenge DONE!!!

Did you know
that the 2nd
is in full swing???

So many wonderful challenges and
tons of inspiration to get
you in the mood to
craft for the Holidays!!!

I started playing along today.
My first task was to dig out
all of my core'dinations
products to use in the fun challenges.
They are spread out all over
the craft room and the colors, textures,
and glittery goodness was just begging for me
to play!
I started on a fun
gift bag for my little man to give
to his Kindergarten teacher.  
He just adores her and I love doing
a little extra for the 
ones who help us mold
our little ones' minds
while they are away from home.
Thank You Mrs. Campbell!

The challenge is to create a 
and is being hosted
by the wonderful 
DT Member,  Jennifer Edwardson

I decided to use a fun Backpack Gift Bag cut
from the Sesame Street Seasons Cartridge.
I cut it at fit to page and it cut at 11.5" .
For the backpack, I used
core'dinations - Produce Greens

 I grabbed my Sizzix Big Shot, my embossing folders,
and my Sizzix Dies I recently purchased.
 First, I used Ornament #2 and cut several layers
to give it some dimension.
I used core'dinations Black Cat card stock and
core couture glitter card stock (Black , Red, and Light Green) for the ornaments.

I embossed the top layers of each ornament using Swirls, Argyle, & Snowflakes folders.
For the small piece just under each bow on the ornament, I placed it on a music note embossing folder  so that it would get a nice striped effect on each one.  I sanded the top layer of the 
 ornaments as well as the  backpack in random spots.
You can see that I used the swirls folder again on the
flap of the backpack, and used the argyle pattern on the shoulder straps.

The tag was created by using another Sizzix Die cut (Tag w/Present)
and adding a matching ornament over the present.

The argyle ribbon is from my stash.  I used it to tie a small piece
at the end of the tag, as well as pleating it along
the front upper edge of the back pack.
The small bow (to the left) was created using my 

I am eager to begin working on more
projects to play along 
and would be delighted to 
see you join along too!!!

Lots of amazing Prizes are up for Grabs 
at each challenge!!!

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 


  1. Wow, Jess! This is such a cute little holiday backpack! Just love it sweetie!

  2. Super cute :)) Thanks for playing along :))))

  3. What a cute Christmas back pack! Love how you did the ribbon and the embossing. I am sure Mrs. Campbell is gonna love this!!

    Have a great day, girlie!



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