Gingerbread House Mini Mini & Tree Gift Bag

 It's a gift inside of a gift! Today I have a super cute "mini-mini" album that I've tucked inside of a simple-to-make tree gift bag!  Get that assembly line going...this would be the perfect little gift for snail mail, grandkids, or use them as a place setting treat.

I will have a YouTube video available of the tree-treat bag, but first, let's talk about the Gingerbread House Mini Mini!

I started with the "Visions of Sugarplums"Stamp and Die Set. The gingerbread house was stamped onto a piece of the Kraft Woodgrain (Buffalo Check Petite Prints) and then carefully trimmed out.  Next, I stamped the image again onto various papers of blue, red and green from the 6X6 "Night Before Christmas" Paper Pad.  
As you can see, everything was paper-pieced into place.  White and red Sugar Coated glitters were used on the rooftop, steps and candy canes!

For the mini album pages, I used the same gingerbread house die to cut the shape from patterned papers and heavy-white cardstock. I layered the patterned papers (front and back) onto the white cardstock. Each of the pages were embellished and then added to a ring.

I used the completed album to figure out the size of the triangle-shaped gift bag.  To see how I put the bag together, please visit my YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

I completed the front of the tree bag with Doodle Frills, die-cuts and Doodle Pops!  The handle is a simple red/white chenille stem...voila!

Doodlebug Design Products:
Night Before Christmas Collection Kit
Night Before Christmas 6X6 Paper Pad
Night Before Christmas Chit Chat Die Cuts
Night Before Christmas Icon Stickers
Ladybug Paper Frills
Limeade Paper Frills
Visions of Sugarplums Stamps & Doodle Dies
Visions of Sugarplums Sprinkles
Christmas Sprinkles
Here Comes Santa Claus Sprinkles
Snow Much Fun Sprinkles
Tinsel Time Doodle Pop
Goody Goody Gumdrops Doodle Pop
Kraft Buffalo Check Petite Prints
Ladybug & Lily White Sugar Coating Glitter

Christmas Countdown Flip Calendar

 Perfect for a child's room or a desk in your office!

  Today I'm sharing the sweetest mini Christmas Countdown Flip Calendar using the new "Night Before Christmas" Collection by Doodlebug Design.

I started with a few basic supplies from Amazon: a 3-Ring-Binder-Bar; the rings are 1".  For the base of the flip album I've used white backing chipboard, but plain chipboard is fine.  

I cut the chipboard pieces to measure 3.5"X5 (2 pieces) and 3.5"X2".  Next I cut a strip of the Petite Print Woodgrain Lily White Paper 3.5" and left the bar code strip on the bottom (so roughly 12.25").  I used the patterned paper to form the easel by gluing the chipboard pieces, with the smaller 2" piece in the middle (be sure to leave a 1/16" gap between all three pieces so it will fold without obstruction).

I dressed the front of the easel with patterned paper and strips of the Limeade Paper Frills.  The numbered cards were cut apart and then layered onto mats of paper that measured 2.5"X4".  
After folding the easel into shape, I found the placement for the three ring bar.  Next I punched the holes and used that as a guide for punching holes in the numbered cards!

I outlined the edges of the easel (to hide the chipboard edge) with regular Doodle Twine and Bearly Art perfectly!

To the front, I added a mini-clothespin that I embellished with a Doodle Pop Candy Cane and then tied on an embellished metal tag!  

I kept the embellishments for the remaining cards as low-profile as possible.  I used Mini Icon Stickers, Sprinkles and Paper Frills to add a little POP!

All done!  What a great craft for the kids to help out with too...just prep the cards and have them add stickers and sprinkles :)

Thanks for joining!

Night Before Christmas Collection Kit
Night Before Christmas Mini Icon Stickers
Christmas Mini Clothespins
Limeade Paper Frills
Ladybug Paper Frills
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Christmas Doodle Twine
Twinkle Lights Sprinkles
Snow Much Fun Sprinkles
Christmas Sprinkles
Christmas Mini Jewels
Christmas Wishes Sprinkles
Here Comes Santa Sprinkles

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