Pack It In (Published in Somerset Studio!)

A change of plan to the post I had drafted, having scheduled Divas D’Este artwork for today although that part remains the same but instead of the planned post I am changing it for something that has come out of the blue.  I am published in Somerset Studio! I have two gift bags published for their Colour Filled Holiday challenge.
Christmas preparations can be frenzied so the  idea behind my submission was to create practical and pretty gift packaging using only a handful of supplies and with the minimum of expense. As much as I like altering brown paper bags I wanted a crisp appearance to the gift bags so used white lunch bags.
Both images are from Divas D’Este. The first image is from the Merry Christmas sheet and the children from Christmas kids. All stamps are from Oxford Impressions’ Winter Snow plateThe bags have a slightly wax coating so permanent inks have to be used.Due to the minimum of supplies required this makes it easy to create a batch in an evening. An ideal project for using up scraps!
I am sorry if I have not managed to recently visit your Blogs,  I hope to catch up with all of you within the next couple of days.
Wishes
Lynne

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55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rhonda
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 13:55:02

    I love this idea for using up scraps! How beautiful and creative.

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  2. Barbara Moore
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 13:59:42

    Now that’s quite a refreshing take! I love the idea of using scraps and they look lovely.

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  3. cockney blonde
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:07:38

    What a brilliant idea Lynne, love how you’ve done them, x

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  4. KK
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:12:36

    Huge congratulations, Lynne. Wow! Of all the magazines to be published in, Studio is THE most impressive. I’m thrilled for you 🙂

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  5. lynn legge
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:20:25

    congrats lynne… your artwork is lovely and i am sure it will be admired by whoever sees it 🙂 thank you as always for sharing with us and giving inspiration..
    big ladybug hugs
    lynn

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  6. Ira
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:33:56

    Way to go girl! Published again! Huge congrats to you my friend! Love your special gift bags, they will make such a wonderful gift for Christmas. A bag in itself is a gift already! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Ira x

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  7. lottie
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:42:02

    Stunning

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  8. Debbie
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 14:51:03

    Congrats Lynne! They are darling! Fabulous bags!
    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^.^

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  9. Sue
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 15:12:42

    A lovely idea Lynne. I made several small gift bags last Christmas and really enjoyed making them. Congratulations on being published again.

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  10. Valerie-Jael
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 15:36:19

    These are lovely, great idea for Xmas presents! Congrats on being published again! Valerie

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  11. Suze Bain
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:04:56

    Congratulations Lynne. These are so pretty, love the festive red and white. xx

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  12. Rose McGuinn
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:19:44

    These are charming! I really like the minimum of effort with the maximum of bling. So glad for you they are now in Somerset!
    Thanks for your cheering comment!
    Rose

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  13. Ephemera
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:27:10

    Congratulations, they are such a great idea and so so pretty, saw your lovely steam punk cards on the Oxford Impressions blog too. XX

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  14. Ella
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:34:28

    I love these Lynne, such charming details…I’m in this issue too for wrapping gifts~
    Congrats….I’m going to go find you! 😀 All the Best~

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  15. Lynn Stevens
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:36:10

    A Big Congrats for making the pages of Somerset!!! Such pretty and sweet bags!

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  16. Shelly McGovern Schmidt
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:41:11

    Love this gift bag idea- and the supplies you used- esp the look of the white bags. Congrats on being published- how fun!!!

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  17. Lynn Guinn
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 16:56:09

    Congratulations! The bags are pretty, festive, and easy! Perfect!

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  18. Kim
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 17:20:59

    Congratulations Lynne! How very exciting. I am amazed how much you can accomplish.

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  19. Gayle Page-Robak
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 17:43:50

    Congratulations, again, Lynne…You met their criteria beautifully. It is unlike you to be a minimalist but these bags look fresh and lovely; something we can all create without many supplies to enhance our gift giving. Well done!

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    • lynne
      Oct 30, 2011 @ 17:57:40

      Gayle,
      You know me so well to know that minimalist is not my chosen style.
      Thank you and everyone else for the messages of congratulations.
      Lynne x

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  20. supersnooks13
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 18:15:38

    Bravo !! Bravo !! Bravo !!

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  21. dorthe
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 19:12:23

    Dear Lynne- wonderful…CONGRATULATIONS….. is it the NOV/DEC ?
    I have not recieved it yet!
    Your white paper bags, are perfect, for small gifts,- I love the beautiful red permanent ink colour you used for the stamps.
    So happy for you, –hugs,Dorthe

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  22. Marilyn J. Rock
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 19:49:44

    Oh Lynne! This is wonderful – congratulations! So well deserving – your holiday bags are beautiful and deserve to be showcased! xxoo

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  23. craftytrog
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:03:03

    They’re simply lovely! Congratulations Lynne! X

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  24. Yvonne Whaley
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:09:43

    Congratulations Lynne. Your bags are beautiful, perfect for Christmas gifts.
    Yvonne x

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  25. Dot Hay
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:26:12

    Well it does look very crisp and clean so to speak Lynne, it is lovely

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  26. Marjie Kemper
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:18:35

    Congratulations, Lynne! Your gift bags are lovely. I really like the added texture of the lace against the red stamping. Love that publication too…. will look for your work when it arrives!

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  27. Dot Arnott
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:21:38

    Lynne, this brings a new meaning to recycling. I never would have thought of decorating a paper bag, but then that is why I am not a blogger, just a novice cardmaker.

    Dotxxx

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  28. Ella
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:22:06

    Lynne, Thank you for your sweet comment! You are sooo talented; I loved your
    article in Sew Somerset, “Garden of Possibilities” It was stunning and so romantic!
    I have tried to look for a similar material, to make something similar! So far no luck~
    I love your creations! xo

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  29. Sue Smith
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:29:10

    Congratulations on the publication, Lynne! I totally love this idea for keeping Christmas wrapping simple, but still looking gorgeous with a wonderful vintage feel.

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  30. CarolS
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 23:39:42

    Congrats Lynne! These bags are lovely!

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  31. Eve
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 03:37:44

    how pretty! luv the scalloped edges & a bit of lace! :_)

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  32. Yvette
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 07:08:42

    Congratulations on being published and what a wonderful creative idea. Such simplicity but with an elegant beauty.

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  33. Anne Campbell
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 07:20:46

    Beautiful little gift bags, Lynne. Congratulations on being published,
    love from Anne xx

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  34. june yarham
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:24:04

    Many Congratulationsd my dear! Your work is so beautiful it is well deserved. Love and Hugs. xx

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  35. Anne Smith
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:52:15

    Congratulations on being published again sis! Any chance you can do my wrapping this year? 😉 x

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  36. Sharon
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:57:28

    Great idea Lynne!!! And congratulations!!!

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  37. thefrugalcrafter
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 12:49:40

    I am smacking my head saying “Why didn’t I think of that?” wonderful and easy, love it! Gotta get me some OI stamps;)

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  38. Silvia(Barnie)
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 13:17:43

    Congrats on being published. Great idea, wonderful little gift bags.

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  39. Krisha
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 15:37:40

    What a lovely idea, and they look wonderful.

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  40. Cindy Adkins
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 17:15:38

    Hi Lynne!!
    Happy Halloween!!! Hope you’re having a great day and I love your creations!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  41. Cyn Schelzig
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 17:43:52

    ooooh lynne,,,these are truly gorgeous….so regal……wonderful to use to stick a nice prezzzie in there:) have a quiet Halloween:) the little goblins are ALREADY ringing my doorbell…………………oh joy:)

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  42. Diane
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 18:05:59

    Congratulations! These are gorgeous, a wonderful idea.

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  43. Fliss
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 18:20:18

    Really beautiful gift bags Lynne. So clean and simple in design too and perfect for Christmas makes.
    Congratulations on being published again too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  44. Becky Shander
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 19:39:55

    Congratulations! These are so sweet and cheery.

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  45. Chris
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 20:59:29

    These are so beautiful in their simplicity, Lynne. Love the clean look of them.

    Chris x

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  46. Chris
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 21:00:22

    Sorry, forgot to say Congratulations!!!

    Chris x

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  47. gerri herbst
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 00:00:33

    dearest Lynne,
    I do love these simply elegant white bads. You always add just the right amount of everything to your pieces. So fun that we both like the same artists….I knew we were kindred spirts.take care dearie, gerri

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  48. gerri herbst
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 00:01:05

    OOPS…I meant white bags. LOL!

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  49. michele s
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 03:26:25

    oh Lynne these are absolutely beautiful and i am inspired to make some lovelygift bags after seeing these. congratulations on being published in that absolutely wonderful publication somerset studio. well-deserved! i’ll have to pick up the latest edition. xo

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  50. MarieS.
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 10:23:06

    Simple and elegant,dear Lynne!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on beeing published.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  51. Marie
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 16:11:39

    Congratulations Lynne one being published once again. Love this beautiful bag it is a beautiful gift as it stands.

    Marie

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  52. Jack
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 19:29:03

    Fab bags, and such a brilliant idea. xx

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  53. Penny
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 13:44:20

    Congrats, Lynne! These are terrific and use their simplicity to great effect!

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