Monday, September 5, 2016

My Other Creations: STAMPtember 2016 Gentle Fox Gift Bag

The Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember celebration is in full swing!  I can't wait to see what goodies are in store as the month progresses.  The theme this week is so easy and fabulous: just stamp something!  I did just that with this fall-themed gift bag featuring some of Simon's new STAMPtember releases.
I started by making the cute felt fox using Simon's Plush Gentle Fox die.  I sewed all the pieces together and added some "clothes" with cotton patterned fabric.  I added a pocket and some flowers.

The bag itself was made with wood grain paper from Simple Stories (Basics 12 x 12 collection) and the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board.  I cut some leaves with Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaves die, then stamped them with Simon's new Abstract Triangles stamp.  I smeared Distress Ink onto the leaves and dripped water onto the smears to create the water-drop circles.  I also used the Tim Holtz Trellis die and Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid paper to create more background pattern.

I finished this off by adding the "Give Thanks" sentiment from Simon's new Autumn Greetings stamp set and added the fox to the front.  I decorated the top of the bag with some yarn and pom poms.

Here are all the wonderful products I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

And I am SURE that you will create all sorts of magnificent art with your stamps!  Can't wait for the inspiration to roll in and when you submit your entries to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, you will also enter yourself into the running for a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!