Sunday, December 21, 2014

Serious love for the December Swag Bag (and all of 'em!)

Hi there, fellow friends with issues! 

Leah l'Orange joining you for a Swag Bag Sunday!  I was ridiculously inspired by the December Swag Bag and had to do something slightly different, incorporating lots of bits and pieces from the current Swag Bag, plus some leftovers from October and November's Swag Bags and a few items from my stash.

Swag Bags ain't just for scrapbookers or pocket scrapbookers, folks!  Many of our awesome Creative Team ladies have rocked amazing cards with them (the elements are, quite frankly, PERFECTLY card-sized!), and today I've got some altered goodness to share.

I found these teeny little house frames at a yard sale many moons ago and have been hanging onto them for just the right occasion.  December's Swag Bag was the occasion!

Each of the little "windows" is filled with one of the 3x4 cards cut into a box template, and everything else just kind of pretties it up.

I have been hoarding animal wood veneers, so the cat and birds made perfect sense for this little house!

One thing I love about the Swag Bag subscription (you can get them individually or sign up for 6 months!) is that each one comes with a fun sampling of things mostly sold in the Paper Issues shop - if there's something you REALLY love in your bag, you can usually find a pack of them in the shop! 

That little puffy acorn sticker, for example?  That's from the Amy Tangerine "Stitched" line:

And that awesome distressed white heart wood veneer?  That's from the Prima Free Spirit collection!

Grab the items above or whatever you like from the Paper Issues shop and save 20% anytime using THIS:

There are new releases getting loaded into the Paper Issues shop almost DAILY, so check 'em out, and grab 'em quick!  THEN, link up your new or old projects to our current Link Party (we have a new one starting tomorrow!) or play along with our Pinspire Me Monday or Sketch Saturday Challenge!  We might just feature you on Friday!

AND last, but not least, a very heartfelt THANK YOU to Cassie Box and her minions for having me on this amazing Creative Team - today marks my final post as a Paper Issues gal (though I'll always have issues!), and I just wanted to gush about how amazing it has been.  I will miss everything about this experience and consider myself lucky to have been part of this amazing group of ladies.  SO. MUCH. TALENT!  And laughs.  OH MY GOSH, the laughs.  Anyway, I'm giving this away to one commenter here, if anybody's interested.  :)

Been hanging onto these extras from my favorite Fancy Pants line EVER, and I want to give them away!  Leave a comment below and on January 5th a winner will be announced - GOOD LUCK!


  1. CUTENESS GALORE - LOVE IT ALL Leah - I've never tried anything like this before and it looks like FUN :)
    So sad to hear that this is your last post!!!
    THANK YOU for all the CREATIVE INSPIRATION you have shared here and wishing you every success and crafty happiness for the future!!!

  2. What a sweet box. Than you for all of your inspiration!

  3. Adorable project! I love how it all came together and thank you for all the inspiration you give me!

  4. Those swag bags are awesome, I love seeing you do something a bit different with them. Awesome job! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  5. The house is adorable....well done! Good luck on your new adventures! I too have Paper Issues! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. You were one of the first people I met at Paper Issues, and I'm so glad I did Leah. Thank goodness for the Web, we will always be able to keep in touch. Thanks for bringing so much awesome to the PI group, all the best in this next chapter friend xx

  7. I love you more than words. That is all.

  8. Wonderful work on this
    house frame. Love all
    the elements add to it.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Looks like a fun project! I have something similar and am trying to decide what theme to do with it! Thanks for the chance to win the Fancy Pants line... love the colors and patterns!

  10. Gorgeous project - you've always been an inspiration to me!
    Love your work Ms l'Orange xx


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