Hello, Monday and hello SCT friends! Thank you for stopping by to share in Day 8 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving with us! Today we have a beautiful holiday project created by creative team member Wendy Sue Anderson AND we have another amazing prize package that you are sure to love. Ready? Let’s get started by singing our favourite song this time of year!

“On the 8th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….beautiful custom boxes from Wendy Sue Anderson and a fabulous prize package from We R Memory Keepers and Simple Stories!”

“Hello, and Happy Holidays, friends!  It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a quick and easy way to wrap up a small gift, such as a treat or gift card (or both!!) I was able to use the beautiful “Winter Farmhouse” collection by Simple Stories for this sweet little gift bag set.  Here’s a look at the set (keep scrolling for a little more detail for each gift bag).


I used my Silhouette to cut out the bags from patterned paper.


Remember, this paper isn’t super heavyweight, so if you are going to want to add a heavier item to the bag, cut a second bag and double them up for strength!


Also, note that you will want to use a strong adhesive to secure the tabs of the bag – we don’t want any precious gifts falling out of the bottom!!


I used a variety of ephemera and chipboard to embellish the front of each bag.


You’ll also spy my favorite twine on each of the bags. I love this lightweight twine and find myself using it on almost every project I create!


You also might notice that I like to use foam adhesive squares behind some of the elements to add a bit of dimension.


Layering different decorative elements give each bag a unique look even though they are essentially the same.


By using the same design, you can create these bags assembly-line-style to get a lot done quickly!


I hope you might consider wrapping your smallish gifts in some sweet little gift bags like these!


Merry Christmas and Happy Paper Crafting to each of you!


~ Wendy Sue Anderson



Are you ready to see what’s under the tree for our Day 8 prize package? First…


“The Gift Wrap Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers is a cut above the rest! Quality blades cut wrapping paper perfectly straight and even every time. No folding, no ripping, and no scrunching! This special trimmer fits standard gift wrap sizes up to 32 inches wide and is also great for poster boards and large format cutting. Complete projects big and small in no time with the Gift Wrap Trimmer! The perfect crafting tool for this holiday season! Happy Holidays from all of us at We R Memory Keepers!”


“Happy Holidays from Simple Stories! As the snow gently falls outside, warm up with the Winter Farmhouse collection! Cozy images of mittens, skates, sleds, and snowy pines are coupled with snowglobes, sweaters, skis, and more! You’ll look forward to sipping a steaming mug of hot cocoa and snuggling up inside as you create something splendid with this comfy collection. Enjoy!”

Today’s prize package includes:

  • Winter Farmhouse Collection Kit
  • Winter Farmhouse Simple Basics Kit
  • Winter Farmhouse 6×12 Chipboard
  • Winter Farmhouse Bits & Pieces
  • Winter Farmhouse Journal Bits & Pieces
  • Winter Farmhouse Washi Tape
  • Winter Farmhouse Bow Clips
  • Winter Farmhouse Enamel Dots
  • Winter Farmhouse Mini Sticker Tablet


To enter each day’s giveaways:

For an opportunity to win today’s giveaways, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST.

We would also love for you to take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are loving these 12 Days of giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!

We R Memory Keepers on Facebook (follow on Instagram at @wermemorykeepers)

Simple Stories on Facebook (follow on Instagram at @simplestories_)

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Please be sure to share this with your crafty friends. The more the merrier!