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10.30.2014

Alpine Carolers with Kathy Racoosin!

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Hello Friends, How are you today? I am so excited to be a guest on the Mama Elephant Blog today. To mark the occasion I wanted to created something a little bit out of the box.... possibly a "box" of sorts. I am in love with this holiday set called, "Alpine Carolers" matter of fact I love it so much I did a video working with this set previously. (You can see the video here and the full post here.

TODAY I wanted to show you that you can use this set all winter...not just during the holidays. 

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The people are just perfect for any wintery Birthday or special gift all season long and can stand along on a tag for that special someone. The sentiment in the set "from our family to yours" works on about anything.

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To create this quick gift bag or box I cut a regular piece of car stock in half horizontally and die cut or punch a hole towards the center.

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Stamp the background with some complimentary ink.

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Stamp the person that the gift is for in white ink on a strip of vellum and heat set. Add your white accents & tape a piece of acetate behind the window. Sew the back and front together along with the vellum. Fill with gold coins or candy. (gold coins are from Costco)

A big thanks to Mama Elephant for letting me be a guest with them today. 
Have a great weekend. 

Hugs, Kathy

128 comments:

  1. such a fun and colorful project - I love the vellum strip idea

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  2. This is ADORABLE. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
    {I came over from Kathy's blog}
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  3. Really taken by this stamp set. Kathy's project is brilliant and beautiful. Awesome details, including the shadow cast by the girl on the grass. Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers!

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  4. Such an awesome idea! It's a nice finishing touch to a kids bday party. The possibilities are endless!! Thank you for the inspiration. xxx

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  5. Love it, love it, love it! I love this set so much and this bag/box is adorable!

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  6. I love what you've done with this cute treat box. The white accents really pop and that little girl is adorable!

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  7. Love the little girl and how you thought outside the box.

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  8. What cool cute girl border you created on that velum. I love the stamped background too!

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  9. OMGosh, the colors here are so outstanding!!!!!!! Just love the little caroler and music notes!!!! GREAT job Kathy!!!!!!!

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  10. I love those cute little carolers. Love the gift bag and tag set. Thank you, Kathy and Mama Elephant.

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  11. Love this cute box. I love the way you use the adorable little girl not only on the tag, but also on the bog.

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  12. Adorable gift bag and I love that you show the little girl in sunnier weather!

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  13. Awesome project... and I am here from The Daily Marker Blog... I just Love Mama Elephant...

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  14. Love the cute gift box and tag. Love the lil girl on the velum. Just sweet. Thank you Cathy. Love Mama Elephant and the sweet stamp sets.

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  15. OH MY KATHY! What little recipient WOULDN'T want all that CHOCOLATE? LOL Your project looks GREAT!!! I ALWAYS LOVE how you create EVERYTHING with your projects! VERY "ARTSY!" Then you get what you want & get to feature more FABULOUS STAMPS TOO! LOOOOVE this little caroler! She is SOOOO CUTE & you've colored her in SO PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  16. What a sweet idea! (and just because it's filled with chocolates!) Great project and cute stamps!

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  17. I love this idea and I am totally in love with the new release from Mama Elephant! So happy with the quality of their stamps and the adorable designs! Can't wait to try to make something similar to this. I need to get in gear to have items on hand for Christmas!

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  18. Love how you are showing us the way to stretch this stamp set. Super cute project.

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  19. OMG thank you for sending this set to Kathy. Did you see her ornament card. This treat bag is cute but the ornament was out of this world..

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  20. Fabulous project! Love this set, too.

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  21. What a great project! Haven't seen those coins in a long time. Love Mama Elephant!

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  22. What bright fun colors and the touch of white is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. I just love that Mama Elephant stamps can be multifaceted and Kathy you sure did a great job of putting that to use. Such a creative project. And you're right..this is a great set.

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  24. Thank you for showing us how to use this stamp set in a differrent way!!

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  25. This treat bag is soo cute! Love all of the little details and the vellum, so pretty!

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  26. So cute. I like the colors, the stamped background and the use of vellum.

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  27. Super cute. Love the detail on the vellum.

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  28. Love this set! Need to add it to my collection!

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  29. What a super cute gift bag, and perfect for anyone. I really love the vellum with the white stamping. Thanks for sharing Kathy!

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  30. She did just a wonderful job! I love seeing more uses for a stamp set so I can justify it :)

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  31. This is such a well done, wonderful project!

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  32. So cute! I always love to see stamp versatility, thank you!

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  33. I'm kinda new to ME but I LOVE what I have seen so far. Very cute Kathy... I always enjoy seeing many uses for one stamp set. Gives me justification for buying it, haha!

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  34. How fun your bag is!
    Love the colors and
    the stamp is cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  35. I love the treat bag idea with the window, and thank you for telling us where you got the treats!

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  36. What a yummy gift bag! When I was a kiddo I loved getting those gold chocolate coins!

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  37. How sweet is this! Every Christmas Santa always lefts those wonderful and yummy gold coins in my stocking and whenever I see them, they bring back FOND memories! They were also always in my boy's stockings growing up and are very much a family tradition!

    I HOPE this is the time you PULL my name -- I would LOVE to have one of these sweet goodies bags! Praying I am the lucky one!

    Hugs Kathy -- this made my day!!

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  38. How great it is to learn how to stretch your stamps and make other great projects thanks for sharing

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  39. Adorable! Love that sweet little girl, what a fun tag and love the tone on tone stamping on the bag.

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  40. Love your treat bag Kathy, - so cute!

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  41. This treat bag is so cute!!!! I will be making some for my grandkids!! Thanks

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  42. The treat bag is just too cute !! It is something that I could do and make an awesome gift !!

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  43. This bag is just adorable! I love the use of the blue ribbon to enhance the colors in the tag!

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  44. What a gorgeous wee goodie bag-love it!

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  45. Love this, so cute - Mama Elephant is becoming my favourite guilty pleasure

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  46. Love this goodie bag idea! So cute and always love the little girl! Thank you so much for your inspiration!!

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  47. Love this new Mama Elephant release! This project is amazing and I can't wait to get my stamp set so I can start playing!

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  48. This is so cute and what a wonderful idea! Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity!

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  49. Very cute goodie bag. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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  50. How cute is that! Would be super for a kindergarten class or for special neighborhood kids you are expecting at your door Halloween evening.

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  51. Great and so sweet. Love the Alpine Carolers stamp set. TFS.

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  52. great stamping and love the coloring!

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  53. Love how Kathy shows us how versatile this stamp set is...and how darn cute to boot!

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  54. This is such a cute treat bag!

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  55. What a cute project!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  56. Fantastic project and truly this stamp set can be used all winter long! tfs hugs, Kristina

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  57. I just love this project! It's so great when you highlight your stamp and die sets for all the ideas! Thanks!

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  58. Really cute and love this idea! Love the girls holding hands on the vellum. And the stamped backgound. Love it. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  59. What a wonderful project. I love the stamp set. So cute!

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  60. I am convinced -- there are lots of possibilities with this stamp set! I really do love it and this is such a fun project that I will have to try.

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  61. Whoever receives this bag will feel extra special!
    Love all the little details like the white music notes & sewing

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  62. An adorable bag! Thanks for sharing all the deets!

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  63. Neat little treat package - thanks for guesting here today!

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  64. Such a cute bag... Love how you used the stamp for a non holiday :)

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  65. This is so fun I luv the repeated words and the bright pink so different for this time of year I luv it

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  66. Such a cute bag...she's such a talented artist!

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  67. Love your gift box Kathy! Love all the stamped background. TFS

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  68. Love Elena's stamp set. And love Kathy's fun works of art using it!

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  69. I love the idea of this little patch package! I had forgotten them, it reminds me of my childhood!

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  70. What a cute gift box...great design.

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  71. Super cute gift box... Thanks for the tutorial!

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  72. Kathy made a cute gift bag and the Carolers added so much. I love this set of whimsical little kids. Thanks

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  73. Darling project! Love that sweet stamp!

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  74. What an adorable stamp set and I love what you created!! This is a definite must have especially for my granddaughter's birthday!! TFS!

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  75. This is such a wonderful way to use this stamp set in a different way! What little girl wouldn't love to receive this cute box of chocolates?

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  76. Love, love, LOVE Mama Elephant! I have learned SOOO many new things in the past few months and I have become a HUGE fan of your stamps. I have also subscribed to some of the designers for Mama Elephant. Great products and tonnes of ideas! TFS all of your terrific products!

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  77. Wonderful gift box and I love the darling tag. Great coloring.

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  78. This is just fabulous and nice, Kathy!

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  79. Wow! This is such a GREAT gift bag!! Super cute with the Alpine Carolers!! LOVE!!

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  80. Love the alpine kids. Can't wait to play with my set.
    The bag is great - love the chocolate

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  81. Oh. This is so cute. The tag is adorable. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  82. This is adorable and a wonderful gift idea.

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  83. Love, love, love that Kathy - she is super talented!
    Sandra ltb

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  84. The goody bag is so adorable and I love the vellum. I would like to create the goody bags 😄

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  85. What a cute project! Thanks to Zkathy for great instruction and to Mama Elephant for sharing!

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  86. Brilliant idea and thank you for sharing with such easy directions to follow. And I love how you coloured in your tag, its gorgeous!!!

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  87. Adorable project Kathy! Fun colors!

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  88. Such a cute project - love the tag.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  89. Lovely project! Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy!

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  90. Love this project! Adorable stamp set!!!

    Christine

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  91. These little people are so cute! I could do lots with them. Love your project! TFS !

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  92. Love love love love and more love! So damn cute!

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  93. Great project, Kathy! Thanks for the inspiration. Love Mama Elephant! And love the way you created the little caroler's shadow across the grass! : )

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  94. Love the goodie bag and the wonderful little girl on the tag!! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies too :) You do beautiful work.

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  95. Love this project! I like the shadow you created on the girl - great touch! Love this stamp set:)

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  96. Loved the fact that stamp set can be used for Winter projects not just for holidays. Thank you.

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  97. What a fun project! I love versatility.

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  98. This would be an absolutely prefect idea to make for my girls for the holidays , thanks for sharing

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  99. Cute stamp set. Great project!

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  100. Love the cute caroler and the music notes! Thanks for sharing such a great idea, for the holidays AND parties, hostess gifts etc.

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  101. A fun way to wrap a gift! And I love those stamps!

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  102. white stamping on vellum looks just so awesome!

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  103. I'm with you. This Alpine caroler set is so stinkin' CUTE! Love the cute bag/box...

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