I've been playing around with the sweet Santa's Bags.  What have I found?  These cotton bags love ink and are fabulous for stamping on!  I also found that the best stamping is achieved using the Stamparatus as it gives a lot of stability with the uneven surface of the Santa's Bags.

A part of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is a quarterly publication that includes great ideas and inspiration.  One of the tips from our recent edition was that, when heat-set on fabric, Shimmer Paint is permanent and the fabric will retain it's original features.  Well, I had a go at this on the Santa's Bags with the Beautiful Baubles stamp set...

Beautiful Baubles Cotton Santa Bags

Stamps: Beautiful Baubles (photopolymer: 147765).  Accessories: Santa's Bags (147812), Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (147045), Real Red 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon (147894), Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements (147819).  Tools: Stamparatus (148187), Sponge Daubers (133733), Mini Glue Dots (103683).

Here's how I stamped the Santa's Bag with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint...

  1. Insert a piece of baking paper inside the one of the Santa's Bags to prevent Shimmer Paint from leaching through to the opposite side.
  2. Lay Santa's Bag on the Stamparatus base.  Place the large ornament stamp face down on the bag.  Close the Stamparatus Plate to pick up the stamp.
  3. Pour out a little Bright Copper Shimmer Paint.  Load a Sponge Dauber with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint and dab all over the stamp.  Note, you will need more Shimmer Paint that you think!
  4. Close the Stamparatus Plate to stamp the ornament.  Repeat step 3 if you want a darker/brighter stamped image.
  5. Put bag aside to dry (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  6. Place a piece of baking paper over stamped image and iron the Santa's Bag on a hot setting.

I love how the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint retains it's gorgeous lustre when stamped on the Santa's Bags...

Beautiful Baubles Cotton Santa Bags

Bright Copper Shimmer Paint
Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (147045) - $16.75

Santa's Bags
Santa Bags (147812) - $21.00
8 cotton bags: 4" x 5" (10.2 cm x 12.7 cm)

The Santa's Bags have a drawstring top with red stitching, which was my inspiration for adding a Real Red satin ribbon bow and copper star to finish my gift bag.