I Believe - Polar Express Themed Digital Portraits

November 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Years past, my son used to watch this movie every day from November through August (when I finally had enough of Christmas in the summer). Now he's a big kid and has found other loves besides trains. Now that its almost Christmas I find myself all nostalgic for this movie!  I've tried to get my daughter to watch it, but it is too scary for her...this year. So, here's to Christmases past.... and Christmases future... and all things Magical.  Why, THIS is the Polar Express!  Do you Believe?

At least I am glad his teacher is showing the movie to his class right before Christmas Break!  2nd Grade still not too old!  So, I decided to try to be somewhat crafty, so not my thing, but hey, its Christmas - gotta try! 

I made these Polar Express Goodie bags for him to hand out to his classmates during the movie!  Each bag contains a magical Christmas bell with red bow, a golden ticket punched with "BELIEVE", and sprinkled with some glitter snow.  The tag on each bag is a wooden tag mod-podged with the image above! 

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Super economical goodie bag, but looks so festive and adorable!  The golden tickets - I found these awesome golden gift bags at the Dollar Store, and dissected them into rectangles - each bag made about 12 tickets! Then I printed out a few sheets of the awesome Polar Express Tickets made by Jessica of Sherbert Cafe, download them free HERE, and I got a small hole punch and just held the paper ticket over my golden ticket and punched away.  Punched each and every ticket, because, yes, I have that much time on my hands!  No, really, it's good therapy.  For something....  

The bells were not all that expensive - I believe I got mine at JoAnn's.  They did not come with red bows, so Dollar Store had a pack of 18 red bows for $1, so I just twisty-tied them to the bell.  

Found a little bag of 8 thin wooden tags at JoAnn's for $1 - then painted each tag a shimmery metallic paint, then mod-podged my image to it - then added a little twine ribbon and wallah! - cute homemade bag tag! 

And, of course, the photoshop fun never ends!  If you like it, please share it, like it, pin it, whatever all the cool kids are doing these days! 

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And as a teeny tiny token of my appreciation, I made these sweet little "Believe" punched Golden Tickets (.png) for you to download and use as a decorative elements in your digital creations.  

Click the images below to download the original punched ticket and Enjoy!  

FREE Believe Golden Train Ticket .png element for digital scrapbookers, Hi-Res downloadFREE Believe Golden Train Ticket .png element for digital scrapbookers, Hi-Res download


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