Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop - Last Minute Gifts
Yes, it is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop time again (25th of each month) and this time I was determined to participate!! I keep seeming to miss them!! This month, Nichole is really thinking smart because she challenged us to create "a quick and inexpensive wrap or tag that can be the perfect solution for 'grab & go' gifts". Well, I love to bake and give away my cooking as gifts. It is always nice to have a few extra dozen for last minute gifts. I decided to take a simple brown paper bag to use as my 'inexpensive wrap'. I used my Labels 1 nestability die and traced it onto the center of the bag and using my Fiskers cutter, carfully cut it out (making sure I put a small cutting mat inside). Then I adhered a piece of acetate on the inside so it was like a window. Vintage Picnic set, there is this awesome snowflake image and a holiday sentiment. Maybe you didn't realize it was there or didn't think to reach for a "summery" themed stamp set to use for Christmas??!! I stamped the snowflake all over the bag in white and then a bit in brown. Then, I added the little "bits" stamp from the Remember set ... it is just a bunch of little dots and looks just like fuzzy little snow bits blowing around in the sky. I created a topper, added my cookies (these are just store bought for now) and stapled the topper to the top of the bag. Note that my cookies are in a sealed plastic bag.