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.
Next was the decorating part. I really wanted snowflakes...but I don't own the PTI set of
snowflakes. However, I discovered that in the newish 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.
Well, now I'm off to see what all the other PTIers did for their last minute gift ideas, tags or packaging!! Thanks for dropping in!! Donelda

29 comments:

Deanna said...

Love it Donelda!

Tricia said...

Don't those look yummy??? Mmmmm....!!! TFS!!

resmith said...

Great bag topper!

ashjoy said...

Those look very yummy, great job!

Frogwoman said...

Great job! You can send the cookies my way.

Diane Jaquay said...

Great idea, cute bag!!

Marge said...

Lovely presentation & so clever to use the Vintage picnic set "in a pinch"! Now I'm hungry for a cookie! LOL!

Lori said...

Yummy looking cookies and great looking bag!!

Babies- Beth said...

How clever you are to use the Picnic set Donelda- I bet many of us have no idea what pieces are in the bigger set!

lynn said...

cute bag and the cookie look good, too!

Kelly S. said...

That snowflake made a great background! Love the acetate window you cut to show those delish cookies...fab gift project!

Kim said...

Great way to transform a plain paper bag!

Avril Tanner said...

This is such a cool way to receive some scrumptious goodies!

Rhonda said...

I love the cut-out window!

Rosanne said...

Very nice!

Bonnie said...

Great idea! Now if I could only bake.....

Terri said...

Nice job! That's cool you were able to find a snowflake in one of your sets. The cookies look yummy too.

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE! I Love the cut out center!! Gonna have to borrow that idea!!

Redbird said...

I am so going to borrow this idea from you! Thank you for sharing!

Ted said...

Donelda, I love this and I actually have that Vintage Picnic set so now I can't wait to look for the snowflake! :) I think the colors you chose for this are spot-on. :)

Cindy Holshouser said...

What an adorable way to package cookies. Love it.

Betsy V said...

Yummmm... This looks delicious!

Steph said...

This is great...what a nice way to give cookies.

Zuila said...

Great idea,cute bag.

Dana said...

Sweet and simple! I love the snowflakes on the paper bag and that you cut out a window. How yummy will this little gift be with homemade cookies :-)

Dru said...

This is brilliant! Love everything about it!!! So, so pretty!

peggysue said...

Nice imaginative use of a non traditional set for a Christmas bag. Cute idea with the window too.

Linda said...

Fabulous! The gift that fits everyone! And so cheerful with all the snowflakes. Just keep them on the packaging, please. TFS

Stampin' Pam said...

Wonderful gift bags - so perfect for your cookies - and way to use your noggin for the snowflakes! :-)