There are no mistakes only opportunities for embellishments!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flake Bag: version 2.0

Version 2.0 is a custom job. Her whole beautiful Christmasy house was done in black, white and red. She liked the smaller snowflake bags I had done but wanted something that went with her signature look so we here are. What a great little gift bag. I used a supper fluffy yarn through the button to add a little pizazz and tie the black in and anchor the snowflake. Of course the ribbon is Stampin' Up double stitched RedReal ribbon. Just lovin the classy sassy little bag.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Clause is comin' to town!

As promised Santa all in red! Apparently my mood changed and I went with a bottle neck tag instead of a one sheet box, I will add the simple one sheet box directions to my Ode' to my Brown Santa. So this is one of the teacher gifts I made this year I am pretty smitten with my new santa design and will put it on the docket for next years holiday workshops. To put this in perspective you can see this is just a 8.4 oz bottle of cider, personal size. Santa's head is made of a sizzix die (scallop circles) and 3 hand punches (wide oval, 5 petal and 1/2" circle punch). You can't really tell in the picture but I used whisper white textured card stock for his beard and stash. Hope you got a giggle out of him like I do! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ode to My Brown Santa

Most of you already now I might be a little crazy but this might remove all doubt. I made this for my favorite Santa...the one who wears brown and delivers to my door year round. Thank you thank you my dear Brown Santa with out you I would have no Stampin' Up product and how sad would that be? Since my Brown Santa is delivering tonight I made this up but I am sure it will be just as cute made up with Red with a black ribbon around his belly! I will post the instructions with the basic red Santa. This is once again based around a one sheet box! I got his cute face idea from a fellow demo... . adjusted the size of the beard scallop and the project but I LOVE that little face...thanks for the inspiration Jackie!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Football Box

Okay so I was worried as soon as I found out my son had a male teacher! And for none of the normal reason's I am sure. How does a crafty mom who makes crafty things for teachers gifts going to make something for a male teacher and not make him feel like he got a frufu girly gift? Well I thought and I thought real hard and this is what I came up with, a twist on the one sheet box. Matthew's teacher happens to be the football coach and big into sports in general. This is totally a non SU paper (when your in a pinch you improvise!) but the ribbon is. I filled it with a yummy treat and I will be making a tag to go on it but I was so thrilled how it turned out I had to share right away.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FYI - I made this flyer with my awesome Design Studio by Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birthday on the go...

I made this tag because I didn't have time to make a card. And it turns out I really reallly love this tag. The color palete matched the wrapping I was using but I like it so much I ran home after dropping my daughter off at the party and made another. Turns out I really like the tag tied to a plain jane gift bag. Who needs to buy different bags for every event? Just bulk buy the plain white and enhance it with a tag that matches the event at hand. Simple, Cheap and oh soo cute. ( I actually just used this tag and tied it to a build a bear box...wrapping and tagging all done!)

Tags, tags everywhere.

Start with a tag...largish I know, just big enough for a greeting and names, but now that you have made your adorable tag with your 5 petal punch and Boho Blossom punch you are ready to gift here are some ways you can use this great tag...
Bottle Tag...punch a hole and attach a hair band or ribbon to tie around your bottle neck. (notice I did the exact same tag in pink...use the same tag style for any time of the year)
Belly Band...add a band around a box and make the tag the bow.
Bag Tag...make a plain bag sing with an adorable tag. (You can see this idea at work in the birthday bag post)

Flake Bag

So simple but oh so adorable. Based on a brown gift bag that pretty much is a shunrkin' grocery bag. Using the Wide Oval Punch to create a handle and a couple well placed items...bag oh cuteness!