Wrapping up the year with "Wrapping paper"...beautiful, quality foil wrapping paper from Costco inspired me to use this product to make my own personal gift bags. It has the printed grid line on the inside so it's easy to cut out large sections. I used a brown paper bag to spray adhesive on manila card stock [recycled file folders] to reinforce the bags stability. I had the tissue and ribbons and found a use for the medal enhancements applied with a glue dot.
I'm so delighted with these charming little bags, I could do an ensemble, cover a journal, make any size envelope, gift tags and I could even cut paper bows. Perfect little somethings for guests or hosts and hostess'. I want to stop right now and make the envelopes and bows.
Sometime later I'm back...
Here they are: a gift card to Justice "Just for girls" for my granddaughter Rylee in an envelope made from wrapping paper topped by a bow.
Back to the bags
I fussy cut the snowman from an envelope then covered him with glossy accents, the same with the old auto, the lamp post I cut with Cricut and the tree and sentiment are die cuts.
I made the little ornaments , pictured below... I will add these to the bags along with some chocolate covered pretzels, peppermint bark and a truffle or two. Now I will have to come up with an idea for my grandson's gift card.
My father refurbished old bikes for us and my mom sewed us new outfits and matching doll clothes. It was a time before the shopping malls and on line shopping.
This year my brother in law and sister's visit included gifts of hot pepper jelly, pepper butter and assorted canned goodies...all grown, harvested, smoked by the two of them. Labeled with her homemade logo. For years, Kit (pet name for my sister) created calendars for family members. We all looked forward to receiving them and understand that it became to time consuming to continue. We now enjoy the scrubbies she crochets and the tasty treats she shares. Home made love.
Times have changed...and I'm not a great shopper...especially when these grand-kids have a plethora of everything they want or need. Truly blessed with generous parents.
I'll let them choose what they want...that's why I buy gift cards...
all wrapped up in home made love.