Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and My 2012 Packaging

 So, there's my tree and mantle this year.  My Wrapping….
 I was inspired by the pretty wrapping posted by my friend's the 2 Gypsy Girls, Paula and Deb on their blog One Lucky Day.  I didn't want to just rip off the design…ok so I did want to but I didn't have access to beautiful ribbons in a timely manor so I needed to do something else.  I went with seam binding.
 You have to excuse my pictures- I thought I would have time in the morning to take them but spent all night with a vomiting 7 year old and only had a few minutes to snap the pictures.
 I only had a few yards of ribbon left so I used white with red Rit dye.  Ok, so I hadn't been so busy and distracted I would have realized that putting 50 yards of seam binding into a washing machine was a bad plan.  An hour later and very red fingers I had disentangled the entire ball….not in one piece mind you.
The tags were made using various Alterations by Tim Holtz dies and my Vagabond.  First I used spray adhesive to attach vintage music paper or kraft paper colored with Color Shine.
The glitter is stuck on simply with redline tape in two different widths and glue dots.  So easy.
 I added holes and eyelets and rubber stamped the names on each card.
 The two younger boys got a much toned down version with just ribbon with a bow they could untie an the name tag.  You can't see but the names are also rubber stamped on the tags.
 Santa even got his tags made this year AND he used red polka dot washi tape to attach them to the gifts.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy (Belated) Hanukkah.
Laters Baby….
This post was Linked to the following Linky Parties:
30 Handmade Days
Tatortots and Jello
Classy Clutter
Mighty Crafty
Glued To My Crafts 


  1. Beautiful tree and packages! Love your mantle, I wish I had a mantle to decorate. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year. Love K

  2. Love the washi tape! For ribbon you can use red and white baker's twine (looks great with kraft paper as wrapping paper).

  3. love your packages. do you just not adore kraft? such a great canvas to create on. and your mantle is to die for!!! so gorgeous.
    happy new year, danee!!!

  4. I wanted to say that your garland is beautiful and I love it. I also wanted to thank you for placing me in your blog roll! I am a new follower and I can't wait to see what you bring in the new year.

  5. So sorry about your sick child. :( No fun at all. But your photos turned out beautifully regardless! Love your packaging! Pinned for later inspiration. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.


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