yay! I get to be in Di's Country INKers blog hop again! things get busy and its been hard to participate every month but when I have been able to participate, its been a lot of fun! This months theme is Christmas or winter and isn't Barbs graphics, pretty?!! yes, I think so too!
One of my favorite things to make with Stampin Up! products is packaging, my first love doing anything creative was scrapbooking and I do love to make cards but now that I sew a lot, I love to find cute ways to make packaging for my items that I sew or gifts I want to give. They say its all about the packaging, right? ;)
first off, I have to say that I am in LOVE with this ribbon
I knew right away that I was going to do my packaging themed around this ribbon
so this is what I have come up with
I also like to think of easy gift giving too, I love buying mugs and filling them with sewn items, lotions, etc. Just tie up a ribbon around the handle and it can look quite festive!
or, how about these fun Gift Card Enclosure packs? They are prescored and precut to hold a gift card. Again, tie around a big chunky ribbon and viola!
okay and last but definitely not least, I am loving these mini muslin bags
aren't they so cute? you can do so many creative ideas with them! I pulled out the original tie string and inserted the big chunky ribbon thru it, it was a bit tight BUT what a statement it makes.
on the other bag, I took the sponge daubers and some ink and stamped the mini muslin bags. Wouldn't it be fun to fit certain SU! goodies in these bags? they hold some ribbons, the twines, smaller punches and tons of other items!
a while back I did a blog hop with Di's Country INKers and it was using the Big Shot, here on this blog post
I sure had a lot of fun doing these projects, and there is quite the line up of gals participating this month so go check them out, they are so darn creative!
as always, if you should ever want/need a new Stampin Up! demonstrator to order you any items that you see here or any other great product that Stampin Up! offers, message me!
or you can go shopping on your own! here is my Stampin Up! store to go shopping!
go here next to see Diana's blog
and here is the line up of the other gals in case things get wonky and don't work!
Diana - http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Leslie http://www.blessingsandblossoms.blogspot.com (you are here)