Flip over calendar ~ September Sunflowers

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So here we are in September, back in the UK things would start to be cooling down, the nights drawing in and there would be misty mornings. Not so in North Texas ~ after living here for 20 years the only thing there is in common is the days are getting shorter, but they are still hot and dry!

In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later this year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, September which has vibrant Sunflowers!

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Decorated Gift Bag and Tissue

This time of year we are wrapping gifts in preparation for the Big Day.  I gave up wrapping in paper several years ago…. the shapes were too weird to wrap neatly or the parcels looked too lumpy and unappetising!.  I started to use gift bags and tissue paper, a much quicker and easier (and neater!) solution.

Gift bags and tissue can be expensive so I buy plain bags from the craft stores and plain tissue from the dollar store ( 40 sheets for $1) Then I get out my inks and stamp sets and decorate to my hearts’ content.

I have a number of hostess gifts this year so this is the bag/tissue combination I  have been working on today…..

gift bag

The stamp set is Joyful Christmas and I used Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Crushed Curry inks. Now I have some lovely, elegant gifts to take with me.

joyful christmas

I hope this gives you an idea for your future gift wrapping……..

Happy Stamping ~ Cindy 🙂

PS I just realised this is my 50th post…….. lets celebrate with your ‘liking’ it and while you are doing that……. just go ahead and ‘follow’ my blog…. then you know when I get to my 100th post!!!  🙂

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