Christmas Tags

I rarely wrap Christmas presents these days, preferring to use a decorated bag with fistfuls of tissue paper! In the days before I made cards, I would find myself running out of gift tags (usually on Christmas Eve when the shops had all closed!) so in the last few days I have been making some tags ready for December. Continue reading

Wetlands Birthday Card

Today is my dear husband’s birthday, he is so very supportive of me and all I want to do and puts up with a lot missed meals, extra dog walking duties and a houseful of happy stampers when he gets home from a long day.  His main hobby is wildlife photography and so I chose to use the Wetlands Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! for his birthday card, this is  a great set and perfect for the guys in our lives.  Continue reading

Girl Scout Cookie Card

Those of you who have been following my blog regularly will know I love punch art.  The Girl Scout cookie season has just come to an end and it reminded me of  a project I did for last years’ cookie season.  I was asked by a local troupe of Girl Scouts if I would help them work toward getting their ‘Arts and Crafts’ patch and their leader thought it would be a great idea for them to make thank-you cards featuring a cookie…. this is what I came up with….. Continue reading

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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