Sledding Fun…

Hi, hello!

I’ve got another layout to share with you today!  Remember when I said I planned our New Years family activities with a certain paper line in mind?  And you rolled your eyes and thought I was kidding?  Well, nope!

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I was so happy to get these pictures off my daughter’s camera and get to play with the A Perfect Winter line, from Echo Park.  It has so many cute images and papers that easily work with any winter activity photos.

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I was also really pleased with that precious photo of my grandson (who is almost ready to turn 1!) sitting in his little red sled, and all the white snow that surrounds him.  It makes a perfect amount of white space (literally in this case) and I love the look of journaling right on a photo and with an American Crafts Slick Writer pen, it’s an easy thing to do.

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The weather was in the deep freeze for the week our whole family was together over New Years, so we were stymied in our attempts to get out to play.  But one afternoon, we just bundled up and went outside.  For 7 minutes.  But I got my pictures and Archie got a little tiny toboggan ride down the hill in front of his house.  Which was concerning for him at first but which he warmed up to (pun intended) after a couple of two-second long runs!  But to give him an idea of what was in store, I pulled him around the front yard a couple of times first.  And he thought it was ok!

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So this fun title detail was accomplished by the use of one of the stickers from the Perfect Winter line, and by stamping the alphabet letters with white paint, and the Tim Holtz/Ideology foam stamps onto kraft cardstock.  After it was dry, I just cut them out and adhered them to the bottom of the sledding sticker.  The clear enamel moose and mitten stickers are also from the Perfect Winter line.  Aren’t they so dear??

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All I’m thinking after this fun adventure, is 11 months is fun….but a year or two from now when he’s a little older and really gets the snow/skating/sledding thing, we are going to have SO. MUCH. FUN.

Thanks for checking in today!  Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you again on Wednesday!

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Brown paper packages….

….tied up with strings…..  You know the rest….

Hi friends!  It’s that time of year again, when you’re busy making lists, checking them twice, and making and wrapping up little gifts for the wonderful people in your life.  Today I thought I’d show you a few ideas for simple, but special ways to package a gift.  What I like most about these ideas, is that they translate well to any gift giving occasion you might have any other day of the year.

I love paper bags.  So much, that I hoard them and think, I’ll wait to use them for a more special occasion.  In fact, I even keep the cute ones I get when I purchase something in some sweet little boutique store.  They always have the best bags!

One of the ideas I have for you today is using mid-sized bags for a card envelope and adhering a mini bag containing a gift card on the outside.

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I know you all like step-out photos that show the process of creating, from start to finish, so let me take you to the very beginning.  It usually all comes out of a big mess.

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It’s necessary for me to pull out a bunch of different products and materials, and move them around on my table just to see what I like together.

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I decided I liked the combination of the two gold patterns together.  An A2 sized card fits nicely in the larger bag and a gift card fits perfectly into the smaller bag.

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I punched two holes at the top of the folded down portion and strang…stringed…strung! some gold cord through them and tied it up all cute.  Then I layered some paper flowers by Prima with a gold brad, onto a leaf die cut from Kaisercraft (Oh So Lovely) and a the gold “celebrate” word from Crate Paper (the Oasis line) and that’s a pretty cute way to elevate a simple card and Starbucks gift card to a really memorable gift!

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Next, I pulled together these seemingly un-related components.  Unifying the group by color (kraft) and theme (season - a die-cut snowflake and white poinsettia from Prima) with a pop of red baker’s twine makes a delightful finished package, don’t you think?

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To layer each of the elements, I used good strong glue dots, but to close up the bags/packages, I used a temporary tape runner adhesive so that they can easily be opened up without tearing the bag all to pieces.

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For this last brown paper package I used a paper doily, a ruled lines paper bag (again, with a gift card tucked inside) and simply tacked on one of my handmade layered embellishments (available in the store), before tying up the whole package with some blue striped bakers twine.  I stamped a Best Wishes greeting on a basic outlined sticker (from an office supply store) (embellishments are everywhere!) and stuck it down over the string and gift card bag.

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I hope you find this topic of interest because I have more ideas than these to show you today.  Check back again next week for more brown paper packaging ideas!  Check the store for many of the supplies used here today.

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