Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Cheer Gift Tags

I strongly believe that a gift given with love is always well received, no matter what the size or price tag. And if it comes with pretty packaging then even more smiles :) I love nicely presented gifts. They say a lot about the thought that's gone into it and let's face it, even the plainest of presents can be dolled up with a little bit of creative presentation. It doesn't always have to be the conventional wrapping paper or a gift bag, that's the best part. Little altered tins, interesting jars, boxes, anything can be innovatively used. And the great thing is you can upcycle/recycle several things as unique packaging. I know I collect those yogurt tubs/biscuit tins (and the like) for a reason (much to husby darling's growing fury though!).

But if you don't have the time (or the patience) to channel your creative side, especially after you've spent hours finding 'just the right gift' for like twenty something important people on your list, then some ribbon and gift tags should do the job nicely.

Here are a few CAS gift tags. I'd been wanting to ink up that fun stamp, I think I bought it at Lincraft, love it!


They are listed on my Madeit Store. I made them in four colours - kraft, blue, pink and green.

Oh and speaking of prettily wrapped presents and the joy that comes with it, have you ever seen a little girl's eyes light up with the most beautiful smile in the world when she's handed over a present wrapped in pink with shiny twirling ribbon? Sigh.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lulled into a Craftless Sleep!

Busy days, a week long trip to Adelaide, being sick (bummer) and a slow and bumpy episode of house cleaning have all left little or no time to craft. Although some faint voice inside my head is prodding me to make something for the holidays, ignoring it seems convenient and easy enough! OMG! I can't believe I just said that! But sadly, it's true. Where's my mojo? I'd better find it soon...

For now, here's a card that I'd made for a dear friend's baby shower a couple of months ago... (remember the diaper cake I'd made for the same occasion?)

Image: In Style Stamps (I customised it a wee bit for my friend)

Well, I do hope I get over this sluggish phase soon. But otherwise, hope everyone's right in the holiday spirit and hope you're having lots of fun!

Happy Holidays!