Sunday, 10 December 2017

Gift Packaging & Stampin' Up!

No doubt you are busy getting ready for the festive season, just like I am. It seemed like a good idea to share a solution I came up with the other day when I was wrapping gifts. Like most of us, I will grab a bag at a discount shop to pop a gift into, but there are a few gifts which deserve a little more.

This gift bag was made using a piece of 12" X 12" DSP (patterned paper) which I'd picked specifically as the recipient has a Turkish connection. The gold colour is on the outside for the Christmas feel, but on the inside reminds me of Persian tiles. Unfortunately, one part of this gift measured the same length as the bag was high and there seemed no way of artfully closing it.

It was then I spied a contrasting piece of paper and decided to make another gift bag, but shorter, to use as a lid. The Foil Snowflakes in gold and silver (#144642) are available until the end of the Holiday catalogue, and I've used nearly all my gold ones, so I'm about to start on silver. The great thing is that the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (#141653) comes in both colours, it just depends which side of the acetate is facing up. Don't forget to peel the protective plastic off the silver side when you use this.

I was lucky enough to earn the Merry Patterns stamp set, during the short period it was available, and I have had a LOT of use from it these last few months. The giant bells were in a pack of Christmas decorations at a chain department store, the paper has retired, but what a great way to use it up, and the ribbon was from last years SALE-A-Bration. That's a Stampin' Up!® event which runs from early January until March 30th every year, so brace yourself for some amazing offers. In fact, I will be mailing catalogues soon, so let me know if you're interested in receiving a free copy.

As I've been working, the company has announced that there will be 24 hours of free shipping on Monday 11th December, and orders submitted that day have a very good chance of reaching you by Christmas. Maybe you should take advantage of this opportunity to get a little something from the Clearance rack or even something from the Holiday catalogue before it finishes.When you're shopping you may even notice some catalogue markdowns shown in red. My online shop is open 24/7 and I am here to answer questions, not quite as much as that!!! Use the host code and you'll receive a gift in the following month. Thanks...


1 comment:

  1. Great looking packages Rachel and those bells are a stunning a addition.


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