So, every year when I think about how I’d love Christmas to feel, I have this funny picture in my head of myself sitting quietly, wrapping presents. Wrapping them slowly, taking time to do a little something special with each one. I picture myself making gift tags and generally enjoying the packaging of all our gifts as an event in itself instead of something to just hurry through late on Christmas Eve.
But this is the first time I’ve actually sat down to make gift tags, and after making my challenge submission I decided to keep going. I challenged myself to make at least one tag using each of the different scrapbook papers we were given. Some turned out better than others, but it was a good experience to try.
Thus, here is tag #3. I love that it’s completely different in look and feel from my previous tag.
I punched the green polka dot paper and the blue houndstooth paper using my favorite scalloped paper punches. I then raided my stamps and came up with a wreath, which I stamped in an olive green color. “Now what?” I wondered.
I cut two small rectangles from the white burlap and then pulled off a few strands. I tied them together in the center to make a little “bow” for the wreath, which I secured with hot glue. A quick rummage through old scrapbooking supplies yielded a piece of this cherish ribbon, which I stapled to the top.
It’s done! These itty bitty projects are a step outside my comfort zone, but are something I want to master. Thanks again, Kristen, for all the supplies!