Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

It’s In the Bag

It’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving, isn’t it? Just saying that you care and you took the time to share. While I’m not quite sure that I buy into “presentation is everything”, it sure does add a nice touch.

I love making altered gift bags. They are really quick and fun to create and add that special touch to a gift that says you care.

This fun gift uses the gorgeous Crate Paper Restoration line and was part of a Sweet 16 ensemble I create for the March/April issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. I was actually going to share the banner from this set but sigh, the original photo isn’t the best and my poor banner met its demise in the craft room flood.

Have you checked out this latest issue from Paper Crafts? It’s one of my faves! Two or my other projects can also be found as on-line bonuses here and here.

Quick Tip: Keep a stash of white and kraft gift bags on hand to quickly & easily alter when the need arises.

It’s the last day of March Break here and we’ve had a quiet but fun week with the kids. I guess quiet is a relative term. It hasn’t exactly been quiet per se, but rather, we didn’t plan much. It’s always nice to take it easy. Tonight we’re having friends over and tomorrow we’re off to the sugar bush. Pancakes and real maple syrup. I can’t wait!

Happy Friday!