Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String…

These are a few of my favorite things. “Tied Up with String” is the theme for the December Blog Hop hosted by Papertrey  on Nicole Heady’s blog at Capture the Moment and I’m so excited to be able to play along as it’s something I’m seldom able to do. I was making a gift bag for my husband for Christmas and it just fit right in.

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The Christmas tree die cut from peeled corrugated cardboard, the button twine, gift card holder die cut, star tag die cut, and “Merry” die cut are all from Papertrey Ink. The paper is older from my stash, and every year I paint and glitter an assortment of jingle bells ~ just because I love them so much. The feather is a free download from The Craftcake Mama blog. You just print out the patterns on the paper of your choice, cut them out and you’re good to go!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you the best in the New Year.

Dru

21 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are lovely! I love the colour blocking and your cluster of embellishments! Perfect!

~amy~ said...

How wonderful..love the rustic theme of your card and altered bag!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on your 'quilt' panels - so rustic and pretty! Wonderful textures with your die cuts and string!

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful combo Dru. Love the painted bells.

Martha said...

Dru, what fabulous & beautiful creations! So many lovely details to admire. Well done!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and all the textures.

nancy jane said...

You've brought so many bits and pieces together into a work of art. Hope the gift inside lived up to the gift outside.

Luanne said...

How wonderful! Just fabulous and I'm so glad you got to share in the Blog Hop!

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects! I too have that paper and love the rustic look it makes.

Jacquie Southas said...

Fantastic gift bag - love the embellishment/die cut cluster!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous gift bag. Love the matching card holder.

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous, luscious layers of fabulousness,Dru!

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous gift bag! Happy Holidays to you!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous gift bag and card, Dru! I just love the beautiful design!

Joyce said...

Such a pretty project--I feel like I could study it for hours, there are so many fabulous details.

Sadie said...

That gift bag is done up so pretty! Love the colors and combo of patterns you used. That tree is a perfect touch done in the peeled cardboard. Nice rustic touch.

Carolanne said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the die cut tree from the cardboard and glittered jingle bells. So many beautiful details!

Marybeth said...

Simply stunning I love what you've done here on this bag and gift card. You have me trying to guess what mountains of Southern California. I live at the foothills of them. Gorgeous card Dru!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--my jaw dropped when I saw this! Amazing & gorgeous!

Suzanne Russell said...

Just beautiful- both the bag and the tag. I am always a little envious when i see this style executed so perfectly. I really like your choice of colors and the corrugate is just right! Happy New Year!