This week over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog, the challenge is to create a gift.
"We are focusing on gift items - NO cards! We want to see what you can create or dress up as a small gift for someone this holiday season."
So this is what I came up with. I started with one 12x12 sheet each of Cranberry and Colonial White cardstock, and with some handy-dandy scoring, I came up with a box to fit a mug.
Then I just pulled out some striped Mistletoe B&T, and a scallop border punch and created a simple strip to wrap around the Cranberry lid. Too plain to leave it that way... so I cut 5 strips of Creative Basics Mistletoe B&T at 1x12, glued them end to end, and did a simple pleat fold, tacking them with a little glue in each of the center creases. After I glued that onto my striped B&T, I sewed some buttons onto just the front section with some red/white twine.
For the tag, I used the A Sip stamp set and Holiday Trinkets stamp set for the Merry Christmas.
I love how it turned out. Adorable!
Happy creating! :)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Mistletoe, Creative Basics Mistletoe B&Ts; Cranberry, Colonial White, New England Ivy CS
Stamps: A Sip, Holiday Trinkets
Inks: Cranberry, Garnet, Olive, New England Ivy, Black
Embellishments: Olive grosgrain, Colonial White buttons, Red and Green buttons (Autumn Leaves)
Other items: Paper piercer, Floss needle, 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop border punch (SU), Red/White twine (The Twinery)