Gift Exchange, Giveaway Winner, and new giveaway.

Posted by Michelle on December 12th, 2010 . Filed under: BasicGrey, Christmas, Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, Giveaway, It's in the Bag!, Michelle's Scrap, October Afternoon, Papertrey Ink .

Happy Sunday, Dolls!

Lots to cover today, so let’s get to it.  I signed up for the holiday gift exchange over at The Ardent Sparrow.  I imagine most of the girls participating are the crafty kind, so I knew I had to create something (as opposed to just buying something).  Create something for someone I know nothing about.  I went and checked out this girl’s blog and she’s a crafty girl – makes pretty vintage hair things and sells them on ETSY.  I knew then that I was going vintage in some fashion.  So I made some gift bags and a cute journal with some of BasicGrey’s Curio collection from Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More.

 Michelles Scrap

I started with a little vintage paper sack, and because the Curio papers are just so gorgeous on their own, I adhered an entire 6×6 piece to each bag.  Then I made a tag and embellished it with coordinating Curio papers, stickers, a Papertrey Ink stamp, some vintage black lace trim, and some jute twine.






This one particular piece of patterned paper from the Curio collection is breathtaking.  I didn’t want to use it on a bag only to cover it up with a tag, so I used 1/2 of it on the front of my journal and the other 1/2 on the back side.


And then I embellished a lil’ Ghiradelli candy bar so that she’d have something Christmassy for her in the package.  I used some October Afternoon patterned paper and sticker strip, topped with some Webster’s cotton trim, some red velvet ric rac, and that pretty Prima flower from Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More.


I read too that my gift exchange person had 2 kids.  For all I know they can be 25 and out of the house – LOL  But she looks young enough to have little ones at home, so I just added a little sum-sum to a couple bags of Christmas marshmallows that I picked up at Cost Plus and now we have a nice lil’ surprise in the package for the kiddies too.  Christmas is all about the kids.






The winner of the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #10 stamp and die is Karen C
Karen, please contact me with your mailing info. and I’ll get this out to you.


I’ve got some new WPlus9 stamps in the house.
The new Sweet Nothings and also the Guiding Lights Sentiments.


But I’m doing 3 giveaways this week.  Wanna know why?  Because previous giveaways went unclaimed!  I know!  You have a week to contact me – which I think is pretty generous.  I ain’ts got time to come chasin’ people down to give away stuff…or to keep this stuff on my desk ready to mail neitha’ 😉  So….giveaway 1 is a WPlus9 stamp set and a Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp, giveaway 2 is a WPlus9 stamp set and a Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp, and giveaway 3 is a Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp and a Verve Christmas Blessings stamp. 
Be sure and check back next weekend to see if you are a winner winner chicken dinner!


18 Responses to Gift Exchange, Giveaway Winner, and new giveaway.

  1. Karen Corbett

    Ooh .. I like the vintage ook of the gift bags. And the journal and chocolate cover look delish. The kiddies will love the marshmallow bags with the toppers. Your giveaways look great this week as well. Thanks for your generosity.

  2. Leigh Ann Baird

    I love what you did with the vintage sack…I’ll file that idea away in my brain for future reference. I love the bags I got from your shop and will hoard them for awhile until I can bear to use one of them. I love me some Wplus9 and Lawn Fawn so thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Stephanie Washburn

    Oooohhhhhh- I love your vintage-y, layer-y style- I have none of that! Haha! Thanks for the chance to win these WPlus9 stamps- Sweet Nothings is on my wishlist for sure!

  4. Yvonne Russell

    You are amazing – I love your vintage cards… an inspiration, and those cute goodies sacks…. wonderful.

  5. LorraineN

    Wow, what a lucky gal – such beautiful vintagey creations and with chocolate & marshmallows to boot! Doesn’t get better than that! (I got my vintage bags in the mail from your etsy shop – they are just GORGEOUS! Um, they may be hoarded for a while – too pretty for me to use and mess up, lol!) Oh and you are so generous w/ the giveaways & advice!

  6. Connie Conlon

    I have been enjoying your blog. Love the couponing posts. Your projects this week are fab.

  7. Rose A

    Love what you did with the sacks!!! Your reciepient is one lucky girl!!
    And thanks for being so generous with the giveaways

  8. terriavidreader

    Wow, a chance at 3! Thanks so very much. Great examples too!

  9. Denise January

    Ooo – giveaway happiness! I love your gifties – what a lucky gal who receives those lovelies!

  10. Nancy L.

    Your cards are amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    You wont be chasing me!!

  11. Shelly C

    Your bags are adorable! Your recipient will be one lucky lady…and hey if the kids are 25, they will still like the goodies! LOL. Thanks for the giveaway chance…you always have such good ones! 😉

  12. Melissa D

    Such nice gifts! Thanks for the giveaway chance. I really wanted one of the bunny stamps last time. 🙂

  13. Brenda

    Thank you for your ongoing creativity. I enjoy it a lot. Thanks for the chance.

  14. kate blue

    just checkin in for no reason….girl, that chocolate bar decor is awesome! I don’t eat chocolate that much so I just love it “just because” it’s so cute!!

  15. lisa

    Those gifts are super duper cute! I love, Love, LOVE the Mickey Mouse buttons, too! And giveaways? Heck! We should be sending you gifts for all that you do! But… good luck to everyone!

  16. Molly

    okay – your notebook HERE looks great!

  17. Liliana

    Love the vintage bags! The birds are a lovely touch. Thanks for the giveaways. = )

  18. Anne B

    Oh these are all stunning Michelle. Love your vintage bags and tags – what gorgeous gifts. And that notebook is divine 🙂

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