Quick & Easy {hostess} gift packaging.

Posted by Michelle on January 14th, 2014 . Filed under: Design Team Work, Tags, Whisker Graphics .

Today I’m sharing a couple of hostess gifts I took to my boss’ house when we went there for dinner this past weekend.  I always always always take a hostess gift when invited somewhere.  There’s an Irish saying (I’m not Irish) about going to someone’s home that says:  you never go in with one arm shorter than the other.  That’s to say that one arm should be longer because it has a gift in-hand.  There’s your culture lesson for the day.  You’re welcome.

If the person has children, I like to do something for them as well.  My boss has a little girl who does ballet.  So I got her a little ballerina water bottle and a ballerina necklace.  Odd shape for the bottle was going to be a problem for wrapping, so I decided just to package it in an aqua polka dot bigger bitty bag from Whisker GraphicsThis pink frosting bag actually matched perfectly, but I didn’t have a small one to go with, so I went with the aqua.

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I used an aqua polka dot little bitty bag to house the necklace, as well as to sort of be my tag.  I just topped it with some patterned paper, stamped a to, and spelled out her name in stickers.  Oh what’s that?  Gold metallic Divine Twine  {swoon}

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The final product is kinda wonky because of the shape of that water bottle.  Unfortunately not everything can be square or small  😉

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{still swooning}

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For my boss, I got her a set of paper plates and napkins of the college football team she roots for.  Again, an odd-size gift.  So my plan was just to make a tag, tie a ribbon around and call it good.  But I have to show you my tag.  I just love it.  I found this deck of old over-sized playing cards at the antique shoppe, and it’s in the same red/white/black as the plates, so I just stamped a to/from along with our names in Dymo tape and my tag was done.

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Tied some chunky red and white striped ribbon around it, and it was that easy.

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Oh hey, they also make it in silver. 🙂

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3 Responses to Quick & Easy {hostess} gift packaging.

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  2. Jennifer L

    Nice gifts! The packaging looks great.

  3. Monika/buzsy

    Awesome packaging! Especially love the playing card tag with that beautiful ribbon!

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