The first gifts of Christmas are done!

Posted by Michelle on August 22nd, 2017 . Filed under: Christmas, Design Team Work, Fancy Pants, Gift Packaging, Papertrey Ink, Whisker Graphics .

DISCLAIMER: I am a hyper-prepared gift and gift-wrapping fool.
I am super organized about gifts and have Christmas and birthday and Mother’s Day and Easter (and every other occasion) gifts bought, made, or otherwise planned months and months – sometimes years – in advance.

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I always like to do some crafty wrapping with my gifts too.  Don’t get me wrong – I do “regular” gift wrap too, but sometimes regular wrapping paper and store-bought bows get tired.  And too – sometimes there are those odd-shaped gifts that are hard to wrap.  Like lotion.
I found these Martha Stewart lotions online at Macy’s for super cheap and snatched them up for my husband’s aunts and my mother-in-law.  But they would be a little difficult to wrap with regular gift wrap.  Bags are perfect for odd-shaped things.  So I reached for these gorgeous gray Casablanca Middy Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics and coordinating large gray gift tags.

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I ran my gift tags through my Big Shot with an impression plate just to get a raised pattern on them for some extra interest and texture.

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And then it was as simple as coordinating with a fun ephemera collection (I’ve used pieces from Fancy Pants Designs here) and layering it all up.

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I also stamped a little on the bag in lieu of a to/from tag.  My finishing is done with Silver Metallic Divine Twine (also from Whisker Graphics).

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And if you don’t have time for that, or you feel like you’re not crafty enough, just buy a pre-made tag and smack that on your Whisker Graphics bag.  Your gift will still stand out from the crowd!

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