Birthday Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on July 30th, 2018

I’ve got some birthday happy mail to send out this month and wanted to crafty up my wrap a little bit.
Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics always make it super easy to do.

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This first package I kept super simple. Summer colors, and a pretty clean look.
I attached a large colored tag, topped it with some diecut HAPPYs, and then finished it off with a button.
Easy peasy.

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I went a little fancier on this next package.
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I keep a paper bow template set in my craft drawer and decided to bring it out and use some gift wrap remnant to make a bow to top my package with.
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Aren’t paper bows just the best?!
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Here’s a shot of some crafty wrap I did for another birthday.
I used this super rad Casablanca bag, topped it with some tickets, another HAPPY diecut, a gold heart sticker, and a little wooden star.
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Birthdays.  They are the BEST.


50th Birthday.

Posted by Michelle on July 14th, 2018

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We have a big birthday in our family this month, and I thought it’d be fun to personalized and craftify some of the gifts.
I started out with these Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics.

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I topped them off with a large gift tag stamped with a birthday sentiment and then added some die cut 50s to them.

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And lastly, I tied them off with some Divine Twine.

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Super easy, super fun, and now we’re ready to party!


Easter Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on March 26th, 2018


The Easter Bunny will be here this weekend! – are YOU ready?
I put together some fun little packages to send to my niece and nephew in California.
Super easy, and super fun.


I started by die-cutting some baskets. I’ve purged a lot of crafting supplies over the years, but one of the things that I kept was this basket die.  I figured Easter (of course), and baby showers and bridal showers, and May birthdays and Mother’s Day.


And then I added a strip of patterned paper to my basket to add some more interest and tied my basket off with some Divine Twine.


I laid my basket out on top of a large white tag, and topped it with a button.


And then I filled these Notebook-patterned Bitty Bags with all kinds of yummy goodness.


I had some leftover paper from my baskets and punched more little bunnies and added them to my bags as confetti.


Happy Easter!


❤ Valentines ❤

Posted by Michelle on February 14th, 2018

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Valentine’s Day is this week and I’ve got some fun packaging for your heartfelt gifts.
These Casablanca bags in pink and red make wrapping up stickers for my kids a cinch.  I finished them off with gift tags and Divine Twine with a little stamp action plus some punched-out hearts that I made out of an old Victoria’s Secret bag.

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Anything pink or red goes for Valentine’s Day.  So for larger gifts I used these polka dot Bigger Bitty Bags.

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Walmart had these great little gift cards for Valentine’s Day and I love that you can add any amount to it.  Even $1.  These are great gifts for the littles – add a buck or two and they can go pick themselves up a treat.

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I had some pretty heart paper that I used to wrap a square gift and topped it off with another handmade gift tag.
So fun.  And so easy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


Crafty Christmas Gift Wrap.

Posted by Michelle on December 25th, 2017


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When it comes to Christmas – or any holiday, really – I try to deviate from the norm when it comes to gift wrapping.  Don’t get me wrong, I have just as many rolls of gift wrap and pre-made bows and gift bags as anyone else, but sometimes it’s fun to be different.  And it makes the gift feel a little more personal.

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Take this little gift for my son’s Godmother.  I put it in to this fun, red Casablanca bag, topped it with a tag that I made from a large white gift tag, a pre-made diecut, I busted out my old-school Dymo labeler for the name sticker, and then tied it off with some Gold Metallic Divine Twine.

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I did pretty much the same thing with this gift for my cousin.  Only I used a Gold Metallic Bigger Bitty Bag.

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I love these little gold clips.  I found them on back-to-school clearance literally years ago and I’ve been hoarding them ever since.  Finally put them to good use today 🙂

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Here’s a gift for my aunt with the same pieces and techniques.

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My husband has 4 aunts that live in Wisconsin.  They all get the same gift (but in different styles and colors).

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I kept it simple stamping Aunt on a large white tag and putting a cardboard glitter sticker with their initial on it.  It’s clean, but sort of elegant too with all that gold and the bit of glitter.

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When you order a cosmetic from Macy’s, they send you a little goody bag with free samples in it.  I’ve held on to the bags, and repurposed them for a couple of teen girls’ Christmas gifts making a simple tag and tying off with some fun Divine Twine to go with the colored tissue on the inside.

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I hope you have a beautiful, memorable, and delicious day!