Gifts for the new year.

Posted by Michelle on January 10th, 2012 . Filed under: Authentique, Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, My Mind's Eye, New Year's, Whisker Graphics .

I love giving presents.  Holidays, birthdays, special occasions, and not-so-typical gift-giving occasions.  I just love it.  And the best part?  Giving something that doesn’t cost a fortune, something simple, something fun, and packaging it up all festive-like.  I did that with our New Year’s Eve soiree.  Totally last-minute.  I thought it’d be fun for my mom and my kids to open something as we ring in the new year.  I got the kids each a Disney Pix Viewer that’d been sitting around in the gift boxes for literally years.  It’s like a little electronic photo album of sorts, and I got my mom (2) boxes of Aleve – LOL!  I got the Aleve couponing on the cheap and she goes through that stuff like it’s candy so I thought of it as a play on wishing you good health in the new year…?  *giggles*

If you’ve got little kids, think about what you could use their old toys for before you garage sale or give them away.
This little red basket is so fun!

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I started with some large striped bitty bags from Whisker Graphics and just adhered a coordinating piece of patterned paper.  On projects like this I really don’t care about coordinating stripes with stripes or circles with circles or whatever.
I’m all about the fun 🙂

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My mom’s bag has patterned paper and diecuts from Authentique, chipboard from October Afternoon, a My Mind’s Eye layered sticker, a couple of stickers from the Girls’ Paperie that I put next to each other to make the year 2012, and then finished it off with some cherry Divine Twine.

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My daughter’s bag has patterned paper and stickers and chipboard from My Mind’s Eye, some October Afternoon number stickers, and then finished off with some green apple Divine Twine.

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My son’s bag also has patterned paper and embellishments from My Mind’s Eye, number stickers from Sassafras, and then finished off with some lemon Divine Twine.

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8 Responses to Gifts for the new year.

  1. Dawn Easton

    Awesome girl! LOVE how fun and festive they are! I’d actually be afraid to open and wreck the packaging! Wonderful idea!

  2. Leah C.

    Love the packaging and how you love to share sweet gifts with others. Love all the twine!

  3. LorraineN

    OMG, the blue bag – I so love it! Gorgeousness! So I bet you never ever give gifts in plain bags, huh? Every one is stunningly wrapped!

  4. Jessie McLaughlin

    Love the bags Michelle!! So cute! What a great way to share gifts!!

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  6. Anna Was

    I love your bags! The stripes are just so adorable! I love how you matched up all of your papers for such cute combinations!

  7. Marybeth

    The most adorable fun gift bags. Sure looks fun to decorate ! You did an amazing job ! Love all three!

  8. carol aka krillsister

    What cute packaging! You always do an amazing job. Great idea to give a gift on New Year’s Eve. Love the one you gave your mom.

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