Life is a Journey.

Posted by Michelle on January 16th, 2012 . Filed under: Authentique, Birthday, Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, It's in the Bag! .

Happy Monday!

I’m hoping it’ll be a good day at the office today as it’s my boss’ birthday.  And who can be in a bad mood on their birthday, right?  I actually have a really good boss, and for that I am grateful.  And I always like to give him a little something on his birthday.  This year I got him a 12-pack of those little tins of mints since he always has a bowl of mints on the table in his office.  But male gifts and cards are always a bit of a challenge to do in a crafty way, but I think if you start with a collection that is masculine in color and theme, you’ll be fine.  So that’s what I did here with Authentique’s Journey collection.  I took a windowed kraft coffee bag from my shoppe and diecut a couple of tags and some numbers and then I used a lot of the diecuts from the Journey collection to fill in all the extra space.  There’s a little chipboard piece from MME, a Jenni Bowlin month sticker and some Glitz pennants in there too.

Hope your week starts off just super!

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Edited to add: my boss thanked me….liked it…but, uh, his birthday is the 26th, not the 16th.
Screwed that one up – LOL!


10 Responses to Life is a Journey.

  1. Dawn Easton

    Oh this is fabulous for your boss! I agree it’s more difficult to make masculine things. I’m always wanting to add some ribbon, pearls, bows….frufru stuff….haha!
    Perfect paper choices!

  2. Jessie McLaughlin

    Love love it Michelle! Hope your boss does too!! Have a wonderful week!

  3. mollyritterbeck

    I think this is a fantastic gift! You did great – i really like the colors!

  4. Leigh Penner

    Wow, you have such a gift for mixing patterns and layering! I love this!

  5. carol (krillsister

    Awesome gift bag. You did a great job as usual. I like how you covered up the window with the pattern paper. So clever.

  6. Marybeth L.

    Wow, great gift bag, Im sure your boss will love it. Love the blues and soft browns.

  7. Beth

    FABULOUS gift bag Michelle! I am sure he will LOVE it!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  8. Debbie Gaydos

    What a lovely masculine card! I love how you incorporated the month and the large letters. Very nicely done!

  9. Michele aka Derbylea

    Very classy! Too bad about the birthday date thing, lol sounds like something I would do!

  10. LorraineN

    Perfect male wrapping! Gorgeous! and LOL at the wrong date! That’s okay – at least you made it a happy day for him.

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