Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Well, it's time for another fun Papertrey Ink blog hop! The challenge this month was to create a quick and inexpensive wrap or tag that could be used for "grab and go" gifts for the holidays. Well, the other night I was quickly trying to make my kids' teacher and bus driver gifts. I thought, "Oh, these will be perfect for the blog hop, too!" Well, I think most people were thinking of Christmas, while I have a Thanksgiving project to share. Oh, well, it's all for fun, right!

These templates go together quickly. And using just a few sheets of cardstock, and part of a sheet of designer paper, these are cheaper than any packaging from the dollar store [my other source for last minute wrapping]. I stamped the "I am thankful for you" stamp, adhered it to a scalloped circle, and was going to find a way to attach it to the outside of the package. The pattern seemed too busy to me, and was competing with the stamped image. So I was just going to save them for another project, when my mom said, "Why don't you glue them on the inside of the package?" She saved the day! I didn't get the greatest picture of these the other night. Then today I found out that my son forgot to give his two teachers their boxes. I was bummed they didn't get their goodies, but excited to at least get a better picture. He brought them to me from his backpack.....totally smashed! Oh, well.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I've got my pie ready, hot wings dip ready, deviled eggs cooked but not smashed. I'm ready to put my feet up and get some inspiration. The eggs can wait!

Stamps: PTI Fall Elegance
Ink: PTI Chai, Pure Poppy, True Black
CS: PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
DP: Basic Grey
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Punches

29 comments:

Dru said...

I agree, these are so great to make up a few ahead and have on hand. You did a great job with yours. Very festive!

Chris said...

very cute boxes! i totally forgot about the blog hop..oh well, yours looks fabulous!! >"<

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love this template!!

Frogwoman said...

Very cute. I love the Thanksgiving theme.

Karen said...

Perfect papers for a Thanksgiving treat box; it's lovely.

Lori said...

I'm going to need to get this template, your treat box is great!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty! I love the title of your blog btw ;)

Marge said...

Oh, this is too cute; love your paper!!!

Terri said...

Nice job. I am a big fan of these boxes too.

resmith said...

LOve these and the colors. I so need to go make one now!

lynn said...

nice to see the tag inside-creative!

ashjoy said...

Great project!

Susan said...

This is gorgeous! I love the tag inside, fabulous idea!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh, what a great quick box- for any time of year!!

Kim said...

Great little box!

Rhonda said...

Your Mom was inspired! I love the tag inside.

Redbird said...

Love these, and putting the tag inside is a great idea!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE the color combo, and how you used that beautiful dp for the front flap!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OOO these little Tucked Away gift boxes look so rich & elegant!

Charlene Austin said...

Fabulous little boxes!

Cindy said...

These colors are beautiful together.

Betsy V said...

Such pretty little boxes, Rebecca!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very cute!

Steph said...

Gorgeous...and who wouldn't LOVE to get a present in that!

Michelle said...

Ohhh noooo they came back smooshed!! My son forgets everything too... But these little packages are the cutest and, they are only quick and easy and fun for super crafty people like Y O U. Love the colors on these - they are going to love them.

peggysue said...

That is a great idea putting the tag on the inside lid. So glad you were able to hop this time, cute blog.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful! One of my all time fave templates - I used them as favor boxes/placecards tonight for Thanksgiving! :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Love the colors and patterned paper you chose for this. What a shame the boxes got smashed. Doesn't matter if they're little boys or grown men though. They don't appreciate the work we women do to make handmade gifts.