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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Quick gift embellishment idea...

Today's post will be quick, quick, quick! I am traveling, so I've scheduled some posts while I'm away, and this is one of them. :)

I always like to make gifts for kids fun (if I have the time). And I know that boys don't give two hoots if they have ribbons and bows on their gifts. So, when my grandson had a birthday recently, this is how I decorated his package:

I draped some baker's twine across the top of my package and secured the ends with enamel dots. Then I added some die-cut flags and popped some die-cut stars up on them with foam squares.

I die-cut my grandson's name and added a few more of those stars to his card's envelope. I'll show you the card in a later post.

This is such a fun way to use up some of those paper scraps we're all inundated with.

One little aside...someone who had never seen my handmade cards before, saw one of them recently and said, "You made this? And you don't sell them? This card would cost $10 in a store!"  I thanked him for his kind words, but thought to myself, "If I sold these, I'd actually be making $2-3 per hour, because I'm such a s-l-o-w crafter."

I think I'd rather just give them away and enjoy the process of making them!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

5 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

Super cute!

Patti J said...

Cute as can be! Have a safe, fun trip!

Lynne in NI said...

Great packing Cheryl, I never think of decorating parcels!
I charge my workmates £1 for my cards just to help offset my crafting-spend-guilt - but I agree that if you charged by the hour they'd cost an absolute fortune ;)
Hope you're having fun on your trip x

Glittered Paws said...

What a great idea - hope you are enjoying your trip.

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Cheryl! Love the star studded banner!