It's Blog Hop time again!
You may have hopped here from Pip's super blog, which will, I'm sure, have left you inspired. Or you may have simply stopped by. Welcome!
This month the theme is gift packaging. Bearing in mind that it is the thought that counts when giving gifts, I've focused on the smaller, perhaps homemade, gifts and have 2 quick ideas for you.
I've seen lots of 'cake slices made' from out Cutie Pie thinlet box die. Some almost look edible! The box is perfect for a smaller gift. Anything from a table treat, a few sweets to a piece of jewellery. Here I've taken it and given it a Christmas twist...
The 'trunk' is a simple cotton reel covered with soft suede card. The bauble decorations are from a retired punch but small circles would do the job just as well. They've had a touch of Crystal Effects added to give them dimension.
My second project is a quick bit of packaging, all made so easy to co-ordinate using Stampin' Up! products - a brownie jar.
The contents are all that is needed to make delicious brownies apart from fresh ingredients such as eggs. Attached is the recipe.
The lid is covered with Wonderland Vellum, the DSP around the jar is vellum too. Stamp is 'Cup of Cheer'.
Yes, I know, this is an idea that is both simple and been done many times before but why do we always think we have to go for difficult and time consuming when the finished treat would be a welcome supplement to the teatime table on Boxing Day.
Finally - the one that got away....and thank goodness it did. Here's the flop for the day.
So, there you go. A couple of fast ideas and a 'what not to do'!
Hop on now for inspiration (and no flops!) from Eimear. Click on her name.
At the foot of today's post there is a complete list of blogs participating, in case you want to jump somewhere - just click on whichever one you want. This is followed by a supplies list
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment.
List of participating blogs:
Mikaela- http://thecraftyoinkpen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/stampin-creative-blog-hop-gift-packaging.htmlEimear- http://stampincolour.com/stampin-creative-september-blog-hop-gift-packaging-inspiration/
List of Supplies:-