What’s in the Bag?
I know you all loved seeing the gift bags I presented to my customers and downline but I thought you might like to see what was in them. I love including gifts which I have made myself and this year was no exception.
I found a recipe for Peppermint Body Scrup on my favourite site – Pinterest. The scrub is actually easy to make and smells devine. I purchased some small jars (this year I found them at Kmart) and filled them with the scrub. I used My Digital Studio to create labels for the bottles, printed them onto some pretty paper and punched them using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. I used some Sizzix Adhesive Sheets that I had on hand to add adhesive to the back of the labels to attach them to the front of the jars. I think they look pretty, don’t you?
Next I found some cute Mason Mugs at Kmart. I made some Hot Chocolate mix and placed one serve in the Cellophane Bags 4″ x 6″ (which by the way are food safe) and sealed them with some retired Washi Tape. The little bags fitted inside the Mugs perfectly. I created a tag in My Digital Studio which gave directions on how to use the mix. The tag is printed onto Whisper White card and then punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. I used some retired Gold Twine to attach the tags to the handle. Yes, I agree, pretty cute.
I also made some Rocky Road which I placed into the Cellophane Bags 6″ x 8″. I created another tag using My Digital Studio, just so they would know what they were getting. This tag is punched using the Decorate Label Punch. I punched a hole in one end using the Crop-A-Dile and attached the tag to the bag using Linen Thread.
I bought some of the really yummy chocolates from Aldi that come in a pack of 5 and created the Chocolate Bar Holders, the tutorial for which you can find on my Free Tutorials Page. I created the holders using Whisper White card and decorated the front of the holder and the front of the pocket in the same manner. I stamped the dotty background stamp from the Gorgerous Grunge stamp set and Pear Pizzazz ink. I added three strips of the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and stamped the greeting from the Good Greetings stamp set on the front only (no longer available) using Lost Lagoon ink. I stamped the tree from the Festival of Trees stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut it out using the Tree Punch. I added the tree on the front of the holder using dimensionals. Lastly I threaded a length of Lost Lagoon 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon to keep the holder closed.
I love how all of the gifts turned out and from the ladies reactions they did too.
To qualify for one of these gifts all you need to do is attend my classes throughout next year and you will receive an invitation to the Christmas Party.
I would really love to hear what you think.
Bye for now,