"Here's to the bright new year and a fond farewell to the old.
Here's to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold."
Happy New Year, friends!
Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? More than two years ago, I organized a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before. Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of paper-crafting we have created a fun blog hop.
Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created for you!
In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see a "next" image and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to the next participant in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you
started – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects created for your inspiration.
I promise, you won't want to miss a stop! We try and wow you each month with our creativity!
Our theme this month is "Baby, it's cold outside." And boy, is it ever!! We've been in the single digits here for almost a week now in the Northeast and according to the news,
it's going to be sticking around into the New Year.
BRRRRRrrrrrr!! No thank you!!
Today's project features simple, but handmade, gift packaging for a pair of my mother's hand-knit wool fingerless gloves. My mother is a great knitter (among many other things!) and she often gives a lot of her pieces away. I wanted to create an easy, but elegant way, for her to gift items using things she already had in her craft room. The Acetate Card Boxes Stampin' UP! introduced in it's fall Occasions catalog may have been intended to package cards, but, they are also great for packaging small gifts, candy and so much more.
All you have to do is jazz them up with a little paper, ribbon and embellishments and your
gift pretty much wraps itself!
The wool fingerless gloves my mom knit paired beautifully with both our current Fresh Fig cardstock and our retired Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
To create this gift bag, I used one sheet of 12 x 12" DSP from the Fresh Florals cardstock pack (see full supply list at end of post). I followed this tutorial from Angela at Sparkly Cards and Papercraft.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
You don't want to miss out on the rest of the Blogging Friends Blog Hopping adventure, so, click below to advance to directly toAnna's website. She is super talented and I know you'll be impressed with her creativity! Or, click below on any of the names to see what they have created for you!
Crystal Komara (You are here!)
Mary Ann Rossiter
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