Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Wee Bit of Gift Giving

Really! Really. . .No RED. . .are we past all the red holidays? . . .Yes we are finally into Spring. . . Yellows. . .Pinks. . .Lavendars. . . This week I decided to do a wee bit of green and yellow to create a few quick gifts. I used a large glass mug (found at the dollar store) and filled a cello bag with chocolate & nut covered caramel popcorn and tied the bag with green, yellow ribbon and gold metallic cord. I am sorry I can not tell you how much popcorn to use. . I ate so much out of the bag while I was working on the project. . well . . . I think I ate more than I used. . .so the thought is . . . . buy three times as much as you think you will need. ! ! ! !
I used the Cottage Cutz Postage Stamp and Beer Mug Die to create a tag to tie to the side of the glass mug. I used Bazzill Bling cardstock for most of the tag. The golden yellow from Bazzill Bling is such a good beer color (also great for sunflowers). I used black cardstock for the postage stamp to have a really dark backround so the greens, golds and white would pop.

I highlighted the gold cardstock in brown ink with a sponge. I went ahead and highlighted the bubbles and glass stripes before punching them out. . .that is another cool thing about Bazzill Bling paper, the die WILL cut the paper. . but the thickness of the paper alows it to hold really well until YOU want to punch it out. . . .no lost pieces.

The pillow bag of popcorn was wrapped with a strip of cardstock and the tag was added like a buckle on a belt. I used the Cottage Cutz Beer Mug Die and also used the Label Die. Also on both pieces if you noticed the very small shamrocks. . .they are from the Cottage Cutz Irish Pub Die. I wanted to add a few shamrocks. . and thought . .. in the world . . .am I going to find micro shamrocks without using foil confetti. . . than I remember the PUB sign on the Irish Pub Die. . . .good save l!!!
These two items would make great quick gifts . . . . Make the tags ahead of time. . than when you need the gift. . . just just run out for the popcorn or candy. (Just buy the large bag!)


7 comments:

Janice W. said...
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Janice W. said...

Barry your tags are awesome! Love the mug of goodies with the mug tag!

I had a typo so I deleted the previous comment.

Lorie said...

WOOHOO! Barry, you ROCK!! These, as Janice said, are AWESOME!!!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

Donna said...

Great idea Barry! I love everything about it ... right down to munching on the popcorn! Love the mug and the colors you used.

Scrapendipity said...

These are awesome!!!

Ruth Ellen said...

I love St. Patrick's Day stuff!! These are just darling!!