Sunday, December 5, 2010

Check one off the list!

The over-flowing TO DO LIST that is! Whew! 12 gift bags are done and ready to go out the door tomorrow. That's the GOOD news! The bad news is...they are for no one on my list! My goddaughter's mom ordered these for her teachers and a co-worker. They are the first holiday things I have done and about the only festive things about my house at the moment (I realized when we came home from church today that the Thanksgiving wreath is still on my front door!)
I don't suggest trying to mix health issues and holiday orders. You simply cannot do it all! Knowing I am running out of time, I caved like Theresa and ordered photo cards from Shutterfly. They have good deals, do good work and well, a bought card and thought will have to do this year! Back to the bags--I doubt any of her teachers follow my blog but I won't mention what's inside. I made the inside goodies as well but thankfully those were simply taken from my stocked supply! The ribbon in case you are wondering is from Stampin' Up--and I am not sure who the stamped images are by. I often pair this one with the "yes, Virginia, is a Santa Claus" stamp I have as well. It's one of my favorite "go to" sets for Christmas even though they are indeed from different companies and weren't sold together! The round tag is the "to" and "from" tag. I gotta say the SU punch did just fine punching a double layer of cardstock! I do not like the Close to My Heart round stamp. It never punched well and I've failed to send it back. Oh well. A tip for the tags...I stamped a row of them close to the edge of the paper. Then I scored very close to the top edge of them, folded on the score line and then punched them out! Easy-peasy! MUCH EASIER than punching and then trying to line up the stamp with the small circle (I was using a wood-mounted stamp) And a tip for closing the bags---they are full--and were gaping at the top-I simply put some double stick tape to the inside and taped the edges shut, then did the same on the outside edges so it stays closed nicely. Stapled the ribbon on and tied a knot. Again-easy peasy! On to the 25 card order that I've yet to design, marshmallow reindeer suckers, helping my goddaughter with her 5 recipe pages, doing my 5 recipe pages for the swap, cleaning house, getting decorations and doctor this week-did I mention my REAL job?!w Whew. Think I want a rum drink and a nap! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon


Stressed Stamper said...

wow I really really love those bags...stunning!
Sarah x

artfulwhimsies said...

those came out really nice!!! very festive!