Monday, December 22, 2014

Two-Minute Way to Dress up Gifts


"A catless writer is almost inconceivable.  It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys."
                                                                   ----------Barbara Holland

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a done-in-a-snap project.  I needed a quick gift for a couple I recently met, so I packaged up some homemade goodies in a plain gold tin.  (I buy these at thrift stores throughout the year.  They are always cheap and you can find some really pretty ones. I try to get patterns and solids.)  The white envelope holding my handmade card seemed too bland, even with the gold writing.




Out came the dazzling gold crinkle ribbon that my friend, Karen, sent me.  (THANKS, Karen!!)  I secured a little snippet of this gorgeous stuff to the envelope with Beacon 3-in-1 and embellished with foam snowflakes.  I think it added just what my gift needed.  This quick project is easily adapted for other gift-giving occasions besides Christmas, too!  Cool!!!

Okay, I am off to a bridal shower.  Merry Christmas to each of you!!!

<3
Janis 


Thank you for the honor of entering this quick project in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #22 - Anything Goes w/ CAS option
2. Dreamweavers Stencils December Challenge #18 - Quick &/or Cute
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #208 - Whatever is Still Urgently Needed for Christmas
4. Monday Morning Challenge #1 - Anything Christmas or Winter
5. Allsorts Challenge Week 290/291 - Last Minute Gifts

14 comments:

brenda said...

Beautiful festive creations Janis.

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge and wishing you and yours a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

So pretty, Janis! Thanks for the ideas - and for explaining about cats LOL

Karenladd said...

Haha...your pie chart of gift wrapping time is hilarious! In my case though, the largest part would have to be trying to remember who I planned to give the gift to! Where is my pad of post-its when I need it? So happy to see that you found a use for that shiny gold ribbon...and what a perfect use it is! Makes that envelope look like a million bucks!!! Wow, now I'll have to remember this and impress all my friends.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What an elegant yet simple card. Thank you for joining the Quick and/or cute challenge at Dreamweaver STencils this month.

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Brenda! Have a lovely in-between week.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Hi, Donna....

You have a kitty, so you know how true that is!!! :) Thanks for your sweet comment.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

I had so many ideas that I never got to try out with your gold ribbon. Ahhh...next Christmas, right? If I were smart (which I note that I am not!) I would be making Christmas cards all year round!!!! As I said.....next Christmas. :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lynell!!! I keep looking at my stencils and thinking of all sorts of fun things to do with them, but then something else comes to mind and whooosh....out go my great ideas. Arggh. I just got some DW embossing paste, so look for some cards from me that actually use my stencils soon....I hope!! :)

<3
Janis

Melissa Vandridge said...

Very pretty! :) Love the snowflakes. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Ellie said...

A very nice quick card design and gift idea Janis. Love that gold ribbon!
Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge! A new challenge will be posted tomorrow, hope you'll play along again!

susiestacey said...

Lovely way of dressing up an envelope.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Last Minute Gifts' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Janis said...

Thank you, Melissa! Can't wait to see your new changes for the New Year!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Ellie!! I am in love with all things gold, so this was a lot of fun to do for a quick project.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much!! It was really just a quick afterthought, but I LOVED how it turned out. Thank you for your visit and nice comment!!

<3
Janis