Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Creations Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from Tammy's blog. Her projects were amazing. I especially love the place card/gift tag!
I have been so inspired by all the awesome things I have been seeing on websites and people's blogs for this Christmas season. Every year I make a list of all the things I want to try and I don't get around to doing many of them. I have really been noticing how you can wrap and embellish gifts. This was something I really wanted to try.
I recently accepted a design team position with The Cutting Cafe and my first cutting file was the Loopy, Loopy Bow/Flower. It was the perfect opportunity for me to make my own bows for some of my Christmas presents.
I began by wrapping my boxes in kraft paper (it is actually a couple of bags from Two Scrapbook Friends....creative, huh)? I used the cutting file and cut the bow template in the small, medium and large size. I assembled them and layered them together, fastening them with a large brad I found deep in my stash!
I added some curling ribbon and some jingle bells to accent the layered bow.
I used some 12x12 coordinating paper and created strips to tie in the rest of the gifts. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch to fancy up the edges of the strips and make them a little more festive.
I hope this has inspired you to 'scrapbook' your Christmas gifts this year. Matt, my 15 year old son, told me that if he received a gift that looked like this, he would be pretty impressed. He said that if someone took all that time to make it look so good, there must be something pretty 'cool' inside.
Your secret word for today is HAPPY!
Tomorrow is the last stop on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and you will be visiting the Two Scrapbook Friends blog!
Make sure that you have visited all the blogs on the hop and left a comment at each one in order to qualify for the draw for a prize. You can view the complete list here!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas! I hope you make some wonderful memories with your family and friends over the holidays!