it’s the holiday season

Yes, it has been awhile since I posted here.  I’ve been busy with many things – some traveling as well as crafting.    I just have not had the time to update the blog – but we are in full swing for Christmas and I thought I would post a thing or two.

I’m participating in an ornament swap this season and wanted to show the quick and easy way I packaged it.  Here is a photo.

The ornament came with its own box.  I wrapped it in simple white linen wrapping paper.  I purchased a large roll of the wrapping paper at a local supply store that is open to the public but sells bulk paper goods to stores and restaurants.  I love the clean look of white – and I can use it for any occasion so there is no need to purchase separate paper for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, etc.  The green ribbon is from the $1 ribbon bin from Michael’s.  If you dig around in these bins you can generally find “regular” colors – green, red, blue, etc.  The decoration on top was purchased for $1 at Michael’s during their after Christmas sale.

The sentiment is from Papertrey’s Stylish Sentiments:  Holiday set.  I’ve used the sentiments on this set so many times – it has become my “go-to” set because it is so perfect not just for cards but for tags as well.  I embossed it in gold to coordinate with the decoration on top.  Here is a closer look.

So – with just a little work I ended up with a pretty package!!

Thanks for stopping by – I hope your holiday season is going well!