Getting Ready to Christmas Wrap

Decorated Christmas Gift Bag

Some of you have asked if I decorate all of my wrapping paper and gift bags.  Uh, sorry, I love stamping but I’m afraid I’m not that ambitious!  Looking at all the fun Black Friday deals we found yesterday, there’s no way I can make all my own wrapping for that!

I did start my Christmas wrapping today though (just 5 presents mind you) so my in-laws can take the gifts back to NY with them.  I’m getting a new sister-in-law in May so I figured I’d better do her gift up really pretty.  What do you think?  To be quite honest, I think the bag may be more exciting than the gift, but we’ll let her decide that.

Big Shot Snowflake

Here’s the snowflake decoration made with the Big Shot Snowflake #2 die, some tinsel and a Regals button.  I used some of the tinsel to wrap around the front handle of the bag because I was being eccentric (I was called “eccentric” today, nothing to do with stamping, but I don’t think I’ve ever been called that before).  How should I take that??

In the first picture you may notice there is a piece of Hodgepodge hardware in the lower right corner, that is a piece of our retired pewter hardware.  I wrote the recipients name inside the hardware.

The other gifts included a hand stamped Gift Card tin, hand stamped gift tags and even a handmade paper bow but I’m afraid I didn’t snap pictures of those. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek.  Maybe if I keep giving you little peeks I’ll get some of my wrapping done early and make it look extra special.  Now, how many more presents are there to wrap??


  1. It’s beautiful! I especially like what you did with the tissue paper. Eccentric is not an adjective I’ve ever thought of for you . I think of you as creative, innovative, talented, encouraging, loving, energetic, enthusiastic – I don’t have time to list other descriptors that apply to you!
    Thanks for sharing all those wonderful qualities with us.

  2. “Eccentric”? I can see that. …definitely a lovable trait in you, of course! 😉 I like the way you used the tinsel to tie through the button.

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