Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I hope your Christmas celebration was as much fun as ours.  Our 4 year old grandson was a hoot as he literally danced and clapped at the sight of all the presents.  You need to know that his mother's birthday is today in order to understand his quote from yesterday: "Momma, after your birthday tomorrow, let's turn back the page and have Christmas again!" So much fun!!!

I was delighted to see that the challenge was all about string since I had gone the route of  Kraft, Burlap, and Twine for my gift wrapping this Christmas.  Here are a couple of samples:

This one is my favorite!  Minimizing the bow and emphasizing the tag was a fun twist.  I'm sorry that I didn't get pictures of the glittered monogram tags : (

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!

Kraft Paper: Lowe's (home improvements)
Burlap ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Twine:  May Arts, PTI Pure Poppy Baker's twine
Manilla tag:  Tim Holtz
Dies:  Memory Box Leaping Deer, PTI Holly Jolly
Detail Gold Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Striped Washi Tape:  LifeStyle Crafts Shape and Tape
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink- Instant Photo:Holidays, Silent Night, Tree Trimming Trio
Card Stock: PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper:  PTI New Leaf Pattern Pack Bitty Dot
Ink:  PTI True Black, Versa Mark


  1. Beautirul wrappings! love the knotted tie and your pretty reindeer tags!

  2. Love the striped burlap! The tags are beautiful - especially love the twine scarf around the reindeer's neck!

  3. Beautifully wrapped gifts - that burlap ribbon is wonderful!

  4. Those are darn near professionally done tags! I'm in awe! Definitely saving this beautifully simple perfection!

  5. Love what your grandson said, so sweet. Your gifts are just beautiful too.

  6. Lovely Suzanne, great to see you again! Merry Christmas!

  7. Wow--these are just great! So fun to have kids around at Christmas--thanks for sharing the story!

  8. Your gift wrapping this year is just stunning with fabulous colors. Good to see you back after so long.

  9. These packages are "designer" all the way!! Done up to the tens. Love the colours and everything about them. That ribbon is so festive too.

  10. Sweet little tags Suzanne. Love the burlap and string combo... looks wonderful on the Kraft paper.

  11. Crafted like a true professional! So happy to see more projects from you, Suzanne. Love Dasher flying through the sky with the stars behind him. And your trick of having a small bow and large tag turned out wonderfully! A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you : )

  12. Hi Suzanne,
    Your grandson sounds adorable !
    I just realized we were both married in 76
    So glad you found the little dog stamp.
    Your tags and packages are beautiful! I like the tag taking center stage.
    Merry Christmas!

  13. I LOVE your packages. I need to check out the Kraft paper at Lowe's. I also have that precious deer die on my wish list.
    LOVELY! Love your grandson's story, too!
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Your wrapping is lovely! Such fun to hear of your grandsons joy! :) happy new year!

  15. So nice to see you post! The photo is awesome with the staging and so is the tag

  16. I am wickedly late here! But I love what your pretty creations. So perfect for that challenge, and beautifully done. ;-) Hope you're doing well!