Thank you for your very kind get well wishes and cards...they really perked me up. Which is just as well as its my turn to host the Stampotique Designer's Challenge again.
It's at this time of year when I always think ' Oh it's ages until December 25th, no panic' and before I know it I am sitting surrounded by wrapping paper, ribbon and tags on the 24th promising myself I shall plan ahead next year and be more organised. So here I am, planning ahead with this week's theme of 'It's a wrap' - making unique wrapping, tags and gift packaging using stamps. Whether it's a simple single image stamped onto a plain sheet of paper finished off with jazzy trimmings, an intricate tag, a wonderful gift box or even stamping your own ribbon, give it a try and see what a difference it makes transforming (very cheaply!) the smallest most basic of gifts into a little work of art.
I kept it pretty simple as I was still getting better health wise when I made this. For the wrapping paper I used a single 'Mistletoe' stamp from my range at Stampotique (which is also available here in the UK from Happy Daze...) I tied the package together with some coloured string and made little 'aglets' ( the plastic bits on the end of shoe laces...I learnt the name for those from an episode of Phineas and Ferb lol) from words taken from the collage Christmas Mosaic stamp and then finished with twigs and fir branch from the garden.
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