November 11, 2011

Holiday Wrappings...pocket with tag

It's time to start thinking about your holiday wrapping. This year my theme is going to be a simple Kraft wrap of small sacks or from a roll of Kraft butcher type paper. With this I'm going to pair the color red and whatever else pops up.

Today I have a little sampling of a brown paper sack pocket with an embellished tag. These little sacks will be used to hold small, stamped notecards....a few candies.....a homemade treat...or perhaps a gift card. I love having these types of holiday wrappings made up and ready to use come December. How about a little tutorial on how I made it?
Supply List:

Candy Cane Clothespin if you got some from my NOEL Notions...or Mini Clothespin...or Small Clothespin
baker's twine.....I have this one in the shop
Jolly Jingle Bells if you got some from my NOEL Notions...or plain jingle bells
Patterned paper...I used a sheet from the Basic Grey 6 x 6 Picadilly pad
thick cotton twine
holiday stamp...I used an Ali Edwards stamp from Technique Tuesday
dimensional sticker....I used a Martha Stewart star sticker from Michael's
white spray mist.....I used Studio Calico's Mister Huey in white
white buttons
Scor-Tape
For the embellished mini wooden spools, cut strips of patterned paper to fit the spool. Back with 1/4" Scor-Tape. Cut strips to about 1-1/4"long, remove adhesive backing and wrap around the spool. I burnished the end of the strip really well so that it doesn't peel up.
For the tag assembly, check out the first photo. Cut a notch in the small tag to create a little flag, then stamp the image in red ink. For the medium tag, apply adhesive to the tag then stick it on the patterned paper. Cut around the tag and punch a new hole. The two tags will layer together like you see below.

To create the jingle bell wreath embellishment, string two bells, two buttons and one mini wooden spool onto baker's twine like shown below. Tie up the two ends of the baker's twine to form a circle, leaving big loopy bows and long strings. String the cotton twine through both tags and tie off. Using an additional piece of baker's twine, tie the little wreath to the cotton twine. Attack small star sticker to the tag.

For brown paper pocket, fold sack in half and stitch around three sides. Splatter with white mist. Attach gift tag to brown paper pocket with clothespin.
And there ya go, a cute little pocket all ready for some holiday goodies. Enjoy!
Note: The candy cane clothespins and jolly jingle bells are sold out and will not be offered again this season.

Holiday Journals/December Daily update
I'm working today to take photos and get my blog posts ready. I'll have 3 separate posts, dividing up the pages + I'll explain how I'll be using my journal this holiday season. I'm hoping to have the first post up tomorrow or Sunday, depending on the family happenings around here this weekend. :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....and let's remember our brave veterans on this Veteran's Day. The freedoms we have in our wonderful country and throughout the world should not be taken for granted. Somebody fought for you. Somebody died for you. When I think that we can drive clear across our nation and go wherever we want and do whatever we want, I always stop to remember how lucky we are to live where we do. Thank you to all our veterans!

7 comments:

Kristy Hansen said...

cute idea...I would probably tape mine shut since I don't have a sewing machine and dot sew it....or I could do it by hand.....thank you for the idea.

Francie said...

Great tutorial! I'm going to give this a try. I can't wait to see your December Daily album.

Tonya K. said...

these are soooo sweet. I love the look...great job!

Diana F. said...

Your embellishments are just the best!! I really like the step by step tutorial too.
I am very excited to see your December Daily and to see and read your process.

Sandra said...

This is a gorgeous project. Thank you for the tutorial I shall be giving them a go.

LMcBurney said...

Super cute project. I love to give little sacks to friends.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty gorgeous creation dear.

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