Sunday 2 January 2022

Little gifts

Hello, crafting friends!
Christmas is over of course, and we are embarking on a shiny new year, but I hope you will indulge me today as I share a little gift set I made to thank a crafty friend for her kindness over the past year:

I made a gift bag out of a couple of sheets of A4 card stock and some coordinating ribbon. Sorry, I didn't take measurements as I was working to a time schedule but I will make another one later on in the year perhaps!

The tag was made with one of Waffleflower's stitched circle dies, stamped with fir branches and berries from The Greetery's Boughs and Branches and finished with a Merry Christmas die cut from Hobbycraft. 

Inside the bag I put a some bulbs in a pretty planter and a small jar of bath salts that I decorated with those same stamps from The Greetery. I really enjoyed using this colour palette (Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce) and loved the way the berries popped when I added a dot of opaque acrylic paint with a Posca pen.

A circle punch turned out to be exactly the right size to decorate the lid!

The decorations are down in our house! Christmas decorations and lights after new year make me think of someone coming back from a party in the cold light of day and looking very seedy! What do you think? Are you a 'take them down the day after Christmas' person? Or a 'Leave them up all year' type?

Sending hugs,


  1. Very pretty gifts which I’m sure we’re well received.

    I normally take the dec’s down on the 27th . . . but I put them up early in December. This year however they were up until 30th!

  2. The pink/green colour combo is beautiful,fabulous makes

  3. What a lovely gift Vicky, pretty in pink, and beautifully decorated. Glad to hear you had a good Christmas, as did we, even if some meet ups were outside. We too like decorations put away, normally New Year’s Day.
    Happy New Year! I feel it’s going to be a good one ! Xxx

  4. A delightful gift set Vicky.

    Hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for a safe and peaceful new year.

    B x

  5. I LOVE these colors together and must remember to use them! Such a festive tags and jar topper! What a wonderful gift!

  6. You made beautiful packaging and the tags look great. Our Christmas decoration stays until January 6th, the day of the three wise men, because until then the official Christmas time is.

  7. Such a beautiful and lovely gift Vicky. I'm with you with the decorations, we took them down on the 2nd also. I know then that the New Year has begun and it's back to normal and lets get things going!
    Faith x


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