Yesterday was my birthday, and it was most certainly my happy day. I made this project with that in mind. Using my favorite go to ideas and things that make me happy. Water coloring is awesome, both intricate and simple cards, and a myriad of other projects all bring me joy. However, there is nothing more satisfying than a beautiful crisp gift box or bag. I love making and sharing these, they really do bring me joy. So I indulged myself a little bit here.
Using an entire piece of designer series paper goes against my “make it last” mentality, but it was my birthday after all. So I pulled out a piece that I loved and created just what I wanted. I like to maximize the height so it can hold more of whatever I have in mind. This one did get a bit of switching around. The top of the bag needed to have enough space to hold the large ribbon and bow I had in mind, so it ended up losing just a touch of volume, but it was well worth it.
This ribbon though…it is so very nice. It looks great in a knot, a simple bow, and creates lovely larger bows just like this. While I may hesitate using my paper, I do not hold back using ribbon. I love large bows and could put them on everything. Something I learned from my mother to be certain. In a workshop situation I wouldn’t go this large, my ladies would just get frustrated trying to make it pretty. Can’t have that, but since this was for me, I let it slide a bit. Then of course a simple layered circle tag set, stamped off once and sponged around the edges.
Again, my favorite types of things. Second only to sharing them that is. The bow of course can just slide off so the box can be filled easily and used again. I always try to make my gift bags and boxes that way. They are too lovely to be used just once. So, I make sure the recipient knows how easy it is to re-gift them.
Have a creative day!