Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI September Blog Hop


Once again, I've decided to participate in the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month.


This month's challenge is all about wrapping it up, where we were encouraged to have fun experimenting with fabric & felt packaging ideas.

I have to confess, at first I was stumped. I'm quite frugal, so the thought of using a large piece of my covetted PTI felt to wrap a gift didn't really appeal to me. Then, however, I was browsing through a Christmas magazine at the Superstore and I was inspired! (I love it when that happens!)


I decided to wrap up one of the only gifts I have so far for Christmas--- it's for my brother's girlfriend, Tatiana. I wrapped the box in kraft paper and tied on some baker's twine. For the bow, I followed this tutorial and used some PTI pure poppy felt.


For the tag, I used PTI cardstock (rustic white), stamps (wreath for all seasons, love lives here: holidays), buttons, twine and dies (tag sale #3).


And there you go. One present wrapped and ready to give.... and three months early, too. ;)

Thanks for looking!

52 comments:

Deb said...

Leigh, I love this!! The felt flower is beautiful and so is your tag! I am a wee bit jealous you already have one Christmas gift ;)

craftmates said...

Great packaging Leigh! I just love kraft and red together. The fringed flower also gave it a lot of punch. - Irma

Lee said...

What a gorgeous package. Love how you interpreted the challenge.

Tonya Jastad said...

Excellent job! I love that tag!

Steph Hilt said...

Beautiful felt flower Leigh! I love usingnkraft paper for packaging too; you really dressed it up!

Cecilie said...

Beautiful! It is so Christmassy and wonderful. Kraft, red and green is always a winner.

Jodi_E said...

Love the tag but the pom pom flower element really pops and is wonderful.

Luanne said...

Awesome! The red blooming bow is fabulous!

andie librandi. said...

you did a wonderful job on your tag, leigh! it's such a pretty package with that felt bow!

Joyce said...

Brilliant idea. I totally forgot about those flowers. I have made a bunch of them, and the greatest thing is that you can use the cheap felt from Michaels, and it still looks great. Your wrapping is beautiful.

Michelle said...

Beautiful package, I love your tag and flower !

Michelle said...

Bless you Leigh you have made my day linking my project thankyou x

Leah said...

Fabulous as always Leigh! Love the felt bow, so pretty and the tag is perfect. I'm all about getting Christmas done and ready early this year, so yeah for that!

Karen C. said...

Love, Love the flower!! It reminds me of a big pom pom!! So fun!!

Andrea Walford said...

Great packaging - the red pom pom is so beautiful and vibrant!

Gloria said...

Love the flower and tags, both complements each other. Should try one.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love your flower. I need to try this one. Cute tag too! Great job with the challenge!

Laura B. said...

love your beautiful tag and felt loopsy flower! So pretty!

Suzanne Russell said...

Perfect in it's simplicity, Leigh! I can't believe you have a Christmas gift already, much less wrapped! You're an amazing woman! : )

Danielle said...

Cool! I love the bow AND the tag! Great way to dress up a package!
Danielle

Cindy H. said...

Leigh, this beautiful bow is the cherry on the cake! It looks so easy to make and love the color ...and I love the tag, too!

Audrey said...

I love this Leigh! So awesome!! :)

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this!! SO CUTE!! I actually bought a die to make the flower, BUT I Love now I can make it bigger then what my die allows.. THANKS for sharing the tutorial!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Cristina said...

This came out great, and I LOVE your stamping!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh this is fantastic! Love your flower and the cute gift tag. Amazing job with the tutorial. You are one wrapped present ahead of most of us I think--good for you!

Marlena M. said...

This is great~you are ahead of the game here Leigh! Beautiful wrapping! I have to admit, it pained me to cut my PTI felt too. ;)

Kelly in Canada said...

this is gorgeous!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Came out beautiful Leigh, Love it!!

Nancy Guse said...

Love that bow and tag. It looks great how you stamped those greens. You have a present done already, lucky you!!

Lisa said...

Leigh this just screams home spun Christmas! Love it!!

The Paper Parade said...

Hahahaha, Leigh, good job on using only a small amount of that "coveted" felt! ;) Love the tag and the felt flower is the perfect focal point!

Sadielaine said...

"Brown paper packages tied up with string" really truly one of my favourite things and yours is perfect!! The tag is so cute!! thanks for your comments over on my blog : )

Jacquie Southas said...

LOVE the pop of red on the package - your flower is the perfect embelishment & the tag is really lovely.

Susan said...

Love your packaging Leigh! I love using kraft paper to wrap packages - it really allows the "embellishments" to shine - like your wonderful red flower. :) And thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Pendra said...

Beautiful way to wrap your gift! I adore Kraft paper for wrapping and your tag and felt flower are just gorgeous!

LEG Studios said...

Love that frilly flower, Leigh! And what a stylishly wrapped gift - lucky brother's girlfriend! :)

Jade said...

Your bow is beautiful - congrats on being so early!

Deanna Jean said...

This is so pretty. I love the buttons on the tag.

Jennifer K said...

The bow/flower is so cool! I know I'd love the gift just based on the pretty packaging.

Martha said...

Leigh, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love all the wonderful elements. Beautifully done! Thanks for the link to the fabulous bow. I'll definitely be trying this out.

Helen F. said...

What a pretty package and tag, Leigh! Great job! You inspired me to give this a try :)

Lori said...

How pretty! The tag really shines against the simple kraft packaging.

Kim said...

Leigh, this is just simply amazing and I am so happy you included the link to see how your flower was made, just too cute.

Geri said...

This is so YOU, Leigh...clean, classic...and oh, so pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of wrapping in kraft paper. Great tag. Love the punch of red. SentSue

Dana said...

Gorgeous tag!! I love how homespun it looks, but at the same time very simple!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I love the bright red flower against kraft. Now I want the loopy flower die! Great wrap idea Leigh.

Jean said...

This is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the link for the directions on how to make the flower. It's so beautiful and so easy (always a winning combo.!)

Kelly Griglione said...

I hear you on not wanting to use coveted supplies, but I have to say this was definitely worthy of your beautiful project! Love how you layered the buttons over your stamping too, and the stitching, all gorgeous!

Tracy said...

oh such an adorable flower - and just the prettiest color (pure poppy) - and i love the tag - i can't wait to start making Christmas-y things!

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful!!!

rosalie said...

I can imagine how proud you are to aleady have one package wrapped - don't forget where you put it! I make a note on the December calendar page! Great bow and idea. Thanks for sharing!