Thank You Pocket Packaging

I'm playing along with the Papertrey December 2013 blog hop. You can find all the details here. The challenge is . . .  

 to tie up your next paper crafting project with string. Tie on a tag, maybe a button or two.  Wrap your card front with several strands in different hues. Pair string with washi tape to create a banner in all of your favorite colors. Add knots, braids or twists with string and manipulate it in unique ways.  Let your creativity take the lead!  We look forward to seeing all of your creations tied up!

I was inspired by this project of Michelle Wooderson seen here. I saw it on pinterest and I immediately thought the idea would be cute for Christmas thank you's. I sewed up some glassine bags to create 2 pockets. The back pocket holds the thank you cards. The front pocket holds address labels and postage stamps.

I printed the vintage parcel post shipping labels on adhesive sheets.  If you would like to print your own I have included a link. You can print them in several different colors. Vintage Gummed Parcel Post Shipping Labels

As I have guys at my house I needed to create cards the guys wouldn't mind signing their name to. This was also a great way to use up the Christmas paper pads cuz you know I will need to get new ones next year.

Do you see the star? I had ordered clear plastic sheets from Joann's for some mini books and had an ah ha moment that I could use it with die cuts. You have to run it through several times but it works. A little acrylic paint and done.

 It doesn't get much easier than a big thank you stamp across the front. A little stitching holds it in place. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!! Happy Holidays and Happy Hopping!! ~Rhonda

supplies used:
stamps: PTI - Thanks All Ways, Little Labels, and a lot more that I didn't write down. :)
paper: Teresa Collins Santa's List; My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas; Simple Stories December Documented; PTI - Classic Kraft, Stampers Select White,
ink: PTI Scarlett Jewel, Dark Chocolate
other: PTI Seeing Stars dies, snowflake dies, twine, Adhesive sheets; MFT Fishtail Flag Staxx dies; Glassine bags; sewing machine ; Vintage Gummed labels from link above


  1. Super fun! I like all the extras you have in your bags.

  2. what a wonderful idea! your packages look so festive and fun!

  3. Love your card pockets - so much fun! And thanks for the shipping label link.

  4. Oh, these are fabulous! What a wonderful idea!

  5. I too saw this on Pinterest, and I love your take on it ~ such a great looking gift! Thanks for visiting, Dru

  6. WOW, Rhonda, these are simply BEAUTIFUL!
    I love the colors, papers, & all the fabulous details.
    Beautifully done!

  7. These are absolutely beautiful Rhonda! Love those acrylic stars.

  8. These are awesome! I love how you've thought of everything including the stamps!

  9. Great idea and so easy I love it.

  10. Oh Rhonda these are awesome sets and I bet the recipients will be thrilled with them.

  11. Those gift bags are so cute. I know what you mean about using left over Christmas paper. I used mine to make party poppers for Christmas Eve.
    Love those clear stars with the dab of paint. Gorgeous thank you cards too!

  12. Thanks for the fun gift idea, Rhonda! These are FABULOUS :)

  13. OMG!! These are ALL too CUTE!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  14. I always know I will find a great big dose of thankfulness on your blog, and you did not disappoint. Great way to package a very useful gift.

  15. Love this, really handsome and useful too! Great thank you ideas, Rhonda.
    Noticed your watermark on your project. What program do you use? Would love an easy to use one!

  16. Just love this. What a great gift....something people will use AND use up scraps? What is not to love?!

  17. What a great idea for your guys! And for getting rid of this years patterned paper. : ) Thanks too for the link!


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