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
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