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Monday, August 29, 2011

Adding Some Spice To Your Gift Giving

As a child I was told it is better to give than receive and as a child I can remember having trouble with this concept!
Thankfully I have grown up and now appreciate the true nature of the sentiment. With Canada's Thanksgiving holiday coming up, I wanted to incorporate the idea of gift giving into a class. Usually in a class, I focus on the cards. This time I have made the class all about gifts.

First up, I created a gorgeous 4 x 4 x 4" chipboard cube ready to be filled with goodies that you can give away or keep. I decorated it with the scrumptious new 'Spice Cake' DSP and fabric from the upcoming Holiday Mini.
'Pool Party', 'More Mustard' and 'Soft Suede' card stock combined ... just gorgeous.

To add an extra something to whatever you might want to add to your cube, I've made a gift tag from card stock and the 'Spice Cake' fabric that will set off any gift it is attached to. Here I have attached mine to a bag of goodies for the purposes of photographing it (Of course, some of those goodies may have been consumed in the photographic process!).

As I was creating this class I thought I should add a little something extra, just in case one wants to keep the cube and needs something to attach their tag to. Using the new 'Petite Pocket' die I made a candy bag, Autumnal style...
Now, I'd just like to point out here that it took me quite some time to colour coordinate the candy to the colours in the DSP! I was determined to find something to put in the pocket that matched, and I got there in the end, but what a mission!
I've made a pocket style gift holder and lined it with 'Spice Cake' DSP. I've used felt and new In Colour brads and ribbon to embellish it. You can give this as a gift as it is or you could attach your gift tag to it to "spice" it up (sorry couldn't help the play on words!).

To finish up this ensemble, I had to include a card, because even a card on it's own is a gift in itself ...
You can change the sentiment on the card and it would be suitable for so many occasions.

So there you have it, gifts galore and gifts to give or keep.

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Carol Matthews said...

That is Delicious!! So wish I lived closer! I really liked how you used the petite pocket and coordinated the candy. What a sweet (pun) gift!

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