Wednesday, 14 November 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for...

This fortnight, Lorraine is the host at the ABC Christmas Challenge...with a challenge theme of:

'W is for Wrap It Up!'
(We want to see gift bags, boxes and wrapping paper)

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Prize - a $15 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp

I alwaya wrap all of my presents in brown paper...and just use ribbons to 'pretty' them up...but to make this a little bit more special, I've watermark stamped some snowflakes all over it (snowflake stamps are by Papermania). I used a digi stamp from the Stamping Boutique called 'Holly Berry' to decorate a tag to go with it...printing it out on a couple of scraps of patterned paper (from the 'Believe' & 'Countdown to Christmas' pads by My Mind's Eye)...the sentiment stamp is by Paper Make-Up. I used some plain brown string to tie up the parcel, then attaced the tag using some bright red seambinding ribbon from the Ribbon Girls.

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Caroline said...

I love the tag. I wrapped all my presents last year in brown paper. Caroline xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Great take on the challenge, Helen.
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Zw@@n said...

Nice wrapping paper you've made, Helen. Great idea. Love it.
Love, Wilma

Lorraine A said...

Beautifully wrapped gift Helen and a fab idea to use brown wrapping for all your pressies ,, I might just copy you there !! the string with the lovely tape and tag are a perfect finishing touch ,, LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Kat said...

Lovely tag Helen and love your handmade wrapping paper too.

Kat xx

Dorte said...

Lovely wrapping paper and matching tag, Helen. Beautiful with the red bow.
hugs Dorte

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous Helen x

Carissa said...

Wonderful way to dress up a simple brown paper package tied up with string. This really is one of my favorite things. Your tag is beautiful and I like the shimmer from the snowflakes on the Kraft paper.
Hugs, Carissa

scrappymo! said...

Love this look. I did brown paper packages tied up with string 2 yrs ago and black boxes with silver bows and white and silver ornate tags last year...
This year for my Mum and sister who live in the same small town and celebrate Christmas together, I am thinking of doing something like you show here.
Instead of snowflakes I will stamp horse running with versamark. (My sister was an Olympic 3 day Event rider.
Then tie then with jute twine and maybe a red jingle bell on each. Tags like you but the running horses and a Xmas tree in the background.

Love yours!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

This is fab Helen. I love the effect of the watermarked snowflakes and your tag is just beautiful! Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Love your tag and the papers I LOVE brown paper and this looks just so perfect with the tag, hugs me x