Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not Done With Christmas Yet...

I know...it's January 11th and you'd think the Christmas posts would be coming to an end. They are. I promise. ;)

Each Christmas our family (well, the girls) decides on a wrapping paper theme whether it's a color combination, pattern or icon. We went with a color theme this year and settled on red, black, grey and white. Each of us girls took a roll of paper from a coordinating collection that my mom found and wrapped our gifts in it. I chose a roll that had red, black and grey snowflakes on white.

Since I didn't do any scrapping during the holidays, I was getting the itch to get creative. While wrapping Christmas gifts, I fed my need to scrap by making all my gift tags. It felt good to dig in my stash and use whatever worked.

Here's some of the tags I made. Excuse the photos and *gasp* the use of flash in a couple. Crappy weather, overcast, gloomy days didn't help things. ;)









I ended up using papers from Dream Street, American Crafts, g.c.d Studios and maybe some Luxe. The only thing I bought that wasn't in my stash was a few rolls of red and black hemp cord.





I found this santa suit gift card tutorial and loved it so much I made a couple for gift card stocking stuffers. There's supposed to be white on the collar but I left it off.



Hope you're having a good Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! :)

14 comments:

Beth said...

what a gorgeous Christmas! i love that your family puts so much thought into their gift wrapping, its such a personal touch.

Jolene said...

Your whole family color scheme and theme each year makes me smile. I bet it's tricky coming up with something new all the time. I love what you have made!

Marjorie said...

I love the unusual Christmas colors. Now get back to scrapping girl!

Patrizzia said...

Those are some pretty fantastic wrapped gifts. Loved the tags and those santa gift card holders.

Nicole said...

Love your tags and the idea of a theme! Your blog header is gorgeous!!! I want to be there!!! :)

Celeste B. said...

I love that gorgeous wrapping and all your tags. They're almost too pretty to open.

Carolyn Lontin said...

BEAUTFUL TAGS!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, your packaging is just fabulous. I love the idea of coordinating your wrap every year. And your tags are SO cool!

LoRi said...

Love them all! I'll have to remember this post for inspiration for next year!

kim_sonksen said...

I LOVE them all - *sigh* everything is perfect

Maryfrances said...

Oh I love the Santa project. WOW Nicole...my wrapping does not compare at all. I love the idea of you all coordinating the wrapping...that is really neat.

Jenn aka boysmama said...

wow..you really get into it huh? CUTE tags. :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

beautiful works!! Love them all :)

LeslieinTN said...

I LOVE what you did for your tags. You are just spoiling your family which is a good thing (as Martha Steward says). Yummy designs. Oh and the Santa gift card holder is adorable. You need to resurrect that next Christmas so I'll see it again either on your blog or SBO. ;)