Monday, December 8, 2008

Another gift idea! (and a family picture!)

I have been working feverishly to make some more gifts! I had these cute little Chinese take out boxes from Michaels and decided to make a bunch of gift tags! My hubby already snagged this one for his boss's wife! The image outside of the box is another Crafty Secret's image called, Christmas Joy. I colored him in with my Copics and inked up the edges to distress them a bit. I used Versamark and extra thick embossing powder on both the ornament and bow. I did add some chunky glitter under his feet for some "snow." The little brown snowflake was cut from Kraft card stock, distressed, covered with glue, and sprinkled with chunky glitter. After it was dry, I sprayed it with walnut ink. I also added a rhinestone to the center.

The tags were made from Crafty Secret's, Vintage Christmas set and Papertrey Ink's Holiday Tags Collection.

I tried to add some special touches to the tags, by liquid appliqueing the coffee cups, adding crystal lacquer to the mice, glittered snowflakes, and a red Dew Drop to the center of the snowflakes.


The side of the box has another "sugared" snowflake and a teeny jewelry tag for the recipient of this gift.



A couple of weeks ago, my family went downtown, Chicago. Every year we see the lights, the windows, German town, and have lunch. This year was even better because my sister (in the red coat) and her hubby and kids, were able to join us! So.......do we look a like or what? ( My mom is the one standing next to Cortney.....yep, she is only 4' 11! )
****Thanks for everyone's kind words last week. I do feel better. I spent some much needed time alone with hubby on a "date" night. We finished putting up our decorations, and I just took a break from the computer and scrappin......which sometimes I need to do! I hope my "funk" i s over, because I really do hate feeling that way!
I know this is an oxymoron.....but have a GREAT Monday!




16 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, so festive, and love the family picture.

Chrissy D said...

You have such a beautiful family, Michele. Your trip to Chicago looks like fun! (I live an hour away from there! :)) Thanks for the great gift idea! I am in need of these!

Amy said...

That is such a great idea...I might be stealing that one!! and it turned out so cute...love that family pic!

Fe-Fe said...

What a great idea with the tags. They look lovely.

Great photo, you all look like you were having a great time.

Hugs
Fe x

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl! Wow!! And what a great family picture!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Nice family photo. Good to see your sister could make it. I miss Illinois!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

UGH I forgot to say, I love the tags in the chinese boxes!! Great job on your gifts!

Alexandra said...

LOVE that gift box, those tags are amazing, and your family pic is absolutely beautiful - fabulous sharing today, Michele! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marlou said...

amazing project Michelle!!! I just looove it!!!! and such a great family photo too Michelle :) x

Velta said...

Your family looks great together...what a great trip! Your chinese take out gift box is to die for...I really love this idea...

Michelle said...

Great gift tags! and what a fun idea for sharing them. I love your family photo next to that huge tree! I bet you had alot of festive fun!

Kristine B. said...

OH WOW...that would be soo awesome to see a tree that big! You're very lucky :) Great family photo. And what a CUTE project you made. All those tags look so great...I'm sure they took some time to do, but they're fabulous! Happy Holidays to you and your family!! =)
xx

Allison said...

Love these tags...esp. the vintage look and color palette you chose! Too bad about your governor today...

P.S. My mom is only 4'11" too!

Julie Masse said...

What a wonderful little treat for someone! Love all your tags!! And the family pic is terrific!! :)

Deborah said...

ADorable gift box and tags! Your family picture is so nice in front of the giant tree! Glad you are feeling better! Merry stampin'! Deb

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your fabulous tags, and your most adorable box you've created for them!!

What an absolutely fabulous family photo!! Thanks for sharing!!