Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SOS: Pretty-gifted...


Could you guess what I implied with my post's title?

This week at Shopping Our Stash, us gals would like you to join us in creating some gift packaging with some of your stashed items and tools!

For this week's challenge, I created a special bag to contain the Champagne cork ornament made for my best friend Sarah and her new husband, Andrew:

Supplies and notes:
  • Nautical paper from DCWV's "Hey Sailor" stack, purchased in spring
  • Ribbon from the favors at Sarah's wedding
  • Leftover Mini Greenery punched in gold... was just sitting on my desk...
  • The shell was leftover from wedding decor. I rubbed it with some DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush 
  • Had to add some little gold jingle bells...
  • The tissue paper and gold trim is by Martha Stewart
  • I used Glossy Accents and Tombow adhesives
Yes, yes... Christmas is just around the corner, but don't discount any other occasions you may need a gift for!  Come join us at SOS for some stash-busting crafting fun!


  1. I love the idea of making an ornament out of the champagne cork, and presenting it in a super cool nautical themed gift bag you made. Bonus using the shell as an embellie!

    But that mermaid hook? Totally awesome! LOL!

  2. Mimi, this is stunning! I started saving wine corks last month. Not sure what I am going to do with them but you have definitely ignited my creative gris mills! Great work!

  3. Gorgeous bag! I love all the details and how clever to make an ornament out of the cork!! Love it!!

  4. Great gift bag, love the seashore embellies and paper. great idea making an ornament for the champagne cork. Beautiful job.

  5. A special bag indeed. I love sea and nautical themed items and this one has a luxurious look in white and gold.

  6. Oh Mimi, this is lovely, I love this beautiful shells and the golden details, and how clever and thoughtful of you to use some of the ribbon from your friend's wedding favors, the newlyweds will treasure this bag forever.
    You are correct, we need pretty packaging for other occasions besides Christmas.
    Awesome bag, my dear.