Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gift Giving Ideas

'Tis the season for Thanksgiving and also the time when everyone starts thinking about gift giving for Christmas. Do you have a crafter on your shopping list? Well how about wrapping up some fun crafting tools in an adorable Tidy Handbag like this one, available at Taylored Expressions!!! It's a storage solution and a gift box all in one!

The Tidy Handbag comes completely unassembled so it's super easy to decorate and glue together. You could personalize one for the crafter on your list in no time flat. I filled this one with some of my paper crafting essentials, copic markers and Stickles!!! Now who wouldn't LOVE a gift as cute and functional as this?!?
Of course I had to create a card to go along with this little gift, so I reached for my Wings of Joy set from Taylored Expressions. I also used Taylor's Sketch Challenge, TESC92, for the layout.
The papers are all from my Berries and Cherries Key Ingredients, and I think they work perfectly for a Christmas card even though they aren't designed for that. This is the same Key Ingredients kit I used to decorate the Tidy Handbag, so it all coordinates. The little bird is completely paper pieced and I gave him a Fruit Punch Stickled hat trimmed with white Liquid Applique. It was a really quick and simple card to whip up!

SALE ALERT!!! Taylored Expressions can help you kick off your Black Friday Christmas Shopping with 15% off the entire store!!! Why fight the traffic and crowds? Save gas and money by shopping at Taylored Expressions this Black Friday. Get the coupon code from the TE Newsletter or from Taylor's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Danni said...

Cute, cute and cute!!

Cheryl said...

OMG Karen, this purse is too cute! I have so many ideas in my head on different hand-made gifts and haven't started a one of them...guess I need to get busy!

Great card too, what a cutie lil birdie...luv that hat on it!

Happy Thanksgiving Karen to You and Yours : )

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome gift bag and card, Karen. Loved your write-up in the TE newsletter today, too. :)