Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving PTI Blog Hop

First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving. My hubby is working today and I am grateful that he has a wonderful job. We are blessed to have family a mile away and we are heading over to Great-Grandmas house for lunch. God is Good!!!!

Another thing I am thankful for is PTI's blog hop. I love getting a glimpse at everyone and how stinking creative this group is. This month we were challenged to make holiday tags. I am almost done with all of my Christmas shopping, so I have left to do is make the homemade gifts. I thought I would share some of that today. Since it is Thanksgiving, I am going to focus on the pictures and get to the family LOL!
Here is my gift for Amy my sister in law. I am actually busting out 10 of these fabulous birthday calendars for holiday gifts. How fun is that?
The cutie saddle stich flower was an idea that I learned from Laurie. You really need to check out the video, they are super fun to make.
Another fun tip, the insides come scored for you at 4 in. I found that things fit better in them if I also score at 4 1/8 and fold accordingly.
Here is how I decorated the inside
I know that PTI has a die that works with this, but try as I might, I just can't buy all of the dies so this is a stampin up punch called designer label large and it is a beauty as well.
The finished gift. I used packing paper from PTI for the wrapping paper. I didn't have anything else neutral, so it worked great. I also LOVE Stampin Up's big striped ribbon. It worked so well for this gift. Last but not least, the tag LOL!
Okay I have decided that I am not going to order until after the blog hops each month. That way I can get the dies when they get restocked. I realize that I need the tag dies and the circle dies as well, so I am on the hunt. In the mean time, the #3 Mat stack die worked well for me. I used a tag from the 09 set I think. Love this cutie. Have a blessed day! I will come in later and give all of the details.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

31 comments:

Viola Mahr said...

So pretty, I love them! Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

Karen said...

These are great. I love that ribbon, too!

Karen C. said...

What a great gift - the die and sentiment works so well as your tag and the big striped ribbon is awesome!

resmith said...

Such a wonderful gift! Love your tag!

Debbie in Louisiana said...

Happy Thanksgiving to You. I love the Birthday Calendar. Could you please give me information on where you found the binder and the pages. These would be great for my gift list.

fancygirl said...

I'm sorry I forgot to include my email address.

fancygirl said...

It's me again hit the enter key to soon. I'm Debbie in Louisiana.

eva said...

wonderful idea for a gift! i understand about the dies--it can get pretty expensive.

Jen Carter said...

Adorable! What a great gift!

Marge said...

Fabulous gift, Terri! I too would love all the dies (& stamps, etc.), however! You did a great job on this & I appreciate too your sweet comment on mine! TFS!!!

Tessa said...

very cool birthday calendar!
nice job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous! I love your calendar book, I bought the same one from PTI too, you can see my version here - http://pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/search/label/calendar%20book
The little tag is so cute, and I love that strips ribbon too, thanks for sharing and have a great thanksgiving!

Allison said...

Terrific calendar book...I just love anything with kraft! Fun tag too...I want all the dies as well!

Jen said...

Great project and tag

Terri said...

Great gift, The mat stack die works great for a tag too.

Kara said...

gorgeous tag....love your birthday book too!! awesome!

Maureen said...

what a fun project and beautifully wrapped :) tfs

Sharron said...

What a wonderful gift! And the tag is adorable!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous packaging! I love the rich red colours.

Peppermintpatty said...

Sooo Nice! Wish I'd get sth like that for Christmas!!! Beautiful wrapping!

kasia c. said...

What a fantastic gift! I agree, the mat stack die works really well for a tag. Great idea! :)

Laurie said...

A great gift idea! Love that tag!

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE it!! 10 huh! I am gonna TRY to get 1 in! HA! :) LOVE your packaging, that ribbon and tag are PERFECT!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this idea! I've saved this post to my "Inspiration" folder as I want to make these as gifts for next year. You did an awesome job on these as well as your tag. Just beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful gift and creative packaging! Loving the reds!

Helen F. said...

Your calendar is a fabulous gift idea, Terri! Fun packaging too :o)

Rebecca said...

beautiful gift and packaging!

Laurie said...

I saved your post to go back and look at your calendar! I am about to make some for Christmas gifts! And I just saw the flower I missed the first time! That looks so great! I love it! Thanks for the shout out! :)

Eva said...

Love the design of the front cover of your book...awesome use of that stamp set!

Eva said...

Love the design of the front cover of your book...awesome use of that stamp set!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful album you are giving away to many! I like the finished pages inside. And your tag is great!