It has taken a bit time to organize it because I offered to order the winner their choice of ink pad. When my latest order was delivered, I was ready to package it up and send along the Blog Candy.......and this is where I have fun.....packaging is one of those areas we can go in any direction!
I chose to go a bit whimsical by dressing up a plain white coffee bean bag! You know the type in the grocery store? I don't know about you - but I constantly 'see' things that I think " I could decorate that!" Especially blank white things, lol!
But it turns out to be quite an effective choice for a small package of goodies.....here's a shot of how I played with packaging a few bits and bobs that made up Diane's prize.....
here you go....see? Not so bad!
Close-up of greeting, and you can see the mesh I glued to the bag - it sparkles! Love anything that glitters! It's hard to see, but there is a gem on the letter 'O' in 'You'.
TIP - to glue the mesh, I brushed the back of it with glue, pressed it to the bag, and using some wax paper to act as a barrier, applied a weight to it (use a heavy magazine) until the mesh had remained attached - otherwise all those different threads can get a bit whiley!
Here is the blog candy!
Here is the ink pad - Diane wanted Melon Mambo - great choice!
I used the same mesh now to wrap around the stamp, decorated with an extra die-cut flower.
More die-cuts, a ribbon ring, chipboard pieces and a circle mini-album.
I was able to fit all you see into that coffee bag except for the mini-album,
sprinkled tiny flowers in, topped it with tissue to keep them from bouncing around,
secured it closed and punched 2 holes through the bag to create a sheer ribbon bow.
Then the bag and mini-album into
a bubble pack!
So lesson here - look to your local grocery store for your
next gift bag!