Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Perfectly Packaged

Hello!  I hope you've been having a wonderful Wednesday!  Since it is the first Wednesday of the month, that means it is time for the Inspire, Create, and Share Blog Hop! This month our theme is Perfectly Packaged and since it is the Holiday Season, packaging is probably on everyone's mind!  If you've already been hopping, you already know the theme and have landed here from the fabulous blog of Joni Metras!  Joni is super talented so if you happened to miss it, please make
sure you hop all the way back through!

I decided to make packaging for wine along with a card.  You know packaging doesn't mean you can't see the gift, it can be something as simple as a beautiful wine tag and a big bow!  I have a confession..... I absolutely adore the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and am thinking seriously about buying some extra to hoard!  It has so many gorgeous patterns!  I used two of the patterns on the wine tag and another of the patterns on the card. Since all of the patterns had Real Red, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla, they coordinated perfectly!  I also carried over the poinsettia theme from my wine tag to my card by using the awesome Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch bundle!  I love love love Bundles!  Who wouldn't want to save 15%?!

If you haven't made a wine tag before, they are super easy to make!  I started with a piece of Real Red Cardstock that measured 10" x 3" and the 10" side was scored at 3 1/2".  I used my 1 3/4" punch to punch out the hole for the bottle neck and rounded those corners.  I added a piece of 2 3/4" x 6 1/4" DSP to the bottom portion.  I cut  banner ends on a piece of 2" wide Mossy Meadow Cardstock and a Piece of 1 1/2" wide coordinating DSP.  I stamped the "Noel" sentiment form the Antique Tags Hostess Stamp Set in Real Red on Vanilla Cardstock.  I used my Label Bracket Punch to punch it out and backed it with Dimensionals on a 2" Real Red Cardstock Circle.  I added a piece of Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon and knotted it on the left side of the wine tag and then ran a piece of Real Red Pom Pom Trim through it.  After placing the wine tag on the wine, I added a bow onto the neck of the wine bottle in more of the Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon.  I think it was a beautiful presentation and would make a lovely gift for any wine lover!  

My card was an A2 Card base of Mossy Meadow.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla that measured 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and then a layer of DSP that measured 5 1/4" x 4".  3 pieces of the Very Vanilla Subtles Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon were attached to the upper right portion with Tear Tape.  I stamped my Poinsettia Leaves from the Reason of the Season stamp set tone-on-tone using Real Red and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  After stamping all of my leaves I punched them out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  The center of my Poinsettia was punched in Hello Honey cardstock.  I used my bone folder to give the leaves some dimension before attaching to each other and finally to my card.  The sentiment was also from the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and was stamped in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using my Lots of Labels Framelits Dies and cut a Real Red Label to mat the sentiment.  The red mat label was glued onto my card with Multipurpose glue and the sentiment was attached using Dimensionals.  

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!  The next stop is Terri Takashige's awesome blog!  Terri always has such great projects!  Just click the Next button and you'll be there!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina


  1. I love your gift set Tina! Very well done!

  2. Tina, I love the Home for Christmas DSP too, I'll be hoarding the pack that I got! I love your wine tag and matching card, both so vibrant and gorgeous!

    1. Thanks AJ! I'm hoping the Home for Christmas DSP makes it to the clearance rack :)

  3. Great projects! Really love the wine tag.

  4. wow I'd love that gift! Very pretty!!!!!

  5. So pretty! Going to have to try a wine bottle tag soon!

  6. I love this. Need my address! LOL! Great share!

  7. What a great idea! I love the flower on the card and the bottle gift wrapped is awesome.

  8. Great projects!! Thanks for a fun hop!

  9. Clever project idea! I love the combination of products you used. That Home for Christmas paper is one of my favorites too!

  10. So pretty and a great idea for a wine gift.