Saturday, December 15, 2012

~Let Us Not Become Weary~

Because of the heaviness in the air today...I am grateful for any motivation to create, among many things.

I'm sure you've been hugging your family like crazy, as have I.

I needed and wanted to create for the hard working Sunday School teachers that faithfully minister and pray for my girlies.

I created some ornament/gift holders today.

This one took exactly 9 minutes and 48 seconds.

I'm so glad I bought the cinnamon car freshener clips and cranberry gels~

they were fun to coordinate with.

Here is the side that shows the gifts in a clear bag...they are secured by a strip of Scor-Tape.

The base is simply a strip of white cardstock 3 1/2" wide and 11" long, scored in the middle and finished with holes for the twine handle.

The ends are secured with three staples.

These are simple designs like these ornaments I made last year.

The main thing I changed, were lighter embellishments for gift giving.

I stamped the back, so it's pretty from every angle.

Here is another version, a few seconds off the 10 minute mark...using  the colors from

I used my FAVORITE ink, Rhubarb Stalk, for 

May the Lord lift your spirits and help you to cope with the tragedies this season...

May you not become weary.

May you not give up.


paper: Georgia Pacific Paper,Bazzill green and red
ink: Memento Ink Rhubarb Stalk and Pear Tart,Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf
stamps: Verve Galatians 6:9 Plain Jane and Treasured Words Rectangle frame,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie, Hero Arts Classic Holly
Other: Verve rounded rectangle,Martha Stewart snowflake punch,holly berries,twine,Scor-Tape,stapler,plastic ornament,hole punch,Spellbinders deckled Rectangles


Annette Allen said...

wow this is so fun..i love it..great way to gift...

lostinpaper said...

What a gorgeous way to package a gift! Such pretty pretty colours too!
Thanks so much about the heads up with the Unity hip hop win, I just got home from work and it totally made my day!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift bags Marlena :-) lovely designs and such a lovely thought too :-) I am sure the teachers will love them :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lisa Elton said...

Hi Marlena! Your sweet little gift bags are fantastic! A very cute idea. I have some of these little Bath & Body Works items on hand, might give this a try, thanks for the inspiration! said...

Such gorgeous gift holders and the sentiment is so soothing right now! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Mandy said...

Marlene your gift holders are absolutely gorgeous, fabulous design and so sweet & pretty. Cranberry is my favourite smell :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Rachel said...

this is great and so personal! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Alicia said...

Fantastic giftable... Your project is lovely, thanks for putting it out there for us to enjoy at The Play Date Cafe this week!

anya said...

What a fabulous group of gifts, Marlena! And perfect color coordination, too! I am sure they will be most appreciated. Thank you for taking the time during this busy season to join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge! Happy Holidays!