June 14, 2012

Favorite Things Gift Idea

I love that I have another opportunity today to introduce you to two more new members on the PS Team: Nat and Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase! These girls are every bit as darling in person as they are on their blog. I know you’ll love them as much as I do! Take it away, girls. ūüôā
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Hi everyone,¬†we’re Nat and Holly —¬†the creative sister duo from My Sister’s Suitcase. We are so excited to be here as monthly contributors…. we absolutely adore Amy {and we share a love of polka dots!} Today we’ll be sharing an easy gift idea and printable with you:

During the holidays, it seems like everyone was throwing “My Favorite Things” parties. Do you remember reading about those in blogland?¬†The idea¬†was¬†to have a party where each person would bring X number of¬†one of their¬†“favorite things,” they’d all swap, and everyone left with a bag of great little gifts.

I remember reading some of my favorite bloggers’ lists of their “must-have” items… and it was really fun! In fact, thanks to Shelley, I now can’t live without my Scotch Brite cooktop cleaner pads ūüôā

So this year for my best friend’s birthday gift, I thought it would be¬†kind of fun¬†to put together a present filled with some of my favorite things. I¬†chose things that I knew she would enjoy/use just as much as I do! Here’s what I included:

{1} Favorite Scentsy Bar – Spiced Grapefruit {2} Pampered Chef Mini Whipper – this is my most used kitchen item, I love¬†it! {3} SMASH Tape – like washi tape, but it’s printed with words… I use this to mark items in catalogs or magazines that I want to remember. Also great for scrapbooking! {4} Kitchen towel in¬†one of my favorite¬†patterns and color combos¬†–¬† black & white chevron¬†{5} Cupcake liners in my other favorite pattern – polka dot! {6} Thing I use daily – my Melaleuca lip balm. It is seriously the most moisturizing chapstick I’ve ever used. {7} Urban Decay eye pencil sharpener – LOVE their eye makeup products. Favorite eye liner color: Rockstar… it is amazing! {8} My go-to late night snack – Junior Mints {straight out of the fridge!}

I wanted to create some cute pacakaging to go along with the theme… so here is my brown paper pacakge, tied up with string:

I didn’t have any tissue paper on hand that I really liked, so I created my own ruffled gift bag with a strip of scrap fabric. I adore how it turned out! I may start doing this to all my gift bags ūüôā

I just ripped a 2″ strip of fabric and gathered it around the inside rim of the bag. I used hot glue to keep the ruffles and pleats in place, and 2 minutes later I had an adorable custom gift bag!

Complete with a coordinating tag:
And I’m sharing the tags with you guys ūüôā I made a black and white version {which is what I printed on kraft cardstock} and a color version:
We can’t wait to share another project with¬†y’all next month. In the meantime, we’d love for you to stop by and check out what’s in My Sister’s Suitcase!
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Nat and Holly are two sisters who share a love of all things creative. Currently living 462 miles apart,¬†their blog, My Sister’s Suitcase, gives them a place to share their ideas {and an excuse for lots of late-night phone calls!} They hope¬†to inspire you with¬†holiday¬†and¬†home decor, easy¬†DIY projects, and creative¬†upcycling. They also have lots of simple¬†kids activities,¬†free printables, and inexpensive¬†gift ideas.¬†They would love for you to join them in their LDCR {long-distance crafting relationship!}

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16 Responses to Favorite Things Gift Idea

  1. Abbey D. June 14, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Ahh two of the sweetest gals that I had the pleasure of hanging out with at SNAP on one of my favorite blogs (with another sweet gal from SNAP!)… ūüôā Nice work, ladies. I love the idea! Hugs!

  2. Cherished Bliss June 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Such a cute idea! I LOVE the polka dots ; ) I always enjoy wrapping gifts more than buying them!! I was so excited one year for a Christmas production, I got to wrap empty boxes! Nobody understood my excitement! ; )

  3. Katie June 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    What a lovely idea! I really like the font in the second row of the gift tag. What is the name of it?

  4. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon June 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    So cute!!!! ūüôā

  5. Jen @ My Own Road June 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    What a great idea! I’m definitely pinning this for the future

  6. Nat and Holly June 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks for your sweet comments girls!! Katie, the font you asked about is called Lavanderia. It is one of my favorites!

  7. rebecca @ beurrista June 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    absolutely wonderful. thanks for sharing.

  8. Crystal June 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    What a cute idea!!! Love the polka dots!!

  9. Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com June 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Adding fabric to the gift bag is such a great idea. It turned out wonderful! I’ll have to remember this next time I need to wrap a present! I rarely have tissue but always have fabric! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Shatzi @ Love and Laundry June 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    My friend did this for my last birthday and I loved it! Some of her favorite things have turned into my favorite things. Love this!!

  11. Joey Bailey June 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Love the fabric idea. This sparks so many ideas, thanks!

  12. gena.roozen August 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Love this idea!! Where do you get your Smash Tape at?

    • Sherry Sage December 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      I’ve been trying to print the black and white pdf file for a few days now – when I click on the link it tells me “cannot access right now, please try again later”. My party is tonight – curious if you might be able to email me the black and white file? THANK YOU so much! Adorable party. sherrysage at cox dot net.

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