Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wrapped In Love Gift List Book

I've got another project for you today that I made with this month's WTG set from My Favorite Things, called Wrapped In Love. I know I'm not the only one who forgets what they give who for Christmas. At least I hope not ;-) I tried keeping a list on a sheet of paper, but who knows where that is, LOL? So, I thought if I had a pretty book, I'd be more apt to keep it up and keep it in sight. I'll use a sheet every year and make a note of what I gave each recipient so I don't repeat a gift too often ;-)

I picked up this little book at Michaels from the dollar bin and proceeded to alter it. I simply bent the binding apart to get the front and back off to cover them. You can see I left a couple kinda crooked when I bent them back ;-) I stamped WTG and the gifts on a Perfect Paper Panel and colored with Copic markers and paper pieced. Narrow ribbon serves as the ribbon and bows on the packages and WTG and the packages are up on 3M foam squares. I used regular sized Figgy patterned paper for the cover and designs from the 6 x 6 pad for the paper piecing. I stamped letters from Bling 'Bet for the title on Whisper White with Always Artichoke Craft ink and heat embossed with fine detail clear embossing powder before cutting them out. I didn't have any dark red rhinestones, so I airbrushed some clear ones with my Copic airbrush system. I don't use it often, but I LOVE that thing!! Confession time: I was not over-the-moon excited the first time I saw Bling 'Bet. But, as you can tell, I've grown to love it too!

Thanks for stopping by--I love it when you do!

Stamps: Wrapped In Love, Bling 'Bet (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy (SU!); Figgy, Figgy 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: 3M foam squares, ribbon, rhinestones, spiral bound journal (craft store); button/twine (PTI); Copic marker and airbrush system


  1. That sure beats my scraps of paper here and there. So cute and what fun. Thanks for the idea.

  2. This is awesome, Bar! You're rockin' the Christmas designs!

  3. Beautiful book! This is a great idea! And no, you are NOT alone. I can't even remember who I sent cards to last year?! I try to keep track, but then there's always those few...hmmm...Love it!

  4. What a great idea and so beautifully done, too! Love the pretty patterned paper and your super ribbon treatment!

  5. Oh how fun and great idea! Wonderfully transformed, makes for a great gift.

  6. I love this Barbabra!!! Way better than my ratty piece of paper that I keep sctaching off things and scribbling more things on!!!!


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