Due to sickness, package wrapping was put off until the last minute... meaning that there was not great thought put into the overall packaging design which I really enjoy. There are so many good ideas in the blog-sphere and in the online magazines this season too.
I started out with this Tiffany blue wrapping paper with white snowflakes (Target after-Christmas purchase from 2 years ago... I bought every roll I could find in the store!) and then found this great cotton string with silver in it. The string was a yard sale purchase from I-don't-remember-when, and I found it languishing in a box in storage. It looks very mid-century with the paper. I brought out my box of tags and put blank manila ones on the packages. (Everyone should have a box of these tags... so versatile!) The packages looked good, but looked a little pale.
So I added a red stamp of a snowflake to the tags.... and it works! You can see the spool of string in the background. It might actually be yarn for weaving. I have another spool which is much, much larger. I think I will be using this for the next decade or so.
I do like red and blue together.
I have been in hyper-productive mode for the past three days sewing and knitting up a storm. Unfortunately if I post my projects here, then everyone will see what they are getting for Christmas, so I will post after Christmas. Another unfortunate thing... I didn't take pictures of anything before wrapping. As soon as it was out from under the machine, into the wrapping paper it went. I will try to be diligent on Christmas and snap some pictures.