Saturday, September 5, 2009

creatalicious challenge #1

well, tomorrow is fathers day, our second one since having children. i am the first to admit that i am not the most creative gift giver, i used to be pretty good at it but i seem to have lost the groove (or maybe it was a case of only having it for a very brief period, yeah, that sounds more likely) so i thought to make up for my lack of creativity with the gifts i would make up a nice gift bag for them. this also works in with challenge #1 over at creatalicious challenges something for dad using brown and metal. so i stamped 'daddy' on brown paper, i really should have used plain card stock as the newsprint pattern on the paper overtakes the letters but i did not have any at the time so i made do, and i have used several metal brads. the stamp is my new edwin from magnolia rubber stamps and i just adore him, the little beanie is so cute :)
here is a pic close up of the design:
this one is a bit further away:
and here is a shot of the whole bag:
it is a little bit plain but i think for guy stuff it has to be a bit simpler, i can't really go crazy with ribbons and crystals, and trust me, the urge to do so is always strong, but i am happy with how it came out in the end. anyways, thanks for stopping by and taking a look!






4 comments:

Abby said...

Great idea! A personalized gift bag for dad is a perfect way to give a special man a gift! Thanks so much for joining us on our first challenge...hope to see you at the next one.

Abby:)

LilyPuss Cards said...

Oh wow this is great!! Just love cute little Edwin!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Creatalicious..
regards
Jan..x

Cheryl said...

Fantastic,I love it......such a great gift idea and the newspaper looks fab!!! Thanks for entering our first challenge and hope to see you again next month!!
xx

Bec said...

WOW.. what a FAB idea.. Thanks so much for your entry.. bec