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!


Anonymous 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.


LilyPuss Cards said...

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

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!!

Bec said...

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