Thursday, December 8, 2011

Neighbor Gift with Webster's Pages

Do you ever see a piece of patterned paper and you know immediately what you will do with it?  This happened to me the moment I first saw the Webster's Paper line, Botanical Christmas. Those doors made me swoon.  I knew immediately that the Come On In paper would be perfect for a neighbor gift with the theme: from our home to yours.

I used the paper to make a treat jar with a coordinating card. In the jar are white chocolate covered pretzels with crushed candy canes on top. Yummy!

The jar was so fun to do. I used a jar I had on hand that was just the right size to wrap the patterned paper around. To decorate the lid, I cut a circle from another pp in the Botanical Christmas line and glued it on top of the lid.  Around the lid, I used a beautiful green trim that Webster's released last Christmas and a bit of red twine. On a journaling card, I stamped the sentiment "from our home to yours," then hung it and a "crystal" bauble from the row of twine.  

I can't give a gift without a card, so I used the paper, Postcards To Santa, also from the Botanical Christmas line. The paper is perfect for card-making. It's so pretty all on its own that I did very little to embellish it. I just cut out a postcard, mounted it to a card base, did a quick stitch around with my sewing machine, and added a cheery chipboard banner and twine.

We'll deliver this gift in the afternoon. I think we'll have one happy neighbor!

American Crafts: cardstock
Webster's Pages: Botanical Christmas (Come On In, Postcards To Santa), journaling card, trim
October Afternoon: 5 & Dime (Circus Peanuts), chipboard (Sidewalks)
The Twinery: red twine
Bernina sewing machine
Other: jar, bauble


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