Let's face it, during the holidays, finding time to scrapbook, or do any kind of paper craft for that matter, is challenging. I love the idea of working on daily book projects but like many, I fall behind this time of year. I try not to beat myself up about it and commit to diving right back in post-holiday, while the memories are still fresh. In the meantime, I collect all the little bits and pieces of the season in a box on my desk, jot down a date or note to remind me of their significance so I'm ready to go once the time presents itself. So, if you can't get time at your desk to scrapbook this holiday season, don't fret. You can still use your supplies, especially the holiday-themed ones, for cute packaging projects. I'm a huge baker so here's an example of how I put my October Afternoon Daily Flash/Eggnog products to work off the scrapbook page...
Starting with a pleated cellophane bag, I cut some 12 x 12 Daily Flash/Eggnog papers to make the bag backing and bottom - since gingerbread is the cookie equivilent of kraft cardstock, it looks perfect mixed with the colors in this line!
Two simple folds of the two-sided carstock, leaving a small flap to face forward for the small tag embellishment, made a base for the cellophane bag - offering just enough protection for the cookies inside, and enough of a base for them to stand up for display. Two holes punched at the top and threaded with some baker's twine close it up. Here's a close up of the embellishment tag where the Flash Blurbs and Double Takes stickers came in very handy!:
And speaking of my December Stories project, I have definitely not forgotten it - that kit just makes me want to sit down and scrapbook all day long!! My book is in the works and I will share my progress with you next Friday, along with some tips on how to approach this project post-holiday (I have a feeling I won't be the only one playing catch up!). Here is the detail from my cover:
Thanks so much for stopping by today - hope you have a great weekend!