I NEVER shared this! LOL!

I was finishing up the end of the year gifts for Alexa’s Special Ed co-ordinator (or whatever she is called-can’t think right now) and I had gotten her a gift card and a box of those YUMMY Starbucks Truffles I love so much (she is a big coffee lover too).

I LOVE simple but THOUGHTFUL packaging, I always say presentation is everything!!

ANYWAY-I didn’t feel like making a bag, or anything else fancy (time was an issue as well) so I used Kraft Wrapping paper (by Stampin Up!) and made my own pretty wrapping paper and tag in UNDER 5 minutes! Yes! UNDER 5 minutes. Would have been less if I didn’t cut out that flower 😀 Get this, I used my ATG gun for the adhesive in place of tape. I was too lazy to go get my tape dispenser, and this worked great. No TAPE marks to ruin my fabulous creation either.

I was so inspired by the ribbon that I re-created it on my gift wrap.

I used the flowers from my Totally Retro set, and layered them to create some fun & funky flowers. I stamped them in some nice versamagic inks. LOVE the POP of color this has. It was just a super simple tag, and wrap but I think it looked so nice. The “thank you” is from the Sentiments set (yes I really like it :D)

I just looped my ribbon and put a brad in the center. This holds together, looks nice and was very simple. Smack on a glue dot and its not goin anywhere. PLUS your receiver had a pretty bow to recycle.

So there you have a simple solution for when you are in a crunch. Don’t bother with the card, just make a tag. It doesn’t have to be an insanely awesome layered tag-just a simple one 😀

Thanks for looking.

Till tomorrow.