Sunday, 18 December 2016

CTC#109, inspiration from the Catalogues

Hello again for out last hop for the year. And what a busy time it's been. This week we are profiling something inspired by any image in the catalogue.

I have been surprised by how easy it is to use the Kraft Tag a Bags and the Petite Cafe Bags, but when I first got them I wasn't sure what to do with them. There are plenty of pictures in the catalogues to use for inspiration.pages 37, 42, 44, 56, 58, 64, 93, 95, 104,109 are only some of the pages with inspiration on them. You can stamp on the bags, add paper, stamped images, cutouts lace, doilies, acetate....anything you can think of.

Since we are all in a hurry to get everything finished at this time of year I was able to quickly wrap my baking gifts for our staff Christmas bake swap. It's a great idea where we each bake our Christmas specialty and swap plates or parcels so we each end up with a whole lot of different handmade goodies. These are pretty simple because I was pushed for time ( who would have thought???!!!...)

This cute little bag is made from an envelope and thought I had blogged these before. (thanks to Dawn for the instructions )

And this is one I did earlier this year for a beautiful friend of ours for a special birthday. The sequins and gold binder clip made it easy and the watercoloring was fun. 

Thanks for looking this week, I hope wherever you are you have a fabulous Christmas, we have lots of beautiful things to inspire you in the New Year.

Next on the hop is Kathryn

or you can hop back to Kelly

or you can find the full crew here

thanks for looking and for your support of CTC this year,

Love, Liz


  1. Love your gift packaging. They are all so so gorgeous. I love giving handmade too and your staff idea to share baking specialties is brilliant. I'd love to case this idea too! I've loved being inspired by your awesome creativity this year and I. So grateful to be on the team with you. Thankyou.

  2. Great packaging, Liz. You have been busy.

  3. What a great idea to have a baking swap! I love your packaging and I'm sure your co-workers did too.


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