Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Day are Flying by...

I teased you a few days ago about what Bob is giving those he manages, and here's the completed packaging. I'd like to see this on my desk, wouldn't you? It's a half pound of Starbuck's Christmas Blend coffee beans in a Starbucks mug, with a package of milk and dark chocolate covered graham crackers wedged in front and in back. I like using cellophane to wrap gifts, and these turned out just as I pictured they would in my head!

The gift tag is one you've seen here before, and this one is made with the traditional 6"x6" square. There's a full tutorial here. The dp is SU!'s Dashing, my favorite this season, and one that pairs so nicely with the bright red and creamy white of the mugs and coffee packaging.

Originally I thought I'd thread the main ribbon through the eyelet to secure the gift tag to the present, but 7/8" ribbon isn't going through that hole, girls! So, invention being the mother of necessity, I came up with another way. I had used eyelets to keep the sides closed and to add some shimmer, and yet I had the triangular flap to figure out how to keep shut. So I added another eyelet, but just on the flap, not through the base, and tied it on using SU!'s gold elastic cord. Each person will just untie the bow to read Bob's message, thanking him or her for their work.

This completes my work as Bob's elf on this project! Now I'm off to play for a partner at Starbucks who's looking for unique packaging for some candy she's giving as a small "thinking of you" gift. Check back later today for more!


Bbo said...

They look incredible!!

Thanks for being the elf - you make me look great!


Anonymous said...

These look great - Can I expect one on my desk? LOL
They are going to love them. Great job

sandra said...

they are awsome. Bob's employees are very lucky.
my employees loved the DVD tins I gave them and the entire department loved the hand made Christmas cards.
Thanks Jen for making me look so good!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh I love these! I would definitely like to see this on my desk! :)