Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas prep 2012 - Neighbor gifts

Good morning Bloglanders

My jam is nearly done but I did make some time to do some crafting towards my Xmas 2012 prep.  Usually I give little pressies to all my neighbors.  In short I give lots of little Xmas pressies - but different ones for different people.  I'll be sharing the others later but today we will cover the neighbors.  I try to think of something universal, small and useful.  This year I decided upon a vanilla pod - YES!!! One Vanilla pod!

This is what the finished product looks like:

I bought them already packed individually into small glass tubes.  The rest was easy peasy.  I did a double landscape 4x6 Photoshop layout for both sides, printed it onto white cardstock, punched a hole for the tube to peek out and tied it with some twine from The Twinery.  I've taken some more pic's if you want the inside info:

Still think one vanilla pod is a bit skimpy?  I even added a tried and tested recipe for Creme Anglaise to the inside of the card.  Remember my DIY washi tape that I shared here. I used it to stick the glass tube to the inside of my card. I couldn't get any green washi tape to match the stickers on the tubes so I made my own from tissue paper.

Now for something that made me smile.  I did the whole thing and then checked the Color Throwdown's weekly color combo:

What can I say - Creative minds think alike! Don't you just love the color Limeade.  To me it sounds like lime with some extra zing.

Please hop over to The Color Throwdown to see what the rest of Blogland did with the same color scheme. Just click here.

Well, that's it from me.  I hope you are having a Terrific Thursday.  Please come back to play as I'll be sharing more of my creative life right here with you.


1 comment:

  1. What a great gift idea! Love that you used these colors in the packaging! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!