The perfect way to give a little something

Today I am heading out to have coffee with the lovely crafty friends who I share my passion of papercrafts with and also lots of fun and other adventures.

Recently one of them discovered a lovely new little coffee shop called 'Just Grinds' and we have been there a few times now.  They have a wonderful back courtyard which has lovely shade trees and garden, a water fountain and the most beautiful mural of a rainforest painted on the walls.  It's such a pleasant place to enjoy a good coffee and good company.

Sizzix Die, Echo Park Papers, Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch, Red Satin Ribbon,  White Paper Shred.

Without going overboard, I have a little something to give each of them today to wish them all a Merry Christmas and as my way of thanking them for their friendship and support throughout the year.  I was wanting something to dress these small gifts up a bit so I reached for one of my Sizzix Dies and made these cute little gift bags.

They really are so easy to make and you can jazz up one side, both sides or the whole bag if you want.  You can leave them open, shut them like a lunch bag or in my case add a handle.  They are also another great way to use up those left over paper scraps. 

I am thinking I might even make some more to add to each place setting this year at the Christmas Table and personalise them with each guests name stamped on the Christmas Ornament.   

Other than my coffee date today, I have lots to look forward to this week.  My sister who I haven't seen in well over a year is coming to visit.  An old friend may be paying us a visit tommorrow and on Friday my DH starts three weeks holidays and we have lots planned.

I hope you have lots to look forward to this week too!


Julie said...

Thanks for the company and the cute gift Danielle!

Becky said...

What cute gift bags. Have a fun time with your company.