Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Embellished Envelopes & Treat Bags with Melissa Phillips

As January starts rolling in, my mind immediately and excitedly makes the switch to Valentine’s Day…I don’t think there is a holiday I enjoy more than this one as it is a wonderful excuse to spoil others with heartfelt and handmade gifts…all in the name of love.
Today I have a couple of projects to share with you that can be done very easily and adapted to your own personal taste…for me, I love nothing more than the shabby, vintage, timeless, aged, and weathered products out there and Glitz has some beautiful things available.
This first project is simply three glassine bags folded together head to toe and then secured along the fold, creating a  triple pocket.  The pockets hold embellished envelopes waiting for love notes…how sweet!
Embellishing envelopes is another fave of mine as it gives me an excuse to pull out all of the things I love, stamps, trims, buttons, stickers, rubons, paper, etc…no holding back, I say make your envelopes just as beautiful as what you’ll find inside.
This project creates a beautiful place for treasured memories, photos, ephemera, and last of all, love notes.

Next up is another quick project using left over paper scraps from the above project to dress up Valentine sweets….all packaged in clear cellophane bags and embellished with juicy sticker frames, Block Alphas, and Giant Rhinestones….a sweet treat to pack in a lunchbox, briefcase, or set near a computer for your coworker.
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Papers:  Damask, Sky, Polka, and Stripe
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Cardstock Journaling Stickers
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Cardstock Titles Stickers
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Scarlett” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Rub Ons
Glitz Design Distressing set 3 Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Aqua.Clear.Red Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Pink.Black.Green Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha:  Pink Block, Baby Pink Block, Aqua Block
Glitz Design Tulle

Enjoy the sweetest season!


Lea L. said...

Mmmm....these are yummy! Love them!

KatieJ said...

So cute! You need a facebook button on here so I can "like it" there!

Kristii said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These are absolutely delicious!!! Love, love, love!!!

Eva said...

Holly WOW!!!!! These are delicious as Kristii said!!!

Suzanne said...

What an absolutely beautiful collection of projects.