Not too long ago, I received a wonderful package of
crafting and packaging supplies from Martha Stewart!
It included pretty packaging for cookies and bread, glitter
markers, gift tags, and a beautiful pine needle punch.
I made some molasses cookies - my
seasonal favorite - and packaged some to give away.
The cookie packaging includes the box made from
heavy weight stock, the little vellum papers to go
between the cookies, white ribbon to tie it up with,
and even to-and-from stickers. The cookies look so
cute stacked in layers with the pretty red paper!
I'm going to experiment with making a gluten-free
banana bread and will package those up pretty too.
The box also contained glitter markers in four different
colors. Follow the directions to get the ink flowing but be
careful not to press down too hard while using them or
the ink will flood. They are smooth to write with and have
just the right amount of glitter in them. The gift tags are
really nice with a lot of paper craft details and will
definitely be seen on our gifts this year.
I really love the pine needle punch and I'm a big fan
of these punches that make it so easy to punch out
beautiful strips of paper. They can be fiddley but with a
little patience they are so worth the effort and can be
used in lots of different ways. The strips on the box were
punched from lined handwriting paper and then glued
right to the box - such a simple and elegant way to
decorate a package! I also punched some strips out of
freezer paper and used them as a stencil to make these
napkins but I'll share the tutorial in another post.