I've combined some metallics & woodgrain from the Necessities collection with papers from Jubilee "Tangerine" & "Mint Julep" to give me that Thanksgiving feel I was going for. Aqua blue has become a staple Thanksgiving color for me...I think it pairs perfectly with the traditional reds, oranges & yellows of the season!!
To create the tags I diecut some of my favorite steel die tags that I have in my tool stash, but you can also use your Silhouette electronic cutter if you have one. After stamping the sentiment to the smaller tags, I layered them together, then added the ribbon hanger & bow. After that I diecut the leaves from the gold printed vellum in the Necessities line (you could also use your electronic cutter for these as well). I stitched down the middle of each one, then layered them together to the top of each tag. After that I accented each tag with decorative brads.
To give the clothespins a little extra something, I covered them in gold dotted washi tape. After clipping the tags to the front of the glassine bags with the clothespins, I felt like they were still a little plain. So, I cut a couple blocks of woodgrain paper, & tucked them underneath the tags. That definitely looked better to me, so I put a little bit of adhesive to the paper to make it stay in place!
I kept the tag removable, so the recipient can take it off the little bag, and put it somewhere in their house decoration if they so choose! I never expect it, but so often when I give a handmade gift or card...I will find it somewhere in the house of the person I gave it to!! That always makes me smile a bit.
I kept the bags empty in order to photograph easier, but there are so many little gift ideas that you could put into them. You could bake some nice sized cookies, wrap them in some cellophane & tuck them into the bag. You could create a flat notecard set with envelopes, or pick up a pretty notepad & matching pen. You could even slip a nice 4x6 frame into the bag (with a photo in it, of course). The possibilities are endless...as long as they are fairly flat.
I hope that you enjoyed my Thanksgiving glassine bags today! And I hope that you think to break out your MME goodies when creating for this holiday season!