Craft Retreat Gifts (and Giveaway!)

Twice a year I go on a craft retreat with a bunch of friends. Here is a picture from our last retreat back in April…

I can’t say enough good things about these women. They all have the biggest hearts and are so kind. No drama. No fuss. Just a bunch of crafty girls who genuinely care for one another. We may not get a lot of crafting done, but all that laughter is good for the soul. I am truly blessed by their friendships.

I wanted to create a little gift for each of them when they arrived at the hotel. So I wrapped up some ribbon and created a little tag for the package…

To create the tag, I die cut THIS tag out of white cardstock several times. I think it was close to 40 times if I remember. LOL Then I stamped a ribbon image and sentiments from THIS stamp set in black….

Once the tag was stamped, I picked out some ribbon for each friend…

…and addressed the back of each tag…

I wanted to add a little color to each tag, but wanted something a little easier than coloring each one. So I “smooshed” some Distress Ink in different colors on my craft mat, sprayed it with pearlized water and flicked it on the front of every tag with a paintbrush…
I used different color Distress Inks to coordinate with the ribbon spools…

…and wrapped the ribbon in a clear bag and tied the tag on with some matching twine…

It was a super easy gift to create and my friends really seemed to like it.

So today’s giveaway ties in with my gift giving share. Just leave a comment to this post by midnight on Monday, June 30th to enter for a chance to win these ribbon spools…

 Thanks so much for visiting. Be back tomorrow…


  1. Jennifer Gayle
    June 30, 2014

    Such a cute little gift. I love the tag!

  2. Kailash
    June 29, 2014

    Such delightful little gifts. It sure looks like you had a ton of fun:-)!!!

  3. Heather Maria
    June 29, 2014

    Heather, I just love the fab and fun tags you created for your friends and wow to making 40 of them! I'm sure your friends were delighted with them and your thoughtful gift! I'll have to add that stamp set onto my shopping list:)

  4. Barb Ghig
    June 28, 2014

    Well, it sure looks like you girls have a BLAST at your retreat, Heather! I see a few familiar faces in there, too 🙂
    What a clever way to package your ribbon gifts…I love the tag, and the puny sentiment is so fun!!!


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