Before anything else today, I want to send out wishes for a very Happy 80th Birthday to my hubby's dad up there in the Kawarthas ... we'll see you VERY soon!! (nudge, nudge, wink, wink .. shhhh, I've said too much already ... whew, it's a good thing he doesn't follow my blog ... at least I don't think he does - !??)
While I remove my foot from my mouth, why don't you take a look at today's surprise in the Artful*Inkers Countdown to Christmas swap?
Dusty W. in Cambridge wrapped up her gifts in confetti white tissue paper with a quick and easy belly band using Designer Series paper from one of Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits, topped with a circle-punched stamped image.
Poking & prodding, squeezing and shaking - I still couldn't figure out what was inside; sure glad today rolled around so I could open it up, lol!
I love how she used non-Christmas stamps to stamp an all-over design in traditional reds and greens - even the greeting isn't your normal holiday wish. Just goes to show you that the stamps in your stash can be very versatile if you just think outside the proverbial box. This little treat is going right into my purse, wrapper and all!
I'll be on the road tomorrow (shhhh, Donna - not another word or you'll spoil the surprise!) - but I'll still post Dec 19th's gift here for all of you to see.