I think these turned out SO cute! I stamped the reindeer in brown ink, and used a red colored pencil for his nose.
One of the unique features of this gift is that the candy cane and ribbon are used as closures for the bag. The only long handle punch that I own is this swirl punch that you see below, so I used that to make the openings to slip the ribbon and candy cane through. I did add a glue dot under each candy cane to hold it to the bag since the holes are pretty big. If you have a smaller hole punch that can reach in far enough that would work better.
Below is another bag, this time using a snowman stamp and PTI Fresh Snow ink. I used McGill Canyon Cutters to cut the tops of the bags.
I added a couple of jingle bells to each bag, I love the tinkling sound they make :)
WHEW! I think I'm actually finished with all my gift packaging now! Time to relax and start enjoying all of the holiday festivities to come over the next few days.
I hope that each of you, my dear blog readers, has a joyous holiday, and I pray that 2011 holds many blessings for you and your families!