Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Collectible Pin Challenge: Gift Giving Ideas by Mendi

Hello friends!  It's Mendi here today with another fun use for Doodlebug's collector pins: gift giving!
Doodlebug Design Inc. Spring Things & Easter Express Gift Bags featuring Collector Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa
They are the perfect embellishment to add to the center of your bows and packages that the recipient can enjoy afterwards.  I created my first bag using papers from Spring Things and the We R Memory Keeper Gift Bag Punch Board.  I then created a band along the top using a coordinating strip of border paper.  Doodlebug's chunky twine makes perfect handles! To create my little DIY bow, I wrapped Doodlebug's original bakers twine around several fingers, tied a knot around the center and then fluffed it out.  The strings from the center knot can then help you fasten it to your bag.  
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Gift Bag featuring Collector Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa
For my next bag I used papers from Doodlebug's Easter Express collection, selecting the bunny paper to match my bunny pin.
Doodlebug Design Easter Express Gift Bag featuring Collector Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa
For my last gift, I created a pillow box using more papers from Spring Things along with the We R Memory Keeper Pillow Box Punch Board.  In order for my pin to sit flush with my box, I die-cut a small 1/2" circle from the center of my box before assembling it so that I could have a space to insert my pin.  These are a really fun way to present a gift card!Doodlebug Design Spring Things Pillow Box Gift featuring Collector Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa I hope I've inspired you to pick up a few of these to add to your gifts.  I must warn you though that once you have them in your hot little hands they may be pretty tough to part with.  ;)

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