It’s hard to know what to get your boss as a little gift – especially one who is so fitness focused that means he goes to the gym five days per week and although he keeps a candy bowl on his desk, almost never eats it! I’m trying to emulate him – on the lack of candy eating that is. The gym, not so much although I’m going to try to start running again soon. There. It’s out there in writing so I’ll have to push myself! I decided on a bottle of wine which of course needs a tag, so I whipped one up this morning. I’d lent out my Merriest Wishes set and got it back a day or two back which is why I was so last minute with my bottle topper.
I cut a piece of whisper white (thinking about it now, it should’ve been the thick whisper white) at 7 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Odd size you’re thinking? Well yes. I started with 8 by 3 but it drowned my little tag so I cut it down! I cut a hole in the top with a circle framelit (measured first over the bottle for size) and then dry embossed the bottom part with the Softly Falling TIEF.
Next to the fun details. I cut out the tag with the scene from Merry Tags Framelits Dies three times – in whisper white, soft suede and always artichoke and then cut out the deer and trees and glued them on top of the whisper white using my silicone mat and sponge dauber to apply the glue. Next I cut a full sized tab from soft sky and glued my pieced tag onto that. The sentiment is of course from the Merriest Wishes set.
I wonder if subconsciously I selected the colours to match the bottle that I was using for sizing and as a prop. Peter’s not getting this one – it’s only half full, the other half being consumed last night. The Oyster Bay bottle has a blue top that isn’t far off Soft Sky. I will be laughing at myself if I end up selecting a bottle by colour rather than contents!
In case you’re wondering at the lack of Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas, my kit hasn’t come yet. The tracking says that as of a week ago, the Post Office has been sent notification but not the item. Hopefully soon.
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See you tomorrow,