Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gift Tags


Hey - two blog posts in two days. It's like some kind of record!

I thought I'd share these little gift bags I whipped up over the holidays. Literally the only stamping I've done in months. The tags are stamped on Kraft paper (SU!) that was cut with a nestie. I layered two different snowflake punches (Martha Stewart) and then slapped a button in the center with a little green organdy underneath. Then I stamped the paper bags to match. HA. KIDDING. I totally bought the bags that way at Hobby Lobby on clearance last winter. I had you going for a minute though, didn't I? :o)

I'm hoping to get started on a very special set of Valentine's cards soon. I'm going to get a little card ministry off the ground in Henry's name. We have to travel to the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee on a regular basis for Jack's infusions (they infuse antibodies into his bloodstream due to his immune deficiency disorder) and I would like to take a batch of cards with me each time for the two floors that have helped our boys - PICU and Cardiac. I'm thinking I'll alternate between the two, and just drop off cards that can be used by parents or children or nurses or whomever needs or wants them. I'd like to put a label on the back of each one noting that it's from this so far unnamed card ministry and maybe a link back to here or my family blog. SO, this is where you come in... what should I call it? I would like something with Henry's name in it, and I'm kinda diggin' the aliteration right now, so I'm thinking, "Hugs from Henry", "Henry's Heart", "Hope from Henry", etc. What do you think? Do you have any other ideas? Please share if you do!

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22 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

I vote for Hugs from Henry! What a great idea!

Sparkle said...

These are just darling! I like Hugs from Henry.

Beth said...

Nice blog. Like the Christmas gift tags. It really look cute and adds to the beauty of gifts. Iflorist.co.uk

Denise said...

What an awesome Idea! I like Hugs from Henry but I also have one I like..... Henry's Wish!

Because I know from all of your blogging that Henry always wanted everything good for people and was such a great guy!

Again, I am sorry for everything that you have been going through and send my own cyber hugs! {{{{HUGS}}}}!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Fuzzy Slippers said...

The tags are beautiful. I like A Henry Hug.

Lorie said...

The bags are great! Wish I found such treasures at the craft store...oh, wait...I'd actually have to have a craft store to go to in my town which I don't so....no good bargains for me. Anyway, I can't wait to hear but you decide on with the name for your card ministry. I have to say I love Hugs from Henry!

Mindee said...

Sarah..great work as usual! You are very talented. What a great idea with the cards and I can't wait to hear what you come up with.

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

I love your card idea, what about Heavenly Hugs from Henry? So glad you are posting again, I've missed you on here. Your family has been in my thoughts.

Katie Cotton said...

these are darling!

Katie Cotton said...

oh, i forgot to put my "vote" in. :) I like the idea of hugs from henry! :) Or from henry's heart. :)

Gina said...

Darling little tags and you did have me going with the stamped bags! Great to see you posting again, your family has been in my daily prayers. I like "Henry's Hugs".

Holly said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful thing to do Sarah! I love Henry's Heart for a name; or Heartfelt From Henry.

Carol said...

I have no suggestions, but I love the idea and I can't wait to help out.

Angela said...

Oh Sarsh, I just love your idea of the cards!!! I like Henry's Hugs!!! But whatever you choose it will be from your heart!! I am so glad you are back to creating and blogging. I have missed coming to your blog. You and your entire Family have been in my thoughts and prayers, and still are!!
I am sending you Angela's Hugs!!!!
Angela

Dani said...

Super cute! Way to get a bargain on the bags- I never think far enough ahead to do that.

I think you should call your card ministry Hugs from Henry. Everyone who gets a card will feel a little bit of the love you guys share. :o)

Eulanda said...

These bags were so cute. And I would have believed you if you told me you DID stamp all the bags. LOL!! I like Hugs From Henry. :)

Rebecca said...

When my oldest daughter started school, I reached under my collar and gave her my "heart"...every morning I gave her my heart...sometimes tons of hearts. She would then tuck them down her shirt and off she went. Months later, i asked her how her day was and she said it ws great..."I didn't have to rub your heart at all.." It wasn't until then I realized the impact that simple act had on my girl...my girls are now 21 and 18...and they still ask for hearts!
Your ministry is from your heart...and Henry's....go with what your heart tells you...Henry will guide you in your decision. You are an inspiration...and your family is in my prayers.

Wendy Falk said...

I love this, Sarah!

I' voting for Henry's Hope....I like the idea that Henry's memory can offer hope to other parents hurting, hoping and praying as you have. It's kind of like Henry saying, "My hope for you is..." Or similarly it could be Henry hopes....

CLHAJNAL said...

I like hugs from Henry too. Maybe if you ever need a little help, we could pitch in and send some Thank You and Get Well cards for you to take?? I would love to pitch in. I sent some cards with kid type images on the front and some 4 pack crayons from WalMart, so the kids could color the images in themselves. Please let me know, I can put some together for you.

Carrie

Allison said...

How about mixing the two for "Henry's Heart Hugs"? Some terrific bags...love that scripty font!

I am trying to get some stuff done for CHD Awareness Day on the 14th but I would love to make some creations...hope to hear what you are doing soon!

Barb said...

How about Henry's Caring or Loving Hugs. what a ministry that can turn out to be.

redstamper7 said...

You are in my prayers. So glad you are doing as well as you are. Stay strong.

 
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