I decided to work with one of Lauren's newest templates, Around Town Tote. I was kind of bummed when I planned this out because my PTI order had not arrived. I wanted to use the new Rustic Snowflakes paper on this template but since it wasn't here I pulled out my SU! holiday paper from last year (Dashing) and worked with that on my template instead. It's still super cute paper.
I got my template done, my ribbon bow made then took a break. Well - good news - my PTI order arrived late in the day yesterday so I was able to use my new 2009 Holiday Tags to finish up my ensemble and also make a small 3x3 gift card to go with the box. I added some brand new pearls in a perfectly matching crimson and moss for that "touch of class". The template is very generously sized! It can hold a paperback book, or a CD, or a full sized bottle of lotion etc. - perfect for gift giving.
Here's my gift bag idea I'll be using for holiday gift this year.
Thanks for looking! I am "more in the mood now" - thanks PTI. :-)