Thursday, November 25, 2010

First Princess Challenge - Wine Bottle Label

I was in such a rush for my last business trip that I have forgotten to share some exciting, crafty news. I am a Princess! Better stated, I'm part of a great blog group called the Papertrey Princess. See the right margin of my blog for links to the other gals amazing crafty blogs. They have some amazing creations and I am incredibly excited and blessed to be part of this group. So thanks for having me! Plus, "Princess Ren-Yi" doesn't sound half bad, right? ;)

The Princesses take turns hosting a challenge and Bethie is currently hosting. Well better said - was hosting - because by the time I finish this post, it will be past due.

Her challenge is Red/White or Cream/Brown, and an added twist is to recycle something. My last blog post actually was about a bag I saved and wanted to refurbish into a wine gift bag; however, my colors were a tad off ;) So here is my second attempt...

My second attempt is also wine related. In fact, I have been testing out my home-made Christmas gift ideas this past week (which explains the long, long silence from the blog). A few of you may know Glühwein - a kind of mulled wine popular in Germany around this time of the year. It brings back many childhood memories, because I use to poke around the Christmas market (or Christkindlesmarkt) with my Mom, looking at all the wonderful hand-crafted items. Usually, it would be so cold that could see my own breath in the air. The Christkindlesmarkt would have this amazing aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, orange peels, anis, as well as roasted nuts and Lebkuchen. If anyone has experienced a walk-through these markets, maybe you can relate that walking through one of these markets makes Christmas tangible - it's just around the corner!

So my attempt is to make my own 
Glühwein. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll post it up in a separate post.

And like any good home-made gift, it should come with a home-made label, right?

Bottle Label

I pulled out my trusty Waltzigmouse Rescue Remedies and went to town. I started re-using some old brown paper wrapping that I had lying around and created a newsprint.

Bottle Label

Add an embossed little vintage, cream label and a decadent, shiny red ribbon and I call it done.

Bottle Label

Speaking of the colors chosen, Mona's hosting her own challenges. And I have been meaning to play along to show my support! When I happened to see that these were her colors this week, I did a little happy dance!

It felt like getting a two-fer deal. Mona, next time I will check out the color challenge before making a project ;)

Bottle Label

In case anyone is interested in the supply list, it is attached below. Have you guys figured out your Christmas to-make and to-buy list?

Stamps: (Rescue Remedies) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Postal Brown Wrapping Paper (Scotch); (Basic Card Stock - Cream) Recollections
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko; (Tea Dye Duo - Chamomile, Chai) Papertrey Ink

Embellishments: (Embossing Powder - Ebony) Martha Stewart; (Value Ribbon - Red) Michaels; (Nestabilities - Label Four) Spellbinders


Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous wine label Ren-Yi! Love how you stamped not only the label but the BG too! Thank you for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

Das sieht klasse aus, Ren-Yi!


Susan said...

Oh I love this!! You rocked the challenge!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

love love love this! What an adorable idea! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :-) Amy

IamDerby said...

Oh this is fabulous! I love this set.

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats Princess Ren-Yi! How FAB! LOVE the stamped BG paper! Great gift idea with the label!

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