A colleague of mine came into my office and asked if I would design a flyer for an upcoming event titled, "Gifts of Ministry." As she was describing the event of new and nearly new youth ministers and catechetical leaders, my mind wandered to some packages I had seen a couple days earlier on Pinterest.
I knew she would love the concept. I immediately pulled it up and showed it to her. Our excitement grew...
Rather than using rubber stamps for the words, I told her how I had just ordered a vintage typewriter and it would be arriving any day. (It is a darling teal blue color with matching case, white keys and handle. More photos of my new toy coming, I promise. I am so in love!)
I thought we would change the words in the example from, "Made in Santa's Workshop" to "Made in God's Workshop."
I think I might be using the image above to make name tags for each participant. How cute will that be? I suggested that we use just first names in a matching green color.
My creative brain started whirling and I thought of more things to type on packages, like "look within."
That is after all where we find our gifts. Although Google is my go to spot for looking up little facts and researching, it certainly can't tell you what your gifts are.
My favorite of all is the "Made with Love." When you think of it, isn't it true? Each one of us is made with love. You are loved and loveable.
To pull off these darling wrapped boxes, I pulled out some paper lunch sacks, sewing pattern tissue paper, and assorted leftover raffia and ribbon that my husband had used for a project (he is so cool and creative). It was like discovering little bits of treasure. My goal was to not spend anything on this project and to see if I could work with what I had on hand.
Mission accomplished. My colleague loved the final result. We plan on playing with the theme some more as we develop fun things for the workshop.
I love Pinterest. I think it is so cool that I can surf that site and get ideas that I can apply to my work and creative life.
Right about now I want to give some gifts, just so I can wrap them and make someone's day. Don't you?
Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva + Creative Dabbler