Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Few Last-Minute Holiday Wrappings

Made with the new SVG cutting file "One-Piece Boxes" by SVGCuts.  Super quick, cute, and easy gift box, about 3"x3"x2.5".  I used OLD BoBunny Classic Christmas papers and stickers (one of my favorite Christmas collections), and the Easy Rosette Cut-Ups die from TCP.
I made this quick and easy gift card holder using the tutorial from Gina K Designs' StampTV site.  The ribbon slides off, and the gift cards "pop up," tucked in a fold inside.  Cool, huh?  The Holly Jolly stamp and shaped die on the front are from Verve Stamps.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Few More Christmas Creations

And of course, to wrap the gift, I needed some homespun wrapping.  I made a box using My Time Made Easy's SVG cutting file, "That's a Wrap."  The box is sized to fit A2 cards, so I had to enlarge it a little, but I think it came out nicely.  Best part is that I had the older paper (BG Fruitcake) and ribbon in my stash.

For my son's classmates, I made these after watching Robyn with My Pink Stamper's video.  They hold hot chocolate for (6) 6oz. cups, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips, and are supposed to resemble an ice cream cone.  I handmade the tags using a cute snowman stamp in the Totally Tags-Holiday set by Taylored Expressions.  

Lastly, I made these small holders using My Time Made Easy's Fancy a Cuppa SVG cutting file.  I scaled it down, as it is made to hold two thermal cups for coffee.  I had seen some variety packs of bath gels and lotions at Joann's deeply discounted, and thought pairing them would be so cute in this holder.  But when I went back, they were all out of the lotions.  I picked up the bath gels anyway, and went on a hunt to find something for the other side of the holder.  I stumbled on these oh-too-cute loofa scrubbers, topped with snowmen and penguins (there were also santas and reindeer) at Wal-mart.  Perfect!!  I like them even better.  The stamps I used on all three are from Verve.
Thanks for looking!  Hope you got some time to craft and enjoyed coming up with fun ideas this holiday, too.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Themed Projects

I've been working on a few projects as gifts and decoration for Christmas.

I've been wanting to create some tags as a gift set for some years now. I finally altered this little tin from Taylored Expressions (about the size of an Altoids tin), using stamps from Verve's Bright Spirits and Glad Tidings sets. Although you can't see the fabulous sparkly detail in the photo, the snowflakes and lettering are covered with a Sakura clear glitter pen. The ribbon also has lots of sparkly shine to it. I highlighted tips of the snowflakes and ends of the letter flourishes with tiny rhinestones.
Then I created these (25) tags to go inside, a combination of Taylored Expression's Totally Tags-Holiday set and Tag...You're It set, and some fabulous supplies by Verve Stamps: Bright Spirits and Glad Tidings stamp sets, and Sweet Scallop Tag and Die.

I created these four simple cards and a box to house them as a gift set. I used the Trim the Tree die set by Taylored Expressions and papers by Echo Park and Basic Grey to piece together these cute trees on black cardstock. Then added them beside the lovely sentiments in Verve's Bright Spirits set on cream cardstock. Some simple double score lines on the edges finish the cards.
I added 5-sided cardstock edges to either end of one of the small clear card boxes from Gina K Designs and a big SU Red Riding Hood ribbon in the middle to house the set of cards. 

This is my version of Jessica Sprague's free Holiday Memories 2011 online class project. The box provides storage for the holiday photo garland. Arrangement and embellishments were left to the participants. I added small punched circles of red glitter paper to the center of the star flowers, added a sequined bow to one side of the numbered green circles and cream glittered snowflakes with metal brads in the centers on the other side. I also altered the front of the box. Rather than the small flap that tucked into the box (like a cake box), I added part of a Spellbinders shaped die and closed it with two metal buttons and more of the twine used in the garland. There are (30) of my favorite past holiday photos, and I popped them up for depth, but also so I can remove and replace them with newer photos easily if I should decide to. Great project!