I made a small calendar for my son's teacher for the holidays. Sizing the pages and using a CD case, up to (6) pages can rest in the ridge (when you open the CD case and turn it back on itself), and the rest can be stored under the back section resting on the desk.
These are all (12) pages of the calendar. I used a wide variety of stamps (from Gina K Designs, My Favorite Things, Stampinbella, Taylored Expressions, and even an old Stampendous Changito stamp), a digital image by Mo Manning, some quotes referencing teaching I found on the internet and printed, and October Afternoon papers. I added just a few touches here and there, but no bulky embellishments so the pages remain flat for sitting in the CD case.
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.