Gift cards are fun to receive but not much fun to give if they aren't presented in a cute way. For this gift card I used my Sizzix pocket die to create the bottom half of my gift card holder. The top is a 3 X 3 piece of cardstock I folded in half and glued on each side. When you slide the top into the pocket it makes a little present with a bow on top! Happy Holidays!
What do you think of this little Rudolph bag? He's made out of a kraft bag. I used my fringe scissors along the top then tucked a treat inside before tying it off and curling the fringes with a bone folder. Eyes and a shiny red nose finish him off. He's so cute!
When I found this foil wrapped chocolate at Target I snatched it right up. It didn't take much to turn it into an adorable little gift. I used a stamp from the Tin of Tags set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch to embellish it. I love the results! :)
You know how much I looove die cuts! :) Well the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies are no exception. They are so much fun to create! By adding a fun tag I turned my small bag of candy into a sweet Christmas gift.
The November Paper Pumpkin is one of my favorite card kits! Of course I didn't turn it into a card, but no worries I definitely will. I created a wrap for a candle then tucked it inside a takeout box. Now all I have to do is tie it closed with pretty ribbon.
I found the instructions for this box on pootles.co.uk. Thank you Sam for your creativity and willingness to share! :) Its made with the envelope punch board. I think it makes the perfect Christmas wrap and the bow builder punch made the perfect size bow for the top.
Remember the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit? I assembled mine a little different and attached it to a Polka Dot Tag a Bag gift bag. I altered the bag a bit too. I'm excited to put a gift inside and give it for Christmas!
As I looked through the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog the first stamp set I had to have was the Tin of Tags set. I knew exactly what I was going to make with the "warm wishes and mistletoe kisses" sentiment. Hopefully you have the mitten punch because it's a perfect little addition.
I made this with a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of designer paper. It's scored on the long side at 1, 1 1/2, 2, 4, 4 1/2, 5. The short side is scored at 3/4. Cut the 6 small score lines just up to the 3/4 score line. Remove all the 3/4 pieces except for the 2" center piece. This will be the bottom flap to seal it closed. Decorate as desired! :)
Here's a festive way to give cash for Christmas. I made it with the scalloped tag topper punch, small oval punch, owl builder punch, bird builder punch and blossom petals builder punch. He's a little too small for a gift card but you can alter it to accommodate one.
I made this with the Season Of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin and the Two Tags Bigz die (retired). I thought it would be nice to give one to each person at my Thanksgiving dinner table with a personalized message inside.
Here's another holder for a Hershey's nugget. I thought I'd make one last project with the Jar Of Haunts stamp set before I put it away. You know...I'm looking at this set and thinking maybe I don't have to put it away. The jar can be used for other projects and candy corns aren't just orange, yellow and white anymore, now they make them for all the holidays. ;)
This treat matches my "Fall Jar Centerpiece" from my previous post. I made toppers out of the leftover designer paper I had from my wreath then attached them to indivually wrapped gourmet caramels. The dish is embellished with washi tape I found at Target.
Remember the styrofoam wreath in the Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin? This is what I finally made with mine. A Fall centerpiece for my Fall decor. It's basically a bunch of 1x8 inch strips of designer paper wrapped around the styrofoam and topped with a bow. It was easy to make but a bit time consuming.
You know me, I have to come up with different ideas for the Paper Pumpkin. Here is the first idea. I turned one of the envelopes into a pouch so it can hold a bag full of M&M's. I'm actually excited to make one of the cards the kit was intended for because I've never made a shaker card.
Shhh... I create a gift/treat every holiday for my family. This is the treat each one will get for Halloween. The take out box is filled with candy and a gift card. The gift sack has yummy trail mix inside. I hope they love it as much as I loved making it! :)
This is a super cute treat bag I made with a chevron gift sack. Have you noticed I'm trying to use up all my retired products? That way I have a good excuse to buy the new stuff?! :) As if I need an excuse...
Here's another project I made with the Bewitched Die Set. I wrapped a mini Ghirardelli chocolate, stamped Best Witches and attached the hat, skirt, legs and shoes. Can't think of a better way to give chocolate! :)
I prefer to use Stampin' Up! dies, but when it comes to Halloween, I can't resist! :) Yep, another die I purchased at the "Let's Create Expo" this year. Isn't it the cutest?! It's called, Bewitched Die Set by Echo Park Paper. I found the little cups at The Dollar Tree.
I found this cute pumpkin sizzlit at the "Let's Create Expo" last year and completely forgot about it. You'd think that means I have way too many Halloween die cuts. Nah!! Anyway...... she, because she has a bow, is holding 3 Hershey's nuggets. :)
Can't get enough of the Jar of Haunts set! I used it and a stamp from my September Paper Pumpkin to create this "eye candy" treat. :) The stamps to fill the jar, like eyeballs, are so dang clever. I know I'll be using this set on many of my Halloween projects!
I used one of the tubes from the September Paper Pumpkin to create a witch broomstick. Fringe scissors made it easy to create the bottom of the broom and the cork allowed it to stand on its own. Now I have a unique little Halloween treat.
My tree and bat are part of an Echo Park Paper die set called, Haunted Mansion Die Set. I found them at the, Lets Create Expo, I attended this past April. Due to my obsession with Halloween I "needed" them. :) I created the pumpkin with my Stampin' Up! pansy punch.
Fall is my favorite season, so I thought I might welcome it, and what better way than with a pumpkin. :) The ovals framelits are perfect for making pumpkins! I attached a paper sack to the back. I think a fall flower would be nice inside.
Love, love, love the September Paper Pumpkin! My mind is racing with all the fun things I can make. I started with a Fall idea, but I'm excited for the Halloween projects. I can't believe how many tubes came in the kit! :)
Don't you think the Jar Of Haunts stamp set is the cutest?! I certainly do. This mummy is my favorite! You don't need to color or embellish it and because it's so darn cute it doesn't take much to create something cute with it! :)
Look at these adorable pumpkins you can make with the Bow Builder punch and Gift Bow Bigz (on the Stampin' Up! clearance rack now). The small one has a Hershey's kiss inside. Wouldn't a decorative bowl of the small ones be the cutest?! I haven't filled the big one yet. Hmmm...now I'm thinking I should use them as decor instead of treat holders. :)