It’s hard to believe that it’s December already. Since Thanksgiving was later this year, it seems Christmas will be here in a flash. I spent the weekend putting up a few holiday decorations and decided that this year, I would scale back in comparison to past years. What’s great is the decorating is complete. I can now relax and enjoy the holiday touches.
That brings me to today’s project, an embellished Copper Tea Tin. Have you seen the Copper Tea Tins in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog? You can find them on page 173. Four tins come in the package. The tins are perfect for embellishing and for creating a quick gift. I plan to fill the tea tins with small cookies and candies for holiday gifting. A huge thank you to Patty Bennett for the inspiration! For this tin, the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper creates the backdrop for the embellishing. However, this particular Designer Series Paper is no longer available. If you do not have this particular paper, no worries as next week I’ll provide alternatives for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin.
Details for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin:
Wrap a piece of 3″ x 12″ of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper around the Copper Tea Tin, secure with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Cut a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 12″ and wrap it around the first layer of Designer Series Paper.
Color the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon using the Dark Pretty Peacock Blends. Set aside to dry for a few minutes while working on other project elements.
Using the Stitched Stars Dies, cut a star from Very Vanilla cardstock. Layer a large star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on top. TIP: use a glue dot in the center of the star to attach it to the Very Vanilla.
On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the holly from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad. Use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped image and color the holly leaves. Fussy cut using Paper Snips.
For the berries, use Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad to stamp another holly. Again, use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped lines to color the berries. Fussy cut the berries and add to the holly leaves with Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad. Cut with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.
Assemble layers: first wrap the Classic Weave ribbon around the tin and tie on side in a knot. Add the star using Tear & Tape adhesive. Next add the sentiment tag and the Holly onto the star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Complete by embellishing with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Ready for another another embellished store bought item? While shopping recently, I spied a set of plaid Christmas tree dish towels. Immediately, I thought of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) and how easy it would be to create a coordinating gift tag for the dishtowels. Okay, I know you’re thinking that I must be crazy when shopping to think of things that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! products. Maybe I am just a bit but you have to admit, the dishtowels coordinate perfectly with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP. The Pine Tree Punch and the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set were also used. Save 10% by purchasing the punch and stamp set as a bundle. By creating a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag, the dishtowel has become a simple, inexpensive gift to present during this season of giving.
Steps to make a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag:
Create a tag base using 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock. Punch one end with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Round the corners on the bottom of the tag with the Detailed Trio Punch.
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. Use the Detailed Trio Punch, to round the four corners. Stamp HO HO HO from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set onto the bottom section of the Whisper White cardstock panel using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to the tag base using Snail Adhesive. If desired, cut another piece of the Whisper White cardstock to add to the back of the tag and stamp with a To/From stamp.
Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut 3 trees from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. TIP: punch two from the “front” side of the paper and one from the “back or reverse” side. By doing this, the trees will align properly. Score down the center of each of the punched pine trees and fold. Attach one side of each of the trees to one another using multipurpose liquid adhesive. Be sure to align the tree branches so they match. After creating the tree, attach to the tag above the HO HO HO. Embellish tree top with a Red Rhinestone. See photos below on how to punch and assemble.
If you are using the tag to embellish a dish towel, tie around towel using the Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon. Tie three Jingle Bells together with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and wrap around knot of the ribbon bow.
When shopping, look for some dishtowels to embellish as a quick and easy gift. I found the towel for this project at TJ Maxx and the dishtowel came in a package of two towels.
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Do you like quick and easy gift ideas? I do! When shopping, I am always on the search for items that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! products. Finding products that coordinate make it easy to create embellishments for dressing up an inexpensive gift. One such item I spied recently are the Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints. The packaging and themed peppermints coordinate perfectly with the Let It Snow Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Builder Punch combine with the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit to create a snowman tag for the package. With a few other touches, the embellished Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints became a quick gift to have on hand for the holidays. Details for creating the tag is below the photo.
How to create the Snowman Tag:
With the Snowman Builder punch, cut the snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Create a base for the snowman from Real Red cardstock using the Pretty Label punch.
Cut a 2-inch strip of the silver white dot paper from the Feels Like Frost DSP. Use Triple Banner Punch on one end of the paper to create the tag. Fold approximately 1-1/2″ over the top of the Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermint bag and adhere with Snail Adhesive.
Use the Christmas Layers Dies to cut a piece the connected snowflakes from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Attach to the Feels Like Frost tag using snail adhesive. TIP: Place Snail adhesive only in the area where the Pretty Label Punch will be placed. The adhesive will be covered so you won’t see it through the snowflakes on the finished tag.
Stamp the Just for You sentiment from the #Elfie stamp set using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Use 1″ circle punch to cut the sentiment.
Referring to photo above for placement, layer the sentiment and the snowman onto the Real Red Pretty Label. The snowman is attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish the snowman using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit and randomly add Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the label base. Attach to the tag over the glimmer paper snowflakes using Snail adhesive.
Complete by wrapping Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon around the package twice and tie into a bow.
The Embellished Ghiradelli Snowman Peppermints are now ready for gift giving! Ghiradelli also has small packages of the Snowman Peppermints so you could add just a snowman and sentiment when you want to give someone “just a little something”.
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