Last Minute Gift Wrap Idea

While wrapping the last of the Christmas gifts today, I had a couple small gifts needing packaging.  Off to my craft room to find something that would work…the Mini Pizza Boxes were perfect and by using a few other items in my craft room, the wrapping was done in record time.  Now all gifts are wrapped and stashed under the Christmas tree!   
 
Quick Christmas Gift Packaging using Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes
After assembling the pizza boxes and adding the gift, Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine was used to wrap around three of the boxes.  The center two boxes were wrapped multiple times with the Baker’s Twine, taped on the back and then the strands were separated on the front to appear like a tree.  Each was embellished with a tree topper!  The other was wrapped on all sides with the Baker’s Twine and then a Stitched Felt Embellishment was added.  On another of the boxes, two of the Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments were unwound and then rewrapped to create one larger wreath for adding to the Mini Pizza Box.  Baker’s Twine was used to mimic a hanger and a Season of Gifts Mini Gift Bow was added to add a bit of color to the wreath.  So if you have some last minute gifts needing special wrapping, be sure to look through your Stampin’ Up! supplies.
 
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I’m expecting family to start arriving mid-day so my next posting is planned for later in the week.  In the meantime…
Thanks for stopping by and check back next week.
 

Simple & Quick Season’s Greeting Card

Hi all…this final week before Christmas and it’s time to get those last minute cards prepared.  I hope I’m not the only one rushing to finish cards!  This is one that you’ll be able to make quickly and mail or add to a package.
 
Season’s Greetings using Stampin’ Up! Merry Music Designer Series Paper and Cheers to the Year Stamp Set
 
 The Merry Music Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut at 3 3/4″” x 5″ and then on the 5″ side, cut at 1 3/4″.  Since the paper is double sided, you can flip to use the alternate design or use a piece from another coordinating design in the paper package.  The DSP was layered onto Real Red Cardstock cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Real Red Ribbon was wrapped across the “seam” where the two pieces of DSP meet and then attached to the card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The greeting from the Cheers to the Year Stamp Set was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink and cut using the Stitched Shaped Framelits and layered onto a piece of Real Red cardstock cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Several of the black rhinestones were added to finish the card.  NOTE:  The majority of Holiday Products used are being retired so check out the Year-End Sale (Shop Now) and order them before they are no longer available (before January 3, 2018 or while supplies last). 
 
Just a reminder – Check out the Clearance Rack!  Stampin’ Up! has added new products and some of the favorites are selling quickly!
 
Thanks for stopping by and check back later this week for one final post before Christmas!

 

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Yes, More Craft Fair Projects!

This will be the final post of the week containing projects from the recent Holiday Bazaar – acetate treat boxes and rosette ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit.  The acetate treat boxes being shared are another design courtesy of Connie Stewart on her blog.  Not only are the treat boxes simple to make, they are super cute!  I’m loving the acetate boxes offered by Stampin’ Up! as they are very versatile and make great packing for more than cards.  For this project, just cut a box in half and used designer series paper (DSP) to create a closure for the box.  The 3″ x 4 1/2″  box size is perfect to holding fun size candy bars but can also accommodate non-candy items.  

 

 Stampin’ Up! Acetate Treat Boxes embellished with Seasonal Chums Stamp Set Bundle and Rosette Ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit 

The Be Merry Project Kit requires no stamping and comes together quickly.  To speed production for the Holiday Bazaar, I separated the kit and set up an assembly line.  Using a hot glue gun,  I was able to complete two kits (24 rosette ornaments) in less than an hour.  Many of the ornaments sold and the remaining ones are being used on some of my holiday packages as gift tags.

Be sure to check out the retiring list to order some of your seasonal favorites before January 2nd.

 

Thanks for stopping by and check back on Monday for a new project idea!
 
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More Craft Fair Projects!

Today two projects are being shared.  Both of the designs were shared by other demonstrators on their sites and I thought the items would be great for the holiday bazaar. 
 
The first was from a post by Connie Stewart and is a fingernail file cover.  The file cover was very quick to make and the 20 that were made for the bazaar sold out in just a matter of minutes.  I promoted them as stocking stuffers but one lady purchased several to include in cards she was sending to friends – what a great idea!  
Nail File Holder using Stampin’ Up! Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper & Powder Pink Cardstock 
The second project is from Marisa Alvarez.  I had purchased several packages of pencils from the dollar store for use in another project but spied her use of the Many Mittens Framelits Dies to embellish a pencil package and decided to make a few for the dollar section in my booth.  Best thing is you can use scraps of cardstock for much of this project.
Pencil Tags made using Stampin’ Up! Many Mittens Framelits Dies 
You can find a list of project materials listed at the end of this post.  Several items such as  some ribbons and the 1″ cello bags (used for the pencil packaging) are retired but you can easily find substitutions.
 
Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for another project from the bazaar.
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Craft Fair Project #3

As promised, here is craft fair project # 3.  It’s Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) meets Gift Bag Punch Board!  
 
I decided to purchase some of the Bath and Body Kitchen Liquid Hand Soaps and make gift bags to package them as “Grab and Go” gifts.  The packages are great for Hostess gifts to have available when needed.   A tag was added with extra gold cord so that it could be removed, signed on the back and easily replaced on gift with shortened cord closer to the ribbon tie closure.   A handheld punch was used to punch a small hole in the top of the tag but you could just use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the tag under the ribbon bow, if desired.  With the Foil Frenzy DSP, the gifts are appropriate to use not just for the holidays but for any occasion.  

Large Gift Bag for Bath & Body Works Liquid Soap using Stampin’ Up! Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bag Punch Board

To make the bag, cut one inch from one side of the DSP so the piece will measure 11″ x 12″.  Follow directions for using Gift Bag Punch Board to make a large bag.  The 11″ side is the height of the finished bag.  Note:  it requires more force to punch the Foil Frenzy DSP and the dotted DSP pages seemed easier to punch than the striped DSP pages so don’t be alarmed that if it requires your brute force!  It’s worth it as the bags are beautiful.

 
Tags were cut using the Lots of Label Framelit Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits. The sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped in coordinating ink (in the samples shown, Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad was used).  The stamped oval was layered on a Foil Snowflake prior to attaching to the large label.  
 
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