Welcome to another Fabulous Blog Hop with the Wacky Watercooler Gang!
I just love the Chalk Talk Framelits – it's so quick and easy to make a tag shape! And who could not like the Snow Flurry stamp set and coordinating Framelits – talk about making a snow storm! 🙂 I really like the Pool Party Ink and Silver Glimmer Paper combination, but I know some people like more 'traditional' Christmas colours, so I also made some Cherry Cobbler Ink paired with Champagne Mist Glimmer Paper. Nice & rich looking, don't you think?
This is how I've packaged them up for the Craft Fair (and I did stamp 'To' and 'From' on the reverse side of the tags!)
A favourite gift of many, including my family, to give is Gift Cards! Especially if you have teenagers, like I do – they seem to prefer choosing their own gifts, but cash always seems a bit impersonal, to me (not to my teenagers, though!) So, I'm always looking for clever ways to 'dress up' a gift card.
I'm having lots of fun playing with the newly released Envelope Punch Board – that's right – that's how this was made! Thanks to another demo who is incredibly talented at coming up with unique ways to use the tools Stampin' Up! gives us, I was able to make these gift card holders. On the left you can see it closed, and then open on the right. See how the gift card is pulled upwards, as you open the card? Cute, right?! Check out http://jackietopa.typepad.com/ for more amazing inspiration!
My final project shows off the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes; these are terrific for fast & fabulous gift giving! I just love how they come folded flat, and the heavy-duty clear acetate sleeve that fits over the box perfectly.
Can you see how I used the Embossing Folders to emboss the sleeve? It sure adds a quick 'wow' to the package.
You can purchase the coordinating Tag a Bag Accessory Kit for quick tags, but since these are for Christmas gift giving, I decided to splurge a little!
The poinsettia is made with the Joyful Christmas stamp set; I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White card stock twice; in cutting out the 2nd flower, I only cut the centre blossoms out, and popped them up with dimensionals. I coloured the poinsettia using Cherry Cobbler ink and a blender pen, to keep it from being too dark. The leaves were stamped and coloured (again using a blender pen) with Gumball Green ink.
For all of the boxes, I made a 'belly band' of card stock and coordinating designer series paper to go around the box, and adhere the focal point. Once again I used the Festive Flurries stamp set and coordinating Framelits; on the box on the top, right side, I made a rosette using the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series paper. The embellishments include Frosted Finisheds Embellishments, Pearls, Rhinestones, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and some (retired) Pool Party ribbon.
Jeannine Tarrio – http://www.jeanstamps.com/
Bev Q – http://stampwithbev.blogspot.ca/
KatheD – http://kathesadventure.blogspot.com/
Deborah Smart – www.stampandcreate.net
Christine Giuda – http://www.dancinstamps.blogspot.com
Kath R. – http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/
Gail Allen – http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.ca/
Jeanne Kupsh – http://happy-jeannie.blogspot.com
Heidi Weaver – http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com/
Terri Antoniw – http://stampwithter.blogspot.com/
Thank you for visiting the Wacky Watercooler 2013 Year End Blog Hop – I hope you enjoyed it, and that you'll come back & visit again soon!
Until next time – Happy Stamping!