Last Minute Christmas Gifts & Packaging Idea

I attended a Christmas Party with some Stampin’ Up! Friends on Saturday and received this gift from my sideline-Karen Bouchikas.  She is very creative and thoughtful.  She said I could share this on my blog.
Christmas Gift Box-closed

GIFT BOX INSTRUCTIONS:
Supplies:
Extra Large Gift Box #132147
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper #135825
Baker’s Twine
Seasonally Scattered Stamp set  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Mosaic Madness Stamp set  wood#130246  clear #130249
Mosaic Punch #131267
Be Merry Stamp – I don’t know what stamp set this is from- Sorry.
Angled Tag Topper Punch #133323
Basic Rhinestones #119246

1.  Stamp “Merry” on the box front with either White StazOn OR use VersaMark ink and White embossing powder.
2.  Fill Box.
3.  Tie Burlap Ribbon around box.  Trim edges diagonally.  Slip a candy cane underneath if desired.
4.  Make your Tag.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3″.  Cut the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  Stamp Two Mosiacs on Whisper White card stock:  one in Cherry Cobbler ink and one in Wild Wasabi ink.  Also stamp one of the small designs in Cherry Cobbler.  Punch out the Mosaics with the Mosaic Punch.  Cut out the small design and attach it to the Green Mosaic.  Add Rhinestones to the center of each Mosaic.  Attach to your Tag using a Dimensional underneath one of them if desired.  Stamp your sentiment on 3/8″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock.  Use Baker’s Twine to attach your Tag to your Burlap Bow.  Your Gift Box is now decorated!
Christmas Gift Box-open

KRAFT JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Grid Kraft Journal
Supplies:
* = Available January 6, 2015
Grid Kraft Journal #134718
Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer stamp set #133666
Whisper White card stock
Real Red Ink pad
*Chalkboard Paper #137786
*Rose Coral Chalk Ink #138091
*One Tag Fits All #137143
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon
Note Tag Punch #135860
Washi Tape of your choice (*Stacked with Love #137789 used)
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Handheld Stapler #135850
Bone Folder

1.  Decide who will be getting this Journal.  Stamp the first letter of their name in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Stamp the Tag shape with the Rose Coral Chalk ink on Chalkboard Paper (Basic Black just won’t look as good with this ink.)  Punch it out with the Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
3.  Choose two Ribbons.  1/4″ Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta were used.  Cut a 2″ length of each.  Fold them in half and staple onto the top of your Tag.  Now add the Circle Punch with the letter on it.
4.  Run two strips of Washi Tape along the folded edge of your Journal.  Rub the Washi Tape really well so it will stay attached.  Otherwise the ends tend to come up.
5.  Position your Tag as desired and attach with Dimensionals.

Candy bar with Punch Art Santa Claus coming tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Christmas Banner Card

Use the Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too stamp sets to make this Merry Christmas card. This is another card that is quick and easy to make if you are giving out lots of Christmas cards.
Christmas Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered  wood #135020  clear #135023  Spanish #137391
Watercolor Winter Too  Photopolymer #136819
Ink:  Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green
Real Red
Big Shot:  Banner Framelits #132173
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Other:  Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  (Optional)  Cut your Real Red card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
3.  Stamp “Merry” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  You can stamp “Christmas” with Mossy Meadow ink on now OR after you cut out the “Merry” with the Banner Framelit.  Whichever you feel more secure doing.
4.  Cut out your “Merry” with a Banner Framelit.  Cut the next larger Banner Framelit with Garden Green card stock.  (Stamp “Christmas” now if you didn’t earlier.)  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Banner pieces.  Layer them and attach to card front.
5.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Takeout Box-Quick and Cute Gift Packaging

Sneak Peek 2014Do need packaging for a gift or treat that is too large for the Kraft Gift Box and too small for the Extra Large Gift Box?  Then you will need the NEW Take Out Box available August 28th when the Holiday 2014 Catalog goes live!  It is quick and easy to decorate using the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls, also in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  This should take you less than 10 minutes to put together if you have all your supplies gathered.  🙂
Thanks Takeout Gift Box

SUPPLIES:
*=available August 28, 2014 in Holiday Catalog
Box:  *Takeout Boxes #135827
Stamps:
  *Seasonally Scattered  w#135020  c#135023
Ink:  Old Olive
Paper:  *Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls #135828
Whisper White  card stock
Punch:  Tag Topper Angled Punch #133323
Other:  *Autumn Wood Elements #135846
Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon #133670
SNAIL Adhesive
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fill and assemble box
2.  Cut a 3-1/2″ x 21 piece of Festive Designer Kraft Paper from one of the rolls.  Wrap it around the box for use as the Belly Band.  Leave it loose enough remove.
3.  Tie your Mossy Meadow Satin Stitched Ribbon around your Belly Band.  Again, leave it loose enough to remove.
4.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 2″ x 4-1/2″.  Stamp the desired stamp in Old Olive ink.  Tie onto your Mossy Meadow bow with the Gold Baker’s Twine, tying a knot.  Now add the Leaf outline Autumn Wooden Element onto the Baker’s Twine and tie a bow.  Add the solid Leaf Autumn Wooden Element to your Tag with a couple of Glue Dots.
5.  Your package is now ready to give!

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr