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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wrap It Up

So you’ve been a busy little elf, making all sorts of treats and crafts for Christmas. Now how to wrap them? You don’t want to just throw them in any old container. Really, you don’t! You want your friends and family to say, “I hate to open such a lovely package…but I know what’s inside will be even better than the wrapping!”

Here are a couple of quick ideas for fancying up whatever you’re giving. I owe credit for both of them to my friend Kendra who showed me how to make these about 5 years ago…but they’ve stood the test of time in my wrapping arsenal!

wine-tagGussy up your hostess gift with a quick snowglobe shaker tag. This snowglobe stamp from Stampin’ Up! is sold individually and so versatile. The “globe” is also from SU! and is called a round treat cup. It perfectly fits the 1 3/4” punch. I colored the stamp with inks and stamped it, then stamped the base in Always Artichoke on white cardstock. I cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals. For the collar around the bottle, I punched a 1 3/4” circle from Cherry Cobbler paper, then used the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle to punch out the collar. I dotted it with glitter glue.


This is a simple little gift bag you can customize for any occasion. I think it has a name, but I can’t remember it. The front and bag are just an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock, cut in half (8 1/2” x 5 1/2”), then embellished however you please.

side-bagThe bag portion is just a paper lunch bag. How clever is that? Just cut off the top to leave a bag 6” tall. Glue the front and bag on, then use an XL Oval punch to make the handle.

We’re using these for our granola teacher gifts, I think. How many ways can you think of to use this idea? Thanks, Kendra!

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