Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Box and Ornaments - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are finishing up our November box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of Christmas kits and stamps from the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog! I am so excited to share fun and seasonal projects to inspire you! Every Thursday of each week for one full year, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this week...punch board packaging with handmade ornaments!
We received the Gift Box Punch Board in our box this month and I was so excited to finally get to play with it! Over the weekend, I made several size boxes with Whisper White cardstock to make a boxed snowman (share that later). I especially liked the 4x4x4 size box made from a 12x12 sheet of cardstock so I decided that I wanted to showcase this size as some easy to make gift boxes. Well as you can see it went way beyond that! I HAD to make something to put in them! TA DA....
I have been seeing these ornaments all over the place. Stampin UP even made some like this for the Founder's Circle event! I used Silver Glimmer Paper and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to make my ornaments. They are really easy but they require you to punch HUNDREDS lots of them! One 12x12 sheet makes 2 ornaments if you punch them right. I used my hot glue gun to attach to a clear plastic ornament (local craft store) and you can follow a video HERE by the talented Dawn Griffith (LUV HER) to make them. I added Stampin UP ribbon for the bows and the twine from the kit for the hanger. I need to get some more colors of that 5/8" Satin Ribbon. It looks so pretty in the Gold! I know I am going to give these away but they look so good on my tree! Wahhhhhh!
 I wanted to make cute tags using the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit. I added some more patterned paper using the Trim a Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. I used a simple color combo of Pistachio Pudding, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Can you see these also done with the remaining green, red and brown tags from the kit?

Here are the close ups of each tag. Click on the photo to see enlarged. Very simple with stamped images from the Cheerful Tag Stamp Set. That is a MUST HAVE stamp set for this holiday of gift giving!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you to create these handmade holiday gifts and packaging for that someone on your Christmas list!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Cindy, your Christmas balls are so beautiful. Awesome!

Teneale Williams said...

Oh these are lovely! WOW

~amy~ said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!!

~Erica~ said...

Cindy, your Artisan stuff this has been UNBELIEVABLE. Every week, I want to copy everything you make. You are on FIRE girl!! this week is no exception!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! :-)

Allison Okamitsu said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I love every little detail.

Renee Lynch said...

LOVE THIS!! What a great idea. I love your style. Xx

Vicky Hayes said...

These are beautiful Cindy and what a great gift idea! Vicky x

Cathy Caines said...

The bulbs look amazing my friend!!!!!!

Laura Laures said...

Cindy,
My upline and I are making these tomorrow. They are so beautiful! If you have any last minute tips, we'd sure be grateful! Thanks!

Laura Laures
llaures@frontier.com