‘last-minute gifts’ blog party!

This time of year is always crazy, right?

Need help trying to figure out what the heck to do for those last minute gift items?

Well, by golly, you are in the right spot because check out what is going on this week!


That’s right baby! It’s a blog party with none other than Miss Lori Whitlock!

I feel like saying “together again.” Lori and I worked together in the ol’ CK Kit of the Month days.
Then when I moved to Silhouette, I had to get that goodness there!
She’s about as sweet as they come and uberly (yeah, it’s a word) talented to boot!

This week we are combining forces with our a-maaaazing design teams to show you
some great last-minute gift ideas using shapes from both our stores . . . on both our blogs!

Can I just say how darned excited I am???

I’ve been seein’ what my talented ladies have been making, 
and all I can say is . . .

Wanna see for yourself?

I know you’re not really here to listen to me ramble on so. ;)

Take a look at our first design team member.

Hark the herald angels sing ba-by!

Your friends and family will be ever-so impressed when you give them one of these!



[ Shapes | Christmas Countdown (bird, noel, joy + holly) / December Additions: The Extras (snowflake). From Lori | Scalloped Gift Card Holder (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.)

Oh, but wait . . .
 (come on, say it with me)

there’s more!

[ Shapes | Christmas Countdown (large snowflake). From Lori | Winter Tree (other snowflakes–SVGs in Lori’s store. Also in Silhouette store. )

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Great gift for a friend. Or even a teacher! ‘Thanks for adding light to my child’s life‘ and all.

Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful ideas Shari!


Oh, and go check out Shari’s blog for more details on the project,
she just might have a little extra somethin’-somethin’ goin’ on!

Okay, but what would a blog party be without a freebie!
And even better yet? I will be giving away one freebie each day, but for that day only.

Check it out:

You can download it HERE for free TODAY ONLY.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you’ll be able to get it in a kit at the end of the week! :)

So you have, have, have to check in every day to get the freebie. Once the day has come and gone, it’s gonna go into the Bradford vault and all five freebies will be released as a kit that you’ll have to buy after that. That’s the way the cookie crumbles (mmmm . . . coooookies . . . .)

I know you’re thinkin’ to yourself right about now, “What on earth could she possibly still have to say???”

Ohhh ho hoooooo (said in my French accent)

You just KNEW I had to do a giveaway, right?

[Link to Facebook Page]

Yeah baby!!!!


Is that enough for one day?

Me thinketh so!

It’s going to be a fabulous week! I’ve already had a sneaky peek at my design team’s gorgeous stuff, and I’m danged excited to see what Lori’s team has done! Be sure to head over there and check out all the good stuff goin’ on as well as her giveaway! I’m on my way over there now! :)

(p.s. just wanted to thank that lori girl for making all the fun graphics for this week! :) )


2017-09-21T17:44:54+00:00December 5th, 2011|cards, projects, shari carroll|148 Comments


  1. Shannon December 5, 2011 at 7:56 am

    My favorite last minute gift is a gift card for dunkin donuts!

  2. Cari December 5, 2011 at 7:58 am

    My go-to last minute gift is a GC from Panera! Can’t wait to see what’s coming this way this week, Kerri! You are awesome!

  3. {dawn} December 5, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Wow-za! Such gorgeous ideas!! Totally loving these projects!! Question: What kind of glue would you use to glue the snowflakes on the glass globe?

    Thanks for such a beautiful post, Kerri and Shari!

  4. rkokes December 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

    oh these projects are awesome! thanks for the freebie, and I can’t wait to see even more inspiration! my go-to gift is homemade peppermint bark in snowflake shapes!

  5. Jennifer Boehme December 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Love Love Love these ideas!!! I love to make handmade items for last minute gifts…..there are always tons of inspiration online this time of year! Thanks for sharing some!!

  6. Karen P. December 5, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’m new to your site and it looks like I picked a good time to begin following you. Love your stuff and I’m excited for an opportunity to win. Happy Holidays!!!

  7. {dawn} December 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I found the answer to my “glue” question on Shari’s blog – Glossy accents! Thanks!

  8. Amanda J December 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Oooohh Love these! Can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the week! My last minute gift, is usually very last minute, so I hit up the gas station for a mini stocking full of lottery tickets! :)

  9. Miriam Prantner December 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Came here from Shari’s blog — what talented ladies you all are! My last minute gift is gift cards, so what a great idea from Shari. I need to make some of those up in advance so I have them ready when I manage to not get anything else together….

  10. Karen Westermann December 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Beautiful projects!! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for this week!

  11. Beth December 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Starbucks gift card in a cute homemade gift card holder!
    Thanks for another adorable freebie, and for always providing such amazing inspiration! I’m a follower AND a fan…and love everything you do!

    (And by the way, I gave the Christmas tray to my mom and she ADORES it! So now I’m ready to make the new kit as soon as it arrives in my email inbox!!)

  12. Stephanne December 5, 2011 at 8:21 am

    What a fun event (and thanks for the freebie!) Our go-to last minute gift is usually food related. Just whip up a batch of cookies for a neighbor or co-worker, etc and then add a handmade card/tag to dress it up. (Then we get to enjoy the leftovers!)

    Can’t wait to see what the rest of this week holds!

  13. Nancy Barnes December 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Just love all of these examples. Go to gift? Orange Cranberry Chex Mix in a cute $1 store bowl tied with nice fancy ribbon.

  14. Michele December 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Luv all the cute ideas already and its only the first day! lol My favorite last minute gift ideas are usually personalized gift baskets or something homemade from the kitchen (dressed up for the season of course..lol).

  15. sandi m December 5, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Love your website. Made the decision to order me a Silhouette, Merry Christmas to ME! Just couldn’t resist. Check your blog daily for inspiration and felt like I was missing out. Thanks for the great giveaways! Happy Holidays!

  16. Peggy Watkins December 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Love, love, love your blog. I am a member and I like your facebook page. If I can’t think of anything, I will usually give a tube of wrapping paper and say something like I hope your holidays wrap up nicely. Cheesy, but always something useful. thanks for the great week and the great giveaway.

  17. Cheryl Hutcherson December 5, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’m a follower of kerribradford.com

  18. Sue Alg December 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

    My last minute gift is framed subway art(from Kerri) with a little vinyl snowflake on glass (from Lori) that I’m sending to my newly married nephew and his wife who are in the service and don’t have much in the way of Christmas decorations. I’ve included a plate holder so they don’t hve to “nail” the frame, but can display and move with them as their careers demand. I’ve been a follower/admirer of Kerri for quite some time.

  19. Cheryl Hutcherson December 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I’m a facebook fan!

  20. Cheryl Hutcherson December 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    My favorite last minute gift idea are gift cards! So great and everyone loves getting a gift card…at least I do!

  21. Melissa December 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    My favorite last minute gift idea is a gift card (apparently I’m not the only one judging from the previous comments) with a little homemade touch – like a personalized ornament :)

  22. Dolly/scrapthat December 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Oh what fun!!
    First…thanks for the lovely file Kerri! LOVE IT!!
    Second…that is the way to give a gift card!! LOVELY!!
    I’m a follower here and on facebook, also I have you in my reader so I NEVER miss a post! Gonna load something in the flicker site too!

  23. ona ginger December 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Those gift cards are awesome!!! I can see these sitting on a gift card tree for our teachers!!! Love them!!

  24. Jackie December 5, 2011 at 9:01 am

    My favorite last minute gifts are something homemade, mostly cookies or something from the kitchen. I try to make extra when I bake holiday goodies, just in case.

  25. Suz December 5, 2011 at 9:14 am


  26. Lisa S. December 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Simply amazing!! You girls are the best!

  27. Patty Thomas December 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Wonderful projects! My favorite last minute gifts are gift cards or chocolate… or both. Of course, I always papercraft them :-)

  28. Rhadonda December 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Yes, this adds a smile to a hectic week! Gift cards always a great last minute gift. Spiced pecans you make in a skillet on the stove in under 5 minutes are a great last minute gift. Put in a ziplock, add a cute tag. As long as i don’t eat them first. Yummy! Thanks for the exciting week.

  29. Stephanie December 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

    gift cards are always good

  30. Katrina H December 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Love those ideas!

    My usual last minute gift idea is lotion or soap from Bath and Body Works. I’m not too creative when it comes to that!

    Thanks for the freebies and the giveaway!

  31. Judy December 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I’m already a follower and now officially am a “Liker” too!
    My last minute gift is usually coffee beans and some kind of accessory from Starbucks. Also make a great hostess gift. Who doesn’t love Starbucks? (I’m not a big fan of gift cards – just call me old fashioned.)

  32. LaraR December 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    what a great combo! Looking forward to a great blog week :) Bath and Body is my go to place or symphony candy bars.

  33. K in PA December 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Our last minute items are always gift cards for restaurants and gas stations. Who doesn’t need to eat or to fill their car with gas? Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win the giveaway!

  34. Roshni Patel December 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Last minute Starbucks Gift Cards are the best… Who doesn’t love coffee???

  35. Robin Walston December 5, 2011 at 9:51 am

    LOVE the ideas you all are sharing.
    My favorite last-minute gift idea is to bundle a selection of my homemade cards. I always have a bunch on hand.

  36. Charlene December 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    My favorite last minute gift is some home baked goodie tied up with a festive ribbon. Thanks for the great giveaway! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store this week. I’m also anxiously awaiting my pre-ordered Christmas this + that:)!

  37. Cindy Stich December 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    My last minute gifts usually consists of lottery tickets or a plate of cookies. I love baking during the holiday and I don’t really need all of those goodies around the house. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  38. lois paulo December 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

    beautiful snowflakes on the glass, love it. thanks for the freebie

  39. Sue D December 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Love the projects today! I am a follower. My favorite last minute gift is homemade caramel corn.

  40. Amber B December 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Love this blog idea!! My very favorite gifts are homemade and my last minute ones for sure are so I am loving this! i am already a follower so bring on the winning baby! Oh and thank you for the gorgeous freebie! love love love!

  41. Becky Aarvig December 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Gift cards are always good last minute gifts! Love your site and can’t wait to see what you have the rest of the week!

  42. Jewel December 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My last minute gift standby is always gifts cards – usually to a local coffee shop. I make a few handmade gift holders or looks for unique ones while I am out shopping so I always have a few on hand. What an exciting week on the blog – can’t wait to see more!

  43. TeriBeri December 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Kerri you are so funny!! Love this post.
    I have been working on my December Daily and of course have added cuts from your collections!! Thank you for the freebies. I will definitely be adding these in the book as well. You are extremely talented!! Many blessing this holiday season and always. Hugs, T

  44. Anne B. December 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Just love all these ideas by Shari- so cute! Following you now on here and FB. My favorite last minute gift is treat bags filled with chocolate goodies!

  45. Ruth G December 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

    What do you mean “like” KBS on facebook? Been there, done that a while ago!
    rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

  46. Ruth G December 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

    And what do you mean become a follower of KBS? Been there, done that, too! This is too easy!

  47. Ruth G December 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    And what do you mean, what’s your favorite last minute gift? Well, there was the one year on Christmas Eve in high school when I tried to take the old, rear-wheel drive beater car to the store to get my Mom’s gift and ended up doing a 360 degree spin on the snowy wet highway right off of the driveway for our apartment, so I think Mom go her last-minute gift the day after Christmas – lucky lady…It’s a good thing she loved me so much! I’m much better to her now, hopefully!

  48. Sandi Kuhlman December 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

    So very excited to see each day! Love surprises!

  49. Chrissie T. December 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I already follow both you and Lori on your blogs and on FB. You guys are my heroes!!! :-)

    My favorite last minute gift is dough ornaments. They are easy to make. I cut them with cookie cutters and use rubber stamps to emboss them. Then, I have the kids paint them or color them with markers (oh, and I decorate some, too – I just can’t resist). Hee hee hee!

    Thank you so much for the freebies – AWESOMENESS!!!!!!

  50. Carla t December 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Gorgeous!! I like books or gift cards for last minute.

  51. ckcpurple December 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m subscribed and I’ve liked you on FB. My favorite gift to give is handmade ornaments. I usually make a few extra just in case!!!

  52. Christi December 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    my favorite last minute gifts are Irish Cream and spiced nuts. I make a big batch of each so I can hand them out to co-workers, etc.

  53. Marla H. December 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Great projects. My last minute gift idea is a gift card to the receipients favorite restaurant or store!!

  54. Jennifer Partridge December 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Kerri,

    I am super behind on my shopping, so I am so excited that you’ll be sharing ideas all week!!! :)

    My favorite last minute gifts are 1-pound boxes of See’s truffles, bottles of wine, & gift cards (these items won’t go to waste if not needed)! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  55. Cheryl L ;) December 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Great post! Love the ideas!! My favorite last minute gift is money, money, money!!!

  56. Karen W December 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Two wonderful ideas for last minute gift ideas. Thanks so much for the give away.

    Karen W

  57. janet s December 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    My Fav. last minute gift would be a GC to a store in my community. Supporting locally owned stores is so important! Thanks for the cute freebie-i love it! and for the chance to win your giveaway!

  58. Issy Scotland December 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the freebie Kerri! You must have known that it was my birthday yesterday! I’m so excited to see what other freebies you have planned for this week! _ Yeah…it’s my birthday week and goodies for Christmas all together! Way hey!
    My last minute pressies….I like to gather up little sweeties (candies) of all different types and sizes and find some sort of Christmassy container to pile them into. My kids just adore them!

  59. Susan K. December 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    CUTE ideas! My favorite “last minute” gift ideas are certificates for “time”. Whether it’s a babysitting night for neighbors, a grocery store run for a homebound friend, or an extra week at carpool for our family, these are things I can think up – create a card around, and present when I need.

    LOVE your ideas and your designs! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  60. Susan December 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    These ideas are fabulous. Thanks for the freebie too!

  61. Ellie A. December 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    For me last minute is do a massive Bake off! Run and get some festive Cups, Make a batch of my Special Hot Coco Mix make personal Stationary and pack it up in baskets and dress them up. They are a most loved LAST minute gift. I’ve actually already been asked if I will be giving away baskets this year go figure! Ha.

  62. Rhona December 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love these ideas and would be hard pushed to choose a favourite but I do think the gift cards are probably something I would use more often. I have just received my Silhouette Cameo (early Christmas present) and can’t wait to work out how to use it so gift vouchers would be most welcome :) Thanks for sharing and for the freebies :)

  63. Andi Sexton December 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Oh! You are speakin’ my language with last minute stuff! My go to last minutes gifts are food items – home made goodies with a handmade ornament attached to the package:)

  64. PaulaSG December 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Gift cards all the way! Loving the gift card holders, I need to make about a million of them!

  65. terriavidreader December 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve heard great things happen when you guys get together.

  66. Amy V December 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Love the candle holder – gorgeous! My fav last minute gift is a movie theatre gift card. Another favorite is the plastic popcorn buckets with popcorn and a DVD all wrapped up together.

  67. wendy sue December 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Now, Kerri…If I already knew what I was going to do, it wouldn’t be a LAST MINUTE gift! lol. I’d have to go with a gift card w/ some kind of cute presentation…my SIL gave my son a gift card tied onto a yummy candied apple for his birthday – that would be a great “last minute” gift to get! :o)

  68. Jeannie December 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Love the projects featured! I love Lori Whitlock’s creations as well. So it’s awesome you both have teamed up.

    My fav last min gift is a gift card from one of the retailers.

    Definitely a follower of your blog, liked you on FB.

    Thanks for the freebie.

  69. tammy b December 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    hi, don’t remember where i came from, but so excited to have found you :) i gladly joined

  70. Melinda T December 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    My favorite last minute gifts to give are gift cards packaged up in a cute and fun way!

  71. tammy b December 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    my favorite last minute gift is an old stand by and maybe something of a cop out, but starbucks cards always seem to bring a smile to peoples faces

  72. Allie.Duckienz December 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    What I do as a last minute gift is allergy free baking -(egg, dairy, gluten, nuts etc) and put them in pretty tins under the tree with a label on. Then if people drop in last minute or you realise you forgot someone you can write their name on and present it to them :D

    Last year I decided to go with this for everyone on the extended family and everyone LOVED it. No one could believe they were allergy friendly because they tasted so good and it meant that I could partake in eating them too :D

  73. Heather Ales December 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    My favorite “emergency” gift is… a can of Spam. Yep! SPAM!


    Really, I know.

    But, someone gave it to me, and I’ve not yet been able to get rid of it. The darn thing has a shelf life of like 20,000 eternities.

    I think I’m going to forget to get my husband a gift.

    He’s the one who got it for me in the first place.

  74. Julie December 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I picked up some glass cups at the dollar store and we etched them with the words Hugs and kisses and xoxo all the way around and filled them with hugs and kisses candies. I think the neighbors will like them.


  75. Terri Marchbanks December 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    OK Where do I start Thank You Kerri For the Fab Freebie, and this big ole party… Shari your Projects are just Beautiful…My last min gift definitely gift card now in one of these fabulous giftcard holders…Sooooooo Exciting and fun…xo

  76. vera rhuhay December 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    OHMY…You, Lori and Shari are JUST AMAZING…!!!!!
    These are so INSPIRING me :)
    Thank you so much for the Fab Freebie too,Kerri!

  77. Brandy S December 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    My favorite last minute Christmas gift is picking up a few loaves of nice fresh bread, a jar of natural peanut butter, some flavored whipped honey and throwing in a few jars of my homemade strawberry jam that was AWESOME this year. It’s also a good standby if I’ve forgotten to get someone their birthday gift until last minute too!!! Wouldn’t some cute jar labels made from files from Kerri’s store be perfect for it?

  78. Trisha December 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Kerri,

    I think this is going to be loads of fun. Shari had some pretty awesome projects today. Can’t wait to see what is next. I did have trouble and could not get your title file to download. I’ll just have to try again. I am a new fan on facebook and, as soon as I can figure out how to follow and subscribe, I will be that also. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  79. Denise Noe December 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    This is great! I SO need ideas for last minute gifts!

  80. Karen F December 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Firstly thanks for the wonderful ideas Shari and Kerri thanks to you nad Lori for this cool idea. I would have to say our go to last minute gift idea would be Russian Fudge in a decorated jar or cellophane. But this year I have been playing around with making ribbon roses and if its for a girlie I would whip up something witrh that on – a brooch, headband or elastics! Take care.

  81. Beury December 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    thx so much for the great ideas! especially as my last minute gift is usually a gift card:)

  82. Tammy Luiz December 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    My favorite last minute gift is some home-made goody like a plate full of cookies, and apple pie, or a cinnamon apple tea ring.

  83. Katherine December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Kerri! I’m loving the cards Shari made – will be making a little purchase me thinks!! My last minute gift is always a hamebaked one – cookies or you can’t go past mince pies!! Wrap them up wit a handmade gist tag and voila – a beautiful yet tasty treat! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  84. ConnieC December 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love lori’s and you designs. Super excited to see you team up for a blog party. My favorite last minutes gifts are gift cards to he recipent’s favorite restaurant.

  85. rebecca.k December 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Beautiful projects! Thank you for the inspiration.

    My favorite last-minute gifts are Target or Starbucks gift cards. Who doesn’t love Target and Starbucks?!? :)

  86. Kirsten December 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much for the freebie! I am waiting for my new cameo so I can start buying your stuff…I’m here all the time, staring at the goodies!!!

  87. Barbara December 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Google Docs isn’t working, I can’t download due to an error it says is there, and not everyone does FB, especially me. Dang. What a downer.

  88. Lynne December 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I love to make frames for last minute gifts.

  89. Lynne December 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I love to make frames for last minute gifts!

  90. Dawn Keckley December 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    The link is not working correctly for me. :(

  91. Dionne December 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I love to give something handmade just for that person, so I try to plan ahead. If that fails I have my backup set of handmade cards.

  92. Leah December 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Love your designs Kerri! Thanks for the opportunity to win. For some reason I can’t get the freebie to work. :(

  93. Veronica M. December 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Great ideas! My last minute go to gift is cookies and candy and if their is no time for that a bottle of wine.

  94. Kerri December 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I tried uploading the freebie again. Let me know if that works for y’all.
    I don’t know if so many people downloading it causes problems or what.
    Hopefully this will resolve it though. :)

  95. Cindy December 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks, Kerri! Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!:)

  96. Cindy December 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Forgot to say–my favorite last minute go-to gift is a plate of Christmas cookies!

  97. Cynthia B. December 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    My go-to last minute gift item is chocolate-banana bread. Packaged nicely, of course – so this freebie will definitely help, because I tend to be a last-minute gift-giver. Thank you!!

  98. Beth R December 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I follow you…everywhere :)
    I have no idea what to do about last minute gifts, I am lucky to have a small list and not too many surprises.
    Boring answer I know but I have a very small family and tend to plan ahead at this time of year.

    P.S. On a sidenote, I LOVED those CK kit of the months. I should have known you were involved.

  99. Amery D. December 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I like to make extras when doing my holiday baking just in case. Gift cards have also known to be last minute ideas too!

  100. Amery D. December 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook

  101. Kris in Alaska December 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I’m a new follower! Thanks for the “holly jolly” svg! My favorite last minute gift is CASH$$! You just can’t beat giving some cash to let them buy what they want! Can’t wait to see what’s coming all week!

  102. Tammy V December 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I usually make several varieties of cheesecakes and freeze them (each slice individually wrapped). It is usually the most popular gift request and the extras make wonderful last minute gifts.

  103. Gaby December 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Last minute ideas just came up!!! Starbucks gift certificates … I am liking Tammy V’s idea! yum!

  104. Dell December 6, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I do this every year… make cookies and put them in a tin tie bag with a cute handmade tag and give them out 3 days before Christmas. I call that last minute.

  105. Margie Visnick December 6, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Thank you so much for the awesome freebie!! I follow you through Google now and I liked your FB page!! I love to bake cookies and give them to friends and family, although it’s really not a last minute thing!

  106. marilyn December 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I always have the makings for crockpot candy and peppermint bark on hand to make last minute gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. joy December 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Love Shari’s gift card enclosures!! So Shari and SO BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. […] Welcome back for Day #2 of our Blog Party where Kerri Bradford and I are showcasing some awesome “LAST MINUTE GIFT” ideas created by our design team members! The projects you see both here and on Kerri’s site are made with cutting files designed by Kerri and myself. If you missed the post yesterday, be sure to go see Corri’s awesome Bottle Tags and the awesome gift card holders designed by Shari Carroll over on Kerri’s blog. […]

  109. Lidiya December 6, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I’d say a gift card is always a very good last minute gift. You can never go wrong with a gift card, plus it saves you all the pondering and walking around :) Thanks for the chance!

  110. janet Wilson December 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Fantastic start to a ggreat idea :o) My usual last minute gift is …….online gift certificate!!! Love your pretty, clean and crisp blog, Kerri!

  111. marilynS December 6, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I follow you on facebook. My favorite last minute gift idea is fresh baked cookies in pretty containers.

  112. Teresa December 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Love the projects! I really like the lamps!

  113. Kathryn Garner December 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Last minute gifts from me are usually some kind of baked goods in a homemade box or gift bag with a homemade card attached. I am super busy right before Christmas and I usually have lots of those things on hand.

  114. Stephanie - OCCricut December 6, 2011 at 9:26 am

    My last minute go to gift is homemade pumpkin bread. LOVE all these ideas!!! THANK YOU!!!

  115. Megan B December 6, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Gift cards are my favorite go-to last minute ideas. Restaraunts, coffee houses, etc are my favorites. Love all the great ideas you are sharing here!

  116. LinhC December 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Amazon e-giftcard is my favorite last minute gift!

  117. Angie December 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Living in Seattle, you pretty much can’t go wrong with a Starbucks gift card. So that’s usually my go-to last minute gift. I like to give it will a small potted flower or something lasting like that.

  118. Yvonne December 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Last minute always equals gift card…. depends who it is for to determine where it’s from! :) I should probably make up some cute little gift card holders ahead of time, so at least it looks like I planned it all along! :)

  119. Laura Lien December 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    1- Following …..yippee

  120. Laura Lien December 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    2- I’m a FB fan!

  121. Laura Lien December 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

    3-Yipee! Blog Party- I’m so excited! My last minute gift ideas include gift cards,hot cocoa and specialty teas all together in a cute coffee mug. On the homemade end- Simple cards wrapped up with ribbon.(already posted at Lori’s)

  122. Christine N December 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m already a blog subscriber through my Google Reader, and your Facebook fan. :) My favorite last minute gift for Christmas is making a batch of my homemade hot cocoa mix and filling some mason jars with the mix. Then I decorate the jars with twine and handmade tags using papers, my Sihouette, and stamps. Easy and awesome!

  123. tabitha grace December 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Always a giftcard to a favorite place.
    Love all the inspirations – thank you.

  124. Jessica December 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Like most of the other entries–a giftcard! The trick is knowing where to get it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  125. ruth December 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    one last minute gift i like to give is a give card in a sweet holder, that way it is quick but still special.

  126. Paula December 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    OMgosh! So much fun! What great last minute gift ideas!! Can’t wait to get started. They will make great gift card holders!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Chelsey S December 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I follow you on your blog and facebook! I love all of these ideas. I’ve actually gone over to the Silhouette store and purchase the photo box…love that idea. I just had my first baby in October and I love to shower everyone with pictures…guess this is perfect for me this year!! :)

  128. Alison December 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    My fave last minute gift is a gift card!

  129. Diana A in Omaha NE December 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I try to make cookies or almond bark pretzels. If I’m really ambitious, I’ll try homemade cards.


  130. ShellyE December 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I love to bake, especially during the holidays. If I need a last-minute gift idea, I like to make up a little “sampler” box of all the goodies I have made!

  131. Misty Munn December 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Following and being inspired by you via Google Reader :)

  132. Misty Munn December 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Already “like” you via FB :)

  133. Misty Munn December 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    My fave “last minute gift” is to make a small gift basket that includes a small giftcard, a few snacks, a bottled water (or hot cocoa mix) and a handmade card/tag to top it off :)

  134. Carolyn E December 7, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I don’t usually need last minute gifts, because I like to plan, plan and plan :) But every year I always make one to three more of whatever I’m making that year…like block ornaments (last year), coasters the year before, you get my drift ;) and since I do that I’ve got a small stockpile of cute homemade gifts to give just-in-case!

  135. Carolyn E December 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I don’t usually need last minute gifts, because I like to have a plan which includes backups :) But every year I always make a few extras of whatever I happen to be making that year… block ornaments last year, coasters the year before, felt ornaments a couple of years ago…you get the idea! And since I do that, I’ve got a small stockpile of homemade gifts to give just-in-case!

    Thanks Kerri!

  136. Wendy Crowe December 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Gorgeous projects!! And the decorated candle is just beautiful and perfect for a last minute gift!

  137. LinhC December 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I’m a follower of kerribradford.com

  138. LinhC December 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I like you on fb.

  139. Cindy Edwards December 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I ‘m a facebook follower

  140. Sarah December 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I love making homemade treats in the kitchen!

  141. Amie Gaudet December 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    My last minute gift idea is a set of handmade cards so that the recipient has one for every occassion that might come up.

    I became a follower of both your blog and Lori’s blog.

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  143. Mindy December 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Last minute gifts are magazine subscriptions from off line!

  144. Liana S. December 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Subscribed and liked you on FB! My favorite last minute gift was when I made photo coasters for my parents. There were 6, once for each grandchild. The kids helped too, and they love to see them in use at Grandma and Papa’s house. :)

  145. Connie O. December 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    So just became a fan on FB….yeah!!! have to figure out how to “follow” this is all a little new still for me…..My favorite last minute gift has to be gift cards with either some chocolates or spiced nuts or an ornament..not very creative but it works!

  146. Deb K December 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thans for the freebies, Kerri! My favorite last minute gift idea would be a box of homemade cards for the recipient to send.

  147. Susan R December 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    My go-to gift is anything Vera Bradley: easy to find and items at every price range. I have given it waaay too many times, though!

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