last minute gifts | day two

First, I just want to say how much I’m enjoying reading all your fun gift ideas!
If y’all haven’t read them? You should!

So our party is still goin’ on!

Did you see the darling bottle tag that Corri made over on Lori’s site yesterday? So fun!
‘Round these parts we might put that on a bottle of Sprite too. ;)

So now, let’s see what we’ve got goin’ on from . . .

I saw many-a Starbucks gift cards as your Last Minute Gift idea.

Hello? Can we say perfect?

[ Shapes | This+That Winter (snowflakes). From Lori | Box with Bracket Flap (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I often make little cards, or envelopes, for giving out gift cards. I didn’t set out to create this fun box, for holding a gift card. But it turned out, that the size I chose to cut my box in was quite a bit smaller than I realized, once I assembled the box. It turned out to be the perfect little size for a gift card. I used a few snowflakes from Kerri’s This & That Winter: Shapes Only kit, and adhered them to the front of the box using glitter brads.

Hmmm . . . what else did Laura make?

Well how fun is this? Little boxes to hold photos to send to grandpa and grandma!
 What a great idea!

[ Shapes | Life Additions + Modern Nature. From Lori | Photo Box (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Laura has to say:

When I saw Lori’s Photo Box, I knew I wanted to create a few, for sharing photos with family over the holidays. I have family members that we only see a few times a year, and Christmas is always one of those times. I tend to save up photos of our family, and my girls, and hand them out when we see everyone. I think it’ll be so much cooler to hand them out in such adorable little boxes. And the recipients can easily keep them in the box, until they’re ready to find a home for them. I embellished the front of the box, with a loopy frame from Kerri’s Life Additions #1 kit, and some pretty flowers from her Modern Nature kit.

And for the guys in your life? How’s about these!

[ Shapes | The Ol’ Ballgame. From Lori | Bracket Closure Box (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Seriously. How cool would those be to take to a family or work party?

Here’s what Laura has to say:

With several golfers in my family, golf balls are a very popular gift of choice around here at Christmas time. There are usually a few boxes under the Christmas tree, or tucked in stockings. Instead of the leaving them in their original boxes, I thought it would be fun to create a more unique box to hold them in. Lori’s Bracket Closure Box was the perfect shape for it. When I adjusted the size of the box to fit the width of the golf balls, the box ended up being just long enough to hold four golf balls. I also cut the “Play Hard” title from Kerri’s The Ol’ Ballgame kit. I love the grungy look to it.

Such great fun Laura! Thanks so much for sharing those amazing ideas!

Now. How’s about a little freebie?!

Oh yeah. You know you like them-thar freebies!
Here’s today’s:

Remember, they are only free for ONE DAY ONLY!
At the end of the week, all the shapes go into a kit.

You can download it for free HERE.

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! :)

Oh, and you need to go see what free shape Lori has put up on her site. Adorable!
Not to mention the cute little box idea that Joy made! Fabulous!
(She mentions something about a tiny naked Santa running around in the box. Hmm…. lol)

And don’t forget to enter to win a $50 gift card in the post below . . . and on Lori’s site . . . and you should probably tune into our design team’s websites during the week . . . and . . . and . . . it’s just a party all over! Woo hoo!

2017-09-21T17:43:21+00:00December 6th, 2011|laura vegas, projects|53 Comments


  1. Carolyn King December 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Awesome projects! Love each and every idea! Thanks for the awesome free shapes too!

  2. janet Wilson December 6, 2011 at 8:16 am

    ADorable gift boxes and lovely way to present a collection of photographs :o)

  3. Teresa December 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Again, some more wonderful ideas! I really like the boxes that hold the golf balls!

  4. Suz December 6, 2011 at 9:08 am

    What a party! Cute ideas and freebies, too! I love the snowflake envelope.

  5. Stephanie - OCCricut December 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

    LOVE these boxes!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  6. Sue Alg December 6, 2011 at 9:32 am

    What neat ideas. You and Lori are 2 of my favorite designers and when you team up–What a dynamic dual!! Thanks for the stocking download. Love the idea of the photo box with all those embellishments.

  7. Trisha December 6, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Well, Kerri, Laura is amazing. All of the gift boxes are just fabulous and I want to make them all. Sure do need to get the Silhouette Cameo. Love seeing the new projects each day. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  8. Julieta December 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Adorable projects! I love the photo box! Thanks for the terrific freebie too.

  9. Chrissie T. December 6, 2011 at 9:54 am

    OMG, I am SO IN LOVE with those photo boxes! What a fantastic, amazing, wonderful, incredible idea!!!! I’m going to make these ASAP – sooo perfect for stocking stuffers for my mom and my MIL! Can you tell I’m [just a little] excited about this?! Awesome job to Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kerys December 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    WOW! Such cute gift ideas! I’m loving the photo box – it would be perfect to send to my parents for Christmas! Thank you so much for the inspiration! And thank you for the free download (I’m loving it!) :-)

  11. ckcpurple December 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

    So cool!!! Love the ideas and the freebie, of course!!

  12. Miriam Prantner December 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That photo box idea is just fabulous! LOVE!

  13. LinhC December 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for the fun projects and free shapes each day!

  14. Jolene December 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Very Cute! Makes me wish my DH golfed.

  15. Angie December 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I am a FB fan!

  16. Terri Marchbanks December 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Oh What Fun We are having, Thanks so much for the fabulous freebie Miss. Kerri… Laura such wonderfulness are all your projects… off to see Lori now…xoxo

  17. Stephanne December 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    L-O-V-E the photo box idea! What a fun event! Thanks!

  18. Robin Walston December 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Wow! Love the projects and the freebie. Thanks!

  19. Donna English December 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Thank you, Kerri. I love your Christmas stocking. Merry Christmas!

  20. Laura Lien December 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Love these ideas!! Perfect for those last minute gifties! Thanks for the stocking…. I am gonna stick it on my tags!

  21. Karen W December 6, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The boxes are terrific and I am looking forward to using the Bracket box for Lindt chocolates. We don’t have any golfers in the family.

    Thanks for the inspirations.


  22. priscilla December 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    thanks very much for the freebie ! so cute !

  23. Charlene December 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for the freebie–too cute!

  24. Christine N December 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Love the gift card box with the snowflakes, amazing!

  25. tabitha grace December 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful inspirations!
    Absolutely love the freebie!

  26. Ruth G December 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Laura, I know what you mean about those sweet boxes! They look so wonderful but when I cut them out it’s like “hmmmm! What’s gonna fit in this darling LITTLE thing?” I love the idea of the photo boxes and the fact that you KNOW the box is acid free, etc. is great! Your design on the box is very cool! I’m sure that they’ll be appreciated and enjoyed both from the inside and out! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net!
    Lori, I hope you’re not offended that your stocking had to be labeled as #2 because I apparently have another file with the EXACT same name in my Christmas cuts folder! Who knew;-) I’m sure it’s a “saving the best for last” kinda thing, though!

  27. Melinda T December 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    How cute! I love the gift card box and the photo box!

  28. Dolly/scrapthat December 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I can’t even tell you how ecstatic all the free files are making me! I start stalking your blog first thing in the morning!! LOL!
    FAbulous inspiration as well! TFS!!! LOVE IT ALL!

  29. Karen Petersen December 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Love the stocking!!!

  30. Anne B. December 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Just adore these fun gift bags and boxes today by Laura…especially that golf ball box. I know lots of people who would really enjoy that one! More great inspiration again :)

  31. Robin December 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    What awesome ideas! I am loving learning new ways to use these files. You guys are amazing!

  32. Sue D December 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Great variety of gift ideas–thanks for sharing.

  33. Rhadonda December 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Seriously these are amazing. Who would have thunk it? All the creative ideas. How come mine never look as cool as these!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. Lynne December 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I absolutely LOVe every one of Laura’s ideas!! I have some gift cards I was just thinking about wrapping today. Now I know how I am going to do it!

  35. Issy Scotland December 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks for the cute wee stocking, Kerri! love from Scotland xo

  36. Janet December 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Love all the inspiration! Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win!

  37. Cheryl L ;) December 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Love these ideas!!! The photo box is really neat! Thanks!!!

  38. Beth R December 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    This is looking like a fun week ahead! You have such an amazing team Kerri and I am so excited to see what the next year brings!
    Adore those boxes of Lauras, I never know what to do with them.

    P.S. I have not been able to dwnld the free images from google docs?
    What am I doing wrong? Not sure if you see this but when I select the “studio” version and I get the pop up from google I say save, nothing. I say save as , nothing.
    Any ideas why cant I get it to dwnld?

    • Kerri December 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Hey Beth!
      I’m not sure why you’d be getting that. It works for me. Make sure you click on Download rather than Save to Google Docs and see if that makes a difference. Then open it. If that doesn’t work, try clicking on Download Original in the upper right corner and see if that helps.

      And Colleen, to cut files in Silhouette Studio you’ll want to use the STUDIO file formats. I don’t have any ‘print + cuts’ though at this point in time. They are either a cut file, a PNG version of the cut file, or a set of printable PNG files. With the This+That kits, I tried to make them user friendly no matter what cutter you have. So most of the printables are pretty easy to cut with just a trimmer.

      Hope that helps!

  39. Kristen S December 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Wow- great inspiration. Thanks for the free printables- adorable!

  40. Becky Aarvig December 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love these boxes!! Thanks for having this event it is so much fun!!!

  41. Karen F December 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love the idea of thoser photo boxes! thanks for sharing a cool gift.

  42. Gaby December 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Super projects! love the idea of the photo box! TFS

  43. Tammy Luiz December 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I love your boxes and gift card holder.

  44. ConnieC December 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the freebie. And I love the projects. I have 80% of the files needed to put together the projects here and on Lori’s blog. I’m adding the other 20% to my buy list.

  45. Julia December 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I love your freebies but I never download because I am not sure which one to download for my silhoutte. Which file should I choose?

    • Kerri December 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Hey Julia!
      You can download them all just by clicking on the Download Original in the upper right corner. That’s what gives you the ZIP file for all of them. If you have a Silhouette you’d want STUDIO and PNG files for sure. If you’re using a Cricut that can use SVG files, then you’d want that. I say download the ZIP file so that you’ll always have whichever format you may need. :)

      I don’t like that Google does it this way now. It used to be that you just download the ZIP file and that was that. Oh well.

      Hope that helps! :)

  46. Jamie - Ooh La La Paperie December 6, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    too cute! i loooove making gift boxes. I thought the golf box was super cute!


  47. Jenny Reid December 7, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Thank you for sharing these files and ideas with us, I am sure everyone appreciates something given for nothing by yourselves in times like these. Jenny

  48. cindy December 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Love the idea’s…a day late…now to catch up on the other idea’s!

  49. […] you see the awesome projects the amazing Laura Vegas shared over on Kerri’s blog yesterday? If not make sure you go check those babies out. She created a photo box, golf ball box, […]

  50. Wendy Crowe December 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Wow! I never thought to customize a box for golf balls! What a great idea! Now the wheels are turning…thank you!

  51. Diane G December 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Love the photo boxes! What an awesome idea!

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