last minute gifts blog party | day four

Wow. I am just having a great week! And by the looks and sounds of things . . . it appears you are too! We are seeing some amaaaazing ideas all over our little blog land. We are getting to hear some amaaaazing last-minute gift ideas in Monday’s giveaway post. The one that takes the cake so far? The Spam. Love that. Hey, I used to eat Spam when I was a kid. lol

It’s been a really great week so far! And we still have a little more to come! Yahoo!

The phrase from ‘Beauty in the Beast’ just popped in my head “Let’s see what I got in my draaawerrrs.” 

Okay, so maybe they’re Robyn’s drawers.

(And right after I just said that, I grabbed these images to put into the post, and I  swear, I didn’t even remember that Robyn had actually done a drawer! I just remembered ‘boxes.’ That is really weird. lol)

[ Shapes | Christmas Countdown. From Lori | Drawer Box (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

This small drawer box was the perfect all-in-one box for my daughter to put a goodie in for her girlfriends for Christmas. We sprayed the box with some silver mist. We die-cut the ‘Joy’ 3 times out of white cardstock and misted them with Studio Calico’s Estate Green and Piglet mist and then layered them over eachother. I can’t wait to fill these with some mini nail polish, lip gloss and a hair flower for her friends!

Shapes | Christmas CountdownFrom Lori | Photo Box + 6 Labels Set (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

For the second larger photo box, I die-cut the main box out of some cute Echo Park Chevron paper. I cut the lid out of white cardstock and misted it with silver mist. I cut the Noel out of white and misted with silver as well. The label was die-cut and I sewed around the edges with pink thread. I plan to make some simple holiday gift tags for my neighbors and stick them in these boxes. I think it would be a wonderful gift to receive as you are wrapping up last minute holiday gifts…at least you have a cute homemade gift tag to put on them! :)

 Great ideas Robyn! Little decorated gift boxes are sooooo much fun!
I think I should make some just to have on hand.

And now for the little freebie!

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! :)

A little snowflake to add to your December projects?
Except you folks down in Australia…’cause it’s summer.
What do you guys use for Christmas decorations anyway?
Do you still do the stuff like we do here in the states?

Hmmm . . . I’m actually kind of interested now to know what kinds of traditions and decorating occur outside the US+Canada. If you’re ‘out there‘, leave a message. I’d love to know what you do!

I know there are readers from all over the world, so this could be really fun for everyone!

And there’s this still . . .

So don’t forget to go enter . . . well, all the giveaways goin’ on!
There’s Monday’s Post.
There’s Lori’s Monday’s Post.
Then Shari’s Blog.
And Laura’s Blog.
Then ya got Joy’s Blog (from Lori’s team).
And Carolyn’s.

We’re just a-hoppin’ and givin’ away all over the place!

I will be drawing the winners on my site tomorrow, so make sure you’ve entered!

Oh, and see what Natalie Graham made today on Lori’s blog! Darling idea!

2017-09-21T17:36:44+00:00December 8th, 2011|projects, robyn werlich|30 Comments


  1. marilyn December 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

    what cute projects from Robyn! thanks for the snowflake freebie, too!

  2. {dawn} December 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Love the snowflake freebie!! I am such a snowflake junkie! Thanks so much for the wonderful posts this week, Kerri! And the freebies….

  3. Miriam Prantner December 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

    cute, cute boxes! Love the colors and the word dies. Thanks!

  4. Marianne Gonzales December 8, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Kerri, Thank you so much for your more than generous gifts of the freebies this week. Love them all.
    Happy Holidays

  5. Dolly/scrapthat December 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Oh how cute!! A fabulous little package for a little gift…it IS all in the details!
    Thanks for the cute little snowflake Kerri!! :D

  6. Sue Alg December 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for the snowflake. Love the box idea. I can see all sorts of uses.

  7. ckcpurple December 8, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Love!!! This has been a great week. Thanks for the snowflake!!!

  8. Sue D December 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Great ideas–I like the way the word Joy was layered. Thanks for the snowflake.

  9. Terri Marchbanks December 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Great Great Great Idea Robyn, absolutely adorable, and My Dear Kerri you know I love that snowflake…Thanks soooooooo much…xoxo

  10. priscilla December 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Thank you for the snowflake svg !

  11. Connie O. December 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Love Love Love the Snowflake…Thank you for sharing all these amazing gift ideas and the free files. I recently discovered your site when I knew I was getting a Cameo and am so happy I did. Love your work!

  12. Ruth G December 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    These are so wonderful, of course with all you talented folks designing and creating and assembling…it’s just a pot roast of awesomeness! So great job everyone and thanks for all the eye candy! I don’t want it to end!!!

  13. knknewbie December 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hi Kerri thanx for the snowflake freebie. I am in Melbourne & we tend to do similar decorations but we love Santas in shorts & singlets it’s a bit cooler LOL!!!!!

  14. Wendy Crowe December 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

    What a pretty little gift box! I love the pink ribbon!

  15. Laura Lien December 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Love those photo boxes and what you did with them! I am envisioning lots of cute projects with those! and thanks for the snowflake!

    Was looking at above comment (KNKNEWBIE) and I have seen cute ornaments of Santa in the shorts and singlets and drinking a really cool all makes sense. I thought he was just on vacation but he’s really in Australia! lol. too cute

  16. Chrissie T. December 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Oh, these boxes are just fabulous!!!! I adore them!!!!

  17. tabitha grace December 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful inspirations & freebie!

  18. Bridget Patten December 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Kerri, most Aussies still generally do the “European” Christmas Decorations. But myself and more and more are doing the bright hot pink, purples, blues etc round bauble christmas tree without the faux snow icicles and snowflakes. Because Christmas is so hot here we also tend not to clutter the house with decorations because ceiling fans can cause havoc with them. Christmas food is also a very divided thing, some do the hot food and others like our family do prawns, cold ham, salads, ice-cream puddings etc.

  19. Trisha December 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    These are such pretty gift boxes. Love how she uses white cardstock and just sprays it the color she wants. Nice idea. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  20. Karen W December 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wonderful small box ideas! Love the Snowflake – thanks Kerri!


  21. rkokes December 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    thank you so much for the snowflake-I love it!!! :)

  22. Cheryl :) December 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    This is a great idea! Love the papers. Traditions…tree, lights, food. The holidays just don’t last long enough!!!

  23. Becky Aarvig December 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Cute ideas and such a fun week!!! Thanks for doing this!!

  24. Teryl December 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Beautiful snowflake. Thanks so much for sharing. Love it!

  25. Gaby December 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    great gifts and love the pink/green combo!

  26. Cynthia B. December 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the snowflake! Love the box ideas.

  27. Amy Myers December 9, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Thanks for the snowflake. It’s so pretty!

  28. Jayne December 9, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Despite the lack of real snow I still decorate with snowflakes & snowmen for Christmas in Australia. They are just so cute that I don’t care that it is really 40 degrees! Maybe they cool everybody down by looking at them – I will certainly put today’s snowflake to good use – thanks!

  29. Beth R December 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Thank you for all the adorable freebies this week.
    However, I can not get them to download at all. I have not been able to get a single one.
    I have a TON of your kits so I am familiar with the process, but the google docs just wont download. I select the studio version.I select download on the drop down tab.
    Then I get a pop up at the bottom of my screen that asks
    “save” or “save as” or cancel. I have tried both and still nothing. When I go to the “document” tab I can see some of them there but when I say “open” if goves me an error “No preview available”
    What am I doing wrong? Anyone can chime in , I am open to suggestions. Thank you.

  30. Linda R December 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I’M SPEECHLESS – how do you think of this stuff???

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