Okay, so if you could only hear that in my head when I ‘say it….extravagAAANNNzzaaa…. Any time I thought about this week, it was always that….extravagAAANNNzzaaa. Just looked up the definition and it basically said, ‘an exciting show or event.’ And well, boys and girls, that’s exactly what we have going on with all this fabulous stuff from the KBS Creative Team!

Here’s what Laura has to share with us today:


[ Designs | Signed.Sealed.Delivered (square envelope) / Star Background (envelope) / Happy HolidaysHo Ho Ho (‘Merry Christmas’ card)  / Christmas Countdown (stars) ]
Sooooo totally love that Merry Christmas tin! I love the idea of creating a star banner and wrapping it around a tin. How cute is that? And the envelope and pillow box? Divine!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

When it comes to gift giving during the holidays, I have always been one to keep my wrappings and packaging pretty simple. If you look under our Christmas tree, you’ll see all of the presents wrapped, but not a single bow or ribbon on any of them. Kind of boring, I know. Turns out, I tend to use the same approach when it comes to creating my own paper crafted items for gift giving. Simple and quick. But hopefully, not boring. I whipped up a few quick projects with gift card giving in mind. I’m always giving gift cards to family members, and it’s fun to have something cute to tuck them into.

I used a tear-away square envelope from Kerri’s Signed Sealed Delivered kit, but before cutting, I added a star background from the Designer Picks Christmas kit to the envelope so that the front of the card would be covered in little cut out stars. I also cut a basic pillow box design from the Silhouette Store, and added just a few small stars from that same star background before cutting. I added my “Happy Holidays” sentiment, using a cut from the Designer Picks Christmas kit, to both the envelope and the pillow box.

To embellish this simple little silver metal tin, I created a long star garland to wrap around the tin. I cut a full 12×12 sheet of stars, from the Christmas Countdown kit, from black dotted patterned paper. I machine stitched them all together into a long strand, and then wrapped it around the metal tin a few times. I printed out the “Merry Christmas” art from the Ho Ho Ho kit, and adhered it to the top of the tin, tucking two corners under the star garland


Great ideas for little gifts and cards! Thanks Laura!