Creative Holiday Giving

If there’s one thing for sure, bags and cards are a much needed item around the holidays. And strangely, even though we’re sharing our December projects from a couple months ago right now, this would actually be the perfect time to make some and really be ahead of the game!

And today, we have the lovely Laura sharing to tell us all about her amazing holiday creations!

While photo cards have become a favorite of mine when sending out Christmas cards to family and friends, I always like to have a few handmade cards on hand to add a more personal touch for those we’re closer too. I love coming up with a fairly simple design that can be duplicated easily, as the holidays are always a hectic and busy time all around. 


I used the 4×6″ confetti card from Kerri’s Confetti kit to create a “stencil” for my card. I laid it over a piece of white cardstock, and spritzed the card with green misting spray. I die cut “holiday”, from the Merry Everything kit, from a black chalkboard patterned paper, and adhered it to the center of the card. I have lots of these older vellum metal rimmed tags, and thought they would be perfect for holding the rest of my sentiment, using some tiny alpha stickers. 


I am a huge fan of using gift bags for my gift giving, and I always have a stash of both white and kraft gift bags on hand year-round. They’re easy to personalize to fit any occasion. I wanted to keep these fairly simple, and flat, so I don’t risk anything falling off or getting smushed under the tree with all of the little hands around my house ;)


I thought the “oh what fun” sentiment, from Kerri’s Oh What Fun kit, would work perfectly to fit the front of the bag. I sized it so that it was the same height as the bag, and was left with a small space along the side to work with. In looking through Kerri’s cut files, I stumbled upon the “enjoy” border, from the Borderlines #2 kit, and it was a perfect fit for that small space. 


To add just a little something to the black chalkboard sentiment, I pulled out my Twinkle stamps and picked out a few stamps that would fit along a few of the letters. I decided to heat emboss them using some white embossing powder. They’re far from perfect (I never claimed to be a great stamper!), but I think they add a fun touch.


These look fantastic! I loooove the idea of using the Confetti kit as a misting stencil! It’s perfect!

I’m with you Laura, huge fan of gift bags. They are the gift that keeps on giving…and oh what fun it would be to have a bag like that get used a few times! Plus, it’s always fun to get that little bit of homemade goodness that doesn’t put on the holiday pounds.  ;)

2017-02-27T07:43:57+00:00February 27th, 2017|cards|0 Comments

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