Welcome to Day 4 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2015 Series!
I'm back with another year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. All this week I'll be sharing quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created a set of 6 small die cut paper boxes and black tags with white embossing)!
In addition to sharing Handmade Holiday projects all week, I am extending this year's series by two days for a total of seven days of inspiration! Plus, I am especially excited to share that after reaching out to several companies and online stores, there are amazing GIVEAWAYS each and every day plus a great coupon code from Ellen Hutson that you can use all week long at EllenHutson.com! Use coupon code handmadeholidays for 10% off all in-stock items between December 14-17.
PRETTY PACKAGES (THE 2015 VERSION)
Last year I shared some elegant gold and white packages created with Kerri Bradford Studio digital die cut designs. This year I was inspired by the awesome Bella Blvd Clear Cuts Transparencies to create clear die cut gift boxes. And to keep it interesting, I die cut one from foil paper and a couple from glitter cardstock as well. I went with a traditional red/green/white color scheme with some bold black die cut tags with bright white embossing.
I die cut tags from Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock using the Christmas Countdown (tag round top) and Santa's Workshop (square tag). On the tags I stamped phrases and images from the Twinkle Stamp Set on the front of the tags and an image from the Tagged Stamp Set on the back of the tags. I stamped everything with Versamark Ink and heat embossed the phrases and images with white embossing powder.
I die cut the boxes from Bella Blvd Transparencies, Doodlebug Cardstock, and foil cardstock using the box shape from the Santa’s Workshop Toys Only. I die cut bows from several of the cardstock sheets using a design from the same kit. I assembled all six boxes without the aid of adhesive. Adhesive could be used if you prefer but since I didn't want adhesive showing on the transparency boxes, I went without it on all of them.
I assembled the paper bows using glue dots to secure the shapes. Then I started added twine, ribbon, bells, trims, and tags to the cute little gift boxes.
I secured a black and white gift tag to each to complete these fun designs!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these gift boxes and tags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
Looking for more gift tags, bags, and more ideas? Here are links to the 2015 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: North Pole Gift Card Envelopes with video (Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Online Store.)
- Day 2: Vellum Gift Bags and Reindeer Tags with video (Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn Online Store.)
- Day 3: Gift Card Holder Cards and Matching Envelopes with video (Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.)
Here are links to the 2014 Handmade Holiday Series:
- Gold Foil Monogram Gift Tags (video)
- Decorated Treat/Goodie Bags (video)
- Zipper Panel Gift Card Holder (video)
- Pretty Die Cut 3-dimensional packages (video)
- See Thru Santa Tags (video)
G I V E A W A Y
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a stamp set of the winners choice from the Kerri Bradford Online Store!
Comment must be left by December 20, 2015, 11:59 CST.
Winners for the week will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on December 21, 2015.
A huge thank you to Kerri Bradford Studio for sponsoring the giveaway today!
Don't forget to use coupon code handmadeholidays for 10% off all in-stock items between December 14-17 at www.ellenhutson.com.