Saturday, December 22, 2018

Quick and Easy Gable Gift Box

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! Today I wanted to share with you one more quick and easy gift idea, as the countdown to the big day is winding down. Do you have all of your Christmas shopping finished yet? 

On Thursday, I shared a couple of other gift card/treat holders for the “Last Minute Lucy" theme over at the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop. You can find that post HERE. Since I had everything out on my desk after making those projects, I decided to keep going and get a few more gifts checked off my list. 

Did you know that Stampin’ Up!® has a lot of really functional pre-made gift boxes? The Mini Gable Gift Boxes are one of my favorites. They come 12 to a pack and are super-easy to assemble. The boxes are available in 2 colors, silver or lustrous white, so they can truly be used for any occasion. 
To decorate the box, I took a 1-1/2” x 12” strip of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and wrapped it and adhered it around the box. Fun Fact: the paper does NOT fit completely around the box. It is just a tiny bit shy but that’s ok because I planned to cover that tiny gap up with the coffee/cocoa cup layer. Nobody will ever know it is there! Then I wrapped a piece if the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon around the box for some added texture, again making sure the “ends” the ribbon were to be hidden under the cup. 

I used the Coffee Cup Framelits to cut out the image and thought it would be fun to add a little sparkle to the “whipped cream” using the Sparkle Glimmer paper. I seriously can’t get enough of that paper, it’s SO pretty! I stamped the sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas set on the “sleeve” of the cup and popped on a couple of Red Rhinestones, because…well, why not? I did add another layer behind the cup (shocking, I know!) with the Starburst Punch, just to add a little more detail. Then I tied a little bow on the handle and there you have it. 
I filled the inside of the box with a bunch of Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles (my favorite!) and snuck in a Target Gift card. Hey, everybody can find something to buy at Target, right? I know every time I go in to Target, I am pretty much guaranteed to spend $50 minimum on things I didn’t even know I needed. 

I hope you liked this little project today. I have listed all of the products I used below. If you click on the images, you can head on over to my online Stampin’ Up!® store where you can shop anytime 24/7. From now through 12/31, any order over $40 (before tax and shipping) using the Host Code VBXBJRWR will receive a pack of rhinestones from me as an extra gift. Enjoy your day today! 

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Last Minute Lucy Ideas for Third Thursday Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today I am so excited to share two projects with you for the Third Thursday Blog Hop. I am SO excited to be on this team with such an awesome group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. We come together on the 3rd Thursday of every month to share some creative ideas. This month our theme is “Last Minute Lucy” and I think it is pretty appropriate. Only 5 days left until Christmas, can you believe it? I always seem to end up needing a few last minute gifts so I wanted to share a couple of quick ideas with you. 
Gift cards are always perfect to have on hand for a quick gift. One of my “go to” gift cards is always Starbucks. So I decided to create my projects with the Coffee Cup Framelits and Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper as my starting point. 
My first project is a little envelope. As much as I think giving a gift card is a great gift, I do like to try to include a little something extra with it when I can. This envelope can hold not only the gift card, but also up to 3 Starbucks VIA drinks if you wanted to add a little extra treat There are a lot of different varieties and they are perfect for on-the-go. 

I dressed up the coffee cup with the Buffalo Check stamp and a Boxwood Wreath Embellishment. I always forget to use those little wreaths and I love how it looks on this project. The little “to” and “from” stamps are from the Make a Difference stamp set. I’ll list all of the supplies I used on the projects at the end of this post. 
The envelope comes together pretty quickly and I will list the measurements below. One little tip that I want to share is that if you are going to add the VIA drinks, make sure you place them inside of the envelope BEFORE you stick your adhesive down and add the “belly band.” That will ensure you have enough room for them to fit. Also I like to wrap the “belly band” so that the ends adhere in the front and can be covered up by the coffee cup framelits. I just think it gives a clean finish. 

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock Base - 3-1/2” x 9-1/2”
  • On 9-1/2” side, score at 2-1/4”  and 3-1/4” 
  • Festive Farmhouse DSP - 2” x 3-1/4” and 2-3/4” x 3-1/4” 
  • Cherry Cobbler “Belly Band” - 1” x 9”, score at 2-1/2” and 6-3/4” 
My next project is a super simple gift card holder that will also fit a coffee flavored chocolate (I found mine at HEB, our local grocery store) or even a Ghirardelli chocolate square will fit, as well. Again, I used the Coffee Cup Framelits and Festive Farmhouse DSP as the focus. I just love the fun mix of plaid. I added a little pop of sparkle for the drink “stopper” and some rustic elements with the twine and burlap. 
This couldn’t be more simple, y’all. It’s a simple piece of cardstock with 2 score lines. This is my “go to” when I need to make a lot of gift card holders at once. You can decorate the front for any occasion! Again, I would recommend adding the chocolate before you wrap and adhere the DSP around the holder, so you allow room for it to fit without being too snug. 

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock - 2-1/4” x 7-1/4” 
  • On the 7-1/4” side, score at 3-1/2” and 3-3/4” 
  • Festive Farmhouse DSP - 1-3/4” x 6”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to follow along on our hop for some more "Last Minute Lucy" ideas. Next on the list is my sweet and amazingly talented friend 

3rd Thursday December Blog Hop: 

3. Anne Marie Hile - You are here! 

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