Hello, friends! I’m back today to share an idea for wrapping up those holiday treats this Christmas. I used the Carta Bella Paper Santa’s Workshop to create this roomy gable box, perfect for a batch of cookies, loaf of bread, rolls, or whatever goodie you would like to take to a neighbor or friend!
Anytime I give a gift, I like to write a short note to go with it, so I created this small, coordinating enclosure card using the scraps I had left on my desk. I used the Merry Christmas Decorative Tape
adhered to a scrap of white cardstock as a quick-and-easy sentiment. (On a sidenote, wouldn’t this tape be GREAT to make sentiments for all of your Christmas cards this year?! Just sayin’ … *wink*)
Christmas is a few months away, and that means you have the time NOW to think about how you would like to package up those holiday treats. Don’t rush and do something last minute, … make them look special with this adorable Santa’s Workshop Gable Gift Box
Carta Bella Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Santa’s Workshop Sticker Sheet
“Poinsettia” Cut File by Echo Park Paper (Design #96543 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Large Tote 3D Box for Print Panels” by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #274274 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Yellow Flatback Pearls
Flower Punch for Flower Center (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Blue/White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Today I am looking ahead to Christmas (Ack! I know!) and sharing a set of Christmas House Gift Boxes on the Echo Park Paper blog
using the NEW Merry & Bright collection
. These would be perfect for filling with treats and trinkets this coming holiday!
I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut out these boxes using the Cotton Tail Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
. Even though this set was meant for Spring/Easter … the house is fun to decorate for other holidays! (It would be cute as a Haunted House for Halloween, too, don’t you think?!) Just change up the paper and embellishments, and waaalaaa!
On this house, I stitched together three die cut trees (Merry Christmas Tree Die Set
) to create a dimensional tree to add to the front of the house. Simply bend up the layers with your fingers after stitching together. A Chipboard Santa
is waving a friendly “Hello!”
In addition to the stickers and chipboard pieces, I used green and red baker’s twine wrapped around the wreath and an enamel dot
for the doorknob to add additional texture. There are even glittering gems (purchased from the Dollar Tree) lining the roofline! These are the kind of details that make projects like this so much fun to create!
Do you enjoy creating holiday gift boxes? Or what types of Christmas projects do YOU like to create?
I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection
I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper
for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper
for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
Hello, Friends! Last week I shared a fun wedding decor project on the Echo Park Paper Blog using the Just Married collection
The side of the car is decked out with lots of flowers, a banner, a beautiful wedding cake, and a sign for the Bride and Groom. Some of the flowers get a bit of added dimension with Enamel Dot
flower centers. A few sprigs of greenery created with the Spring Greenery Die Set
are tucked behind each flower cluster.
The swag sticker
is the perfect accent for the back of the car.
The happy couple who receives this are sure to live happily ever after!