One More Gift to Share

I have a great team of five people that work with me day in and day out. They are the key to keeping the crazy at the office at bay.  I took them out for a really nice holiday lunch last week but I still wanted to leave a little something on their desk before we took a break for the holidays.  I was inspired by the colors on the Godiva chocolate bags that I had picked up for sharing with them.  Additionally, I wanted to use some of beautiful holiday stamps and dies that I had purchased last year and barely used.  I love holiday stamps but I just never seem to use them enough during the holidays.  However, I keep buying them!

My tags were inspired by the colors of the bag but also by the November Paper Pumpkin kit (which apparently I’m saving for next year since I haven’t touched it yet!   I say that out loud so that my Paper Pumpkin customers know that they are not the only ones who receive those fabulous little boxes and stack them.  It happens to the best of us!)

You can’t see in the photo but I used the wink of stella pen on the little trees and snow.  It is amazing how much that tiny sparkle effect ads to the project.  Everyone should have a wink of stella pen.


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Happy Holidays


Thank you everyone for allowing me to share my paper crafting adventure with you.  I really appreciate the comments and encouragement.   Have a Wonderful Holiday and New Year.

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Gifts for the Teachers

Little Miss has two wonderful preschool teachers that she adores and I believe do a wonderful job with the kids.  Of course I wanted to share a little holiday paper cheer with them for their gift.  As I paged through my idea book I kept returning to a Pootles box that held four tealights.  I thought it would be fun to give a little box of tealights to go along with their main gift.  These little boxes are really easy to make and result in a big statement.  Especially when you can coordinate the tealights with a little Washi Tape decoration.

The box dimensions and scoring instructions are as follows:


Cardstock/Paper – 7 3/4 x 5 1/4″

Score on the LONG side at 3/4, 7″

Score on the SHORT side at 3/4, 2 1/4, 3, 4 1/2″

If putting a DSP panel on, it measures 1 1/4 x 6″

I actually ended up putting these with a little box of chocolates and a gift card all packaged up with a clear bag and a coordinating ribbon.  They looked great and of course I didn’t take a photo.  You’ll have to use your imagination.

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Gifts For the Coworkers

My coworkers have come to expect some little goodie from me for any given holiday.  I enjoy making the “bulk” projects just as much as I like creating the special “one”.  I had seen a hershey’s kisses box/gift holder on Pinterest and had wanted to try it out.  While I wasn’t going to give my coworkers gift cards (there are 18 of them!)  I figured I could alter the box a bit and just give the chocolates.

After a couple of failed attempts I finally figured out the sizing and scoring for the box to hold 4 kisses.

It took me about two hours of cutting/folder/taping but I really love how they turned out.  My coworkers were tickled too.

I also had a Stampin’ Up gift card request for one of my customers.  Since I was warmed up to these boxes I did a gift card holder version as well.  This version holds five kisses and the gift card slips ito the top pocket/panel.  Super cute!


If you are interested in the box (or the gift card holder version) I attached the instructures that I documented for myself here.  hershey-kisses-gift-card-holder.


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Just a Couple of Tags

The other day  friend of mine asked me if I was doing my annual holiday tag class.  While I would have loved to, I just couldn’t fit it in this year.  So she asked me if I’d do up a few tags for her.  I eagerly replied that I would…and then I asked her how many she would like.

Oh, just 50.   50!!!!

So 50 tags I did.  I kept them simple and based them again on the cutest paper pack of the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog (in my opinion).  This also allowed me to use up a lot of the scraps that had been generated from my weekend getaway class.  Do you want to see what 50 tags looks like?


Go ahead, tear it open…


There they are.  They looked so cute all tucked into that little box.  My friend was thrilled and ironically I received a gift the following week with one of my tags attached.


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