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How To Hand Make A Christmas Gift Box at Home | Facebook Live Replay

Today in my Facebook Live replay,  I want to show you how to hand make a Christmas gift box at home.  And not just a run-of-the-mill ho-hum plain-Jane-white box but one with lots of pizzazz like this!

Want to Know How to Hand make a Christmas Gift Box at Home?

Now I’ll bet there’s someone special on your list who would absolutely love to receive their gift in this box!  Hey you could even wrap your OWN gift up in it, then eeeew and aaaaah on Christmas morning!😉

I love how this paper looks like a real Christmas wreath or a tree.  It’s from the All is Bright designer package in the Holiday Catalogue.  And what better way to Pick It – Cut It – Use It Up! than to wrap a gift in it?

those little gold baubles and berry clusters add lots of class.  And I thought it just begged for matching shiny gold accents.

So I didn’t want to be chintzy. I added five of them! 😊  Can you see them all?

FB Live Replay: How to Hand make a Christmas Gift Box at Home

  1. gold foil Merry
  2. sprigs of gold foil
  3. vanilla gold metallic edged ribbon
  4. gold faceted gems
  5. mini gold sequin trim peeking out behind the oval

Here’s everything I used so you can recreate it for under your tree.


How to Hand Make a Christmas Gift Box at Home



My box is a great size.  5” x 5” x 2 1/2” so you can fit ALL kinds of goodies inside. 

Here are your measurements.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Designer Series paper – 10” x 10”, scored at 2 1/2” and 7 1/2”
  • Real Red cardstock – 10” x 10”, scored at 2 1/2” and 7 1/2”, 1 piece 3” x 4”, scraps
  • Vellum – 3” x 4”
  • Gold foil sheet – 1 3/4” x 4”
  • Garden Green cardstock – scraps
  • Vanilla Metallic Edged Ribbon and Real Red 3/8” cotton ribbon – 12” each
  • Mini Gold sequin trim – about 3”

VIDEO Tutorial for How to Hand make a Christmas Gift Box at Home

Your packages of designer series paper are calling you! Better get busy! 

And if you need a reminder on the steps?  Easy peasy! Just click here insert video link again and I’ll show you how to hand make a Christmas gift box at home again!

Decorate a Clear Acetate Treat Box | Facebook Live REPLAY

I’m excited to share my Facebook Live replay for how to decorate a clear acetate treat box for Christmas giving.  These inexpensive little boxes look like a million bucks when you glam them up for the holidays like this.

It's Quick & Easy to Decorate a Clear Acetate Treat Box this Christmas

Isn’t it pretty?  Fill ‘em up with any tiny gift.  (Well they’re actually not that tiny!) They’re 2” square and super sturdy so I’ll bet you’ve got all kinds of things you could wrap up just like this.  Small Christmas table treats, jewelry, tiny toys, doggie bones, knick knacks.  What will you put inside?

These caramel kisses won’t last long around our table!

Decorate a Clear Acetate Treat Box then Look Inside for the Goodies!

I’m continuing with my product of the week, but with fabulous news for you!  The Christmas Traditions Punch Box is 40% off!  But before you press the order button, you’ll want to check out my Steal of a Deal I’m offering my Facebook Group community first!😉

There’s a surprisingly small list of supplies to make these.  Take a peek and maybe make them along with me.


Let’s Decorate a Clear Acetate Treat Box



Cuttin’ It Up!

  • All is Bright DSP – 1 7/8” x 1 7/*’
  • Gold foil – strips 2 1/4” x 12”
  • Champagne Foil – scrap at least 2” square
  • Very Vanila cardstock – scrap about 2” square

Your Friends are Gonna LOVE It When You Decorate a Clear Acetate Treat Box

If you like this pretty wrapped box, here’s another quite similar – yet different one – created with a fun embossing folder and the Holly Berry Builder punch (now on sale in the Clearance Rack at 40% off!) 

Ok, now it’s your turn. See how many varieties you can make.

And now you know how to decorate a clear acetate treat box for Christmas, it opens up so many more occasions you can make these lovely little treats for.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home

Want to know how to make gift tags at home with the Buffalo Check background stamp and your Stamparatus?  I’m aiming for masculine today.  What do you think about these ones?

Do You Know How to Make Gifts Tags at Home?

Wanna know how to make them?  Scroll on…

Plaid is big.  Well, actually plaid isn’t just big, it’s BIG!  Have you noticed it’s THE design element of the season? 

Black and white, green and red, blue and silver.  There’s a different colour combination to suit just about everyone out there.  And you can create it easily with your Buffalo Check background stamp and Stamparatus.

One inking and impression will get you a background like this.

How to Make Gifts Tags at Home

Two inkings with your Stamparatus will get you a background like this.

How to Make Gifts Tags at Home to SAVE Moola for Stamping Supplies!

Which one is YOUR favourite?

I promise you’re going to love how easy peasy these are.  First let’s take a quick look at the short supply list.

So let’s learn how to make our own plaid to dress up quick 3x3 gift tags super quickly.


How to Make Gift Tags at Home


To get two-toned plaid like this here are the steps.

Step 1: Place your Plaid clear stamp on your Stamparatus.  Leave a little bit of clearance around the stamp (I left about an inch)  Place your cardstock also about 1” below the top of the Stamparatus.  Hold in place with a magnet.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home


Step 2: Ink up your stamp with a Night of Navy pad.  TIP: Hold your ink pad as flat as possible and pat several times over the rubber.  Make sure to repeat over some areas so the edges of the ink pad colour are softened.  TIP:  A well inked ink pad is essential to good coverage.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home


Step 3: Lower the acrylic plate onto your cardstock and stamp image  TIP: Don’t be afraid to apply pressure on the stamp especially around the top and edges.  TIP:  Check your impression to make sure it is fully inked.  If not, re-ink the stamp and stamp again until you are happy with the coverage.  CLEAN stamp well.

How to Make Gift Tags at Home


Step 4: Lift plate out of the Stamparatus and move to the left ONE hinge.  Ink stamp with the SECOND colour and stamp. 

How to Make Gift Tags at Home


Step 5: Clean stamp, remove cardstock, cut to size and use on your gift tags.  

How to Make Gift Tags at Home


I really like the little space left where the Vanilla shows through and the overlap of the green and navy.  To show up the vanilla even more, I added the tag to a plain Very Vanilla box I created with my Gift Bag punch board.  A simple strip of the left over plaid decorates the side and the Braided Linen trim adds a happy bow. 

Don't you Just LOVE How to Make Gifts Tags at Home?

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on – 1 piece 4 1/2” x 5 1/2” TIP: I cut my paper to be about the same size as my background so I don’t waste., 1 scrap piece
  • Plaid stamped cardstock – 2 3/4” x 2 3/“, cut AFTER stamping
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3” x 6”, scored at 3”
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
  • Tranquil Tide glimmer paper – piece at least 2 1/2” square


How to Make Gifts Tags at Home the EASY Way!

Isn’t it fun to create gift tags perfectly coordinated for your boxes and presents? What fella wouldn’t love to see this gift with HIS name on it (bow included!)?

And now you know how to make gift tags at home, you can make every colour under the rainbow for all the occasions you celebrate! 

Unique Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Want to experiment with super cute and unique Christmas wrapping ideas?  I’m playing with the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP which is gosh darn pretty adorable.  Sweet images of Santa, Mrs. Claus, merry elves and snowmen  you won’t be able to resist. 

With fabulous festive colours and patterns ideal for everyone on your list.  There’s even sweet and fuzzy white flocking on several sheets begging to be touched.

unique Christmas wrapping ideas

Isn’t it super?  I’ve already had fun with this video for super cute chocolate treat holders using it.

Since I’m featuring this fab paper in my Facebook Group, I left my stamping to a minimum this week.  So today’s project has only one teeny little greeting decorating the front.

ADORABLE and unique Christmas wrapping ideas

Don’t you wonder what Mrs. Claus has been up to with her squinched-up (yup pretty sure I made up that word 😜) expression?  She’s baked up a Christmas goodie is what she’s done.  And wrapped it up in one of our food safe pizza boxes. 

Now I have cheated just a smidge here 😙.  Mrs. Clause is cut right out of the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP.  

No stamping. 

No colouring.

Just a quick run through the Big Shot with the Santa’s Signpost framelits and she’s ready to go.

I LOVE unique Christmas wrapping ideas!


She’s popped up on a plain white 2 5/8” square and layered on Poppy Parade then Early Espresso squares. 

And every Christmas gift needs some bling right?  So the three snowflakes in silver glimmer paper are perfect.  I coloured clear rhinestones with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend to get perfectly coordinated centres.

The only stamping is the teeny tag instructing the recipient he needs to wait until Christmas!  (Think it’ll work?)

Get a close-up and check out the flocking on her apron.

ADORABLE & unique Christmas wrapping ideas

It’s so sweet!!

My wrapping is a bit deceiving actually.  It’s really just a hyped-up belly band that slides right off so your friends or family can get to the goodie lickety-split.

Get Set For unique Christmas wrapping ideas!

So you could use this over and over again.  Weeelllllll, you might want a new box for fresh-baked goodies.  But the wrapping is TOTALLY re-usable! 


Unique Christmas Wrapping Ideas


I used two different patterns of paper for the belly band.  Here are the measurements so you can make your own hyped-up mini pizza boxes!

Belly Band

  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4” x 11”
  • Santa’s Workshop DSP – 1 piece 2” x 10”, 2nd coordinating piece 1 1/2” x 10”
  • Poppy Parade textured weave ribbon – 1 piece 18 – 20”

My TOP TIPS to make these belly bands

unique Christmas wrapping ideas

  1. Glue the three belly band papers together with liquid glue for the best hold.
  2. Score the band at 3”, 4”, 7 5/8” and 8 5/8” using a ruler and your folding bone so it wraps easily around the box.
  3. Use liquid glue to hold overlapping pieces.
  4. Place on the box, then wrap ribbon around and tie bow to the left side.
  5. Use foam adhesive strips for a solid finish for Mrs. Claus.

OK, let’s see what you can come up with for unique Christmas wrapping ideas too!  Here’s everything to make your own squinched-up Mrs. Claus.  Thanks so much for ordering with me.

Don't you LOVE unique Christmas wrapping ideas?

Don’t forget I’ll be Live on Facebook on Wednesday at 4:30 MST showing more ideas made with the awesome Santa’s Workshop DSP.  Make sure you head on over there to see what other types of unique Christmas wrapping ideas I might have.

Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board | VIDEO

Let’s make some creative packaging with the envelope punch board!

You probably know I’ve been featuring the envelope punch board this week.  Did you see my video for a super adorable treat holder you can whip up in just a couple minutes?  

How about my gift card holder and bow?    I’ve been having so much fun with Is the envelope punch board, it’s become my best paper crafting friend!  Is it YOUR best friend yet?

Today’s project is a masculine gift box you can fill with all kinds of little treats.

Christmas Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board

What do you think would be best in here?  Some candies, a gift card, of course.  What about tickets to an event or some fishing hooks, or lottery tickets?  There’s no end to the possibilities.

Masculine Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board

All you need is one 6” x 6” sheet of designer paper (I’m using Festive Farmhouse), and a couple scraps of coordinating cardstock.  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Old Olive fit the bill nicely. 

Here are all the supplies so you can follow along with my creative packaging with the envelope punch board video.


Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board


Who's Into Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board?

Think how delightful this same project would be with a more “girly” paper design?  Pretty pinks and purples or cool and icy blues are popping into my head right now? 

Leave me a comment.  What possibilities are you imagining with this design?

I LOVE to Make Creative Packaging with the Envelope Punch Board

I’ve got one more day to share another envelope punch board idea with you so be sure to check back here to see it.  Plus it’s a Keep It Simple Sunday (KISS) so you won’t want to miss it. 

In fact, I think almost ALL my designs this week fit my KISS feature so why not give them all a try in less than an hour?

No matter whether it’s envelopes, boxes or bow, you’re going to love creative packaging with the envelope punch board – go get crafty!

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