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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!

Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

Now that it’s 40% off, do you want more Christmas Traditions Punch Box ideas to play with your new inks and stamps?   You’ll see just how versatile and beautiful these little sentiments and punches are in today’s elegant Christmas card.   

Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas Make Beautiful Cards

Have you been really debating about getting the Christmas Traditions Punch Box? Then you might want to check out my complete over the top Steal of a Deal over on my Facebook Group to sweeten the pot just a bit. 

See my last project too.  A Christmas bag and tag also using this punch box shows off its timelessness.   

And here’s a few more ideas from Stampin’ Up! to get even more life from this lovely Christmas box.

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Here's MORE Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas for the Holidays

My design today is one of my “favouritist” layouts.  One you can reproduce over and over again that will always look new and fresh.

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

What a simple layout you can change up any way you like.  And use over and over again!

Mine has the Swirls & Curls embossing folder for a central offset piece matted on some shiny champagne foil.  Tied with a easy-to-do knot from Pool Party shimmery ribbon, it’s a beautiful design. 

SIMPLE and Elegant Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

Then my punched greeting takes centre stage matted on a 1 3/4” circle and framed with a scalloped 2” circle.

Simple.  Pretty.  Fast!

While I chose soft colours for Christmas this time, it’s be awesome in richer, bolder tones too.  Try it in Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce. Or how about Night of Navy?  Which one will you try first?

Jo’s Design Tips:

  • make sure to use liquid glue or Tear & Tape to hold your embossed panel to it’s matting.  SNAIL is not strong enough to hold it in place.
  • add your rhinestones in odd numbers: 3-5-7 to add balance to your card
  • tie an overhand knot.  Left over right and through, then right over left and through will get a nice square knot.
  • don’t pull your knot too tight.  Less is more for a prettier know.

Here are all the supplies for this simple card.  Thanks so much for shopping with me. 

Oh SO PRETTY Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

There’s no time like the present to get this fantastic punch box.  A 40% discount PLUS my Steal of a Deal!   Plus I’ve got a couple more Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas coming your way yet so stayed tuned!

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 Use Stencils in Cardmaking | Facebook Live REPLAY

When you know how to use stencils in cardmaking, there’s practically no limit to your designs.  And in my Facebook Live REPLAY,  I’m showing how to make, use and then decorate a card with stencils.  Let’s dive in!

How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking to Add POP to Your Designs

I actually made this card a year ago.  And I put it out on display in my classroom this year too since all the supplies for it are still current. 

And I don’t know if it’s where I put it, the time of year or if the stars have all been aligned, but this was the one card that ’s been noticed and commented on the most this fall. 

Soooo, I thought you might like to see how it’s made!

 

How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

Here are all the measurements to make this card for yourself at home.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 8” x 9 1/4”, scored at 4”
  • Pool Party cardstock – 1 piece 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” and 1 piece 3 3/4” x 9”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • 3/8” Metallic Edged Ribbon – about 18”

Let me SHOW YOU How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

The best part once you know how to use stencils in cardmaking? Since our stencil is made from a Window Sheet, it’s totally reusable.  Over and over! 

So here’s your challenge:

  1. make stencils of your favourite greetings
  2. clean them off after each use with a paper towel
  3. store them in a safe and dry place

..and you’ll have them for almost forever!

To duplicate this project simply click on the pictures below to go directly to my online store.  Thanks for shopping with me! 😀

Admittedly the Large Letters framelits are a higher price point and you might be a bit hesitant.  But I promise you’ll never tire of them.  They are classic forms, the perfect size and can be used for all kinds of projects.  In fact, I’m so sure of it, if you purchase them and never use them, I’ll buy them back from you, no questions asked! 

Plus NOW is the best time to hint to a significant other about what a GREAT gift they’d make! 😉

Want some more ideas?  We made this awesome Valentine’s sampler a couple years ago. 

And you might remember this ombre card using this same JOY template. 

And I just finished a class where we made a quick and easy holiday home decor piece.

how to use stencils in cardmaking

A really inexpensive and impressive gift to make for friends they’ll display forever.

OK, let’s take one last peek at our card for today.

New VIDEO for How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

So now you know how to use stencils in card making, what’s the first greeting you’re going to start with – HAPPY, THANKS, LOVE – it really doesn’t matter which one, you’ll have fun with this technique.

Using Ink Pads for Different Stamping Techniques

Today we’re playing with using ink pads for different stamping techniques.  And let me tell you.  You are going to love love love it!   

My Product of the Week is, you guessed it, ink pads!  

using ink pads for different stamping techniques

While I used Classic pads on this card, the star of the show is the Whisper White craft pad.  I want to show you how you can instantly get more life from one of your craft tools (your embossing folder). Plus there’s not, one but TWO ways to do this quick technique.

You’ll want to snap up the Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill today when you see how easy it is to create this neat whitewashed wood background.

Have you tried using ink pads for different stamping techniques?

Cool right?  (no pun intended😀!)  Here, I used it on some bright Granny Apple Green to add a rustic and wintry touch ideal for your holiday cards.

Isn’t bleached wood just about EVERYwhere you look these days?  Why not add it to your paper crafting too? 

It’s easy to do too.   All you need is the Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill, an embossing folder (the Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder takes my vote), some cardstock, a sponge and your Big Shot.

Technique 1 for using ink pads for different stamping techniques:

  1. Open up your embossing folder and lay it as flat as possible.
  2. Tap your sponge into your Whisper White craft pad and tap ink all over the side that has the ridges in it.
  3. Lay your cardstock carefully on top of the ink and close together.
  4. Run through your Big Shot…

and BAM!  Instant weathered weathered wood!

It's FUN using ink pads for different stamping techniques

Here’s the second way you can get much the same look.

Technique 2 for using ink pads for different stamping techniques

  1. Insert your cardstock into your embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
  2. Remove paper.
  3. Open your Whisper White craft pad and LIGHTLY rub the ink over the EMbossed lines of the paper, and along the outside edges.

Try using ink pads for different stamping techniques for FAB cards

Jo-TIPS  (sorta like Q-Tips without the fuzz 😂)

  • Let the weather card panel dry completely or give it a shot with your Heat Tool before using it on your card.
  • Fully clean your embossing folder with a wet wipe or water before you go to make another non-weathered pinewood embossing!

I LOVE using ink pads for different stamping techniques

Here’s a few other details about this card.

  • the bough and berries come form the Pretty Pines thinlits
  • I gave the boughs a shot with my Wink of Stella refilled with Lemon-Lime Twist before I cut them.  See how easy THIS is with my short video.
  • the sweet little topper on my oval greeting is a stamp I’ve never used from the Christmas Pines set before (😮) but it’s perfect to finish off the sentiment
  • the clear faceted gem both finishes off the bough embellishment like a berry AND his the glue dots holding the boughs together

Simply click on any picture to take you to my 24-7 online store where you can get all these items to make your own card.

I LOVE using ink pads for different stamping techniques

You know how I love to show you ways to get more from your craft supplies?  These techniques are an awesome way to do that. 

Whether you use the Pinewood Planks all on its own like I did with this all occasion card,  or create the trendy weathered look on any colour of paper you own, it’s superb. 

Plus the same technique works for ALL your embossing folders.  Give them a test drive too.  Now, what’s not to love about using ink pads for different stamping techniques?

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