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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!

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays? | VIDEO

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays? 

If not, how come?  They’re really not much different than cards, but sometimes we find them intimidating.  Let me turn them into something you’re going to want to make ALL the time.   I’ll show you how quick and fabulous they can be to make in my video. Let’s take a peek.

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays

Whadda ya think? Heads and tails better than those measly little envelopes you get at the big box stores, right?

This version is made with the gorgeous Joyous Noel designer paper, the Winter Woods bundle and the Timeless Tidings stamp set.  In my video I use the Frosted Floral DSP for a different look and feel. 

There’s a cool belly band the tree and greeting are attached to that slides right off so you can open the card to peek inside.  Not to mention a lovely inside envelope to tuck your gift card into.

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays

How about I show you everything we’ll be using in the video so you can get prepared too? 

OK, let’s dive right in!

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays?

 

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Merry Merlot cardstock – 4 1/2” x 8 1/4”, scored at 2 3/4” and 6 3/4”
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock – 1 1/4” x 8 1/2”
  • Whisper White thick cardstock – 1 piece 3” x 4 1/4”, 1 piece 2 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Designer Series Paper – 1 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 1 piece 2 1/2” x 4”
  • Glimmer paper – 1 piece 3” x 6”

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays

So are you going to give one a try?  For another version complete with a bow on top, check out this easy gift card holder.  

Or maybe you’d like another video?  This one is for a right angle fold holder which also doubles as a card. 

I love the personal touches you can add to your own gift card holders.  Make them specific to whoever on your list.   Need a guy one?  Choose navy, browns or greys.  A sweet sixteen?  Pinks, glimmer and bling are da bomb!  Or for your farmer grandparents?  Something plaid and rustic will fit the bill.

Do You Make Gift Card Holders for the Holidays

Some designer paper, your envelope punch board and all my video how-to’s are all you need to answer YES if I were to ask you.  “Do you make gift card holders for the holidays”?

LAST Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

Today for the last in my Christmas Traditions punch box feature, I want to show you Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step.  And you know it’ll be simple – and fast.  ‘Cause it’s Keep it Simple Sunday!

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

Let’s see…

  • traditional red and green
  • some silver shine and shimmer
  • a pretty polka dot see-thru ribbon

Yessirreee, got all the bases covered!

The punch box makes this card a snap with its fun shape.  I’ve matted it by taking a second Real Red punch and cutting it in half width-wise and gluing it to the back of the sentiment.  In fact it’s exactly what I did with the greeting on this twist fold card video

Here’s another view.

So FUN to Make Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step

So let’s dive in!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Real Red cardstock 5 1.2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”, scraps
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap
  • All is Bright DSP – 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Silver Foil sheet – 1 1/8” x 1 5/8”
  • Polka dot tulle ribbon – piece about 10”

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step for Quick Cards

Christmas Hand Made Cards Ideas Step by Step

  1. Stamp greeting in Call Me Clover ink and punch out.
  2. Punch out a Real Red shape and cut in half horizontally.  Glue to the back of the greeting so one frames the top and one frames the bottom of the sentiment.  See the TIP on my Facebook Group
  3. Glue to front of silver foil rectangle so the edges are aligned as shown.
  4. Adhere All is Bright paper to Whisper White panel.  Wrap ribbon along left hand side and tie in a knot near the bottom.  TIP: Don’t pull the knot too tight as it looks a bit more pleasing.  Glue panel to front of folded card.
  5. Affix matted greeting to left bottom of card with dimensionals.
  6. Add three clear epoxy shapes as desired.

Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step are FUN!

So I’m wondering. Which has been your favourite project with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box so far?  Leave me a comment please so I don’t need to wonder anymore!

  1. my Christmas bag and tag?  
  2. the elegant decorated clear tiny treat box
  3. my non-traditional coloured soft and classy greeting card
  4. or today’s traditional coloured quick and easy card?

PS.  I also did an exclusive FB Live project for my VIPeeps group yesterday.  Come join now and take a peek. 

No matter what you design with this punch, stamps and ink, your projects big and small are sure to please your friends and family.  How about making little gift tags for your presents?  Or a cellophane wrapped table favour?  Maybe a gift card holder?  I know your punch box will come in handy for years!

To recreate this project, here are all my supplies.  When you use host code NXX3MJV4 and place an order of $75, you’ll automatically get my bonus gift the following month!   Check out this month’s gift.  Thanks so much for supporting my business.

Let's See How SIMPLE Christmas Handmade Cards Ideas Step by Step Are!

Well, that about wraps up my Christmas cards for this year!  Yup, I figure you’ve got lots of ideas to keep you going if you need a last minute Christmas card crafting session.  You only need to take a peek at the last few weeks of Keep It Simple Sundays for some fast and fun inspiration.

But don’t worry.  I’ve still got lots of festive ideas for your last minute gifts and wrapping starting with Tuesday’s project.  Make sure you check back to see what it is! 

Besides, I think maybe you might like to get a few non-Christmas ideas too maybe?  From the Annual Catalogue?  Yeah that old dusty thing that’s chock full of creativity but hasn’t seen a lot of love lately? And I’m also going to start sneaking in a few peeks at items from the Occasions catalogue available in January.  Yippee!

So there’s all kinds of things coming to keep you inspired.  And if you do need another last minute card, make sure to come back to these Christmas hand made cards ideas step by step to some quick crafting.

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.

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas are a snap!  Fast & fun! And just like every other Sunday post, SIMPLE!

But let’s get personal for a teensy weensy moment of time…

Are you a stamping snob?  Does every card you make HAVE to have stamping on it or it just doesn’t LOOK complete?

Would you NEVER send a card out the door that hasn’t felt the sweet touch of a rubber or photopolymer stamp?

Well you just might change your mind with today’s cute card. 

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

See? What’s not to love about this sweet snowman card?  Even without a greeting in sight.

Can you see he’s tossing a few snowballs around?  White flocked snowballs no less!

And did you see it’s snowing in the background?  Take another peek.

What's not to LOVE about Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

Here’s a little TIP to help you think outside the box.  MAX out your embossing folders!

Here, don’t you think the sequins embossing folder makes awesome snow?  Who’dda thunk it? 

And I used the Polka Dots Basics the other day to make a “sorta” Poppy Parade snow background

Now, what folders do you have you could you use a bit creatively?

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 1 piece 4” x 5 1/4”, 1 piece 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Smoky Slate and Pool Party yardsticks – scraps at least 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Pool Party shimmer ribbon – piece about 7” long

 

Santa’s Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

 

Timesaving TIPS for Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Let’s Make It

  1. Emboss piece of Whisper White with Sequins embossing folder.  Set aside.
  2. Centre 2 1/2” x 1 1/2” oval over snowman on Santa’s Workshop DSP and run through Big Shot.  TIP: cut your piece of patterned paper as small as possible to get the most images for cards like this.
  3. Cut next size scalloped oval from Pool Party paper and the next sized regular oval from Smoky Slate. TIP: you can run all three framelits through your Big Shot at one go.
  4. Glue ovals together then to right front of sequin embossed panel.
  5. Attach panel to front of folded card.  TIP: I like using foam adhesive strips since I think I have a “sturdier” card.
  6. Tie a small bow and adhere with a glue dot above snowman. TIP: Make a bow in a wink with my super quick bow tying video

To make your own Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas here are all the supplies.  Thanks so much for shopping with me.

Want some Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

OK, enough reading.  Get crafting! Use up that patterned paper we all like to hoard *ahem*, save for that perfect occasion! 

And with Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas like these I predict you’ll be ordering another package right away!

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