This week it's all about the packaging! I'm showing some fantastic ideas for dressing up your holiday gifts with a handmade, personal touch! Yesterday, we saw a Good Cheer Gift Box with a 4-Step Paper Bow. Today, I'm showing the second box with another fun bow idea.
A quick reminder, first...
We're creating some fabulous projects this week, including the Gingerbread Man Gift Card Holder, a Designer Series Paper Mini Gift Bag, and we'll learn how to color Glimmer Paper and sparkle up Embossing Powder with a pretty snowflake card!
- When: December 14 at 6:30pm
- Where: Angie's Too Cool Stamping Studio, SW Fort Wayne, IN
- Cost: $15 per class, or it's FREE when you place an order at the event.* It's also FREE to Stamp Club members (learn more)!
*Minimum order is $25. Stamp Club orders qualify. Other club, class, and workshop orders do not qualify.
Contact me today to reserve your spot before Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5pm!
Like yesterday's box, this box is decorated with Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper: one 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" piece for the top, and four 3-1/8" x 2-1/8" pieces for the sides.
I added a 3-1/8" long Red Glimmer Paper border along each of the bottom panels with the Tasteful Trim XL Die. This die makes awesome accents!
The tag was created with matching paper that's folded and cut with the smallest Window Frame Framelit Die. I punched a matching Glimmer poinsettia with the Boho Blossom Punch and added a Metallic Brad.
But, the most fabulous part of this box is the sparkly Cherry Cobbler Tulle bow that looks like a poinsettia flower! Love it, love it, love it! This is a technique that I learned at the Lansing Regional last month.
Create Your Own Sparkly Tulle Poinsettia Bow
- Start with approximately 18" of Tulle.
- Gather the Tulle at the center, scrunching from one end to the other.
- Wrap some Baker's Twine around the center of few times to hold it in place, then tie a double-knot. Do not trim the twine yet.
- Fluff out your flower to get it into the shape you like.
- Choose the side of the bow that will be the top and smoosh your VersaMark Ink Pad into the top of the flower. Dab and rub it all over the flower until you feel like you've covered the entire piece. You won't be able to tell where the VersaMark is, but trust me, it's there!
- Using the twine strings to help you hold it, sprinkle Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over the entire flower. It will look nice and sugar-coated!
- Heat-emboss on with the Heat Tool on low until the "sugar" becomes transparent. You can use the high setting, but be careful not to heat any part too long...it will melt and curl. TIP: Use craft tweezers will help you hold it while embossing.
- Trim the twine, then add an embellishment to the center with Crystal Effects or a hot glue gun.
I cut the shanks off of an Antique Brad for my center. TIP: The Craft & Rubber Scissors cut through brad legs like butter! Do NOT use scissors you love, like Paper Snips, to cut the brads!
___________________________________________________________________Complete Supply List:
- Ink—VersaMark Ink
- Paper—Be of Good Cheer DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
- Accessories—Kraft Gift Boxes, Cherry Cobbler Tulle, White Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Antique Brads, Metallic Brads
- Tools—Window Frame Framelits, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, hot glue gun, Dimensionals, SNAIL
You can find all the supplies to create this project and more at my Online Store!
___________________________________________________________________Upcoming Too Cool Events!
- Wow Techniques Class—Dec. 14, 6:30pm. RSVP by Dec. 13.
- Procrastinator's Open Stamp Night—Dec. 18, 6pm-10pm.
- "Last Thursdays" Monthly Cards Class—Dec. 27, 6:30pm.
- Spring Catalog "Kick-Off" Party—Jan. 6, 1pm.