One Sheet Mini Scrapbook & Gift Bag!

This little scrapbook is perfect when you have some pictures to share with a loved one, and you want to put them together as an extra special gift. The base of this mini scrapbook is made from one sheet of cardstock, and features the Swirly Bird Bundle. There are 12 pages to put pictures on, with three inner decorated sections. This gift is finished off with a coordinating gift bag that’s made with one sheet of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

This project was designed by Christy Fulk for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September, or select one of the 3-month or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

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Holly Jolly Layers Gift Card Holder

Mom and I did a little shopping yesterday, a little eating and a lot of just hanging out.  I loved her interaction with my daughter when she Facetimed us.  The two of them had both of us rolling in the floor with laughter!  I love that my daughter has a relaxed (yet respectful) relationship with my mom.  My mom commented that she felt like she was just one of the girls — that’s really a cool thing between an eighteen year old and a ninety-two year old!

Today, I have another gift packaging idea for you.

I know we all give gift cards to someone.

This Christmas Gift Card Holder with Hershey's Deluxe from theartfulinker.com

But if you’re like me, though it can be the perfect gift, it feels like it needs a little something with it.

I’ve seen several of this idea gift card holder and wanted to modify it to hold the candy I want to include – Hershey’s Deluxe Kisses.

Directions:

I used a 6-3/4″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

It is scored on the portrait side at: 5-3/4″ and 1″

Turning a quarter to the landscape side, score at: 2-3/4″x 5-1/4″, 6-3/4″, 8, 9-1/2″ and 10-3/4″

Cut the side tabs off of the two large sections and fold the top section forward.

Adhere a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of This Christmas designer paper to the front panel.

Use the 1″ circle punch and punch a half circle notch in the center edge of this front panel.

Add Tear and Tape along the bottom edge, and inside left edge and adhere to the back panel.

Tip: I inserted an old gift card as a guide for the Tear and Tape.

Fold box section forward at each score line.

Using the Decorative Label punch, punch on the score line that connects the top and front panels of the box.

Add a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Window Sheet inside the box using Tear and Tape at the top and bottom of the punched hole.

Add Tear and Tape to the 1/4″ tab at the end of the box.  Attached to the bottom front of the gift card panel.  Make sure to square things up.

Fold in the left side tabs and adhere with Tear and Tape.

On the right side, remove the back and bottom tabs.  Then cut a 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler.  Score at 1/4″.  Fold along the score line and taper the ends of the 1/4″ section.  Attach this piece under the front tab with Tear and Tape.  This will create a tuck tab closure for the box.

Add a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of This Christmas designer paper to the front panel of the box.

Stamp “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” from Holly Jolly Layers ( 142223) in Garden Green on Very Vanilla cardstock.

This Christmas Gift Card Holder with Candy Box from theartfulinker.com

I cut the Very Vanilla piece with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.

Then, I cut a scalloped piece of Gold Glimmer Paper for a subtle accent using the Layering Squares.  I love that you get just a peek of glimmer!

I then cut out the center of the scalloped square so that it would be easier to attach the sentiment square with Dimensionals.

Just add candy and a gift card!

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Blossom Builder Calendar & Note Card Gift Set!

If you’re immersed in the holiday season, but have a need for some quick and thoughtful ideas for gift-giving – this gift set is your answer! The recipient of this gift will be prepared for the New Year and days to come! You’ll learn how to make the simple, but oh so pretty and practical Stand-Up Mini Calendar with Post-it Pad. And everyone needs some quick, but cute Note Cards with envelopes for quick a thank you every now and then! The Note Cards and Envelopes are easily gifted in a quick Cellophane Bag! And the Coordinating 3” x 3” Gift Card will top off this perfect gift for that person who is so hard to buy for!

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Pop of Paradise Gift Box

On Sunday, I enjoyed a fun afternoon as a friend and her sister joined me as we made the Tin of Tags kit.  We shared conversation, a nice bottle of wine and of course, crafting.  That’s what a call a great afternoon!

If you’re interested in the Tin of Tags kit — it’s part of the Year End Close Out and is available at a discount.  I think you’ll love it! — we did!

After creating for Sunday’s blog hop — I’ve kind of been in box mode.  In fact, before I left on Monday to come visit my mom I made several boxes for my gift giving this year.  And you know I’m going to share them with you!

Pop of Paradise Gift Box from theartfulinker.com

Several of the college students I have met this year have in one way or another mentioned note cards.  So I thought I would gift my niece, who just went away to college this year, with some note cards that reflect her personality — fun and vibrant.  I think cards are an expense that many students would forgo.  But, many want to send birthday, thinking of you or thank you notes.

I’ve used Pop of Pink designer paper and the Envelope Punch Board to create my box.

The belly band is also a piece of Pop of Pink.

Over that I’ve layered a scalloped Layering Oval in Basic Black.

And finished with a Stitched Shapes Oval in Whisper White.

I stamped the flamingo from Pop of Paradise in Melon Mambo before attaching the oval with Dimensionals.

I think it makes a fun package.

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Creation Station Blog Hop – Wrap It Up

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Welcome to the December, 2016 Creation Station blog hop where we are wrapping it up!

Enjoy today’s inspiration as we share a variety of ideas to help you wrap up your holidays.

Today, I’ve created a couple of boxes to help you with your holiday gift giving.

I love creating boxes!

My first box is an elf hat

Cutie Pie Elf Hat for Creation Station Blog Hop from theartfulinker.com

that I made using the Cutie Pie Thinlits.

This box  came to me yesterday morning as I was watching the video from Easton Area High School Band’s participation in the QVC Christmas parade on Friday evening.  The twirlers made me think of elves!

These boxes are perfect for a few sweets, a gift card, a small gift, favor and even table decoration.

Using the Cutie Pie Thinlits, I cut the box/hat from a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock.  After putting it together with Tear and Tape, I gently bent the top of the hat to one side.

Cutie Pie Elf Hat for Creation Station blog hop - trim detail - from theartfulinker.com

Then, I used the Cutie Pie Thinlits to cut  1-1/2″ wide pieces of Real Red cardstock to fit around the bottom of the hat.  After adhering the pieces in pairs of one long and one short side, I lightly sketched on a triangular pattern and then used my scissors to cut out the shape.  Before adhering the pieces to the base of the box, I used my Bone Folder to gently curl the points.  Once the Real Red pieces had been attached to the box, I used hot glue to add  White Pom Pom Trim.

Cutie Pie Elf Hat for Creation Station Blog Hop - pom pom detail - from theartfulinker.com

Next, I put a circle of hot glue on my Silicone Craft Mat and wound up  a circle of Pom Pom Trim in the glue.  Once it had cooled, I punched a 1/16″ hole in the top of the hat and threaded a piece of White Bakers Twine through.  Then, I attached the cooled Pom Pom Trim circle to the ends of the White Bakers Twine with a dab of hot glue.

That Cutie Pie Elf Hat is cute, huh!?!

My second box was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Gift Bag Punch Board Tall Pentagonal Gift Box for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I started with a 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.

It’s been punched and scored using the “side” score line on the board.

Before assembling, I randomly stamped snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes in Versamark and then embossed in Gold.  Tear and Tape was used to hold the box together.

The lid is a 2-1/2″ x 11 piece of Blushing Bride.  On the sides of the lid, I’ve stamped the smallest Flurry of Wishes snowflake in Versamark and embossed in Gold.  To the top of the lid, I added a piece of Blushing Bride to give it a more finished look.   Before adhering this piece, it was stamped with the second largest snowflake from Flurry of Wishes  and heat embossed in Gold.

Gift Bag Punch Board Tall Pentagonal Gift Box - bow detail - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

Finally there’s that yum-mee bow on the top!  I layered 1/4″ Gold Natural Trim and 1/2″ Very Vanilla Lace Trim and made several loops.  Once it was the desired size, I added a circle of hot glue to my Silicone Craft Mat and pressed the bottom of my bow  into the glue.  Then, I carefully lifted layers and dotted in hot glue to hold the whole thing together.  No tying — just layered loops and a little hot glue!

Gift Bag Punch Board Tall Pentagonal Gift Box - snowflake detail - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

While the bow was cooling, I added a looped piece of Gold Sequin Trim to the lid with hot glue.  At the loose ends of the sequin trim, I used hot glue to adhere Flurry of Wishes snowflakes embossed in Gold on Vellum cardstock.  They were cut with Snow Flurry punch. After peeling the cooled bow from the Silicone Craft Mat, I attached it to the lid with hot glue and added a loop of 1/2″ Very Vanilla Lace Trim in the middle to finish it.

Here’s a quick video for making the Pentagon Gift Box

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Elf Hat and Gift Bag Punch Board gift boxes.

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Now it’s time to hop!  You can go back to Mikaela or forward to Holly.  Either way, I know you’re going to love what they’ve created!

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