Saturday, December 20, 2014

Simple Holiday Boxes & Tags

Hi there... do you need some ideas for quick boxes or tags for your holiday gatherings? Well, I have some easy to create samples to share. With the Gift Box Punch board it's super easy to create boxes in a matter of minutes. I made the smallest box (a 1.75x1.75") final box. Simply follow the score lines indicated for your paper size, mine was a 6x6" square to begin with. I cut some simple layers 1/8" smaller, then some Trim the Tree designer series paper and a die cut glimmer star.
It looks so tiny far away.. well, it is pretty tiny - but oh so cute! It could hold a bunch of chocolates or some earrings. A pretty package, if I do say myself!
I used the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set. This set is available online and not shown in any catalogue. I got it last year - it's got some really great sayings perfect for tags (item # 134623). A couple of them can be perfectly punched out with the Mr. Hexagon punch too... no coincidence why I like this set!?
This time I've got a wine tag... it could be used for a sparkling cider. It jazzes up your gift a little bit. I cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, 3" wide and you could use many different lengths depending on the size of bottle. I scored it at 1-1/2" and punched a 1-3/8" circle in the center (I just eyeballed it). Then decorate as desired... these really take no time at all to make a bunch for your holiday gift giving.
This type of box/bag, not sure which category it falls under is so simple to make and can be done in a variety of sizes. I've been making these for many years, since they are so simple and need no measurements or cutting if you didn't want to. Super easy. For my samples, I chose to make a 6-1/2"x4-1/2" size, since that is the size of the paper in the Trim the Tree designer series paper stack. I love, love those paper stacks - so perfect for many things!!! All you do to make these "sour cream containers" as they are called is to add some sticky strip adhesive to one end. Make a tube, then put another piece in the opening of one end to seal the bottom. I leave the top open to put my treats in (in this case some yummy peppermint chocolates!) but I punch a hole and tie closed with a ribbon. For the top opening, you want to seal your container the opposite way of the bottom. I added a simple 2" circle tag using the Mingle All the Way stamp. Very simple to mass produce a bunch of these adorable boxes!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my shares today, and will try to make some of these cuties for yourself - they are super easy... I promise. Have a super Saturday, I'm off to work!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: Mingle All the Way, Making Spirits Bright, Christmas Tagables
Papers: Trim the Tree DSP, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Whisper White Cardstocks, Silver and Red Glimmer Papers
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Garden Green Classic Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker Assortments
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Gift Box Punch Board, 2" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Banners Framelits Dies, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stars Framelits Dies, Silver Satin Ribbon,1/8" Gold Ribbon, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbn, Stampin' Trimmer

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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