Friday, December 21, 2012

The Sisters in Stamping blog is putting up some quick gift wrapping ideas for this weeks edition of Fabulous Friday. Here is my gift bag for this week--
I'm always on the hunt for new ways to wrap gifts for little or no money, one of the reasons why I like stamping so much. My husband says I'm waaaaay to practical. Here is a picture tutorial on how to make this cute little bag. I'm using some 2 sided 12x12 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper called Be of Good Cheer.

Step One: Place the box (this is a box of cookie mix** see below for directions on finding a box of your own) on the paper, folding the paper up so that at least 2/3 of the base of the box is covered.

Step Two: Fold in each side, not too tightly, I use liquid glue to secure. Use the pads of your fingers to score all four sides/corners of the paper to the box.

Step Three: "Wrap" the end of the box like you would a gift.
 Step Four: Slide the box out of the Designer Series Paper. If you have a hard time sliding the box out that means that the Step Two was done too tight.

Step Five: Pinch the sides in and fold top down, and decorate with a ribbon and tag.
**To find a box to wrap of your own cut a string the length of the longest side of your paper. My paper is square, so my string was 12" long. Take that string to your pantry or to the grocery store and wrap it around a box to see if it will needs to overlap at least a 1/4". You only need one box and it helps if it is still full of food, it will wrap better if it's heavy. There you go-- I have that box of cookie mix in my craft room and I can "wrap" myself up a bag any time I need it in whatever theme I need it in.
Thank-you for stopping by!
Happy Stamping, Karla c(:

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Tree Ornaments for Sisters

Merry Christmas! I love to make ornaments (and buy ornaments) so that is why my pick for the Sisters in Stamping blog is Homemade Christmas Ornaments this week. Here is mine--
I've had this idea for awhile and even bought the die (Elegant Bird Bigz, #125593, $21.95) especially to try to make this ornament idea I had in my head. Here is another picture from a different angle.
It was on the difficult side to take pictures of my bird, I'm hoping that you can see how it's put together-- 'cause I don't think I could explain it! I used the First Edition Designer Series Paper and glued it to both side of a piece of thin card board. So excited about how pretty she turned out.
Thank-you for coming by, make sure you stop by the Sisters site to see the other lovely ornaments.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Welcome! The Sisters in Stamping blog is featuring Quick and Easy Gift Ideas for our Fabulous Friday post. Here is my idea--
It is a money holder, cause there is nothin' faster than money, I think! I used the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch (#118874, $16.95) to make my tree (Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green). The Real Red card stock is 6 3/4"x 9" scored at 3" and 6" and then I trimmed 1/4" off of one end so that it would not bind when I folded it. Here is a picture of the inside-- 
There is a small tab of Velcro to keep it closed. I made a couple to have on case of an Emergency!

Have a great week, and we will see you back next Friday....we will be showing off some handmade Ornaments for your Christmas Tree.

Happy Stamping, Karla c(: