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Handmade Christmas Baker's Box & Gift Bag

Christmas Baker's Box by Robin Feicht

Hello Friends,

Let's talk!  Have you seen the Stampin' Up! Holiday Discontinued Products List?  What surprised you?  I was a little taken back that the Nothing Sweeter Bundle and the Candy Cane Season Bundle are leaving so soon.  I had big plans for Valentines Day and Birthdays using the Nothing Sweeter Bundle.  And who isn't in love with the cute Candy Cane Season Bundle?  Did I mention that these two bundles play especially well together?


Christmas Baker's Box by Robin Feicht

Christmas Baker's Boxes

Wow, these Baker's Boxes are not only food safe, but they are also quite roomy.  You can pack a lot of goodness in these 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/8" Baker's Boxes.  Think donuts, cookies, chocolate and other sweet treats for Gift Giving at Christmas, Valentine's Day and many other occasions.  They're good for anytime you need small gift packaging.  But today, they are for Christmas Gift Giving.  I'm thinking teachers, neighbor, secret sister and co-workers, just to name a few.

Baker's Box Design Tricks

My removable belly band and my heart and tree were all fashioned with Festive Farmhouse Designer paper.  If you look closely at the tree and the heart, you will notice that they are not only cute shapes, but they also have a lovely stitched edge made with the Sweetly Stitched Framelits dies.

The candy cane with the bow were stamped with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks and punched with the Candy Cane Builder Punch.

I also stamped images from both the Nothing Sweeter and the Candy Cane Season directly onto the Baker's Box.  Note:  The baker's box is a little smoother than regular card stock, so you may want to heat set your ink.

I mounted all my elements on a Cherry Cobbler label cut with the Stitched Labels dies.


Handmade Gift Bag by Robin Feicht

And what about this Gift Bag and Tag?  Aren't they just the sweetest?

Gift Bag & Tag Design Tips

My bag was super simple to make with the Gift Bag Punch Board and Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper.  I created a "cuff" to show off both sides of my handsome designer paper.  Simply fold over the top before assembling to make the cuff.

I once again stamped and punched a candy cane and box, but this time with Garden Green and Real Red Inks to match my fabulous Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape.  I used a little piece of all 5 Washi Tapes, because they are all gorgeous and fun.

I punched the top of my 2" Tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and threaded a snippet of Festive Farmhouse Cotton  Twine through the top.

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Stampin' Up! Year End Close-Out Sale

Stampin' Up!'s Year End Close-Out Sale begins tomorrow, December 5!  Save BIG on a selection of Retiring and Overstock products.  You'll want to shop early, because all items of the Close-Out Sale are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

 

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy


Handcrafted Christmas Ornament

Wisemen Still Seek Him Handcrafted Ornament

Hello Friends,

We all know that we can use the adorable Mini Pizza Boxes for giving small food and treat gifts, but did you know that they also make cute Christmas ornaments?  I recently saw the cutest little Farmhouse Ornament made by Tina Zinck and thought that it was quite the clever Idea.  I naturally wanted to come up with my own Robin original ornament, so I pulled out my mini pizza boxes and made this Wise Men Still Seek Him Christmas Ornament with my Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies.  

Handcrafted Christmas Ornament Tips

I cut the window with my largest Layering Squares die. 

My background and box edge are covered with Night of Navy papers from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

I backed my town windows with Gold Foil Paper and heat embossed "Wise Men Still Seek Him" with a stamp from the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and Gold Embossing Powder.

For snow, I scooped on Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  Tip: Putting on the embossing paste is a lot like frosting a cake.

And finally,  I attached my gingham bow and Gold sequin hanger with my handy, dandy hot glue gun.

For a complete clickable link product list scroll down and to see Tina's Farmhouse ornament that inspired me, click here.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 

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Simple Stamping Christmas Cards

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Hello Friends,

How much beautiful Designer Paper do you have stashed away?  You know what I mean gorgeous, gorgeous paper sits in your drawer because you are reluctant to use it.  With Christmas less than a month away, I realized that I have been doing just that.  Which seems silly since I have a lot of Christmas Cards that need to be made and mailed.  My Solution to both dilemmas is #simplestamping.  Do you realize that from a single sheet of 12" x 12" designer paper you can cut six 4" x 5-1/4" pieces for card fronts and still have left overs for other card elements?   And do you realize that with, on average, 12 sheets of paper in every pack, that could be 72 card fronts plus some?  It gets even better than that!   Stampin' Up! makes coordinating card stock packages to match their Designer Papers.  Each card stock package contains 24 sheets or 8 each of 3 coordinating colors.   An average card base is an half a sheet of card stock.  Translated, that's 48 Card Bases!

With all that in mind, I have resolved to use all that beautiful, beautiful designer paper by the end of the Holiday Season on Cards, Tags and Gift Packaging, but for today let's talk about simple stamping and quick, easy Card Making.  Here's 3 Christmas Card Ideas to get you started.


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All you need to make this Christmas Card is Card Stock, Designer Paper, Ink, stamps (I used the Christmas Pines stamps) and a bitty bit of linen thread.


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All the supplies are the same for this card, but I eliminated the Linen Thread and used the Everyday Label Punch and a Pearlized Doily.


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Same supplies minus the punch!  What will you do?  Hoard that beautiful paper for another year or put it to good use and enjoy it?

 

Have a fabulous day,

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