Any crafter knows that when it comes to handmade items for the holiday season, you must shop and get started creating early to get things done on time and so you do not feel frazzled last minute.
If you love Stampin’ UP! products and create your own holiday cards, gift packaging, or enjoy saving your photos in beautiful Scrapbook pages, then September 1st was a day of joy seeing the new items which you can now purchase for your holiday creations.
Last Thursday, I shared a few card samples with the Christmas Quilt Bundle from the holiday catalog which made the top of my list. As I mentioned, this set can be played with for hours, never creating the same design. Today, I share a few more items I created with this Bundle.
You’ll notice a few small 3″x3″ cards. Exciting news: the holiday catalog contains the envelopes for this size! Yippee! Once retired, now returned for the holiday (and one can hope/dream beyond) catalog. This size is perfect for gift bags and packages or even lunch box notes.
There are also some very cute Pizza Boxes in which the 3″x3″ size cards & envelopes will fit. The sample below was decorated with a bit of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, matching card stock, a tree stamped & cut with the Christmas Quilt bundle & a small tag from the Bunch of Banners dies.
The inside of these boxes is food grade gloss-lined. They would easily hold a cookie or chocolates, or perhaps a bracelet or other jewelry, but they also quite nicely contain some of the 3″x3″ cards and envelopes seen above. Design them to match a roll of wrapping paper and you have the perfect gift for an early December gift exchange.
Before you know it the holidays will arrive and you’ll wish you started creating things just a little earlier. Get started now so you can get it all done. Plus, avoid that frazzled feeling that inevitably occurs as we wait to long to start that holiday craft project.
Until next time…