Thursday, December 10, 2015

SSINKspiration Blog Hop: Merry Christmas!

Good morning!  December has arrived and with it holiday festivities are in full swing.  We’re having lots of fun and really trying to enjoy every minute together (even when Aidan was sick). For this months blog hop it’s all about Christmas and the designers are sharing some great ideas for this time of year.  I really love to make beautiful packaging to help make a gift truly unique so I’m sharing a gift packaging idea that is so pretty no one will want to open!
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I started with one of our Take Out Boxes (there are lots of great packaging staples Stampin’ Up! offers that really makes it easy for gift packaging).  Next I wrapped a piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (this whole package is beautiful, especially the poinsettia pattern).  Then I wrapped a piece of Mossy Meadow Stitched Cotton Ribbon around the box.  For the tag I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set and used Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamp before stamping it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Deco Labels Framelits.  I wanted to make a mat for the greeting but I didn’t want it to be too large so I took some Gold Glimmer Paper and traced around the “outside” of the framelit I used to cut the greeting and then cut it out using Paper Snips.  I punched a whole in the top of the tag and then tied it onto the package using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.

This package was really pretty easy to put together but by using the beautiful paper, ribbon, glitter, etc. it will really WOW anyone you decide to give it to (and you could easily turn the elements from this package into a matching card perfectly!)

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:


Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Bree’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  3. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  4. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  5. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  6. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  7. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  8. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  9. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'


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  1. Love this, Diana! Great tip about the framelits! I've never thought to do that!


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