Welcome back for the last day of the Holiday Blog Tour! This is the last day to leave a comment to be entered for my prize drawing! I have had several of you ask about a tutorial for the Gift Tag Box I showed you the first day. I am going to make that tutorial for you next week. I typically post every day to my blog so I hope you will check back next week to see the tutorial and more. (I’d tell you an exact day but I just don’t know yet . . . sorry!)
So far on this tour I have showed you gift tags and some gift ideas, now we just need a tree under which to place these items! Unfortunately this little tree is a little tipsy but I think you’ll like the items on it.
All of the items on the tree are Stampin’ Up! products (well, other than the lights.) You’ll notice that I used Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon for my garland and at various places I tied simple bows with various Stampin’ Up! ribbons. Right now only one side of the tree is decorated but I hope to do more and then have this tree up for my Christmas card classes!
This first ornament was made with the Stampin’ Up! exclusive Lattice die and the Big Shot. I simply cut the lattice out of two colors of cardstock (Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery) and laid one as a square and one as a diamond holding them together with a green Ice Circle Rhinestone brad. The ornament is hanging from the tree by silver elastic cord. I think this would be beautiful hanging from a ribbon on a gift as well!
The two ornaments made from the Delightful Decorations had to be the easiest! I stamped the ornaments onto Ballet Blue cardstock and embossed them with silver embossing powder. The Ornament punch makes it a snap to punch them out and hang them from the tree or anywhere!
I have two of these ribbon ornaments on the tree. One is made with Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain ribbon and the other with Brocade Blue. These are so simple to make! I simple strung a bead from the Pretties Kit onto string with a needle and then strung it through ribbon. String a second bead and loop the ribbon back around to put the needle through. Continue this process until it’s the length you want. It looks like Ribbon Candy!
Here’s another simple ornament. This is in the shape of a sour cream packet you might get at Wendy’s with your taco salad. Before shaping the ornament, however, I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. You could very easily make this ornament with a small gift or treat stored inside as well! (Like some Dove chocolates maybe or a ring or necklace . . .) Oh wait, maybe you better teach your husband to make (and fill) these!
There are some snowflakes on the tree that you may see. Those were cut on the Big Shot with a couple of our snowflake dies.
To top it all off is an angel made from a single piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The wings were cut with the Stampin’ Up! exclusive Tulipe die and Big Shot. The head was cut with the 1 3/4″ circle punch. Both were attached to the body with Sticky Strip.
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