Handmade Christmas Gifts for the Holiday Blog Tour

Pampering Handstamped Gift SetWelcome back for day 4 of the Holiday Blog Tour!  Don’t forget to leave a comment and I’ll enter you into the drawing for a small gift!  You can print a Stampin’ Up! Wish List right from here if you’d like too.

Yet again I have a gift giving idea for you.  If you haven’t seen my other gift ideas be sure to page down and check them out!  Today’s gift is for holiday cocoa 3pampering.  We all know someone who should take a little time to pamper themselves.

I’ve been saving IBC Cream Soda bottles for a little while knowing I wanted to do some fun project . . . just had to decide what!  (Please tell me I’m not the only one that does that!)  There are six bottles in this carry case.  Three of the bottles contain Hot Cocoa fixing like Hot Cocoa, Stampin' Up! Serene Snowflake Stamp Setpeppermint and chocolate chips.

To decorate the IBC bottles I stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Bashful Blue Classic Ink and the Serene Snowflake stamp set.  I used a variety of Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue ribbons to tie around the bottles and then used the Scallop Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch to make the labels.  I do not have stamps that say “Peppermint” and the other Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval Punchitems so I printed those up on the computer.

The bottles on the backside contain bath salts, lotion and bubble bath.  I was able to purchase corks at a local craft store to put in the tops of the bottles.

I’m going to be honest with you and suggest that if you wish to copy my idea, you may wish to do something other than peppermint.   The peppermint is very sticky and as it has settled has completely Stampin' Up! Hand-Stamped Giftstuck together.  The person receiving this gift may have some fun with the peppermint!

The carton holding the bottles is the original carton the bottles came in, I simply covered it with Merry Moment DSP.  After I had the DSP adhered to the carton, Stampin' Up! Merry Moments DSPnaturally I decided it needed a little something more.  I ended up stamping snowflakes from Serene Snowflake onto the carton in Bashful Blue Craft Ink.  I suggest doing that before covering the carton . . .

The bow is Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and then I attached snowflakes cut on the Big Shot (Snowflakes set #2 and Snowflake #2 dies used) with a rhinestone brad from Stampin' Up! Stamped Christmas Cardthe Pretties Kit.

Once again a matching card and envelope using the same DSP and ribbon.  “Welcome Christmas into your Heart” is from the Heard from the Heart stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed another “green” gift idea.  (I’m sure you’re going to love IBC Cream Soda too!)  Some people like to make a similar gift with Starbucks Coffee jars, I just don’t drink coffee so this is my version.

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  1. Another way cool project…you are very talented. I LOVE your ideas, and loved the colors that you used for todays project. Although I love the traditional red and green for the holidays…it’s nice to see other colors used to, and how yummy does the chocolate brown and blue look! Thanks for the ideas!!!

  2. What a great idea! I love how you stamped everything to match. I’m really loving the blue and brown color combo.

  3. Just hopping by to say “hi!” and I enjoy your creativity. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Once again an item that I will copy off of you!!! Thanks Becky.

  5. LOVE this idea!!! I am doing a craft fair in November and just may have to go get some of these to make!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Fabulous idea. So beautiful. Love the new DSP.

  7. Great idea and oh so pretty. Anyone would love to receive this.

  8. Love your “recycle” projects!! Great ideas.

  9. You keep amazing me with your AWESOME creations!

  10. what a great project! thanks

  11. Amazing….very beautiful. My kids love cream soda but I have been buying cans. What was I thinking?!?!?!

  12. I love this idea – such pretty color combinations! Its great to see things to reuse, since I’m a pack-rat anyway, now I can actually do something with things, perhaps!! Haha!! Thanks again for sharing!

  13. This is incredibly beautiful! I am going to save me some cream soda bottles. And I’m with you–I’d take the cream soda any day over coffee. 🙂

  14. Very Cute idea! I love the colors you used and the card is gorgeous.

  15. What an adorable project! Such talent here!

  16. Love the colors and the great idea

  17. I love getting ideas for 3-d altered projects thanks for sharing.

  18. What a wonderful to help us stay green. I love the recycling idea..
    Barb S

  19. Great idea! I love the “extra something” you added with the blue snowflakes over the DSP.

  20. I have a feeling we’ll lean more toward the Starbucks Frappaccino bottles and carriers…great idea! You could use something like the International Delights cafe drink mixes, too, especially if you use the Starbucks bottles.

  21. what a great idea! thanks for the warning about the peppermint!

  22. This would be a wonderful gift. How about putting some mini marshmallows in the other bottle and tying a couple of peppermint sticks
    on with the ribbon? I love this idea, and IBC cream soda, too. lol.
    thanks for sharing

  23. Love the project I can see I’ll be making some for teachers gift. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. Love the chocolate chip/bashful blue color combo….my fav! Great projects!!!

  25. I’ve not seen the IBC bottles before – your idea is awesome!!! Maybe marshmallows instead of peppermint? – better yet, peppermint flavored marshmallows!! Do they even make such a thing??? Your handmade gift project is so enjoyable and I know all on my Christmas list would love it!! Again, thanks so much for sharing!

  26. I have always given bottles of homemade hotsauce, now I can make them beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. I am so inspired by your gift giving ideas!!! Thanks so much for the blog tour stop

  28. I love this idea and that Kathy Hamrick may case it since she’s my creative consultant and she can help get it all as good as this stop looks. Thank you for some fantastic ideas!

  29. WOW do I wish that I was on your Christmas gift list—Love,love the whole project. And I feel better knowing that I am not a lone pack rat in a world full of neaties!!!! I do not like cream soda–but I am sure I can find some other flavor that will do!! Plus I love the choc chip and bashful blue color combo… can’t wait to see what you do next.

  30. Oh my stars. I want to get Christmas presents from you!!

    pedstamper at sbc global dot net

  31. Great color combination. Blue at Christmas is my favorite – so different and so elegant. This is a keeper for the Christmas card making classes in October/November. Can’t wait!

  32. I love this idea, the colors are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your awesome work.

  33. What a great idea. You sure do know how to come up with gift sets.

  34. Beautiful card to match the gift. Love the idea! I was sort of picturing the peppermint sticking to the bottle — then I read that was your experience too — thanks for posting that tidbit to save me a step!! Beautiful project!! Love it!

  35. Just an idea instead of peppermint, one might try using cinnamon red hots.

  36. What a great idea for personal christmas presents… i would like to try this this year for my mum and some friends. Do you also have a tutorial for the bath salts, lotion and bubble bath?? Or are they bought??
    Greetings from Germany 🙂

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