Merry Christmas Eve….

We’ve reached the end of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap and none too soon!  In fact, we’re packing the last two days into one post today.  I hope one of these ideas can help with your last minute packing, wrapping and gifting!


We’ll start with a couple of food-safe gift bags.  I got these from the Love is in the Details store some time ago, and they have come in SO handy a number of times so I hope they’ll be coming back if they’re currently sold out.


One bag, I filled with a coconut clusters mix and the second bag is filled with mini gingerbread snaps.  I stamped on the bags themselves with a couple of different stamps; a snowflake background stamp for the top half and a tree stamp for the bottom.  Because I knew I could anticipate trouble with a perfectly stamped impression because of the folds of the bag creating ridges and valleys, I used my MISTI stamping tool, with a bar magnet AND I also taped down the corners of the bag.  It was a good thing too, because this was a repeated stamping situation.


One more trick you need to be aware of is about the heat embossing.  Because these bags are meant for food and they have that transparency covered window, they are lined with a coating of plastic.  What does transparency plastic do when you point a heat tool at it?  That’s right, it melts!  So before you start to melt the embossing powder, let it run for at least 30 seconds to get good and hot, so that the job is accomplished with just a few short blasts.  Keep the tool moving and move somewhat quickly.


If you’re wondering why these tags look familiar, it’s because they’re leftovers of the tags I designed for the store last year.  They’ve been white foiled with the Minc machine.

For day 12 of this gift-wrap-apalooza, we have these small, sheet-music wrapped boxes.  Our neighbors have 3 very musical boys whose practicing we can hear inside our house.  Occasionally they’ll even come over and perform their recital songs for us, just for the practice on a different piano.  So wrapping these items in sheet music was a no-brainer.


I also die cut some snowflakes from black glitter paper, dug out some of the remaining pieces of wood veneer alphabet letters (and by some stroke of luck, I found all of the letters I needed!?), adhered it all down and tied it all up with red cord.  Pictured below are the supplies I used for these packages.


Thank you for stopping by again today!  Have a very happy holiday season with all the best of your favorite people and traditions!!

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Day 10 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap…

Hi friends!  We’re getting close now!  Only a couple of days left to the big day!  Do you still have a couple of things to get wrapped up?  Creativity drying up?  And do you own any washi tape??  Well, you’ve come to the right place!


I will admit it.  I have a weakness for the washi.  It hardly even has to justify it’s existence for me to want to own it.  Well, after this, it needs to justify itself no more!  What a perfect use for pretty, thin paper, tape!


I went through my stash and pulled out several different combinations of patterns and colors.  My first thought was to pick one color/pattern combo and wrap them all the same, but I couldn’t pick just one!  So each box got a different combo!

Then, remember these from last summer?


Another useful-to-have-on-hand stash item!  I pulled out a couple of sheets of these layered embellishments (available in the LiitD store) and selected one to coordinate with each washi wrapped box.

And then some labels.  I also have a stash of these old sheets of labels that I will never get rid of.  Probably also, never use up completely, because I’m actually hoarding them.  But for today’s project, I gave some up.  I layered each embellishment on top of a label sticker and it added just the right amount of oomph to the layered clusters of punched paper shapes and bits.  At that, I decided it was enough.  The point was a quick and pretty way to cross another task off the to-do list.

washi5Here are some examples and close ups.








You can see how randomly the washi tapes are combined, and yet how pretty they are when you put them together!  I bet you have a few rolls around too!  Pull them out, and put them to work like this and I bet you’ll gain a new appreciation for them!


Thanks for stopping by today!  You know the drill.  Check back again tomorrow.  I’ll be posting both Days 11 and 12 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap!

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