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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 3 of #12daysofholidaygiftwrap….

Hello, hi!

I’m back today with another gift bag idea for you!

Today’s bag has no stenciling, but is all stamped up, eleven ways to Sunday!

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I started by stamping the fancy label in the center of the bag.  Then I filled in the space left for a sentiment with a Just For You stamp and then I die cut a piece of Post-It paper using the coordinating die so I could mask off the fancy label and stamp the background.  I used a Kaisercraft floral stamp that matched at the edges well enough to build up the entire bag background.  I stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Doing it that way means less chance of black embossing powder getting stuck somewhere that’s only obvious after you’ve heated it and made it permanent.

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This time I die cut the top of the bag with a scalloped die from Lawn Fawn and my Big Shot, then added the holes with a punch.  I ran some chiffon ribbon through the holes and tied on a ribbon-rose-adorned tag and decided that was good!

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All the supplies I used are shown in the photo below.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Please check back tomorrow for another in the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap series.

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This post was written by Norine on December 15, 2017

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