Weekly News – Gift Ideas

By | December 8, 2015

It’s that time of year, when you’re thinking of what to get those special people in your lives.  If you’re like me, you’re also thinking of new and different ways to wrap gifts so they look extra pretty and festive.  Well, I’ve got a few ideas for you today, and more later this week.  I’m working on all sorts of things, including little gifts for friends and neighbors, gifts for teachers, and gifts for family.  I’ve even got ideas for your crafty friends!

First off, let’s look at the new Weekly Deals.  The new Precision Base Plate is on sale this week!!!  This plate is awesome for cutting intricate framelit and thinlit dies.  I would highly recommend snapping up this item this week, especially after looking at some of the awesome intricate die cuts in the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  (Just saying…)

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Upcoming Year End Sale:

Also, keep your eye out for the year-end sale that will start on December 10, 2015 and continue through January 4, 2016!  Stampin’ Up! will be offering discounts up to 60 percent on select products while supplies last.  Be sure to check my online store on December 10 for more details!

 

Gift Ideas:

Are you looking for gift ideas for your crafty friends?  How about a prepaid subscription to Paper Pumpkin?  You can purchase prepaid subscriptions at my online store using the item codes listed below.  Notice that the 6 and 12 month prepaid subscriptions save money!!!  Also, these items count towards earning host benefits.  So, buy something for your friends and get a little something for yourself for free:)  Wondering how these work?  The recipient receives an email with an activation code.  They can create or sign into an existing Paper Pumpkin account and add the subscription.  It’s very simple.  (Be sure to tell the recipients to sign up with me as their demonstrator and I’ll add them to my list for FREE monthly tutorials for alternative projects using the kits!)

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Gift certificates:

Not sure what your crafty friend might want?  How about a gift certificate instead?  I offer gift certificates for any amount.  Just email me at tamihewlett@comcast.net and I’ll send you a beautiful handmade gift certificate that anyone would love!!!

Gift Wrapping:

Today, I’m sharing some Tiny Treat Boxes.  These boxes are the perfect size to fit six Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares.  I go to Costco and buy a couple big bags of peppermint bark and chocolate holiday squares, mix them up, stuff the boxes, and voila; I’ve got some perfect little treats to hand out to friends and neighbors.  These little treats would also look great as table decorations for holiday dinner parties.

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I didn’t spend a lot of time of these.  I’m making LOTS!!!  I decided to decorate them with some of my leftover holiday designer series paper and embellishments and then add some tags using the Antique Tags hostess stamp set.  This stamp set coordinates with several punches and framelit dies and is available to earn for free when you host a qualifying party with sales of $150.

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For this first box, I embossed the tag in gold and added a Metallic Foil Doily as an accent.  I also used the Bow Builder Punch to create a coordinating Mossy Meadow bow.

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For my next box, I stamped the Antique Tag stamp with Basic Gray Archival ink so I could watercolor the Santa.  This time, I used some Silver Foil paper to make my bow and match the Metallic Foil Doily.

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Lastly, I embossed my tag in gold and used a little bit of Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper to accent the tag.  Because these boxes are tiny, it’s easy use little leftovers like this.

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Supplies used on my gift boxes:

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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Tami Hewlett

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