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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Stampin' Up! - Art With Heart Team Blog Hop November 2019 - Boxes and Gift Bags

The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

Well I have been rather busy this past week with my working on helping my son push through getting his Cert IV in Disability and finish his assignments and placement.  Having autism he wanted to make sure that people like his sister and himself don't continue to fall through the cracks like they both have. I am very proud of him for taking this step. So while I have been sitting up with him and proof reading his work and giving moral support I have been working on gift bags and boxes to show you.

Last Saturday I had the break up lunch for my church fellowship that I run for the ladies and I got the idea from Ronda Wade of the blessing boxes. So I made 24 of them.

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The mini pizza boxes that Stampin' Up have are just perfect for these blessing boxes and I think they were perfect for my church ladies.

On the outside I have layered Real Red card stock 3 1/4 x 3 1/4  inch square with a DSP layer of Let it Snow is 3x3 inches.  The coastal cabana circle is cut out using the layering circle dies and I have embossed the silver foil ornament with the Stylish scrolls 3D embossing folder.

The small ornament is red glimmer paper and is so sparkly! Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot. You can see the little lines of Coastal Cabana between the Real Red lines on the Let is Snow DSP so that is why the circle is coastal cabana.

On the inside of the mini pizza boxes although they are food safe I have decorated the inside for this purpose with a stamp and a print out of some Scripture verses. The Stamp set I chose for the inside was Light and Peace and I stamped it in Memento ink and cut it out using the layering circle dies and my die cutting machine.

Once I had them all decorate I folded them up and filled them with lollies for the ladies.

I had so much fun doing these I decided to make a gold one with the Christmastime is here bundle as Stampin' Up! has Gold Mini Pizza Boxes in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

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I used similar measurements to the other mini pizza boxes but this time I used the Christmas rose stamp to stamp the image in cherry cobbler, old olive and mossy meadow. The sentiment is in Gold Glitz delicata ink and  cut out with the dies that come with the Christmastime is here suite.

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I was having so much fun with the boxes that Stampin' Up! has that I thought I would decorate one of the Baker's Boxes that they have in preparation for  my online purchase of decorative rolling pins that I had bought to make Christmas biscuits/cookies!

Baker's Box, Let it snow, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, Christmas, Baking, Stampin' Up!, #loveitchopit

I went back to my first lot of colouring and DSP of Let it Snow as who doesn't like real red and coastal cabana? 

Baker's Box, Let it snow, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit

I think these boxes are going to look so cute when I get these biscuits made. I am so glad that my rolling pins arrived today so I could take a photo for you so you could see what I was talking about. These Baker's Boxes are so cool and are food safe so make sure you get some for your Christmas baking gifts! Yum!

Ok so there has been so much assignment writing I had time to make one more thing.

Pressed Petals, Gift Bag, Origami, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up!, #loveitchopit

I found this origami gift bag fold online and thought you know that would work so well with the thinner DSP like our Pressed Petal that we have so here you go. My daughter loves Japan and loves origami so when I saw this little gift bag I thought it was just gorgeous and on the sight paperkawii.com is where you can go to find the instructions to fold this bag.

Pressed Petals, Gift Bags, Origami, Rhapsodyincraft, Stampin' Up

I just love the fan like fold on the top of the  bag.

To make the bag you use a A4 size piece of paper or 21 cm x 29.5 cm 

This is the bottom of the bag and I have used tombow glue to adhere the bag together.

The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon is  a lovely touch to finish off this gift bag and all you need with such gorgeous paper from Stampin' Up!.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects tonight and if you would like any information about these products please don't hesitate to contact me.

Now it is time to go to our next hop so grab a cuppa and continue on in the Blog Hop with the very talented Rebecca Jacovou.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Sharon Davern     <=You are here

Thank you for spending some time with me this evening,
take care,


Kathryn Ruddick said...

What great projects Sharon! And I especially love seeing how you decorated the gold box because they are SO gold! LOL
I hardly ever make cookies, but I WANT those rolling pins!! Have fun baking!

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow Sharon, these are all so gorgeous! I just wanted to say huge congrats to your son and to you for doing the Cert IV, you are such a wonderful mum. I will be showing my mum your bag, she loves origami and anything Japanese too and iwll want to make one of these. And SNAP on the rolling pin - I ordered one online too and it arrived this week, the exact same design as yours xxx

Su said...

Beautiful ideas Sharon! I love your blessing boxes - great idea! And I think I am going to have a go with the origami bag - thanks for sharing this!

Kate Morgan said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, I knew you had a busy week, but even more so with this multitude of projects. They are all so stunning. I have been looking at purchasing those rolling pins for years, I might just have to get some!

Rachel Palmieri said...

Such a fabulous selection of projects you've made to share, Sharon. I don't know how you do it, but I guess you make time for things you really love to do. They are all very inspiring to anyone looking for gift packaging. Thank you.

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