Happy Friday everyone! I know I have a lot going on here on the ol' blog today so if you're looking for the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop, click HERE. If you're looking for some last minute gift giving ideas featuring die cuts (and some stamping)...read on! Plus, I have a GIVEAWAY for you today!
I am so super thrilled to share my projects showcasing Kerri & Lori's die cut designs. These two ladies create some of the most incredible die cuts and here are a few ideas showcasing those designs for your last minute holiday gifts and gift-giving! Please be sure to check out Kerri's Blog and Lori's Blog for lots of fabulous last minute gift giving ideas!
I am always a sucker for cute packaging, no matter what's inside and these sweet little boxes are all from Lori's Online Store HERE. I paired her boxes and pinwheel designs with Kerri's words + snowflakes + labels + tags to create this beautiful assortment of gift boxes and glittered ornaments.
I paired the die cut designs with stamping, glitter, ribbons, trims and vintage-style buttons for elegant boxes that could be used for gift giving or simply displayed in your home during the holiday season!
On this first box, I die cut the box using Lori's Box with Wavy Slip Lid and embellished the box with ribbon and lace trim. The pinwheels are Lori's from the Silhouette Online Store (award_ribbon_pinwheel_C00996_20509). I cut both the small and large rosettes (see steps below) and layered them with Kerri's snowflake (December Addtions: The Extras) spritzed with SC Clay & Shine Mister Huey Mists and Kerri's star (Christmas Countdown) using the faux chipboard technique (see steps below). Martha Stewart Antique Silver Glitter adds sparkle to the "chipboard" star. A vintage-style button tops the decorative box lid. I stamped a greeting on the die cut banner (award_ribbon_pinwheel_C00996_20509) using a Papertrey Ink Stamp.
I love the idea of a matching ornament and pretty gift box.
The box is pretty enough to dispaly on it's own with a lovely die cut label stamped with Papertrey Ink's In The Meadow stamp set sentiment in colors that match the box and ornament design. Of course I had to use some Studio Calico Mister Huey Clay Mist to distress Kerri's FREEBIE label a bit and a fine mist of SC Shine to give it that holiday sparkle! The greeting was stamped with Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Ink.
The box design is Lori's Pizza Box style die cut and this works fantabulous with the Silhoutte Cameo (or any machine with a 12" cutting surface). This will work great with your other digi die-cutters as well (i.e. Silhouette SD), the box size will be a little smaller so be sure to adjust your ornament(s) accordingly.
The star of the show: lots of cream colored papers with glitter and snowy accents. These rosettes are all the rage these days and Lori has the perfect design in the Silhouette Store (award_ribbon_pinwheel_C00996_20509) to create these stunning masterpieces! Sure, you can score the paper yourself but it's lovely to let the machine do all the scoring/cutting work for you and all you have to do is fold and adhere it together! Lots of layers really make this ornament design and give it that elegant feel.
And just to give you an idea of how lovely this looks inside the gift box, tucked in some tissue paper all ready for gift-giving!
These next three boxes all have a little something different going on.
This first box is long and skinny. I am thinking a piece of jewelry (necklace, bracelet, watch, etc.) would look stunning nestled inside here tucked under the tree!
The box is Lori's Bracket Closure Box cut from a Crate Paper Peppermint Collection sheet of paper and tied with a pretty cream satin ribbon with a decorative Basic Grey Button hot glued to the center. The tag is from Kerri's This & That: Family kit, stamped with a greeting stamp from Papertrey Ink's Love Lives Here Holiday set.
This box is Lori's Petal Top Box adorned with a faux chipboard glittered ornament from Kerri's Christmas Countdown Kit, a pretty natural colored textured ribbon and a vintage style button hot glued to the center.
*The tall box is Lori's from the Silhouette Online Store (adorable_box_4_C00383_20509).*
Before starting my projects I gathered up an assortment of papers that I wanted to use.
When you are die cutting boxes, be sure to fold in all the flaps on the score lines before assembling. I used adhesive tape to assemble my boxes.
Cut several layers to adhere one on top of another. I usually use somewhere between 3-5 layers. For my projects here I used 4 layers.
I started out using the Martha glittering glue (because it was handy) but I think Glossy Accents works better. Here you can see the "chipboard" word JOY all glued together.
Apply a coat of glittering glue to chipboard piece.
Coat with glitter and let dry completely. Punch hole with Crop-a-dile and string with ribbon.
Accordian Fold Rosettes:
Die cut 4 strips for each rosette and accordian fold.
After all 4 pieces are accordian folded glue them end to end. I used Glossy Accents.
You end up with something like this.
Punch a circle (I used a 2 3/4" cirlce) and add hot glue to circle, then adhere accordian rosette to circle backing. Add hot glue to center of rosette to secure the design.
Follow the same steps for smaller rosette and adhere on top of larger one using hot glue.
SUPPLIES (for gift boxes/tags/ornaments):
- White Glittered Paper by Making Memories
- White with Gold Glitter Polka Dot Paper by Making Memories
- Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup White Sugar Paper
- Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup Whole Cloves Paper
- Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup Heavy Cream Paper
- Making Memories Mistletoe Paper (red text)
- Making Memories Fa La La Paper (red w/ white polka dot)
- Martha Stewart Antique Silver Glitter
I also whipped up this bottle tag perfect for that last minute gift of a bottle of wine/champagne/etc.
I wanted my bottle tag to have the same vintage-style feel as my gift boxes so I die cut Lori's tag (Bottle Label Tags) from some kraft cardstock and added texture by stamping it with a Hero Arts background stamp and flourish and finishing it off with some SC Clay and White Mister Huey Inks. I stamped a greeting using a phrase from Papertrey Ink's Christmas Poinsettia stamp set.
I layered the Peace Joy Love die cut (Kerri Bradford freebie found HERE) using several coordinating papers from MME's Lost & Found Christmas Collection 6x6 paper pad and die cut the holly (Christmas Countdown) and added distressing with SC Clover Mister Huey. I replaced the holly berry die cuts with red buttons.
****The giveaway is now closed.****
Now, how about a giveaway?
Just leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win this:
For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:00 p.m. CST. I will randomly choose a winner and post Sunday evening.
How awesome is this?!!!! And in case you need some, er, help picking out some FAB kits for your wishlist, here are my top 10 favorite Kerri Bradford Kits:
See these in action:
- December Daily 2011 posts showcasing Christmas Countdown, December Additions: The Dailies
- December Daily 2011 Cover featuring December Additions: The Dailies
- I Love This Smile layout featuring Say What #2
- Letters To Santa featuring On the Edge
- December 25 Studio AE layout featuring December Additions: The Dailies & Storyboard #1
- Nature's Best Basic Grey layout featuring Storyboard #2 & This & That: Autumn
- Good Eats Grown Here layout featuring Storyboard #2 & This & That: Autumn
- Fourth Grade layout featuring Picture That [Go Long] & This & That: School
- School Zone Envelope featuring This & That: School
- Road Trip layout featuring Storyboard #2
- Here & Now layout featuring Storyboard #1
- July 2010 layout featuring Picture That [Go Long]
- Precious Little Moments layout featuring On the Edge & Storyboard #2
- Favorite at Five layout featuring Picture That [Go Long]