Sunday, October 25, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Purse Bag

Now for a traditional gift bag...but without the $$$ tag!

Using a regular "sack lunch" bag, and some paper, we've created a cute bag to showcase any of our other gift ideas or to WOW that special person!

1 - Regular size "lunch sack" paper bag
2 – 5 ½ x 5 ½ Presents B&T
2 – 6 x 6 Juniper C/S
2 – ¾ x 12 Juniper C/S
2 – ½ x 12 Presents B&T
4 White Bigger Brads
Piercing Tool

Cut the paper bag to just under 6”. Adhere the Patterned Paper to the corresponding Juniper Cardstocks. Adhere the 6x6 Juniper pieces to the front and back sides of the bag (be sure to either open the bag for gluing to ensure the "bottom" of the bag isn't sealed; or fold the bottom of the bag down to avoid gluing it). Using the piercing tool, pierce the top of the bag with the 12" strips of Juniper and secure with a brad. TIP: don't glue the handles in place, instead secure with the brad to allow flexibility in movement on the handles and avoid ripping/tearing.
To add an extra accent, cut two 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" tulip cardstock pieces in half diagonally to create triangles, then corner round the tip and place at the top left and right corners of the bag front/back, use these as the placements for the brads to provide that extra accent and additional durability for the brads.

Friday, October 23, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Gift Tube

So I've been using all this ribbon and accents...and have a good little collection of Close to My Heart Designer Ribbon Tubes and Accent Tubes just waiting to be put to use...they just seemed so handy, I couldn't bring myself to throw them away!

Now with a little paper and ribbon sprucing, these little tubes make adorable gift wraps for Reeses Peanut Butter cups or other small treats or gifts!

5 x 6 Stripe patterned paper
11” Ribbon
2” B&T (cut w/ Coluzzle at 2nd circle)

Adhere paper tightly around tube and secure ribbon around. Cover Lid/top with 2" circle...and fill container! Super cute, super EZ and wonderful way to recycle and reuse!! ;0)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Matchbook

Super simple...but super cute! These little matchbooks are a quick way to share a treat or special message (can even replace the candies with little post-it notes or scraps of paper to make a handy little notebook).

3x6 Tulip C/S - Scored across 6" side at 2 ¼, 2 ½, 5 ¼ (or ¾ on other side)
2 ¾ x 1 ¾ B&T
2 ½ x 1 ¼ White C/S
2 Lifesavers
Stamp image on white cardstock and adhere to patterned paper; then adhere to matchbook cover. Fold bottom 3/4 piece of cardstock up, capture ends of 2 lifesavers in fold and staple in place.

Monday, October 19, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Tic Tac Pack

What an adorable way to use our Snow Friends stamp set...and gift a little pack of tic tacs...or snowman kisses!

Created using our Jingle Creative Basics Paper Pack (X5808), D1244, Snow Friends stamp set, Cranberry Designer Ribbon Rounds (Z1209) and our new Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack (X7115B).

4 5/8 x 3 Juniper C/S (score @ 2” & 2 5/8”)
4 5/8 x 2 7/8 Circle B&T (score @ 2” & 2 5/8”)
15” Ribbon (place no lower than 1 ¼” from top, sandwiched between C/S & B&T)
2 ¾ x 1 ¾ White c/s stamped with a snowman
1 pkg Tic Tacs

Adhere the 15" ribbon centered across the top of the Juniper Cardstock, going no lower than 1 1/4" from the top, then glue the patterned paper to the Juniper Cardstock (sandwiching the ribbon in between). By placing the ribbon in the top portion, you'll have room to cut the circle out of the bottom portion without the ribbon getting in the way.

Adhere the White snowman stamped cardstock to the ribboned piece. Cut a 1" circle from the Snowman to "expose" his belly.

Use liquid glass or glue dots to secure the Tic Tacs to the inside of the "card" being sure to line up the "snowman kisses" with the Snowmans belly.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Hershey Bar

Decorative approach to everyone's FAVORITE...chocolate! What a fun way to "gift" a Hershey bar!

6x7 Patterned Paper
1 x 6 Tulip C/S
½ x 6 B&T
2 x 1 ¾ Tulip C/S
1 ¾ x 1 ½ White C/S
6” Ribbon

Wrap the short end of the 6x7 paper around the Hershey bar sealing the bottom piece. Use the crimper to give it a decorative edge. Adhere ½ x 6 B&T to 1x6 C/S together to make the strip, then wrap around Hershey bar.

Create the tag by adhering 1 ¾ x 1 ½ white C/S to 2 x 1 ¾ Tulip C/S, then hole punch at top of Hershey bar and tie ribbon through to "seal".

Another Option is to glue both ends and use the crimper to give both ends a decorate closure and tie a ribbon around the Hershey bar with a tag.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Sour Cream Container

Using our new Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack (X7115B) and White Organdy Ribbon (Z209)

Todays fun container for little treats, great for those kids parties this time of year!

4x6 Patterned paper (Presents)
5” Organdy Ribbon
Hole punch
1 ½ x 1 ½ Tulip C/S
1 ¼ x 1 ¼ White C/S

Place glue in a U shape on the outer edges of the 4x6 paper, leaving one 6" side unglued. Adhere the 4" sides together to make a "tube", then press down the bottom glued piece to close the bottom of the container. Add treats, then pinch closed in the opposite direction as the bottom edge (giving more of a sour cream container look to it).

Create tag, then punch hole at top of Sour Cream Container and tag and run ribbon through to secure closed. (Optional: you can also glue this top piece as well to ensure smaller "treats" don't fall out of the top.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Collection

This is the complete collection of Jingle Gift Ideas...stay tuned for directions and measurements for each of them!!!

CTMH Jingle Gift Ideas - Envelope Giftcard Holder

I've put together a workshop of inexpensive gift giving ideas for the holidays, using D1244, Snow Friends stamp set, Cranberry Designer Ribbon Rounds (Z1209) and our new Jingle Level 2 Paper Pack (X7115B) and Creative Basics Paper Pack (X5808) to create this collection of CTMH Jingle Gifts.

Todays adorable, inexpensive giftcard holder to use for the holidays...or any time of year!

Small Envelope GiftCard Holder
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 Envelope
2 ½ x 3 ½ Juniper C/S
7 x ¼ Tulip C/S
2 ½ x 1 ½ Tulip C/S
2 ½ x 1 White C/S
2 ½ x 1 MASKING piece
9” Ribbon

Random stamp both sides of the envelope
HINT: I used a 2nd "scrap" envelope and placed it inside the 1st envelope to act as a mask so I didn't have stamping on the "inside" of the envelope.

Open envelope and fold Left & Right ends to meet in center (as shown above) and crease with bone folder; then fold envelope flap down and adhere 2 ½ x 3 ½ Juniper C/S

Tie Ribbon around to hold "flap" down. To open, slide ribbon off, open envelope and place gift card inside.