Here are some gift ideas I've been busy making for the holidays. The first one is a shadow box made with the Sizzex Snowflake #2 and the the Join in the Cheer Decorative Stip Die. I cut both the snowflake and the word Joy with my White Vinyl that is one of raw materials we sell that along side the Big Shot. I then placed both die cuts on the shadow box. I put a half back pearl in the center of the snowflake for a little bling. On the inside I glued some trimmings I found in Michael's. The back of the shadowbox, I put a piece of Holiday Treasures designer series paper.
Next I decorated a Jiffy Pop popcorn container. If you look closely there is a pocket and that is where I will be putting a Blockbuster gift card. I first trace the Jiffy Pop container on a piece of Frosty Day designer series paper. Next I made a die cut with my Snowflake and Big Shot with Kiwi Kiss card stock. I attached the Snowflake to the paper with my 2 way glue pen. Next came Mr. Twigster, I stamped and colored him and punched him out with my 1 3/8" circle punch and attached him with my Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the word Happy Holidays from the retired Mini Mates stamp set. Everytime I think I can part with this set, I realize how many great greetings are in the set and I always happy when I have an occasion to use the set. Next, I put the white card stock and attached to a piece of chocolate chip card stock. I lined the sides and the bottom of the chocolate card stock with sticky strip to make the pocket to put the gift card. The gift card insert is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that I decorated the top with. I made the pull tab by just punching the top half of the large tag punch and putting a vintage brad through the center with strips of Whisper White and Kiwi Kiss. The finishing touch was the wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon adhered to the designer series paper as well as knot tied to the handle. Hope these two gift ideas inspire you to make some homemade goodies for your family and friends.