Friday, November 23, 2012


I hope everybody survived their Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday!  I played it smart and had absolutely no desserts or dressing, and no way did I attempt fighting the crowds today.  I already have half my Christmas shopping done, and I'm hoping the rest will still be on sale.  I've already saved at least a thousand dollars on gifts, so I'm not going to complain.  I truly love Christmas, but I hate to shop with a passion.

Today I'm showing pictures of what my class will be doing next week.  They will be making five gift boxes -- all different sizes and shapes; and 20 gift cards with Stampin' Up's Kraft Box to store them.  Some wanted to do gift cards and others wanted to make the boxes, so I decided why not give them both!!  I really like how everything turned out.  Everybody gets a package of the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper to make the boxes and cards, and they take home more than half of the leftover paper.  I got this idea from Ronda Wade's Creative Convention (tags) and Creative Retreat (boxes), when she offered these as a make'n take and a class.  I just used different designer paper and designed a little different.  Here are the finished projects (right click and select "open in new tab or window for larger picture):

I used Stampin' Up's direction to make the bow.

This is the largest box, measuring 7" x 7", and 2 1/4" high.
A tall, medium box.

Small jewelry box.

I call this the "milk box." (so cute).

Twenty easy-peasy gift cards and decorated Stampin' Up Kraft Box.

Let me know what you think.  There is still time to schedule a class!

Until next time,

"Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."  --  Matthew 5:4


  1. These are adorable and would make a great class theme! TFS.


  2. These are all wonderful, I will be using these for sure at my next class! Thanks for sharing!

  3. WOW! What an awesome group of projects!

  4. What cute gift boxes and love the snowflake bag! Thanks for linking to the LNS challenge this week!

  5. Wow, is right! What a great grouping of fabulous projects! I can even say which I like best. Great job. Thanks for linking up to our challenge on LNS this week!

  6. Another wow from me. What wonderful projects for a class. Thanks for playing with us at LNS this week.

  7. I agree it would make a great class. That snowflake bag is adorable. Thanks for playing with us this week at LNS.