July 29, 2010

Christmas in July part 4

Hi fellow crafty friends! I'm Kristy from Craftin on my door, and I want to thank Sheila for letting me be a guest designer today at She's a Sassy Lady! I don't know about you, but I am starting to "think" about Christmas and the gifts that I will make this year. I thought that I would show you a cute, and inexpensive {but fabulous looking} gift idea! This is great if you have a lot of people that you need to get a little something for!
These are gift card holders from Michael's. They look pretty cute on the outside with ribbon and some images cut from my trusty Cricut, but...I bet you want to see what's inside?!
It's filled with Hershey's Nuggets (and who doesn't LOVE chocolate?) and a cute little saying! Of course I'm not going to make these right now and save them for 4 months, but I just wanted give you all the idea.  :)

Here's what you will need:
*A gift card tin ($1 at Michael's)
*Hershey's nuggets
*Pattern paper
*Coordinating solid color papers
*Some type of adhesive (I used my Tombow)
*Glue dots
*Glitter and a Xyron or Stickles
*Ribbon
*Some of your favorite Cricut cartridges (I used Storybook, Accent Essentials, and Create a Critter

Here's how you do it:
First, cut 10 pieces of your pattern paper at 3" x 1". Put a line of adhesive on the back of each short side, and then fold the paper around the delicious smelling chocolate! Then line the chocolates up in the tin. Five on the top and five on the bottom. You will want to use thin paper for this part. If your paper is too thick then you will not be able to fit "5" chocolates across.
Next, cut the letters for your sayings. I used Storybook and cut the letters at 1" using the "shadow" feature.
Using Accent Essentials I cut out the snowflake at 1". Then I wanted my letters and snowflake to have a really sparkly look so I "sugared" them!
I put each letter and snowflake in my Xyron UPSIDE down! I took them off the "sticky" sheet, flipped them over, and placed them onto a piece of scrap paper.
 Then I "sugared" them with glitter! I {heart} bling!
I used my tweezers to pick up the letters and "shake em" off! I then put a mini glue dot on the back of each letter and put them onto the pattern paper covered chocolates.
Can you see the sparkle??!! Wouldn't you love to receive this sweet little gift?! I have a few more to show you:
I didn't have black glitter so for this one I used my Black Diamond Stickles.
This one is fun for someone who may not celebrate Christmas, but you still want to give them a little something.

Here is the last one:
This one is SUPER sparkly! I found this cute little Christmas tree on my Create a Critter cartridge. It's on page 73 with the reindeer. I cut the trees at 1" and some at 3/4". The big tree tag for the top of the tin was cut at 3".
Here they are again all wrapped up with their little mystery inside!
I hope I inspired some of you to start your Christmas gifts! I would love to see what you are planning on making/doing for gifts this year! Feel free to "hop" on over to my blog anytime Thanks again Sheila, and Merry Christmas in July to everyone! I look forward to your words of encouragements and comments on this my debut here, and I hope you come by and visit me,
;) Kristy at Craftin on my door
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