Pretty Packaging and a Free Stamp Set!

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is make gifts. This weekend my kids and I made some chocolate covered pretzels and flavored coffee spoons to give as gifts. I think it is just as much fun packaging these little treasures as it is to make them. Here are some quick and easy packaging ideas using the Card, Tags and Toppers set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, Remember, all LSS set are buy 2, get one free at MyGrafico! *fine print: purchase 2 stamp sets from the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop and write the free set you want in the customer comments box when you check out.

Quick and Easy gifts AND packaging is the theme for today!

I used the melt and mold chocolate wafers that you can get at the craft stores, Here is a tip for melting the chocolate wafers: The brown (real) chocolate will melt well if you put it in a glass measuring cup in a pan of hot water on the stove, I bring the water to a boil then back it down to medium so you don’t burn the chocolate. The white and colored chocolates are trickier because they burn more easily but if you have Wilton disposable cake decorating bags you can fill it with the wafers, dip it in the hot water for a few seconds, pull it out and squeeze it and repeat until you feel all of the chocolate wafers are melted then snip off the tip and you and squeeze out the chocolate! that is how I did the green drizzle on the spoons and pretzels, best of all no mess to clean after and you never burn the chocolate!

I made these boxes quickly with my scor pal, all supplies: Lindsay's stamp Stuff

I made these little boxes with my Scor-Pal, Here’s how:

Stamps/Papers: Lindsay's stamp stuff, Tool: Scor-Pal

For the tall skinny box lay a sheet of 8.5″x10.5″ cardstock on the scor-pal, score at 1″, 5″, 6″, 10″. turn the paper and score at 1″ (this is the bottom of your box. Score down the middle of the 1″ wide columns to make the gussets so the bag can squeeze closed at the top but be 1″ wide at the bottom.  Fold and assemble with scor-tape (or any strong adhesive) Cut the green topper from the printable sheet of the Card, Tags and Toppers kit, score in half and attach to the top of the box with strong tape. I used scor-tape to attach it to the back side of the box then added two buttons and string as a closure on the front so the box can be reused.

Make this little box with 1/2 a sheet of cardstock, the Card, Tags and Toppes kit and a scor-pal!

For the bitty boxes I laid a sheet of 8.5″x11″ cardstock on my scor-pal and scored at 2″, 5″, 7″, 10″ then turn your paper and score at 1.5″ and 7″. Cut this sheet in half so you have 2- 4.25″x11″ strips, score the gussets  and fold like tou did the tall box. The toppers are also on the printable sheets in the CTT kit you get 2 boxes out of one sheet of cardstock, pretty Frugal! This is the perfect sized box to put a pair of handmade earrings into!

Now, wasn't that easy?

And now for your freebie! I have had a few people asking for religious Christmas stamps and my fabulous Design Team helped me come up with these. You get 6 stamps in both png and jpg format for free, yippee!

Enjoy this free set from me, Merry Christmas! click the picture to download :)

Speaking of my Fab DT lets see what lovely packaging ideas they came up with this week:

Joy Stagg

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Anette “Nettie” Robins

Cassandra Cushman

Kristen Hamlin

Remeber the buy 2, get 1 deal on Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff stamp sets until the 23rd at MyGrafico. Buy 2 sets then write the set you want for free in the customer comment box at checkout.

I also have a buy 2, get 1 deal on everything at my ShopHandmade store and as always you get an extra free stamp for ever $5 you spend there. (I will email you to see what you want for your free product after your order has been placed, please do not put free product in your shopping cart as paypal will charge you for it)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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