Quick Last Minute Box of Goodies

Last minute Christmas present using year of cheer dsp, foil snowflakes and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set I have a quick and easy last minute Christmas gift today.

Do you get unexpected visitors over Christmas and realise that you haven’t got a gift for them? This always happens at our house but not this year, I have several bottles of wine that I made Bottle Covers for and I also have a few pre bought boxes that are filled with goodies that are suitable for families.


I know box making can be daunting for some crafters and Christmas is a busy time of year for us too so why not buy some pre-made boxes and decorate them yourself.  I went into Clintons a while back and they had a 70% sale on their boxes so I bought quite a few in different sizes that I could use for last minute gifts.  I want to say a big Thank You to Helen Watson for letting me know about the sale.

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OnStage Solihull Swaps – Ribbon Scissor Charms

Last weekend Hubby and I went to Solihull for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event which is held twice a year.  Demonstrators who attend get a copy of the upcoming catalogue and play with some of the new products.

For the event I made 50+ swaps and I got to swap and chat with lots of demonstrators. I came home with a bag full of swaps that I can use for inspiration.


For my swaps I made Ribbon Scissor charms with the Shrinkles Shrink Art sheets, these are great fun to play with.  They reminded me of when I was at school and I used to put crisp packets in the oven to shrink them and make key rings and badges with them.  Did you do that too?

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Decorative Wine Bottle using Stampin’ Up! products

Thank you for joining me today for another It’s A Wrap Wednesday project. Christmas is less than 3 months away so today’s project shows how to make a simple bottle of wine look classy and expensive (whoever receives this will think you spent a lot of money on the gift wrapping).

After making the ‘Elf Jacket’ and the Black & White Snowflake Bottle boxes I decided to make one with non-Christmas DSP.

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