Perfect packaging for small gifts and stocking stuffers

What a cute way to wrap small gifts… specially those standby gifts for unexpected visitors, or small tokens of appreciation to  delivery drivers, colleagues etc.

  • candy
  • cookies
  • silk scarf
  • perfume/cologne
  • stocking stuffers
  • Blind bag toys
  • jewelry
  • lipstick
  • tree decoration
  • cash
  • Craft Supplies  .. and so much more

This is a great one sheet cut design… only one seam to glue or tape; really quick to cut and assemble…   tie  off the end, stuff, tie off the other end… and decorate as desired.  I actually added a reinforcement band  to mine, for looks and because it will be holding something a bit bulky.  Of course you can make these in any size you want, you can supersize it by splitting the design and using two glue tabbed sections instead and cutting each one on a larger sheet.

Fab way to wrap up  paint brushes, crafters pens and pencils, ink pads, embossing powders, stamps and other small items.  I like to hide presents on the tree as well as under it, so this is perfect for people like me  who like to keep a few hidden presents in plain sight.  These look to be the perfect size for those seasonal stamps at Michaels which we usually grab for the little guys collection.  Fimo Polymer clays would be fun in something like these too… and I bet this would be fab for making small craft kit gifts for kids too.  So many uses 🙂

This is a CraftsUPrint file by Rae Carr  called “175 Christmas Cracker Box”  I cut it on a 12×12 sheet of Craft Smith from their Silver Foil pad.  This particular cracker measure 10 inches in length and  is about 2 1/4 inch  squared.  The main storage area before it starts to curve  in is approximately 3 and a half inches. But of course, you can modify the cut file dimensions to suite your needs..as I did by unlocking the file dimensions if needed.

rae_crackerboxI added in the green glitter card band and  some matching ribbon ties, a few bells and some die cuts …  very easy file to assemble and decorate… and perfect for those of  you who find wrapping paper and tape to be like attempting brain surgery lol.

Love this file, definitely one I will be using a lot next year…. I am already planning ahead for next years projects.. * sigh  haha.  The fun thing is because of the design it could be used all year round, not just Christmas..it kind of looks like a big wrapped candy.

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OOh Christmas is coming….hurry hurry

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I know you all must be as crazy busy as I am right now with last minute gifts and cards, getting ready for the big day with family and friends.
I’ve been busy making cracker boxes for the little guys grandparent/great grandparent gifts, he stamped images for the candles and  stuck clear decal stickers on the bath salts jars.

I’ve been printing out coloring sheets for me to practice on over the coming months.  I printed a tonne of practice sheets… KennyK, Bugaboostamps and  a bunch of botanical images and various other images from other digi artists in my collection.   Really looking forward to getting some time to color and play with my pen sets and paints this winter.

jack_boardI’ve also been working on some Jack Skellington project for  hubby who is a huge Nightmare before Christmas fan…. of course this one was hijacked by the lil guy who also loves the movie.  I bought some  printables  and as soon as he saw them all I heard was …. “Mommy it’s Oogie Boogie and Jack ”  “Mommy print this, I stick that on…”  It’s another chalkboard vinyl project using the Ziggyboard sheets in a 12×12 scrapbookers frame.  It’s still in progress, but this is how it is looking so far.  The lil man had a blast putting stickers on this frame…

I actually had a couple of different “Jack” projects in mind for him to make for daddy…. but that is cool. Hubby will love the fact lil man helped make this one too.  I’ll share proper pics of those later when they are finished.

We still have coasters to stamp for all the grandpas and great grandpas and more frames to decorate… busy, busy times.

Hope everyone is keeping well..  may you all have a fantastic Christmas, or holiday season.

Reminder:  We have exclusive coupons available for CraftingAbility.com and ZiggyBoard.com which expire on the 31st.

…and if you haven’t noticed the banner on the right…  the new KennyK shop is up and running with digi and clear stamps and has a 30% off your first purchase available too.

 

 

 

 

Cracker style gift boxes

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This particular design is a single piece of card with only 4 flaps to  glue, so super fast and simple.  You could of course add to the design if you want to by dropping in some cutouts and adding in an acetate window feature.  I kept this one plain to show the original design, and also because the little man will be decorating these.

I can see me making quiet a few of these in the coming weeks, they cut real quick and  clean.  Very easy to resize to fit your gift needs.   These would be perfect for candy, cookies and other small gifts.

 

It works perfectly for these glass jars I picked up at the local craft store for about  $1, Lil man decorated these with clear backed stickers we picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby 50% off.  Super easy and cute  gift for grandparents, or of course you can make them too and they make great coworker gifts … They can be as simple or lavish as you want.

Great cut file and I shall definitely be back to see what else this designer has.  I’ll be adding a link in to the blog cut file section too, for anyone who needs cut files.
These files are free, but there is a donation button for those of you who appreciate some unique designs

The cut file I used for these boxes comes courtesy of:

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I used Cracker Box 4
Check out her free cut files, she has a tonne of really cool including 3D models, doilies, cupcake wrappers and more. Various formats available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you snooze you lose….

…. be sure to check out the new  posts coming up tomorrow through Friday.  I’ve been a busy, busy bee and have a new product review box that arrived today.  The Post Office decided to give it the scenic route treatment .. it should have been here Friday.  But heh..it’s here and I am super excited to dig in and play.

Hint…. A great new set of pens
something truly magnetizing…
..and for you artists who like rustic, you will love what’s coming up.

..and to make it even better, there will be some Crafting Circle Exclusive coupon codes so you can snag  some of these goodies for yourself at a great price.  Be warned, this pen set coming up is limited quantities at this price, so if you like  what you see… be ready to snag a set before they are all gone.

You ladies that scrapbook, or do planners and journals definitely need to check this one out…. and I am dying to try these out on my cards too.

 

Also project wise

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…some cute cracker boxes for those small Christmas gifts –  I found a free cut file that works like a dream on the Cricut Explore. Absolutely perfect for the glass jars my son Decorated for the grandparents  this year.

 
A completed recycled playdoh project

 

A review on the Amy Chomas Pen & marker adapters for the Cricut Explore.. and standard Cricut adapter.. you can see my current pen collection..what works and what doesn’t.

My Ziggyboard mini challenge pieces are almost complete… so you will see those soon too.

gansai_tambi_box chameleon-4.. plus if I have time.. you might get to see some projects using my new Chameleon pens and Gansai Tambi Water color paints…

 

..and hopefully some completed cards.  One can only try!

 

** hint… if you fancy a set of these water colors… they will be covered by the Crafting Circle Exclusive discount code coming up  *grin

Can you say B U S Y !!!!

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