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 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 kind of looks like a big wrapped candy.

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Crayola got all grown up – Color Escapes Premium Pencils

I just ran across these on my travels around the web… definitely worth a second look for those of you who want some pencils without the huge price tag.  Love the packaging on these too.. very classy.  These would make a great gift for the upcoming holidays.  ( see available discounts below)

They are an online exclusive, available  from the Crayola store only…


• 72 assorted colors in an array of shades
• Perfect for coloring, drawing or sketching
• Color dipped ends for quick selection
• Soft 3.3mm cores for easy blending, layering and shading
• Thoughtful gift for coloring enthusiasts and artists
• Pre-sharpened tips
• Easel packaging for easy storage and display

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie – Rudolph Presents..and more


Rudolph Presents

…..another cute Friday Freebie from Bugaboostamps .  This week we have Rudolph Presents..such a  fun image and perfect if you are already  cracking on with those Christmas card projects.



Deal of the day is Coffeegirlz, you can pick her up for just a dollar… yes ma’am just $1 today.






also for you bargain hunters…. I found a couple of other freebies lurking on the Bugaboo site.. but you are going to have to go check it out and find these yourself lol…  don’t worry they are pretty visible if you are checking out the site.

….. Look who I found for free!!
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Ziggyboard Challenge – Chalkboard Vinyl kits

Logo_r_seyZiggyboard chalkboard vinyl comes in a variety of  formats, precut labels and 12×12 sheets for use on die cutting machines like Cricut, Silhouette, and other popular brands. The vinyl can also be cut with scissors, punches, die cutters, paper cutters, and other crafting tools.

According to the product page, it is good for indoor and outdoor use too.

We were thrilled to receive 3 review kits from, which is part of the ImageAbility, Inc. family. I know this matters to some people too… All Ziggyboard sticker products are made in the United States.

There are allsorts of cool products in this line beyond the kit we got.  This one in particular caught my eye  Magnetic adhesive ziggyboard  and is going on my Christmas list to Santa. This would be awesome for organizing all of my metal dies.  I live in an apartment, so finding good storage solutions for all of our crafting stuff….well let’s just say it’s a challenge all in it’s own lol.

Talking of challenges….

Myself and 2 of our veteran message board members, NanaDonna and Deescraps all received a kit that contained:





(20)  12×12 inch sheets of matte black adhesive blackboard  vinyl.








A  silver fine chalk pen

A fine tip white chalk marker





A multi pack  of precut blackboard vinyl adhesive labels.






Now for the fun and games, as part of our review we decided we’d have a little fun with this project.  We agreed upon a mini challenge…. so our challenge is to make 3 gift items. Christmas is coming and  this is a great product to use with, or without kids.  But if you have kids, there are so many cool things they can make for friends, or grandparents etc.

We’ll each be doing our own separate projects and reviews too, but we figured a mini challenge would be a fun way to test the kits and do something practical and fun at the same time.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what the ladies come up with for the challenge ….and for their individual projects.

This is something I have never used before and it looks like something me and the lil man can have a lot of fun with together.  I love that my lil guy likes to craft, so anytime we can work on projects together is cool.  He is 3 and a half and at that perfect age where  he has no inhibitions about what goes where, or being bound by conventional ideas.. he’s a hoot to craft with!

I’ve already started on a couple of  the challenge projects, one is for the lil man and one is for hubby and me.  I haven’t quite decided on the 3rd yet….and even though I am making these for us, they would make really cool personalized gifts too.

There are so many cool projects on pinterest…. if you haven’t tried this adhesive blackboard vinyl yet, go check it out.

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