Friday, December 10, 2010

Countdown To Christmas: Little 3-D Gifts and Favors

Two weeks to go... the end is in sight! Time to whip up those last minute little 3-D items for teachers, neighbors, co-workers. Here are a few ideas.

I've been playing with the petal card punch again, making Christmas nugget boxes.

These are two Petal Card punches glued together to create a little nugget box (a Hershey's nugget fits inside), and then just decorate with punches. What other holiday creations can you come up with?

My Santa could have used some sponging around his beard. I had limited supplies at the time I made him (and he is a hodge-podge of red colors). Here is a tilted shot so you can see the beard better.

The idea for these guys came from others who have shared, Danee Hoang and 'meandpaul' on SCS. Thanks to them!

Santa: Stamps: Tags Til Christmas; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla; Ink: Ruby Red; Accessories: Petal Card punch, Small Oval punch, Scallop Circle punch, Crop-o-dile, Basic Black marker.

Snowman: Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black; Accessories: Petal Card punch, Square punch, Word Window punch, Boho Blossom punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Crop-o-dile, Basic Black marker, White gel pen.
Here is a little bit quicker box we made at stamp club.

It uses four Petal Card punch-outs. Beth McAlexander has a good pictorial on how to put the pieces together to make the box. This box will fit a Hershey's kiss or other little candy. My hubby commented, "It says I like you, but not that much." :/

Stamps: Cute by the Inch, Very Vintage wheel; Paper: Regal Rose; Ink: Regal Rose, Versamark; Accessories: White embossing powder, Square punch, Regal Rose ribbon.
Tanya Boser has posted several samples of stamping on tealight candles plus a little custom matchbox to hold them. I followed the tutorial on Stampin' Addicts for a three tealight box. I put a couple boxes together for my daughter's preschool teachers.

To create the stamped tealight is really easy! Punch out several tissue paper circles by sandwiching between copy paper. Punch a center hole a few times with the 1/16" hole punch to allow for the wick. Stamp as desired on the tissue paper. Place the tissue paper on the candle, and without holding the candle, heat the tissue with the heat gun until it melts into the wax. Easy peasy!
Stamps: Day of Gratitude; Paper: Really Rust, Whisper White, Autumn Vine DSP; Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1/16" Hole punch, Tissue paper, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Tealights.

This next one is my favorite submission for the Friday Mashup.
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes; Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, DSP from Country Living A La Carte kit; Ink: Ballet Blue; Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1/16" Hole punch, Tissue paper, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Tealights.
Thanks for stopping by!


Adriana Benitez said...

All great ideas!

Deb said...

Are the tea lights 'usable' this way? Or will the tissue paper flame up if they are lit? I really like this idea--just want to know before I'd make any.

Heidi Baks said...

I have heard from others that the tissue paper doesn't affect the performance of the candles, but I haven't lit mine yet.

Yapha said...

Your little boxes are so cute, and those tea lights are gorgeous!

Eve said...

how easy & how pretty those tealight candles are! Thanks for sharing the great gifts! :-)

Shelley said...

Great little gifts! I just bought the petal punch and I can't wait to punch with it!

Cindy said...

Love the little Santa!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

really cute.. love them.. and thank you for remembering to use the Friday Mashup Banner..


Mickey Roberts said...

Great ideas! Your husband's comment about the petal box is hysterical.