Today’s project is fast and easy, and you can use up some of your ribbon, card stock, foil paper and washi tape scraps that have been sitting on your craft table from other Christmas projects. Yes, I know they are there! I have quite a few bobs and bits laying around my craft table.
They make quick and cute table favors, stocking stuffers, or “thinking of your” gifts. Throw a few in your purse or car to hand out during your daily errands. And, they couldn’t be easier. The hardest part for me was trying to decide what punch, embellishment or diecut to adorn them with.
Cut the largest label from the Stampin’ Up! Lots of Labels dies in card stock of your choosing. Using your trimmer, place the label horizontally along the top guide. Line up the “corner” of the label at the 2″ mark and score. Move the corner to the 2 1/4″ mark and score. That’s all the scoring.
Fold and burnish the score lines, then select and adhere the embellishments of your choice to the “top” of the favor, that is the end with the longer section. Using a glue dot, stick the Ghirardelli to the larger section of the label, and center it in the score lines. I love how the candy cane striped Ghirardelli look in these favors, but any Ghirardelli would do. Using washi tape of your choice, wrap it around the favor to form the pocket around the Ghirardelli. Then stamp you sentiment, cut it with the smallest layering oval, and back it with the smallest scalloped layering oval. I used dimensionals to make the label stand out. Tie a knot in a scrap of ribbon, and use a glue dot to adhere it above the sentiment and you are done!
The first two were made using Sahara Sand or Crumb Cake card stock, Year of Cheer washi tape, and the Gold Metallic Edged ribbon. The embellishment was cut from Garden Green and Real Red card stock using the Pretty Pines thinlits. For the first one, I stamped Merry Christmas from the Merry Cafe stamp set in Real Red, and backed it on real red card stock. For the second, I stamped the Celebrate from the Labels to Love, embossed it with gold, and backed it on gold foil paper for a more elegant look.
For the third one, I went with more of a “New Year’s” theme, and used Night of Navy card stock. I used a retired washi tape, Floral Boutique, but Year of Cheer would work just as well, and backed the sentiment with silver foil paper. The ribbon was a scrap of the silver metallic edged ribbon that I had in my scrap jar. It only takes a few inches, so it is a great way to use the bits left from other projects that you don’t want to waste.
I hope you enjoy this project, and find it useful.
And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed. Smiles, Darby