G is for Gift Giving

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today we’re getting geared up for the holidays. When it comes to Gift Giving, Stampin’ Up! has got you covered!  From ready to go gift boxes and bags to making special custom gift holders you can find it all right here!  And I will show you how!

These 3 x 3 x 3 White Gift Boxes are in the Holiday catalog and come with acetate sleeves. They are food safe which makes them great for some yummy cookies to give to friends or neighbors.  They are also big enough for a beautiful holiday candle for that special hostess.

With the right tools, you can make your own gorgeous gift boxes for different sized gifts. Here’s one I made with cardstock and Designer Series Paper using my Personal Trimmer.


I have a GREAT video from Stampin’ Up! to share with you to show how to make your own gift boxes like I did above.  I learned some great tips (Do you know how much is a smidge?  LOL)!!!  It’s a bit longer than usual but well worth watching!  FYI…You can just watch the first 9 minutes to see how I made my gift box. It is so so easy to do!!! (Of course, I won’t tell if you don’t!!)


You can also add a fun element to gift packaging using the Gift Box Punch Board. You can create containers just right for that special gift.  Use with cardstock or Designer Series Paper to create boxes up to 4″ on each side. (Sizing chart printed on board.)  Check out this video.


Instead of buying bags for small treats and gifts, create them in a variety of sizes using the cardstock and Designer Series Paper of your choice.  You can make bags 2″ deep, up to 3 5/8″ wide, from 4″ to 10″ tall using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Check out this video to see how it works!

Another option to help you with your gift wrapping is the Perfectly Wrapped Project kit.  I recently held a class using this kit and the ladies LOVED their projects.


With the holiday season coming up you are going to want to get a head start on your gifts. Shop HERE to purchase one of these amazing tools today and get busy creating gifts from the heart! As a special thank you for purchasing from me today, I am offering a Back to School Special…With the purchase of any of the gift making tools featured (Gift Box Punch Board, Gift Bag Punch Board, Personal Trimmer, or Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit) I will send you a set of handmade tags.  You can use them as samples to make your own tags or put them on your gifts ready to go!  In addition, with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax & shipping) I will send you 10 sheets of 12 x 12 card stock to get your gift making started! You can also purchase Gift Certificates through me and make gift giving simple and great!

What’s on your wish list?  Email me your wish list along with names and email (or phone #) of who you would like me to share your wish list with and I will put on my crafty elf hat and be Santa’s helper. (See I really have a crafty elf hat…a gift from one of my students. 🙂


I will send you a little gift just for sending me your wish list!  Email me: j.stark@myactv.net

Have a GREAT day!

Just Stampin’




10 thoughts on “G is for Gift Giving

  1. I love it when I’m reading your blog and my picture is there!! I will be sending you a wish list so get your elf hat ready!!!

  2. Love the G’s!!! I am a box addict! Hmmm, I may have to look into the Perfectly Wrapped Project kit. Looks like you all had a blast! And I LOVE your elf hat picture!!! On to the H’s! What could it be…..

  3. Love boxes! It seems a smidge is slightly less than “a little bit”! Your box is gorgeous! Your pic in the elf’s hat is so cute…..are you a mischievous elf?

  4. Oh where does the time go . . . I can’t believe I missed this yesterday, Oh wait . . . FOOTBALL!!! I am a pretty big fan . . . Go Giants. Oh, “G” I love all these videos in one spot. Thank you so much. You are the cutest elf I have ever seen. I am guessing that is in your craft area/room. I adore your cards hanging in the background. What a great idea. I do have my pinned to a board, but they do fall . . . oh overloaded, yes that is it. I’m looking around my room now thinking . . . hmmm, where can I put one of those! So I’m off to H, right now!

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