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’




Watch It Wednesday…Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit


Last week a group of ladies wanted to get together to make the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit!  And they turned out perfect!  We had lots of laughs and a ton of fun putting together the boxes and bags in the kit. Here’s a short video by Stampin’ Up!:


We tweaked the little box so it would open without ruining the package (Afterall, we might want to test the chocolate before we give it away.  LOL).  There was enough extra supplies in the kits to add our own touch.


We were having so much fun I only took this photo at the end.



It’s great to have these done and ready for gift giving. You can order your kit by clicking HERE to shop my online store.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun contest!!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’