I recently participated in a Twilight Market at my grandchildren’s school. They held a night disco for the primary aged children and held the market at the same time. The idea was to have small gifts that could be used for Teachers or perhaps to add a little extra something to someones Christmas gift. I purchased a tutorial from Tanya Bell with lots of different sized boxes which can be created with the Envelope Punch Board. I got to work making little boxes to hold a single serve chocolate bar – like a Snickers or a Mars Bar. They looked so cute once they were wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with Bakers Twine. I used My Digital Studio to create the tags, which I printed onto Whisper White card and punched with the Decorative Label Punch. The little labels for the front of the boxes were created in MDS – oh how I love using it to create quick little accents for all sorts of projects. There is a little Silver Glimmer Paper behind the greeting just to a little sparkle.
I also found a tutorial on Pinterest for these really cute Candy Cane Holders, again made using the Envelope Punch Board (what a fantastic tool and certainly not just for envelopes). This tutorial was a video by Sam Donald which you can view here. Once again they look so cute tied up in a cellophane bag. The tag was made using the Single Stamp Be Merry which I stamped using Stazon ink onto Whisper White card and then I cut them out using the matching Chalk Talk Framelit. I did use retired ribbon and designer series paper on these little gifts but only you and I know that.
I hope I have inspired you to get your Envelope Punch Board out and create some cute little stocking fillers for your family and friends this year. Don’t forget these fit the current Sunny Challenge so please share them with Mr. Linky.
Bye for now,