In Stamping Mode

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick and Easy Treat Packaging

Hey everyone! I'm back, as I promised I'd be, and with a post with some easy treat packaging ideas for ya. It all started when Teri, our fearless Stamping Tech leader for Technique Tuesday, challenged the team and this month's special guests, to create some treat packaging for the upcoming holidays. And if you're anything like me, things are starting to get reeeeeallly hectic around here. Surely you're with me on that, right??

So I wanted to present you with some ideas of items that can be put together fast-like! Now, I used materials I have had in my stamping arsenal for a while now. Right down to that old patterned Christmas paper from 2 (or 3??) years ago. So here we go!

This first little project uses a Sizzix Bigz XL die that I purchased from Stampin' Up! way back when I was a demo. The paper is also retired SU paper called Holiday Thyme. So with a 4.5" x 12" piece of patterned paper run through my die machine, I was able to quickly assemble my box...done! Now I used my Good Cheer set to create my tag and used another SU punch to punch out my greeting. I actually completely CASEd this idea from the current SU catalog and I really like it! I also stamped my holly and berries (from the same set) and then cut them out and embellished with clear rhinestones that I colored with Copics to match. I think these are definitely a contender for my son's class Christmas treats. :)

Remember when these tins were popular 3 or 4 years ago? Yeah, I went in with some friends and ordered a ton of these CHEAP as well as the nugget tins. Did I use them all? Of course not! Yep, these are going to make nice treat packages this year. :) FYI, I ordered them from Specialty Bottle.

So all I did here was wrap a thin strip of the patterned paper from the same retired Christmas line and adhered to tin with Scor Tape. I then created my tag from the same Good Cheer set and even used a small solid circle from the set to create a little polka dotted background. I shabbied up a jingle bell with paint and glitter and then tied it all together with some wide olive grosgrain.

So what do you think?! Quick and simple enough? :)

Now, if you'd like to see what the rest of the Techs have come up with, be sure and check out THIS thread for some absolutely awesome treat packaging ideas!

Thanks so much for your visit, and I'll see you back on Friday for the TE sketch challenge!


Kathy Martin said...

Great holiday gifts! Love the papers you used! :)

Heather Rogers said...

So pretty Melissa! Love these sweet gift packaging. :)

Rosie said...

These are so cute! Simple, but awesome!

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