Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ginger Blessings

Hi crafty friends! I'm here today to  share with you a card and a tiny gift box I created for my sons teacher for Christmas using two of the beautiful stamp sets from last weeks release over at Inspired by Stamping. I absolutely love ginger bread men as they are one of my favorite treats!

To create this card, I layered my papers onto my card base and stamped/embossed the ginger blessings sentiment from the sugar and spice stamp set. I adhered some burlap trim, crochet trim, and some pearl trim across the center of the card before layering on a few die cut ovals and added my little gingerbread girl using the same sugar and spice stamp set. For the finishing touches I added tiny pearls to the center of her star button and a pearl bow to her head. I love how this card turned out. Its so country chic.

I had plans to give his teacher some chocolates for Christmas but my son informed me that his teacher has an allergy to chocolate. When I ran across this yummy smelling hand sanitizer, I felt this would be a perfect gift for a teacher who deals with a lot of sick children through the year. So instead of just popping this into a gift bag, I created this adorable tiny box. The box measures, 3¼" x 1½" x 1⅛". Once I cut out the box, I added some pattern paper that matched the card, cut out a little window using a tiny oval die and backed it with a piece of acetate. To decorate this box, I got out the beautiful Christmas Wreath stamp set. I embossed the bow in white onto my pattern paper, fussy cut it out, added a pearl to the center, and adhered it to the top of the box leaving enough room so the box can still close. I then clear embossed the holly leaves onto a green cardstock, fussy cut it out, added some silver stickles, then adhered it to the bottom corner of the box along with some white pearls for the berries.

My son is so excited to be able to give this to his teacher. 
Now I just have to make him understand that he has to wait to give this to her. lol.
Well that is all for me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Challenges I am entering :
Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge: Get crafty and use Kraft
Crafty card Makers: Cut it out
613 Avenue Create: anything goes with boxes, tags, more
Amusing Challenge: Anything goes
Penny Black: get ahead for christmas
Polkadoodle: Christmas Fun


  1. A wonderful festive card and gift. I really love the gift box. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

  2. What a darling creation and a very thoughtful gift, Shan! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  3. what a beautiful card and personalized gift box! thank you so much for sharing it with us this month at penny black and more.

  4. Cute and sweet gift and card, really lovely image.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more
    and Allsorts Challenges;-))m

  5. OMG what a fabulous gift set! What a sweet treat! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you’ll come join us again real soon! Great job!
    613 Avenue Create DT

  6. I'm running all behind this week but didn't want to miss the opportunity to thank you for sharing your lovely gist set with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous set beautiful designs.
    Thank you for sharing at CCM.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  8. What a great gift with the card - and that sentiment is adorable! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenge this week!

  9. Stunning make ! thankyou for joining us at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas Fun Challenge
    Susan (Senior DT ) xxxx

  10. Fantastic projects, love those stamps! Thanks for joining in with us over at the Polka Doodles challenge x


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