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Let’s Get Hopping 37: Gifts

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I’m back with the Let’s Get Hopping crew & today we’re all about gifts! You would’ve come from the talented Tanya Rees or starting with me, either way, be sure to hop right around to check out all the fun projects we have for you 😊

I created projects for my class last month anticipating this hop. Here’s what I shared with my ladies…

I featured the Little Treats bundle. This stamp set is super versatile & the dies are awesome too. Let’s have a look at the Little Treat boxes cut using the main die, as it was intended…

I used the foiled side of the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to cut the boxes. I kept the embellishment simple by adding a sentiment on the label die that comes in the set & added a quick image to finish off. I used some Misty Moonlight & Silver baker’s twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack to tie up the box after I filled it with some treats.

I decided to show my class ladies how to make their dies go further by showing them how to extend the die cut. Here’s a look at the Christmas treat box…

I used a 1/2 sheet of A4 cardstock to extend the length of my die to create a longer box so I could fill it with more treats. Again, I kept it simple with a strip of Snowflake Splendor DSP & used the two label dies to create the focal piece.

As I created this, I noticed that the box looked very much like a baby’s crib. Here’s a closer look at what I came up with…

I decorated it the same way as the Christmas box & just added “legs” to the crib. I punched the “legs” of the crib by using the top of my Label me Lovely Punch. Everyone in the class thought the crib was super cute & I was pleased 😊

I have an over the head bib in the crib but you could easily fit a baby onesie, some booties & mittens, or a beanie & mittens.

Of course you can’t have gifts without a matching card right? So, I decided to show my class ladies how to use the main die to create a focal piece for a card. Here’s a look at the Christmas card…

I pre-cut my Snowflake Splendor DSP so that it’s slightly bigger than the main section of the die & ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I trimmed away any excess and rounded the bottom corners to create a tag piece. A bit of stamping on the DSP & a cute image completes the focal piece.

Then, it was a matter of putting the card base, Winter Snow embossed layer, DSP layer, the Stitched So Sweetly stitched rectangle piece & the Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon together to complete the card.

I always offer a non-Christmas option for my classes as not all my ladies celebrate Christmas. A quick change of sentiment & images and we have a Birthday card…

I hope these projects have inspired you to look at your dies to see if you could create something else other than what it was intended for. This means you stretch the value of your dies & have more fun with them. Also, I hope these gift ideas will inspire you for your own holiday season crafting 😊

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to check out the inspiration Rachael Merrick has for you & continue hopping around.

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Until next time, sending lots of crafty hugs! 😊

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