Versatile gift giving is a huge money and time saver when it comes to special occasions like Christmas and birthdays. If you’re anything like me, you have your own family to buy for and then a myriad of gifts for colleagues, neighbours, school teachers, church friends, mum friends… the list is long. I like to make every gift I can meaningful but that takes time, so this is one of my helpful (I hope!) solutions.
Ready to Decorate
Stampin’ Up! do a range of ready made gift packaging; boxes, bags, ribbon and this year we even have little bows (you can browse them here and here). This means that you can easily add a punched tag, or stamped greeting and make the gift personal, thoughtful and gorgeous.
Last month I did a post on the Sour Cream containers using our patterned papers (see here), so here’s another gift giving resource for you.
Versatile Gift Bags
I used some of our food-safe Striped Treat Bags along with the Cheers to the Years stamp set for two quick makes. The striped bags are gold foil and catch the light beautifully so paired with the gorgeous Year of Cheer Suite it was glitz all the way.
Here’s the Christmas make:
I folded the top of the bag down, (but you could leave it open if you’d like) and then wrapped some Linen Thread around three times and tied in a knot. The knot is hidden by the embellishment so you don’t have to worry about making a pretty bow – hooray!
Then I die cut a Gold Glimmer snowflake and adhered it to the wreath stamped image from the stamp set. Then it was just a simple greeting in Early Espresso and a charm tied with a bow and Glue Dotted on.
Versatile Stamp Set
Not only are the bags versatile, the Cheers to the Years stamp set is too.
I took the same basic ingredients but substituted the greeting for another in the set and put a heart in place of the snowflake. Voila!
These little bags would be great for gifting jewellery, gift cards, money, little notebooks, sweet treats, purses, handmade soaps, the list goes on.
I hope you take a second look at this gorgeous stamp set and see the possibilities for all year round, (how cute would the wreath image look with some tiny flowers and leaves?), as well as the versatility of the gift bags.
I’ll be back with more seasonal makes soon!
And if you’d like to go the extra mile and heat emboss those greetings…
Basic tools you need in your kit (you’ll use them every time.)