Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gift Decorations with Dies (Jen Carter)

Gift Decorations with Dies
by Jen Carter

I recently had the pleasure to spend a weekend with a bunch of terrific crafty girls.   We were each suppose to bring a gift and to wrap it in cute packaging.  I didn't have the right size of box so I decided to make my own!

I used my Scor-Pal to create the size of box I needed following this basic template and adjusting it to the size I needed to fit the items I placed inside.  I wrapped a colorful patterned paper band around the lid.

Stamping Away Box closeup 1.7

To make the tag I used one of my favorite dies from Frantic Stamper called Diagonal Stripe 3x4 Photo Card die.  To make this tag a little thicker and to more easily attach the various pieces, I first cut the tag with chipboard with a sandwich that didn't allow the die to cut completely through.  I then trimmed around the outside edge with a craft knife.  I picked coordinating cardstock for my frame and stripes and attached them to the base.  The "happy" was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I added a few enamel dots to finish off the tag.  I punched a hole in the top of the die piece to make it a tag and tied it on with a little bit of gold wire wrapped around the canvas bow.

Stamping Away Inside 1.2

When the box was opened this is what was inside.

Stamping Away Inside 1.1

This die from Frantic Stamper is another one of my favorites!! It is called Script Merry Christmas and it is gorgeous!  My make and take for the weekend used this die too!

Stamping Away Box Side 1.6

Here's one more view of the complete box.  I LOVE finding ways to use my dies in out of the box ways!  Can you imagine how cute these would be on Christmas presents?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

*** Materials for this project are available at

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  1. I love, love, love your tag! The colors you chose are beautiful!

  2. Fantastic idea Jen, I love the colours you used.

  3. Love tags! Very nice job Jen!