Thursday, December 12, 2013

'Tis the Season... be giving!
Thank you so much for joining us for the December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month our projects focus on quick and easy gift ideas for the holidays. As we enter the month of December, we find that the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. From decorating our homes to holiday baking, we realize that shopping days are running low. That's why we want to share quick and easy gift ideas that anyone can create in time for that special someone! 
As you hop along, you will see that many of our design team members are giving away some great blog candy this month. Leave a comment for each project and you will automatically be entered in to win!  Winners will be announced Monday, December 16th on our individual blogs, so don't forget to leave us those comments! We love to hear from our readers!
You should have just left stop number 9 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  blog hop – Heidi B with Stuck on Stampin'. If so, you are in the  right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find  the full blog hop lineup below.

I was in need of a quick and easy way to wrap up some cookies for my awesome IT guy at work as a thank you for all of the hard work (and constant pestering from all of us!) he has done for me and my at-home-co-workers.  Tag a Bag Gift Boxes to the rescue!

With a little embossing of the sleeve, a strip of bright and cheery Real Red chevron paper, some Holly Jolly and a HOHOHO snowflake, my box was done in less than 15 minutes!  I already had the cookies made, so I wrapped them up and stuck them inside...thank you gift all ready to go!

But wait! I can't give a gift without a card!  Still having all of my supplies out, I easily put together a fun card to match!
Using most of the same elements, my card completed the gift, in just 30 minutes!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Brights Collection DSP Stack, Silver Foil
Ink ~ Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Sets ~ A Banner Christmas, Festive Flurry, Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Tag a Bag Gift Boxes, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Gunball Green Stitched Ribbon, Real Red Taffeta, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine (Tag a Bag Gift Box Kit), Bitty Banners,  Circle Punch
Don't you love how Stampin' Up! offers so many fun ways to wrap up your holiday gifts?!?!?
Now hop on over to Anastasia with Stampin' Blondie and see what fun ideas she has for you!  And don't stop there...keep on hopping until you make the full loop.  You won't be disappointed!  Especially since there is so much BLOG CANDY to be had this hop!!!! 
Leave me some love and this bundle of goodies will be yours! (Don't forget or the little hand (that I just noticed) in this picture will swipe them from under your nose!)
Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Participants:
Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
Annie L. of Love Me Cards
Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
Jamie H. of Unique Ink
Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
Bree R. of Craft-Somnia  <---YOU ARE HERE
Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters



  1. Love that card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The box is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win bog candy. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

  3. Just LOVE the box. I will have to get some more Christmas dsp so I can make some of these ideas.

  4. Wow! You decorated that box beautifully! And the matching card is awesome! What a great gift idea! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  5. What a great gift idea. I love the box you decorated and the matching card is gorgeous.

  6. Great cards and gifts.

  7. I love the whole thing. The card is great and compliments the project so well.

  8. I love the way they match. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Lovely ideas, thanks so much for sharing.

  11. The box is just beautiful and so is you're card! Thank you for sharing you're great ideas. Lovely.

  12. Love how you added blue to the Christmas card looks amazing would not have thought of that. very beautiful!!

  13. So pretty. And such a unique look to the box!

  14. The colors are OUTSTANDING! I have tons of these boxes and I will be making some gift boxes for last minute items...and yes, there will be many!

  15. Love the projects and the combination of colors!!

  16. I love the colors you used - well done!!

  17. Oh My GOSH! I'm so lovin' the projects you made. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Truly inspirational! Merry Christmas!

  18. in love with these colors. Gorgeousness!

  19. Oh what fun! I love the cheerful look of this gift set!

  20. Perfect gift set Bree! Love the embossing on the box sleeve, going to have to try that.

  21. I love how you turned the snowflakes into a package topper for a guy!! Great colors!