Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 3
Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. Today I have a quick and easy, inexpensive, end-of-year class gift idea to share with you using the, oh so cute, Seasonal Chums Bundle and my favourite Quilted Christmas DSP.
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching here and I have to admit, I’m feeling a little smug at having my son’s class gifts done and dusted, but it’s the only thing ready and I know it won’t be long before I’m running around frantically trying to finish everything else, wondering where the time went 😉 That’s why I thought I’d share this idea today, so if you like it, you can tick it off your to do list and enjoy the sensation of Christmas-under-control, even if it’s only briefly 😉
I wanted to have something less sugary this year and found a pack of 24 Christmas pencils and rubbers at Kmart for $5.00 which seemed a fun alternative at a good price. I needed to make them look just a little more special and I thought our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags and little DSP would dress them up nicely.
The pencil + rubber were too long to fold the bag over at the top so I decided to tie the bag under the rubber part – which are just too cute by the way, using the gorgeous Mini Tinsel Trim, I love the sparkly, festive feel this adds.
I used a 1-1/2″ x 6″ strip of Quilted Christmas DSP inside the bags to dress up the pencil part and cutting it this width meant I could fill four bags with one piece of 6″ x 6″ paper with no waste 🙂
Of course, I had to add a small treat and some mini candy canes from Coles ($2.50 for 30) are simply tied on with the tinsel under the tag and I’m sure will make the kids smile – even if the pencils don’t 😉
On a more serious note though, there seem to be more and more children with food allergies/restrictions at school now and while I know most of the kids in my son’s class will be able to enjoy this little treat, there are some who can’t and this gift means no one has to miss out 🙂
The tags are from the Seasonal Chums Bundle which is one of my favourites in the Holiday Catalogue, they were perfect for this project and the tinsel fits through the hole easily.
I stamped the snowmen on Thick Whisper White cardstock and the reindeer on Crumb Cake and coloured two of them as examples for my son who had to colour the rest. I love how kids brains work, while my samples are very simply coloured, his reindeer and snowmen are literally the colours of the rainbow and he really enjoyed choosing a unique colour scheme for each one 🙂
I love how this project turned out, but you could easily substitute another tag or DSP and it would just as sweet. It’s a great use-it-up project and perfect to use up all your leftovers.
I made 24 treats and used:
- 1/2 a pack of 2 x 8″ Cellophane Bags ($5.25 for 50)
- 6 sheets of Quilted Christmas DSP ($16.00 for 48 sheets)
- The tags were mostly stamped on scraps of cardstock, but you can easily cut 6 from one A4 sheet of cardstock = 4 sheets of cardstock
- An entire Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack ($16.00), I think this was the most expensive element and could be easily substituted with something less expensive, but I already had it and love how it looks 🙂
- Pencils & Rubbers (Kmart, $5.00 for 24) and Mini Candy Canes (Coles, $2.50 for 30)
I hope you liked today’s project, I couldn’t get a good group shot, they look gorgeous in person 🙂
I’ll see you all tomorrow with Day 4 🙂
Please note: The Seasonal Tags Framelits that I used in today’s project are reduced by 30% (
$50.00 to $35.00) in the current Online Extravaganza.
If you were interested in this set, it’s now cheaper to buy the framelits and stamp set separately than in the bundle.
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