Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Taylored Expressions Studio Challenge


It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
 Once again, I am joining in with the Baker's Dozen team for this challenge.  My guest term is up at the end of this month and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Taylor and Jami and the whole team for the honor of playing along with you all these past two months.  You are all so sweet and INSPIRING and I have enjoyed every minute.  Thank you so much!
 
The question for October is:
Good things come in small packages!  The holiday season is upon us and between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas there are a ton of opportunities to create and give little treats, gifts, and party favors.  Please show us something you'll be giving this year.

Here are two easy projects that I designed for holiday gift giving.  First, I made an ornament using a circular wooden shape (found at my local craft store).  I painted it with gray paint.  I used the Taylored Expressions Nativity Border die as the focal point of the ornament, cutting it from black vinyl and embellishing it with a rub-on, some gems, a punched glittered felt star and some baker's twine:

This would make a great gift in itself or as a fun addition to a gift bag or tied to a package.

Next, I designed a simple gift card holder.  I have a huge family and often get gift cards for the teenagers who love to shop.  This is an easy way to dress up those gifts.
How fun would it be to have a small tree decorated with gift cards that are decorated in little envelopes? 
I used Very Merry stamp set and the Very Merry Outlines die for this project: 
  

Simple. Easy to mass produce.  

Here are the Taylored Expressions products I used on my projects today:
 



Head on over to the Baker's dozen to see their wonderful gift ideas.  I cannot wait to see what these creative ladies came up with!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

16 comments:

Karen Giron said...

These are darling! I love the gift tag and the gift card holder is super creative with the decorated bag.

Patti J said...

Unique way of using the Nativity set! You will love seeing it hang on your tree during the holidays. Cammie, that is a great idea for the gift tags to hang on their own little tree! Or maybe on a banner? Great little gift presentation, my friend - you are amazing :)

Court said...

So simple and beautiful! Gorgeous job!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both fabulous, Cammie! The ornament is gorgeous and love the decorated bag!

Donna said...

Wow Cammie, what great ideas! I love them both. The ornament is just adorable!

Shelly said...

Cammie, these are adorable! I love the silhouette ornament, what a great idea, beautifully done!

Melody said...

Love the Nativity border on the ornament and great idea for those little bags!

Billie A said...

the ornament is darling and love the bling and red star great touch, the bag card holder is great too. love both projects.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Beautiful projects! Looks like you are ready for Christmas already!
:-)

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely makes! Kim

g said...

i LOVE these! gorgeous ornament and i love that sweet gift card bag too- & what totally awesome idea for a mini tree with them hanging- super cute!!

Shannon White said...

Oh These are Soo CUTE Cammie! Love the ornament/gift tag and such a Simply Sweet way to present a gift card too! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Regina Mangum said...

Absolutely gorgeous and perfect, Cammie! I love how you used the dies. I would love to get one of these...going to be making some of these for sure! XOXO

MaxineD said...

Both projects are absolutely gorgeous Cammie - love them!!
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

I love the beautiful ornament with the nativity, how pretty they would look on a treee and the treat bag is fun :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Cammie, that ornament if GORGEOUS!! What a great gift idea. . .and to tie on packages, perfect! And I just LOVE your idea of a little tree decorated with gift cards in these adorable little bags!! OMG. . .that is such a fabulous idea!! And so stinkin' CUTE!