Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Gift or Gift Card Wrapping

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we challenge you to create pretty gift, wrapping, or card holders!
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know this is the time of year that I make these little gift baskets.  
For this challenge, I decided to use the remnants of Graphic 45 "A Ladies' Diary" Collection to create an ensemble gift package.
Chanukah Gift Ensemble "Shani"
I created this Chanukah Gift for my friend, Shani, who lives in Israel.  I miss her so much and we just had our annual two-hour-long phone chat that made me miss her even more.  Now I need to up-cycle a cardboard box for packaging.  I am glad Chanukah lasts 8 days!  I also need to stop nibbling on the candy!
This journal,  from a Flying Unicorn  Club shipment (last year,)
was just perfect for creating a companion journal/diary element. 
A little bling to hide the seam but mostly to add interest and voila!
The best part about making this book cover was not having to do anything except cut the paper to size and wrap it around the book.  I used my favorite Decoupage Technique to adhere the paper.  I also decoupaged the "A Ladies' Diary" label. Hard to tell this is not the original cover!

I added a pocket to the inside cover and I am thinking about adding one  "A Ladies' Diary" Stamped image to each page.  I love how the stamp strip folded over perfectly on the back cover.  Sweet! 
The back is as pretty as the front.  I love G45 Papers for projects like this one.  Creating is fun and easy!
A little scoring plus a little Scor-tape and you get a perfect spine!
Electric Pillar Candle
I stained this electric pillar candle a few months ago to use for another challenge.  They didn't like it so I kept it on my table just waiting for the perfect project. So, what do you think?  
Isn't this a nice addition to the ensemble? 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Stop by and leave some LUV for the rest of the SOS Team

Materials Used
Papers:  Graphic 45® "A Ladies' Diary™"
(I cut the basket using Neenah® CS and then glued the G45 papers onto the individual strips.  The paper alone is not sturdy enough.)
Flowers: Prima® Flowers
Gift Tags: Prima® "Something Blue" Collection
Brads: Bo Bunny
Border Bling:  Want2Scrap
Candy: Hershey® Nuggets

Challenges Entered:


  1. Wonderful projects, Chana - they are beautiful papers, and I love the way you have shown them off, and all the delightful details! hugs, de

  2. Stunning Chana - absolutely beautiful gift project!

  3. Love your projects - great job as always!!!

  4. What a gorgeous trio of fabulous gifts, Chana! Love the paper collection you used and all the details you've added to each element! Well done!

  5. Gorgeous gift set! Beautiful papers you used! I hear ya about the candy, I can't stop nibbling on it around my house either lol!

  6. Awesome trio of gifts, the paper is gorgeous. Fantastic job.

  7. OH! Shani is going to shed tears when she opens this handmade gift!!!
    I have to know your fave decoupage technique... do share. Because it IS hard to believe it's not the original cover (I do believe you, but it looks perfect).
    And I love the idea of decorating a faux-candle... Geez, we missed you when you were gone, but you came back and are totally making up for lost time! Bravo!

    1. Thanks, Mimi, you are so sweet! I will post the decoupage technique on our SOS Crew Chat! Thanks for the wonderful comment. It is nice to be back!

  8. Oh Chana, what a lovely, amazing collection of gifts presented in this incredibly lovely way, anybody who receives this would be over the top happy.
    Everything so beautifully hand made, so many details, everything is absolutely gorgeous.
    I'm so happy you are back, you were missed.
    I've been studying the directions you gave me for the dreaded Permalink, sheeesh!! my brain is fried.

  9. A beautiful project! A fabulous gift for your friend. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste December Challenge!


Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I appreciate it! I try to reciprocate and visit your blogs. If I don't get to you right away, please know that I am on my way there to thank you for your visit.
Happy Crafting!