Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine Gifties

Hi there! Just dropping by today to share a couple of Valentine's Day gifties I made and sent to my parents and my nephew!

This is a little gift card holder. I cut the envelopes from patterned paper. Then, I used a craft knife to cut an opening in the one envelope and placed a patterned paper heart in it.

Here's a looksie at the inside:

I attached the gift card to a box of cinnamon bears wrapped in tissue paper and baker's twine and shipped it off to my folks! (They LOVED it!!!!)

Next up is a take-out box of paper fortune cookies that I made for my seven year-old nephew! I did a tutorial for a similar project on the DeNami Design Blog not too long ago! Click HERE for the tutorial!

First, I stamped out some patterns onto die-cut circles.

Next, I created the paper fortune cookies, following the steps of the tutorial (only this time I decided to put dollar bills inside the fortune cookies instead of messages!)!

Then, I placed the fortune cookies inside a decorative take-out box (purchased at Michaels) and shipped it off to my nephew in California! Hope it got a kick out of it!

I hope you're having a GREAT weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

"Sending You Love" Gift Card Holder and Candy Package:
Stamps: Small Heart Outline E132, Mini Heart A94, Sending You Love F171 (DeNami Design), Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Cherry (American Crafts)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Love Letter (ki memories), Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Die: Gift Card Greetings Die (Papertrey Ink)
Baker's Twine: Maraschino (The Twinery)

Fortune Cookies in Take-Out Box:
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Cherry (American Crafts), Aqua Color Box (Clearsnap)
Copic Sketch Markers
White Copy Paper
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Circle (Spellbinders)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Punch: 3/4" square
Scor-Tape: (Scor-Pal)
Take-Out Box: (purchased at Michaels)


Lynn said...

I LOVE the fortune cookies! Such a fabulous idea!

Lisa Elton said...

Sweet little gifts for your family Lisa! The fortune cookies are just the cutest idea ;)

Tenia Nelson said...

Your projects are super cute Miss Lisa!!! See you soon!!!

~amy~ said...

cute cute cute...starbucks coffee card holder...excellent...and fun fortune them!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love, love, love the paper fortune cookies!!! Were they hard to make?

Kathy Mc said...

Lisa, your parents and nephew are very lucky to have you. LOVE the idea of a dollar bill in the fortune cookies. Will keep that one in the back of my brain for future use. Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

How incredibly clever! Both projects are adorable, but those patterned fortune cookies are the cutest!

Liz O. said...

OMG, How sweet, TFS,

Theresa said...

What fabulous projects!! I love the fortune cookies. So darn cute.

~Tammy~ said...

How very sweet are these handmade gifts for your family! You are such a sweetie!

Unknown said...

Such fun and thoughtful gifts. I'm sure your family loved them.