Paper Sweeties Holiday Blog Hop

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Evening, y'all!  I'm super excited to be joining Paper Sweeties' designers and friends for their 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Blog Hop!  Every day is filled with fresh inspiration and daily deals that you simply don't want to miss!  I've cooked up a quartet of sweet, little houses to hold gift cards, for family members, this Christmas; and I'd love to share them, with you all, today.  Just as a side note, the roofs slide right off.  So, the recipients can enjoy them for years to come, if they so desire to do so.  Here goes!
I started these packages by Cameo-cutting the houses themselves from Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Perfect Plum, and white cardstocks.
Once they were pieced together, I coated the roofs, as well as the die-cut, from white cardstock, snow pile scallops, which wrap all the way around the bases of the houses, in Dazzling Diamonds.  I used that same scallop border die to deck the top edge of each house in a color-coordinating, patterned, paper trim, once again, wrapping the house itself.
They all three then got a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut, Christmas tree, which was popped off the side of the house with foam tape and embellished with a white-embossed on vellum and die-cut snowflake.
They were then wrapped up with scrumptious, Paper Sweeties, seam binding ribbons, tied in double bows and embellished with single, color-coordinating, ribbon bows, as well as the stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a white cardstock, die-cut tag,  "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" sentiment.  The tag itself was punched with a hole in its top; laced with white string; and tucked into the yummy ribbons, which were topped off with a pearl to complete the look.
Color inspiration for this project came from Paper Sweeties' December Inspiration Challenge.
But I needed one more cute, little house and couldn't possibly leave it out simply because it didn't coordinate with the color scheme ;).
Further inspiration for this project came from Inspired by All the Little Things' Challenge #37.
Be sure to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Blog Hop post to see what all the talented designers have been up to, as well as to get some fabulous, Paper Sweeties goodies for a steal.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  And a HUGE thanks goes out to Debbie for inviting me to join in the fun!  I've so enjoyed inking up my treasures!  XOXO 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Naughty or Nice?, Holly Days, & Trim the Tree (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Pink Pirouette (Wplus9); Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, & Perfect Plum (SU!); white (Recollections); vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); pink polka dot (Crate Paper); soft blue wide stripe (Nikki Sivils); red stripe (MME); purple polka dot (Lilybee Design) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watercolor (VersaMark) Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, & 3/16" Handheld Circle punch (SU!); white string & pink, purple polka dot, & red gingham ribbons (Hobby Lobby); white seam binding ribbon (Hug Snug); Bubblegum, Grape, & Blueberry seam binding ribbons & Sweet Borders, Trim the Tree, & Holly Days Sweet Cuts dies (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); pearls (Paper Studio); watercolors (Kuretake); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); House Owl Box cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); white embossing powder (Zing!); Tacky Glue (Aleene's)


Leigh Penner said...

These are adorable and amazing!

SewPaperPaint said...

These are amazing and so festive! Love them! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Karen Day said...

Jinny, your houses are amazing! And those bows are to die for... What great gift packaging - thanks for joining us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Maria said...

Oh, my!!! What darling houses topped with gorgeous bows, Jinny!! A creative sweet gift idea!! So happy to see you creating with Paper Sweetie goodies and participating in the Christmas Blog Hop!! Merry Christmas!!

Jill Norwood said...

Jinny these sweet houses just make me smile! So sweet and festive for this lovely Christmas season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Debbie said...

What absolutely darling little houses, Jinny! These are simply amazing -- who wouldn't want to receive such a special little treat!!! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us this month at Paper Sweeties - xoxox

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! These are SO SWEET!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS CHRISTMAS and a ERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! HUGS!! =)

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness!! This is such a cute way to present a gift card Jinny!! Love the little trees with coordinating bulbs. Very sweet!!