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CTC#58 Christmas Decor and Gift wrapping.

Welcome back to CTC for this week's entry - to be inspired by a 3D item or giftwrap and packaging from the Occasions Catalogue.You may have arrived here from Helen's great blog, or you may be starting here, but wherever you have arrived from you are very welcome, and I hope you enjoy linking to each blog in the hop for some great ideas.

I have some boxes for you today.

It's always so nice to give a beautifully wrapped present - both for the giver and for the recipient. Stampin' Up! have some great options to make it easy with a big range of tag options, gorgeous ribbons and boxes and bags....
Since Christmas is also a time when budgets are stretched it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the hugely discounted items in the Clearance rack. Have you been and had a look lately? I have decided to showcase some of the great gift wrap options for you.

Here are some great Gift Boxes which come flat and are super easy to assemble

The gift tag is 2 pieces of card cut to 2" x 5" and punched with the Tag Topper Punch. the lower piece is gold foil and the upper piece of Kraft has the word cut with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die(139659). Super quick and easy, tied together with some Thin Gold Ribbon (134583). The box is wrapped with a belly band made from 2x 12" strips of DSP from the Season of Cheer paper cut 2" wide and joined together under the tag. I have wrapped the box with 3 layers of the Gold Cording Trim(139618). I'm really sad this is not continuing after January so make sure you stock up on it - at $8.75 for 22.9 m (0.38c/m) it's pretty good value, but even better it ties so well and the texture of the cord means that it stays tied and doesn't slip on itself. The silver is also gorgeous. The tag is decorated with some gold embossed snowflakes made with the Festive Flurries set and the matching punch.

Extra Large Gift Box is from the Clearance Rack
Food safe Kraft Card
$3.95 for pack of 3 - only 0.92ceach (were $6.95)
15.2 x 15.2 x 11.1cm  (6 x 6 x 4 3/8) They are a good size, and easy to decorate. Of course you can stamp directly onto the box prior to assembly.

This shows the large box underneath and the smaller window box on top.
The Decorative Window Box is also from the Clearance Rack
132146 food safe Kraft
$3.59 for a pack of 6 (down from $8.95) , that's only 0.60c each.
10.2 x 10.2 x 3.8cm  (4 x 4 x 1 1/2")

These are a good size for a set of 3x3notecards and envelopes. This is a little set I have made with Lighthearted Leaves and Black Glimmer Paper - two more items on the retiring list from the Occasions Catalogue and not available after January 4 or if sold out sooner. I have been playing a lot with this set and you can see some more samples in earlier posts here.

There are also some amazing ribbons on the Clearance Rack
Seam Binding  is beautiful and soft and ties easily into lovely soft bows as shown above. At $4.79 per roll of 9.1m (down from $11.96)  it's 0.53c/m which is great value. I have used soft sky here , but pool party is also available and looks great with the traditional colours of Red and Green.

Chevron Ribbon is a great weight and ties wonderful bows and is available in a range of colours. At $6.39 per roll of 9.1m it's a great saving from the original $15.95. 
Christmas Colour schemes could be
131151 Island Indigo with silver and white
130016 Marina Mist with silver and white or Silver and Green
130019 Crushed Curry with gold and burlap and/or lace

There are other great ribbons on the clearance rack which would also work well for Christmas- Mossy Meadow and Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon.

For all these great products you can find them through the Shop Now button on the right hand side of the page here, or at my Stampin' Up! homepage,  or you can contact me directly through commenting  here, or my facebook page or email and I will happily help you order your Christmas Gift Wrapping supplies.

For more wonderful ideas you can check out the rest of the design team at CASEing the Catty.
Next on the hop is Julia, check out her gorgeous project.

Thanks for looking, 



  1. Your boxes look so pretty wrapped in ribbon & decorated. How awesome is that clearance rack. I have been buying these boxes too for my Christmas gift packaging.

    1. Thanks Tricia, I do love a good box- and I love a bargain!

  2. Great way to showcase our great boxes!!

    1. Thanks Julia, don't you just love Christmas?

  3. You've done a great job on all these boxes, Liz. Sounds like it would be worth checking out clearance and getting some for gifts.

  4. Great ideas using the boxes, the kraft boxes come in handy so much for Christmas gifts each year for me and I love the trims you have made with the ribbons and wreath. Great idea of using the box to make a set of cards too.

    1. Thanks Kathryn, after looking at the other posts in this bloghop I'm thinking of stamping on a few of them before I add the ribbons next

  5. Love your boxes! Thanks for the inspiration for my stamp club ladies Christmas present!!! I just got those boxes off the Rack.

    1. Thanks Rebecca, no worries They are a good buy!

  6. What a beautiful array of pretty packaging ideas & the notecard set is so sweet! :)

    1. Thanks Helen, I have made quite a few sets of notecards lately, and the box is a great size.


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