Christmas Gift Ideas From Carmen

I'm always looking for small, easy-to-make gifts for the holidays, and Carmen DeBruce brought all kinds of goodies to show us at our last Demo Meeting.  These are fantastic little gifts for co-workers, your child's teacher, casual friends, and even as holiday party favors! 

We've already seen a few days ago the cute little Paper Bag Cocoa Holder she made.  Now here are more  awesome gifts she shared…

Tea Bag Holder

Carmen - tea bag holder 2  Carmen - tea bag holder 1

You can stick a tea bag in the little pocket on the right that's lined with the Daffodil Delight Eyelet Border Punch trim.  Carmen used the Just Believe set and bright colors…remember that your gifts for the holidays don't have to be holiday-themed! 

Find the tutorial on making the Tea Bag Holder at the Rubber Redneck blog.  The one shown on that site was made as a "Get Well" gift…what a thoughtful idea!

Hand sanitizer holder - carmen Hand Sanitizer Holders
Oh, I love this one—a hand sanitizer gift package!  I'm going to HAVE to make some of these!  This is the perfect gift for all the nurses that have been taking care of my loved ones recently!

I've seen two different styles of packaging for hand sanitizers, this one has the larger one that foams when dispensed.  It was purchased from Bath & Body Works. You can find a helpful tutorial by Natasha Zandbergen from Inking Out of The Box: Hand Sanitizer

There is also another version for the smaller, liquid ones that you can also purchase at Bath & Body Works (or just use the generic versons).  Here is a nice tutorial done by Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo Designs: Mini Hand Sanitizer Holder.

Carmen decorated hers with the Winter Post deer stamp, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and Christmas Cocoa retired DSP. 


Carmen - bag of tagsBag of Tags

Who doesn't need gift tags when it's time to wrap the presents?  Carmen put together this handy little cello bag of tags with a cute holiday topper. 

The Tags Til Christmas stamp set makes it amazingly easy to make quick tags—just stamp and punch with the coordinating punches!  Carmen added some gold cord to each for hanging.  Place them all in a Small Cello Bag (these are SO handy for all kinds of treat bags).

Carmen made a topper for the cello bag out of the Jolly Holiday DSP, cut with the Top Note Die.  The "to/from" stamp is also from Tags Till Christmas and it's punched with the Decorative Label Punch

SAVE ON THIS! Don't forget that you can still get the Tags Til Christmas & Decorative Label Punch in a Tags Til Christmas Holiday Bundle at 20% off until December 16!

Tags Flip-Style Holder

Flip tag holder- carmen 

This unassuming, card-size package holds a surprise gift inside…

  Flip tag holder 2 - carmen  Flip tag holder 3 - carmen

Flip open the flaps on the top and bottom, then open the flaps on the sides, and you've unwrapped a whole pocket-full of coordinating holiday gift tags!  It's a spectacular presentation that keeps your tags neatly organized and ready to use.

Carmen used the tutorial from another Carmen at the Stamping Addiction blog: Tag Holder.  She gives all the steps and measurements there, and it's much easier to create than it may appear. 

Project supplies used: Tags Til Christmas stamp set, Decorative Label Punch, Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake card stock, Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink, Large 1-3/4" Oval Punch, Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel, and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

Thanks for all the fun gift ideas, Carmen!




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