Sunday, 22 October 2017

Fancy Folds and 3D projects ESAD blog hop 10/2017 - Holiday Catalogue

Welcome to my contribution for the Fancy Folds and 3D projects ESAD blog hop using the Holiday Catalogue products - I will admit squeezing a few extra Annual Catalogue goodies in as well.

Today I decided to pull out an old favourite of mine The Gift Bag Punch Board. With Christmas coming very fast I thought some packaging would be great to get started on. I love the Merry Little Christmas spread in the Holiday Catalogue on pages 10-13 so decided to follow suit. I am giving jewellery to those owning the little box plus the bags and the big box will hold a bottle of perfume perfectly. They looked a little naked without some sparkle so I added a little bling with the initials of the gift recipients.

These 2 are bags made according to the instructions with the paper cut for the large bag 6"x12" and the smaller bag 6"x10" I scored the top at 1" to fold it over on the smaller bag to get the contrast.

So onto some boxes - still using the Gift Bag Punch Board - now I don't like to reinvent the wheel so I headed over to YouTube to find a video on how to do this. I found Amanda's video HERE and all the instructions including the measurements for the tall box are there.  The little box is a cut down smaller version as I need that size for earrings and a necklace.
Using the Everyday Label Punch and the Labels To Love Stamp set I have made this tag - its 3 layers, Whisper White, DSP and then the Stamped Christmas Tag.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you have liked my projects - please hop on over to Rebecca's page and see her great table settings and matching card that she has to share with us - till next time!
Blog Hop Participants:

2. Leonie Schroder
3. Courtenay Heuston
4. Rebecca Scurr
5. Peta Stephen
6. Kristel Rimmer
7. DelysCram  
8. Libby Dyson
9. Jessie Holton
10. Megan Lenske
11. Cheryl Algie
12. Kim Oliver
13. Sharon Dalton
14. Sue Vine
15. Jenny Hayward  
16. Nicole Wilson
17. Narelle Fasulo
18. Cathy Pinchbeck
19. Maree McIntosh
20. Josie Dean
21. Ellen Woodbridge
22. Monique Fielder

 With my trimmer, adhesives and markers I used these goodies.

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  1. Love my Gift Bag Punch Board and you've created some great projects. Thanks for participating in the blog hop Courtenay

  2. Stunning packaging Courtenay and I’m sure the recipients are going to adore them !

  3. I love my punch board too. Gorgeous packaging you haev created here Coutenay. The recipients will feel so special :)

  4. Love these cute little bags & the folded over tops xx

  5. I see inspiration struck Courtenay! Love the little boxes, and the glimmer initials on them are a great idea.

  6. Lots of great projects!! Awesome attention to detail x

  7. Oh I love your little gift bags! That's my favourite Christmas DSP at the moment!

  8. Superb packaging ideas Courtenay. I love the addition of the sparkly letters. An idea I am definitely going to nick for my Christmas packaging! So simple yet so clever.

  9. Gorgeous packaging Courtenay. I love these colours together and the sparkly initials make each gift so personal, great idea.

  10. Love your bags and boxes Courtenay I must really use my board more.

  11. Sparkly initials are a winner! Great packaging ideas Courtenay.

  12. These are all very gorgeous Courtenay. The addition of the silver letters just sets them off.

  13. Great projects!! I love the glimmer letters.