Homemade Holiday Gifts & Tags

Today’s post is going to be full of photos and homemade gift ideas. I wanted to make sure I provided lots of photos and details so if you want to replicate the concepts, you would have all the information you need. The design team is highlighting Canned, a new stamp set with a collection of coordinating dies that allow you to create beautiful gifts using the ever-so-popular mason jars. We are also featuring Cross Stitched, a cool stamp cross stitch inspired stamp set. And there’s a new favor box, called Vintage Favor Box that you will be able to use for countless occasions.

All of the new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on October 15th at 10 pm EST.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something, October 2014)

Using Canned + Jar Bonnet dies + Tasting tag die, I created a Strawberry Shortcake homemade mason jar treat to gift. I wanted to make something that you would give to someone and they could enjoy immediately. Something easy to whip up, yet tasty to eat. Since you can see through a mason jar, I like layered ingredients.

I was inspired by the colors in the fabric I chose to use for the jar bonnet. However, you could alter the color combination to make it fit any occasion, including the upcoming holidays.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something, October 2014)This is the new Tasting Tag. It has holes you can easily tie a mini wood spoon for presentation and purpose – to allow immediate consumption. I stamped all the text/graphics and added a felt strawberry.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something, October 2014)

On the top, I used Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles and added more felt strawberries.

Supplies

Stamps: Canned
Ink: pure poppy, orange zest
Cardstock: white
Dies: Strawberry Patch, Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles, Tasting Tag, Jar Bonnet
Other: Windham Fabrics (Le Poulet by Whistler Studios), white felt, pure poppy felt, simply chartreuse felt, white floss, red floss, mini wood spoon, ball mason jar

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something, October 2014)

Here, you can see the layered strawberry shortcake. Here’s what you need to make it:

Ingredients

strawberries
dessert shells
cool whip

Instructions

1. Slice strawberries
2. Add whipped topping into a sandwich bag by placing it in a glass. You will need to cut a small corner from the sandwich bag to allow you to pipe it into the jars. This makes the presentation look great and not messy!
3. Layer contents, starting with strawberries, then the whipped topping, then a dessert shell and repeat until the glass is full.

You can alter this recipe to make it more homemade by making your own pound cake or angel food cake. You could also make your own whipped cream (heavy whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar) or even make a pudding (using cool whip and white chocolate pudding mix), but that would require using a mixer. That option would make your gift take a little longer, but once those steps are complete, the project will not take too long.

I wanted to give an option for a no-fuss, quick and easy gift that any one could do. So, if your baking skills and time are great, go for the full homemade choice!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)

My next project is a homemade brownie packaged in the new Vintage Favor Box and stamped using Just a Little Something stamps and dies. This little box is so cute and the PERFECT size for brownies, candy, or any other small gift.

I stamped different text on each treat box, so you can see them below.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)

I die cut a circle from the box and added clear cardstock to allow you to see the brownie from the outside. This is a great way to display your gift contents, if they are a homemade treat.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)

The banner die is so cute and was easy to stamp. The Limitless Layers: 1.75″ Circles coordinate perfect with the circle die in Just a Little Something to create a decorative frame. I stamped a polka dotted pattern on it.

Each box is wrapped with some baker’s twine.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)

I used a decorative frame stamp in Just a Little Something to add detail to the box front. I left this box empty so you could see how the zipper die may be seen if using a clear cardstock opening. Usually your contents would cover it, but just in case they shift around, this is how it would look.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)

Here is how the recipient retrieves the box contents. Simply pull the zipper!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Just A Little Something + Vintage Favor Box, October 2014)Supplies

Stamps: Just a Little Something, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: pure poppy, aqua mist
Cardstock: pure poppy, white
Dies: Just a Little Something, Vintage Treat Box, Limitless Layers: 1.75″ Circle
Other: baker’s twine

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Cross Stitched, October 2014)

My last homemade gift is a monogrammed napkin and place card. During the holidays, you may have guests over and this is an easy way to create a beautiful table setting and provide a little gift as well.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Cross Stitched, October 2014)

Using the new Cross Stitch Alphabet die, I cross stitched the letter A onto a felt circle die cut. I layered it on a pennant banner and adhered it to a napkin.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Cross Stitched, October 2014)

The place card shape is from the new Jar Bonnet dies. I added the JOY holiday double die cuts, and used Snow Globe Sentiments and Simple Alphabet to add the name. The “diamond” pattern is from Cross Stitched and is a new cool way to use the stamp to create a background.

To build the shaped place card, I die cut the shape twice and scored a line at the top of one of the die cuts. Next, I adhered it to the other die cut and it creates a shaped place card.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink (Cross Stitched, October 2014)

Supplies

Stamps: Cross Stitched, Snow Globe Sentiments
Ink: pure poppy, true  black
Cardstock: rustic white, pure poppy
Dies: Jar Bonnet, Cross Stitch Alphabet, Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles, Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe, Holiday Double Cuts, Get a Handle On It
Other: white felt, pinefeather felt, poppy felt, napkin, mini clothespin, red floss

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed this post! Here are links to the rest of the design team, so make sure you see what they created using these same products too.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
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  • Birgit - I adore all your sweet little gifties! I’m so inspired by this release because I love giving homemade goodies as gifts any time of the year, but especially at Christmas time. Love all of your projects!ReplyCancel

  • janet - So many beautiful and clever ideas 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Chris Jordan - I love, love your projectsReplyCancel

  • Noreen - These are adorable gift ideas. Thanks for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie B - Thanks so much for all the clever gift ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - What amazing ideas. Loved them allReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - all so cute and delicious looking!
    wished I could have a few bites of it all!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia - Your projects are simply elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Vanskiver - Oh my I love everything you’ve done! The lil strawberry and that lid! So cute! You’ve done alot here. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Kathy Krug - Love all your fabulous ideas. Brownie box is the best fit for me.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Whitley - Great projects, Ashley. Who wouldn’t want a strawberry shortcake or homemade brownie?!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - I am in love with this beautiful packaging! Your projects show it off wonderfully!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Fun Stuff!!! You did good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debra - Yummy! I love your creativity. Everything is beautifully done.! I love the strawberry short cake jar. I feel like having an indoor picnic!ReplyCancel

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