Saturday, November 27, 2010

D2D Gift Giving from the Heart blog hop

Aloha and E Komo Mai (welcome) to the Designed2Delight Gift Giving from the Heart Blog Hop!! Rather than a regular blog hop, you can check out the new D2D Card Ideas blog for pictures of all the projects the Design Team came up with and check out the ones that you want to. But why not visit them all and leave a little love?!? You could win some digis for yourself! YEAH! Again, check out the new D2D Card Ideas blog for all the details.

For my project I used the Tropical Christmas image on the inside of my card tag and the Candy Cane Circle image for the frame on the front. I'm making these for my holiday gifts to co-workers and knew I'd need about 25...well, didn't have enough supplies to make all 25, so the first round was a lucky 13 (and that's what the cost breakdown is based on...). Not too bad! Here's some other pictures and details...



I used the "all-in-one-box" tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to make the box out of Crumb Cake cardstock. Instead of using the scallop edge on the template for the box top, I used an edge punch. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and is currently in their clearance rack for $1.99 for 10 yards! (that's why the cost for that is so cheap! If you need a SU! demonstrator to order some, check out my mom's blog!). The cookies are Vanilla Bean Shortbread from a mix (found at Target) and hand-dipped in milk chocolate...yummy!

Here's a close up of the card tag...


The tag measures about 2x2.5" when closed. Since I was mass producing this, I colored the images in the Microsoft Paint program and then laid out multiple tags in a Word doc. I got 8 tags from one sheet of cardstock. I punched a 3/4" circle in the front so you can see the inside scene. Added "Mele Kalikimaka" (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) above the frame and "Made just for" underneath. It's hard to tell in the picture but I printed the tag on shimmery cardstock which gives a sparkly shine to the image. Then, simply punched a small hole in the corner and tied it to the bow with linen thread. Just as an aside, I did manipulate Faith's image a bit to work it in the size I needed. I moved the moon and Santa part of the image to the left and up a bit to accommodate the card size. So easy to do with digital images! 

And lastly here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this project:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog - E for embossing: not sure if you can tell in the picture, but I used the Swiss dots embossing folder on the bottom of the box.
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas Present project
3. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Christmas presents
4. Crafty Cardmakers - Card and matching gift
6. Creative Card Crew - Treat box/goodie bag
7. Die cut Dreams Challenge blog - anything but a card
8. Lots To Do - embossing
9. Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps - make a handmade/altered gift item
10. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - season or event
11. Our Creative Corner - something other than a card
12. Paper Cutz Challenge - anything goes
13. Paper Romance Challenges - add a tag or make a tag card
14. Some Odd Girl Challenge blog - window card: well, my tag has a window!
15. Totally Gorjuss - a tree: got those palm trees!
16. Wags ‘n Whiskers - wrap it up (box, tag, bag or gift)

Whew, thanks for stopping by and hope I gave you some holiday gift giving inspiration!!!
Aloha,

86 comments:

Kathie said...

Love the card tag, so bright, cheerful and 'warm'!!! The gift box is wonderful...a beautiful project!

dstandard said...

This is just so cute and creative! Wonderful gift box!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Great gift.
I do love that ribbon!

Pat said...

So creative Kim...I love how the tag is a card, also. So cute and so tropical!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Great project! I love how you did your card/tag.

And WOW! What an amazing group of challenges this fit!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a thoughtful gift and I love the presentation! The cookies look yummy! Your box and tag are wonderful!

Thea said...

This is great! What an awesome gift. These ideas are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

Sherrie Conner said...

Fantastic Kim!! LOVE the punched window and tropical goodness of this project! Way to go! :)

Anna R said...

Wow! Don't know that I'd get the box done right...but I loved the punched out card...what a fun (and delicious) idea.

bridget said...

Aww Hawaii, wish I was there. Nice gift box.

Ramona said...

Great gift box!! I think I am going to have to make some of these!!

Carol Ann said...

Great idea have never seen this all in one box before looks very clever! The cookies look really inviting too! x

Kathy said...

Adorable, what great coworker gifts. Your cookies look yummy, too.

STAMPING SAM said...

I would like to order 50 of these with the cookies included for the staff at my school...could I have them by Dec. 15th? Works for me! Love these boxes and thanks for all the pictures to show all the awesome details. What a lot of work even painting the image in Paint program! So send me an invoice with my order and I would like to thank you now for accepting this order. What? You don't think so? Well, could you at least save me some cookies???

Love and "Mele Kalikimaka"
SAM aka MOM

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVE your tag!!! Beautiful job! I love what you did with the digis! I love the gift box as well! What a wonderful gift idea! TFS!

Kat said...

What a lovely card tag and gift box. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Kat x

Jeri said...

What a great gift box. Those cookies look yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.

faithnme said...

Love it.. so cute. Great gift idea

Hugs

uksharon said...

Love that girft box.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

ribenaruby said...

This is brilliant, thanks for the link, loving the D2D blog hop. What a fab range of gift ideas and great tag too!

Shirley G said...

I love this box idea. What a great project to make for co-workers. I love how you used and colored the images.
Great job.

Jaqi said...

Your gift box looks great and those cookies look really yummy. Thanks for the tip for the tags. I like the idea of making little window cards.

Michelle said...

I really like the tropical tag! Gives it a different vibe~very cute!

terrie said...

This gift box and tag are really nice...tfs
zullu26@aol.com

Jennifer M. said...

Great gift box idea. Very creative! Luv it! :D

Kristin said...

Great gift idea. Than ks for the detailed instructions.

Cleah said...

I have saved also some cake boxes(only the clean ones) and would surely be working on your idea for a gift box and card. Thanks and am sure glad to have joined this hop! ; )

Christina said...

love it

Traci said...

Great gift idea!

Mary J said...

Lovin' your style Kim! Really super project!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope to see more of your creativity at our next challenge!

Mary J x

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous wee gift box and love that spotty ribbon! Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle
x

* Shaz * said...

WoW!!! what a lovely gift and tag beautiful thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.

bosenberries said...

What a sweet little window tag... fun image!!! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl, Robin.

Stephanie said...

LOve your darling box and ribbon, it's just gorgeous!!! TYFS!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous make great little gifts for your collegues. I'm struggling to see the embossing here but sure its there. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Ronda S said...

What a yummy gift!

Wendy Colledge said...

Beautiful creation! What a clever box and the yummy treats ...hmmm yummy ;o)
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

Patti P. said...

This is one fabulous project!! Thanks for the tutorial and the great idea, I am sure everyone will love these. Tfs!

Stacy Walker said...

Great gift idea. Thank you for letting me play along.

Georgei said...

very pretty like alot what you have did very nice gift

Josie0602 said...

Very nice box and card!

Tina M said...

really cute stamp set.. Ilove how you put it all together :) lucky 13 they will be ..

THERESA said...

Stunning gift box and love the image and window !! Girl, you really are good with all these challenges, hats off to you !!!

Sheila D said...

What a lovely card tag and gift box. A great presentation for those yummy cookies!

deesdesigns said...

Great gift idea - love the colors you used for the tag!

Bev said...

very cute tags on these small gift boxes.. fabulous

Lorie said...

Wow, Kim...that is impressive!

Patti J said...

Great idea, Kim!!! Wow! 13 of these? You rock!

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job and the cookies look so yummy.

LGanske61@msn.com

Deb said...

Awwwww.........VERY cute - love it!!
Hugs,
Deb T.

craftin-dawn said...

Very cute! thanks for being part of the blog hop!!!

Shawna said...

Nothing like a gift of cookies! YUM! And your box is super, super cute!

Robin McK said...

That is completely adorable! I love the image, and thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

stampjourney said...

This is so cute! Love your window card and fun treat box!

Sharon said...

I love your project, what a lot of work and love you put into it your co-workers are avery fortunate groub of people. Thank you for sharing.

sdenimandlce1@aol.com

Flutterby Trina said...

LOVE IT!!! it must have taken you an age! looks brill!

cladygray said...

I love it.

kathy s said...

love tropical- and summerry Christmas ideas-we have a warm Christmas hopefully- love your box-TFS

Mary said...

Love this box idea.

Lori said...

What a cute little box! Love the tropical scene, how perfect.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun box and love the image you used. TFS

rstuck2003 said...

Awesome gift idea, thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Love the idea and the box is very cute.

Linda said...

What an adorable little tag...very cute image. Love this box....thank you for the ideas!!

DQ said...

Love what you did with the tag, great idea for the box of cookies, what a great gift

Judy Rozema said...

Adorable! Great gift and looks so yummy! Thank you for playing along at Paper Romance!

Heather D. said...

That's a cool box! Where do I find the tutorial for that? Thanks for sharing - it's such a cute project!

Robbie said...

Great Box and love the look of the whole project.

Josephine said...

Fabulous project, and a great gift.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Marcie S. said...

Great box and such a cheerful card! Thanks for playing with us Odd Girls

Teresa said...

You've got some lucky co-workers, Kim. This is a great gift!

Kat said...

Love those palm trees. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable......love it....tfs

Stephanie said...

awesome!

Ceal said...

great project TFS

Angie said...

Super cute!

Sharon said...

Fab gift idea.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

This N That said...

This is perfect, and thats one of my favorite all time Christmas songs! But it has to be the Bing Crosby version, tee, hee! Thanks for playing over at Some ODd Girl!

Ria said...

totally gorgeouss :)thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge.
hugs Ria

Trimgym said...

Great Christmas Present, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Lola said...

Yup, just adorable and VERY nice presentation!

Tanya said...

What a great gift- I love the way you used the window!! Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl!!

Debs said...

so sweet :0)..thanks for sharing them with us at WNW..hugs Debs x

Kim Sonksen said...

Gorgeous card and gift
Thanks for joining us at http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com

Mami Doodles said...

Fabulous present, and 13 of them, wow! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jaqi said...

brilliant gift box and that ribbon is fab