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Friday, November 1, 2013

Eureka! Stamps Handmade Gifts Blog Hop

Hello stamp/crafting fans!
It's been quite a while since the
Eureka! Stamps Design Team
 has had a blog hop and I'm excited about this one.
"Eureka! Stamps Handmade Gifts Blog Hop"
promises to be wonderful.
You can also see lots of wonderful
gift ideas from the design team
for our sister company
Be sure to follow both hops and comment on each
blog, as we are having a winner on every blog, as well
as a grand prize winner on each company blog.
If you have arrived from
you are on the right track.
The hop starts at the
If you have just stumbled across the hop,
you may want to start at the beginning,
you won't want to miss any of the wonderful
gifts the design team has to show you.
Now sit back and relax
I have a lot of fun gifts to show you.
First up I have some gift boxes that I've created.
These boxes will hold sets of hand made cards.
I have used images from Eureka! Stamps to decorate them all.
For these first 2 boxes I used
"Holly Background" (#26701)
For the first, I stamped onto white card stock and
colored the image with water color crayons.
On the second box, I stamped onto white card stock, then inked it with
green distress inks and used some red Stickles for the berries.
Here is a view of the back of the gift box.

I can fit up to about 8 cards and envelopes
inside these boxes, depending on how many layers
and embellishments there are on the cards.
This next gift box was made using
"Skunk and Lights" (#10901)
I stamped the image onto white card stock,
colored the lights with water color crayons.
I then fussy cut the image and layered it onto
matching purple card stock and fussy cut it again.
It is then adhered to the box with foam tape.
I thought this patterned paper from my stash
was perfect with this little guy.

I'm using these for giving sets of cards,
but they could be used for any small gift
or perhaps a gift card.
Just wrap it in a bit of tissue and put it in the box,
maybe with a card.

The next 2 boxes were made for the same purpose,
but in a different style
For this one I used the
"Christmas Blessings" (#7304)
image and colored it with
FlexMarkers (alcohol ink)

For this next box I used
"Heart Bouquet" (#18302)
colored with water color crayons
it works great for a
birthday gift or maybe something fun
for Valentines day.
Some candy would work great in this box too.
Here I have some hand made cards
ready for giving.
My next project is something I came up with for my Mom.
She is in assisted living and wanted some little gifts
 to give some of her friends.
These are simple, quick and inexpensive little gifts
that would be great for anyone that you'd like
to give something little to,
or even for stocking stuffers.
For this one I used
"Snowman To and From" (#23705)
I stamped it, colored it and cut out
just the snowman part of the image.
Open it up and inside....

a little gift.

Hand sanitizer is easily removed for use.
For this 2nd one I used
"Snow Background" (#27301)
I got these hand sanitizers at the Dollar Store
for 3/$1.00
The paper is from my stash,
 a simple gift that doesn't cost a lot.
I cut out this little tree with a Sizzix die
then stamped it with
"Holly Background" (#26701)
I colored the berries with water color crayons.

Between the 2 trees is a little box that will hold a lip balm.
Or perhaps you might roll up some cash
to put inside the box.
How cute is that?
Now for my last gift idea for the hop.
For this gift card holder I used
 Baroque Background (#57701)
I stamped onto card stock with VersaMark ink
and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Open the little purse and inside you find
a gift card.

A holder like this could be used
for any occasion or holiday.

I hope you have enjoyed my handmade gift ideas.
Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win
a prize from Eureka! Stamps.
2 digital stamps of their choice will
be given to one lucky winner on each
design team members blog, so
be sure to comment on each blog.

Now on to visit
Cheryl's Blog
and see what wonderful gifts she has to show us.

Once you've finished the Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop,
leave a comment at the company blog (the last stop on our hop)
and head over to the
QKR Stampede Blog
and see the wonderful handmade gifts
they have to inspire us all.

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this post. 
I know it's a long one, but I hope it was worth it
and you have been inspired to make a few gifts
of your own.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!



Cheryl said...

Absolutely wonderful gifts ideas, Kristie!!!

karalschuknecht said...

Great ideas and beautiful work,the little purse with a gift card is a perfect idea.

Zella said...

Great ideas!! Love the gift boxes and great stocking stuffer ideas.

Lisadwb said...

You have been a busy little worker bee! Lots of good ideas!

Maryann Laursen said...

What a lot og great boxes filled with all these beautiful cards too. That is such a great idea for many people, who can´t make cards themself, but still love to gove handmade cards. and they all looks wonderful. Awesome job here well done.

Renee Butchart said...

My goodness Kristie, you have been busy! I love all of these boxes but that little cutie with the skunk is definitely my favorite!
Hugs, Renee

Centellazul said...

Great ideas and beautiful work.

Marji Franklin said...

You did a lot of work! Such beautiful gifts! I love the boxes!

Mary Schaeufele said...

Okay, Kristie, I found it this time…again, love the work you do. I taught you well….roflol.

Libby said...

Wow! I totally love these gift boxes! What an awesome gift this would be!! :)

SarahGeorge said...

Hi Kristie
Oh, my goodness! These are so lovely! Thanks for the pictures too. Thanks for the hop as well :)

Beth F said...

I love your unique ideas for gift boxes the christmas tree is my favorite

Mary Schaeufele said...

Kristie, I really like these boxes. you do beautiful work!