Hey Ladies! I’m so excited to share my new project with the stunning Snowflake collection by Crate Paper. It’s the 1st of December, and we are slightly getting into the festive spirit figuring out gift ideas and new cookie receipts. All of us like to receive gifts, but I find it’s always better to give gifts. Apart from buying gifts for children I always try to create something handmade and festive for my friends and adult family members to show our thoughtfulness.
This year I decided to create handmade paper ornaments, and I also created coordinating holders to them. Pretty gift for my friends and delightful crafting time for me :)
To create the 3D star, I started with cutting six similar shapes out of a 12x12 patterned paper. To save time, I designed a simple cut file and used my electric cutting machine to cut out the parts of the star. Find the free cut file below.
Here is a short process video, so you can see how I put together the star and the box.
To create the coordinating packaging, I cut out the boxes from patterned paper. Next, I fussy cut tiny hills from light patterned paper to imitate the snowy landscape. I adhered a cute snowman cardstock stickers with an ephemera sled to the top of the ‘hills’ and layered pine branches behind them. I love how the pine branches added dimension to my project. I finished the embellishing with adhering gold snowflakes to the top, and the December sentiment to the bottom of the box.
On the next box, I completed the look of my snowy ’landscape’ with cardstock sticker house and sticker trees. I also added a car to the front of the house. So cute!
When finished, I placed the folded star ornament into the boxes, put a piece of handmade chocolate next to them, and added a triangle Holiday Card to the top.
I hope that you have been inspired by this gift idea today. Giving a handmade present is a nice sentimental gesture and I am sure the recipient would really appreciate it. Any questions at all about how to make these don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below!
Download the cut file by clicking on the links.
Supplies: Snowflake collection | 12x12 Paper Pad (350976), Chipboard Stickers (350979), Cardstock Stickers (350981), Ephemera Pack (350980), Pine Branches (350986)