Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Crafty gifts with Sizzix

I like to add little handmade touches to my gifts, combine old with new, and put it all together with love.

Here's an example of such a gift. You could translate this idea to cooking gifts, sewing gifts, and more. You could even organize your own collection of supplies for a pretty craft space.
To make it, I used the following: 

Sizzix Bigz Die w/Bonus Textured Impressions - Jar Labels

Others: cardstock, patterned papers, book text, chipboard, Gelatos, Distress ink pads, blending tools, paint brush, Glaze, assorted ribbons, fibers, and buttons, thread, needle, adhesive, paper piercer, tissue paper

Let me walk you through the steps.

Diecut Spools & LabelsJar LabelsJar Lids, and mini Envelopes & Tags from cardstock, chipboard, pattered papers, and book text.

Assemble the envelopes.

Color the tags with Distress ink pads and blending tool. Flick some water on the tags to let the Distress inks react.

Color the spools die cut out of chipboard using Gelatos and blending with Glaze medium. Let dry thoroughly. You could also diecut Spools & Labels out of patterned papers and adhere them to the chipboard Spools & Labels.

Wrap assorted ribbons, twines, lace, etc. on the finished spools.

Diecut and emboss Jar Labels and Jar Lids out of cardstock and the biggest one out of chipboard.

Color the cardstock pieces with Distress ink pads and blending tool. Flick water. Let dry. Write on the labels with your best handwriting. You could also use stamps and stickers if you like. Color the chipboard label piece the same way as the spools above. Let dry. Sew on assorted buttons in the recipient's favorite colors. Make holes for the buttons in the chipboard to make sewing easier.

This is a brass pail I found at Goodwill a while back. You could buy similar ones in the floral section of craft stores. Or use a jar or a basket or box you already have or found at a flea market. You could always buy new baskets as well. My friends appreciate old finds, so this works for me.

Line the pail with some tissue paper. Fill in the stuff. Attach a label to the pail. Tie the jar lid with a piece of twine with some beads and bells to the handle to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. Thanks for stopping by :)

1 comment:

Jan Hobbins said...

Love this project! What a great gift idea!