Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - quick & easy gifts for the holidays (and a giveaway!)

Thank you so much for joining us for the December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month our projects focus on quick and easy gift ideas for the holidays. As we enter the month of December, we find that the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. From decorating our homes to holiday baking, we realize that shopping days are running low. That's why we want to share quick and easy gift ideas that anyone can create in time for that special someone!

As you hop along, you will see that many of our design team members are giving away some great blog candy this month. Leave a comment for each project and you will automatically be entered in to win!  Winners will be announced Monday, December 16th on our individual blogs, so don't forget to leave us those comments! We love to hear from our readers!

You should have just left stop number 8 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  blog hop – Diana of Stampin' Fun with Diana. If so, you are in the  right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find  the full blog hop lineup below.

I was so excited awhile back when I found a great deal online for Bath & Body Works hand soaps. For me this is one of those splurges that I love to have in every bathroom and my many yummy scents! I bought a boxful of mostly holiday scents...some for me and some for gifts! Now, I could just tie a bow around it or stick it in a bag, but I wanted to take it just a step further and add a fun little tag to give it the WOW factor. But, seriously ~ it's super easy & quick...I promise.


When I first saw the Winter Cranberry bottle I instantly knew it was the perfect match for some Cherry Cobbler goodness!

I dressed it up using some Silver Glimmer Paper which matches the sparkle on the trim and the words of the bottle. I used my favorite (surprise!!) Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

To get the middle "star" shape on the snowflakes, I stamped the smallest snowflake using the Silver Metallic Encore Pad and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder for a little extra sparkle. I cut out the center with my Paper Snips. If I owned some of the Frosted Finishes Embellishments, that would have been a great replacement for the center!

I stamped Merry Christmas and made banner notches.

I finished it off on the top of the bottle with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Silver 1/8" Ribbon. I just love the look of the big bow.

Tag measurements & quick "how to":

And, because we're talking easy holiday gifts! I whipped up a few easy-peasy Rolo candy wrappers. These were a hit at the craft bazaars I used to do a few years back. A couple of years ago, I created a quick little tutorial. I wanted to try them again using current product ~ Season of Style DSP Paper Stack and Tags 4 You stamp set with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, & Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. I plan to give these to some of the staff at my kids' school.

OK, and now for the some blog candy before you leave!!
{winner will be announced on Monday's post!}

You'll have a chance to win all you see in the picture: 
Tag A Bag Accessory Kit (current product)
4 handmade Christmas greeting cards (by me!)
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Holiday Frame Embossing Folder
Spool of Old Olive ribbon

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL WITH YOUR COMMENT! to hop along and visit Bree at Craft-Somnia.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  3. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  4. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  5. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  11. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  13. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters


Rhonda said...

Love the projects. Thanks for sharing.

Peg said...

Really like your ideas! TFS.

lisa808 said...

Super festive gift tag and candy wrapping.

Meredith said...

What an amazing idea for the soap! I think this is great for a gift or for just decorating the bathroom for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Patti J said...

You are so creative! I love dropping by to see your beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration, and for the chance to win! Mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Love, love, love all these projects. Wish I was so creative. TFS and a chance to win your blog candy. barbddavidson at gmail dot com

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Kathi said...

I love tags on the soap! I bought a bunch of these too to give as gifts and you have now given me a great idea to dress them up! Just beautiful! And I love the candy too! Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous blog candy!
kcrouse1950 at verizon dot net

krene said...

What a fabulous gift idea. Quick and easy, but also beautifully elegant. Thanks so much for sharing this.

craftystamper said...

I particularly love the hand soap idea, as it is so unique and so beautiful. It's quick and easy and looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Stampin 4 Fun With Rose said...

Love the cute gift ideas!

Laura C. said...

Very cute!
Laura C

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Unknown said...

Love your projects. How great to personalize the gift like that. Have to try it soon.

Unknown said...

Such fab ideas. I will def be remembering for the future. Thanks for sharing. .

Ladette said...

Very nice! and who doesn't love B&BW?

thanks for sharing!!


Linda T said...

What beautiful projects. I just love the hand soap idea. Thank you for the chance to win

Janice said...

LOVE it... what a cute idea, to bad my craft fairs are over. Your work is beautiful. jkohles(at)gmail(dot) com

M Wilson said...

What a wonderful time if the year and I always love your gift ideas. I have used those ideas more than any others. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Thanks for all the super ideas!

Sarah said...

Love it! Of course the red makes me extra happy!

Unknown said...

Oh so pretty. I would treasure those gifts!

Jamie Hurley said...

Love them ALL! You cannot go wrong with anything Cherry Cobbler! I'd be happy to win the Rolos if I were in the running! lol

vicki said...

Love these ideas! Have always loved the Rolo gift idea :) Would be fun to get this giveway. Mom

Sharon said...

Great gift ideas! I buy these soaps every year...what a cute way to dress them up for Christmas!!

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Elisha said...

{Squeal!} I love the soap! I just tried embossing the silver Encore with the Iridescent Ice EP and it is beautiful!! I was disappointed in the silver Encore because it never seems to dry - embossing it is brilliant (both figuratively and literally)! LOL - thank you for the tutorial - I'm headin' out to Bath & Body Works:-)

DawnKathleen said...

Awesome! Very inspirational.

Marty said...

Gorgeous and love that's it's an easy project!

Freeze Frame Photography said...

Can I buy a Rollo package from you??? (: I love it, so cute.

Christine said...


I've been a fan of your projects for some time, and I've copied some too!

Christine Morton

Annie Lee said...

The way you dressed up the soap dispenser is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a lovely way to decorate it. And the rolos just make me smile. I love rolos. I would love to get them dressed up this way!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Love your projects Heidi and what great gifts! TFS!!

Cynthia said...

This is a beautiful way of dressing up the hand soap bottle!!

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