Curvy Keepsakes gift boxes

Darling Christmas Party Favors

Each year, I host a Christmas Party for my Stampin' Up! team, the #1 Stampers. I love and appreciate them and enjoy hosting a fun night for all of them. We can relax, unwind, stamp, play, laugh and enjoy each others company.

Part of the fun of every team get together is the stamping and swaps. And when its a Christmas Party, we have the opportunity to stamp our grab bag gifts too.

I'll show you the grab bag gifts I made, but first, I want to share the cute favors that I made for each attendee.

First, here's a quick photo of some of my girls, after playing the plate on your head game- can you tell who wasn't very happy with her results? :) :) :)


Ok, now here's the darling favors... I made these boxes from the Curvy Keepsakes giftbox framelits. I used the new Holiday Fancy Foil vellum from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog along with the Medium Star Punch and Gold Glimmer Paper for sparkle.


Here's the two different velum patterns that I used.


So, are you curious as to what I put inside these adorable tiny boxes?

Well, I made homemade lip scrub. Kind of like the sugar lip scrub that is sold at LUSH, the all natural cosmetics store.


I used empty dazzling diamonds glitter jars that I had saved over the years and they fit perfectly into the Curvy Keepsakes favor boxes.

I have the recipe for you.  Its super easy to make.

Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe:

1/4 cup Coconut Oil

3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

4 drops essential oil ( I used Do Terra Peppermint Oil)

1 drop red food coloring.

Stir together with a spoon until blended

Best part is its edible and actually tastes yummy!

Go ahead and give it a try.

I hope you make a few boxes to give as cute favors at a Girls Night Out or for a few special friends.

I'll be back tomorrow with more stamping projects from our #1 Stampers Christmas Party tomorrow.

Until then,

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!






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Curvy Keepsakes Box Part 2

I promised that I would share the third Curvy Keepsakes box with you today.

Its probably my favorite box. This one is a reindeer, Rudolph to be exact.

For this box, I used the Curvy Keepsakes Box thinlits as I did for the other boxes.

I also used whisper white, early espresso and tip top taupe cardstock, and black glimmer paper.

I used the Snowfriends Framelits Dies, for the antlers ( these dies are the candy canes) This framelit set coordinates with the Snow Place stamp set in the Stampinn" Up! Holiday Catalog.

I also used the 1/2" circle punch for the eyes and the 1/4" punch for the black glimmer paper eyeballs. I attached them with dimensionals.

The large oval punch was used under the nose and a pom pom from the real red pom pom trim was used for Ruldophs nose.

I also used the Snowflakes Elements attached with glue dots on the base of the antlers, which were also attached with glue dots.

Of course I added some bling to the middle of the snowflakes with our rhinestone jewels.

To finish it off, I used the Curvy Keepsakes box thinlits tag and stamped it with a verse from the Wonderous Wreath set ( To: From:) in real red ink, and attached it with the gold cording.

Heres Rudie the cutie:


And here's all three boxes:


The supply list is posted below.

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Good Things Come in Tiny Packages

I am having a Christmas Party for the girls in my Stampin' Up! downline, this month.

So, I wanted to make something special for each of the attendees. I have an idea of what I want to give each one of them, but, I will tell you about that, AFTER the party. I don't spoil the surprise.

The gift is rather small in size, so I needed something to accommadate the small size and not be too overwhelming.

To my delight, the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits just happen to be the absolute perfect size for this particular gift!

I played around with 3 different designs, and I'm still thinking of maybe adding another design, like a snowflake or a penguin. If you browse Pinterest you will see a multitude of ideas for this box.

This is what I came up with  yesterday while playing in my stamp room.

The Santa Box:

For this I used real red, basic black, whisper white cardstock and gold glimmer paper.

I cut the belt at 2 1/4" by 1/2", glued it down to the front of the box ( before I assembled the box) and trimmed off the excess. This box is super easy to assemble. Its just one piece and folds right up perfectly.

The buckle is made with the 1" square punch and I cut a 1/2" x 1/2" black square and attached it in the middle with fast fuse adhesive.

The hat is a cool idea that came from Janet Baker, she is a demonstrator in Utah and is related to the Stampin' Up! co-founder, Shelli Gardner. A lot of creative people in that family!

I used the Tree punch and punched 2 trees in real read cardstock. I trimmed the trunk off of the tree, and attached one tree to the front of our little clothespins and one to the back of the clothespin with glue dots. I then punched a 1" circle on a piece of whisper white cardstock and used the 1 3/4 scallop circle punch around the hole. This made a scallop circle with a 1" hole in it.

I slipped it over the top of the hat, and crinkled it a little. The scallop trim was held down with glue dots. I had to trim a tiny bit of the bottom corners of the hat, so that it didn't peek out from under the scallop trim.

I topped it off with a 1/2" whisper white circle on the top.

The tag is from the Curvy Keepsakes Box thinlits package and the "Noel" is from the "Happy Scenes" stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.





The Snowman:

I used whisper white cardstock and black glimmer paper for the snowman.

I used the 1/2" circle punch for the buttons on his belly and the real red pom pom trim from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog for his scarf. I love this pom pom trim!

I used the same idea for the hat that I used with the santa box. This time I cut two 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" squares out of black glimmer paper and attached them on the front and back of the Stampin' Up! clothes pin with glue dots. The brim was made with the word window punch and attached to the front and back of the hat with glue dots.



I have one more Curvy Keepsakes Box to share. I will do that tomorrow.

I hope you are inspired to make your own sweet little boxes and put a fun gift inside for those special people in your life too.

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