Christmas packaging and gifts galore

Yes it has been ages!! But I am going to try and be really good this week. As a Christmas present to all my followers.
Or I will drive you all crazy with my posts. LOL.
I have been quiet on the blog but busy crafting with heaps of Christmas to show and tell.
So let's dive right in shall we?

First up-  Some cute gift bags from the cheap shop that I had to decorate with the Foxy Friends Set page 57 in the main catalogue and Wonderful Year Stamp set p. 28 in the Christmas Holiday Catalogue.
 But what is inside these bags? Come and see.
I had bought a cinnamon heart decoration for each of my downline as our Team name is The heARTstampers. But I needed a quick and easy bag to pop them in.
So I made this super quick and easy Kraft bag. Made with our Kraft card p.175 main catalogue. and some Kraft trim rope for the handle p. 13 holiday catalogue.

 The reindeer face is an oval framelit die used as a template I sponged around the edge with soft suede ink with a sponge dauber. Then the ears and antlers are from the Christmas Pines Thinlits dies. p. 19 Holiday Catalogue.
Eyes are circle punches and nose is a quarter of a circle punch. 

The piece of Kraft is 12cm x 28cm. I scored at 12cm and 16cm to allow a 4cm base. Then 3cm either side. Cut in flap at bottom. Fold up and staple at top. Holes for Kraft rope made with hole punch.

Then there was a candle inside the gift bag as well. I saw these ages ago on pinterest and fell in love with them. So just had to make some for myself. 

And because we are the heARTstampers I had to incorporate hearts into their Christmas Cards.
So I came up with this cute wreath using the Swirly Scribbles thinlets and the Christmas Pines thinlets. The bow from the Holly Berry Builder Punch p. 27 holiday catalogue and some hearts and stars in glimmer card and designer paper. All on the Softly Falling Embossing Folder in Whisper White.
This one in Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum and Crumbcake.
 And traditional Real Red and Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Crumbcake.

Finally just to totally wear you out. I have the cute little gift basket I showed them.
Idea from Marilyn Meadows. she has a video on her blog.

 This super cute basket can be made in any size. Just make the measurements to divide by four.
So for my little basket I made mine 16cm x 16cm and then scored each side every 4 cm.
So 4cm, 8cm, 12cm.

 Then cut the corner squares off and cut down to the score line on the other squares as shown below.

Take two squares that are side by side and cross them over each other (glue them down) so they form one square. Repeat this on every side.

Now your basket is done and ready for the handle and to be decorate. My handle is 2cm x 27cm with a middle strip of designer paper 1cm x 27cm. I popped the handle inside and stapled it.
I decorated it with squares of designer paper 3.8cm x 3.8cm. An elf from Jolly Friends p.29 holiday catalogue. Holly from the Holly Berry Stamp and Punch set. Some cheap decorations and a candy cane tied to the side with Kraft Rope. And Peppermint chocolates inside. Very Christmassy! 

Have a Jolly good day and pop back soon. Thanks for stopping by. Vx