I love playing elf this month. Some of my savvy stampers have given their completed wish lists to family and friends so they can get exactly what they want: stamps, ink, and paper. So I am wrapping and tagging goodies for delivery next week. Oh, for a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer!
On the other hand, some folks know their stamper wants a gift card from yours truly to use as they want. My enjoyable challenge is to create a GC holder.
I bought these slider tins many years ago. Now I don’t have enough for my stamp campers to make, and my source can’t get any more. They are the perfect size for a GC (I put it on a bed of starlight mints inside) and then are useful all over the house, for office supplies, in particular.
I needed to find something to make the lid sturdier when stamping. (This is the kind of engineering challenge that keeps me awake at night.) So I cut a piece of mouse pad to size; it fits precisely under the lid (when it’s removed) and creates the perfect stamping surface. Heat embossing on metal requires obvious caution: that metal doesn’t cool off very quickly! Please take care.
I made the clear tag a couple of years ago; it was die cut from a Thick Window Sheet. (There’s something very satisfying to me about running that stuff through the Big Shot!) The snowflake (retired) was stamped in White StazOn.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (p. 132)
Ink: VersaMark, StazOn (White)
Other: Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Iridescent Ice), Scallop Circle #2 die, Window Sheet (Thick), Crop-A-Dile, 1¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Old Olive), Tinsel Trim (Silver)