Elf serve

Created by Debra Burgin www.heartfeltinkspiration.com Images ©2010 Stampin’ Up!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)

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9 Responses to Elf serve

  1. Adriana B says:

    Deb this is so pretty. All of the details work beautifully together (and are pretty on their own, too!) TFS

  2. Heidi says:

    Beautiful packaging, Deb!

  3. Yapha says:

    So elegant! The embossing on the tin is just beautiful. I really have to try that.

  4. Tanya Boser says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous little package! Who even cares what’s inside?!

  5. Cindy E. says:

    This is so clever, and beautiful , to boot! It never occurred to me to heat emboss tine. Gonna have to try that!

  6. Beautiful! Have fun playing elf!

  7. Shelley says:

    Fantastic packaging! Anyone would love to receive this little token!

  8. Wow! Great package! You know when you get something this pretty that whatever’s inside has to be fabulous!

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