Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Treat Box & Tag ideas for Last Minute Gifts

Happy Monday!  Can you believe were only days away from Christmas?  I can't... December has flown by!  Today's share is all about ideas on creating quick holiday Treat bags, gift boxes and tags.

Apron Gift Bag: I created this little bag using Lori Whitlock's Cook's Apron Box cutting file and Doodlebug's Home For The Holidays collection for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine's Holiday Cards & More Special issue.

Lori Whitlock Cook's Apron Gift Box by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Doodlebug Home For the Holidays papers)

Treat Bag Topper:  This little guy was featured in the December 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine using Lori's Purse Topper cutting file and some more of Doodlebug's Home for The Holidays collection.

Lori Whitlock Purse Topper Treat Bag by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Doodlebug's Home For The Holidays papers)

Peace, Love & Joy Gift Tag:  I created this holiday tag using Papertrey Ink's Tag and Joy dies and stamps.  I'm always a sucker for red, black and white color combinations.  ;)

Santa Pillow Box:  Yet another package I created with Lori Whitlock's cutting files.  This time I turned to the Santa Belly Pillow Box.  I dressed up his belt with some black glitter cardstock and his buckle and buttons using some Metallic gold cardstock. Super quick and easy for mass producing!

Lori Whitlock Santa Belly Pillow Box by Mendi Yoshikawa

Snowman Bag Topper #1:  This also went together super quick and guess what?  Yep, it's using another cutting file by Lori Whitlock.  ;)  I don't have to tell you that she is ultra inspiring in the bag department!  This time I used her Snowman Treat Topper.  I had the hardest time deciding if I preferred it done in white or ivory so rather than decide, I made two!

Lori Whitlock Snowman Treat Topper Gift Bag by Mendi Yoshikawa

Snowman Bag Topper #2:  For this one I traded the holly on the hat for a snowflake punch to repeat my favorite red, black & white color combo.  I also added a little glossy accents to the eyes to make them shine.

Lori Whitlock Snowman Treat Topper Gift Bag by Mendi Yoshikawa

Layered Tree Gift Tag: I created this with Papertrey Ink's Polka-Dot Parade stamp set and layering several of their Tag Sale #9 dies to mimic the layers in the Christmas tree.  I hid the back layers by cutting a second white tag for the back to form a sandwich around the extra scallops.

Papertrey Ink From Our Home To Yours Scalloped Gift Tag by Mendi Yoshikawa

Phew!  Are you still with me?  ;)  I hope I've inspired you if you are looking for some quick and easy last minute ideas.  These would be perfect for friends and neighbors!

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  1. WOW!!! Mendi, your last minute ideas look like things that would have taken me a week to come up with - you are just so clever and I bet having the Silhouette and the cut files makes things easier than I think!! I am just so UBER impressed with your creations - each one made me smile, swoon or gasp with delight!!! AWESOME times AMAZING!!!! Way to go, girl - I want you to know that you are truly awesome!!!!

  2. Mendi, you are amazing. I wish I would have seen these sooner. I love the paper. bought some of this paper at Craft Warehouse


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