I don’t know about you, but fall baking season is here, which means I’m planning out some of my holiday baking and my gifts of baked goods this year. We are blessed with a lot of wonderful friends, and I enjoy giving cookies and sweet breads to let them know how much we appreciate them! Baking = sharing, and baked goods are a gift that’s easy on a tight budget and are always well-recieved. Today I’ll show you how to dress up mini loaves of bread to make them special gifts for the special people in your life – and this idea will work for any small box of goodies, as well (like 1-lb fudge boxes)!
Baked Goods Gift Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted 12×12 sheets - shown here are Tillie Vanilla Cream and Tillie Scarlet
- Coredinations Core Essentials – shown in Vanilla Cream and Grape Gusto
- Paper trimmer
- Paper score board
- Sizzix Big Shot and gift tags die
- Rubber alphabet stamps and ink in coordinating colors
- Baker’s twine
- Optional embellishments: rubber stamps, small flower punches, mini brads
Step 1. Trim 12″ papers in 2 coordinated colors to 2.5″ and 1.75″ wide, by 12″ long. (I trimmed the vanilla cream to 2.5″, and the darker papers to 1.75″) Measure and determine the dimensions of your bread tin, treat box, or wrapped loaf, and score a line at each of the corners. (Tip: Once you score the first one, you can use it as a template for all future wrappers.)
Step 2. Cut 2-hole tags with your die-cutting machine of choice (mine is my Big Shot). Any shape or style of tag will work, as long as you can punch it with 2 holes in each side to tie onto your box.
Step 3. Stamp your tags. Phrases like “with love”, “for you”, or “happy holidays” are universal and can be prepared in advance of your big baking day, but don’t overlook personal touches like “love, Adrianne” or “for the Smith Family”.
Step 4. (Optional.) Add embellishments. Small punches of flowers, leaves, or snowflakes attached with small brads add even more personality to your packaging.
Step 5. Layer your paper onto your bread tin or treat box, and tie the tag on with baker’s twine. You can tape it on the bottom if you like; I didn’t bother. The twine will hold it in place.
Step 6. Give gifts to special people, and feel great about it!
Baked goods will brighten anyone’s day, but putting effort into dressing them up makes it even more special to your recipient. Delicious bread given in tin foil says, ” I was baking, and I thought of you.” Delicious bread in this sweet and simple gift wrapping says, “I was thinking of you, so I baked!”
Are you collecting easy Halloween paper craft ideas? I’ve got a quick way to give treats to friends and family that’s cute and festive! Make up these Halloween paper treat boxes to hide candy or non-sweet treats – surprise your kids, or leave at a co-worker’s desk to make their day!
Halloween Paper Treat Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot 12×12 Cardstock in Halloween Colors (I used orange and forget-me-not)
- Treat Box Paper Punch
- Foam Halloween Stickers
- Baker’s Twine
- Treats to Fill Boxes
Step 1. Cut your paper to the dimensions that will accommodate your treats. Trimmed paper must be 7″ wide, and I found that 5-6 inches was an ideal size for treats. You can get 3 boxes from a 12×12 sheet of paper by trimming it as follows:
Cut your 12″ paper in two pieces at 7″, leaving a 5″ wide scrap. Cut your 7″ wide strip into two equal parts 6″ long.
Your remaining 5″ scrap should be trimmed to 7″ wide.
This will leave you with two cuts for boxes 7″x6″, one 7″x5″, and a 5″x5″ scrap that you can save for another project.
Step 2. Use punch board to create your box templates.
Step 3. Assemble your boxes and tie one end closed with baker’s twine so that you can fill with treats.
Step 4. Embellish with spooky stickers!
Step 5. Fill with treats and tie the second end closed. Note, a small hole will still remain in the ends of the box, so button-type candies would fall out. Bite-sized chocolates work much better.
Give these as gifts to the kids (and kids-at-heart) in your life! They don’t have to be filled with candy – these are a great festive shape for non-sweet Halloween treats, too. Stickers, rubber balls, jewelry, and small action figures would be great additions to these treat boxes!
I hope you enjoy this quick treat idea!
Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.
Framed Halloween Decor Supplies:
- Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white
- Tillie Dot – Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock - Orange & Mantis
- Sand It Gadget
- Darice Polka Dot Embossing Folder
- Embossing Die Cutting Machine
- String or Twine
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
- Dimensional Foam Squares
Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.
Step 2. Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.
Step 3. Run through an embossing machine.
Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.
Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.
Step 6. Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.
Step 7. Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.
Step 8. Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)
Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.
Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks like we will have another one soon! Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me HAPPY!
So…who wants some winners?????
The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!
And we have to other winners, too! Please note: once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:
Winners email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.
Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?
I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.
American Crafts Thickers
Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut
Helmar & Xyron Adhesives
And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:
I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons
Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes