Friday 8 December 2017

Little Tangles Challenge # 87

Hi everybody and welcome to the last Little Tangles challenge for 2017 and we have a very handy theme for this time of year:

With lots of gifts to be wrapped and tagged this month, its a great way to use your Neat and Tangled products to decorate them. So show us your 'gift wrapping' ways!!

For my gifts I used some stamps to decorate boxes for cookies that I baked:

 I purchased these kraft gift boxes from Rosies Studio a while ago. They are completely blank and I was going to use some patterned paper to dress them up a bit. However, I realised that I could do that with some stamps instead!!

I measured two sides of the boxes (front and back) and cut out cardstock pieces to fit. I arranged the present stamps on my MISTI and stamped away making two panels for each box (I actually have six boxes so the MISTI was brilliant for this!). I used present stamps from Fa La Llama, Merry Little Christmas and Santas Ride.

I wanted to keep the colours simple and love light blue/red and white for a combo. I coloured the box ribbons red with pencils and then stamped the stars from 'Fa La Llama' in light blue ink. These were adhered to the box sides with double-sided tape.

I don't own any Neat and Tangled tag dies, so I simply cut rectangles from white CS and snipped the corners off to shape them. I also used a hole punch at the top. I stamped the dog and snowman from Get Yeti and coloured them with pencils. I suddenly realised I had coloured the wrong piece of the snowman's hat red but oh well, that's the joy of handmade!! I stamped the stars again in the same blue ink and attached to the gift boxes with silver twine.

I'm so happy with how these turned out. It took longer than using patterned paper but looks better I think because the pattern is exactly what I like and its more personal. I'm sure my gardening clients will love them!!

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Gift It'.

You have until Thursday 28th December to link your projects to the Little Tangles challenge and don't forget to take a peek at the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you. I can't wait to see your gift giving ideas, I need as many as I can get for this Christmas!!

Take care


  1. I'm sure your clients will love them, too. Personalizing them with your style was definitely the right decision. They are adorable and those cookies with delight them.

  2. Gorgeous gift boxes & tags Shona! The images are super cute and I love how you've created your own dp.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. Cute cookie boxes Shona, I love the extra personal touch