DIY gift for Christmas

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DIY gift for Christmas

Looking for that DIY gift for Christmas

At this time of the year I am always on the lookout for fabulous and easy DIY gift ideas to share (and of course, to use myself).  This emery board holder was inspired by one created by Kerstin Kreis.  What I love about it most, is how easy it is to create and also it doesn’t use a lot of supplies.

I already had the emery board with that pretty pattern but it meant that I had to use Tempting Turquoise from the Brights colour family – a colour I don’t think I have ever used before.  I suppose we all have our favourite colours and there are 50 Stampin’ Up! colours at any one time.   I felt a little lost getting out of my colour comfort zone.  I even tried to resort to Bermuda Bay (my favourite colour) but it clashed so badly.

Global Stampers

I created this project  for the Global Stampers which had a theme of ‘thank you’ for this month.  ‘Thank You’ cards and small gifts are probably what I make more of every month.  I will bring you the other projects from around the globe in an upcoming post.

Details of this DIY gift project:

You will absolutely love this project DIY gift project because it is easily adaptable to what you have on hand and also great to use up some of scraps of cardstock and patterned paper.  It features the Flourishing Phrases Bundle (one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue).  The Designer Series Paper (patterned) is Floral Boutique.  The little tiny stamped flowers in Tempting Turquoise are from the Jar of Love Stamp Set.

The cardstock was cut at 4.5 cm (2-3/4″) x 29.7cm (11-3/4″ but 11-1/2″ would work just as well).   It was then scored at 1ocm and 10.5 cm (3-5/8″ and 3-3/4″).  Fold on both these fold lines.  I then used the Envelope Punch Board to punch out on both sides of the holder at the 4-1/2″ mark, making sure that the bottom of the emery board holder is square (remembering that you have scored this area to form a base).  And then decorate.   I embossed the back portion of the holder and just the top part of the front of the holder using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The corners were rounded using the Envelope Punch Board.  The Baker’s Twine was wrapped around three times and tied in a bow to hold it all together. This is such an easy project – I hope you enjoy making it.

The gift card is Whisper White cardstock cut 7.5 cm x 15cm (6″ x 3″).  The Tempting Turquoise layer is cut at 7cm (2-3/4″) square and then embossed.  The strip of DSP is 1 cm x 7cm (2-3/4″ x 1/2″).  I also decorated the inside of the card with a couple more Tempting Turquoise stamped little flowers.

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Stampin’ Up! products used for this project:

For further information for the products used in today’s project, just click on the items below to view in my Online Store.  I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don’t already have one and live in Australia.  All these products can be purchased through my online shop or ordered through me.  Please allow Demonstrator contact when ordering online so I can thank you properly.  Stamp sets used in this project may be available in other mount options (wood-mount, clear-mount or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used.

4 thoughts on “DIY gift for Christmas

  1. Kerstin Kreis

    oh how nice 🙂 it´s really cute, isn’t it? Love your version, and thanks for sharing 🙂
    greetings from Germany

    1. Ann Lewis @Ann's PaperWorks Post author

      Hi Kerstin, thanks for dropping and also for sharing your original version. The world is small when you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator ….

  2. Robbie

    So cute Ann! I love the nail file holder. So glad you on the team!

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