Itty Bitty Christmas Packages.

Posted by Michelle on December 12th, 2011 . Filed under: Christmas, Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, My Mind's Eye, Whisker Graphics .

I’m still trying to get all my smaller Christmas items wrapped up in a non-traditional and handcrafted way.
My daughter and my niece both have K names and I picked them up matching initial bracelets at the Children’s Place.  I diecut pieces of cardstock with the Top Note die from Stampin’ Up and then did the same with a piece of patterned paper and used that to cover the flap.  Folded my Top Note diecut over, bracelet in to the Chevron Bitty Bag, adhered that to the inside, topped it with some chipboard and stickers, and then finished it off with some Divine Twine.
This was really quite easy and fun.



And while we’re on the subject of Christmas gifts, in addition to being a fan of crafty and handcrafted gift-packaging, I’m also a huge fan of giving handmade items as presents.  My daughter loves loves loves to write little stores and illustrations.  So I ordered her a custom-made PaigeBook from Paige Evans.  I love how she imprinted (or whatever you call this technique) the lowercase k on the middle of the cover!

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From the side you can see all the folds of that colorful American Crafts paper.

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When you turn the patterned paper page, there are blank pages to write on.

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Last year, I participated in a Christmas gift exchange with a bunch of crafty folk.  And Miss Martha drew my name.  She made me the most awesome Christmas apron ever!  I loved her style and her work so much, that I asked her to make my daughter and I matching aprons – which I am giving my daughter for Christmas.


This girl is so talented.  And having 3 things from her, I thought of her when I stumbled upon some remnant fabric from my daughter’s favorite blankie.  7 years old and still attached to her “bubble blankie.”  I shipped the fabric off to Martha and asked her to make whatever she could to give to my daughter for Christmas.  And she made me this adorable tea towel and this cute little bag.  More awesome handmade Christmas gifts with meaning – love it.

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Boys are a little harder to make handmade things for.  But it’s still easy to be unique and creative.  Jockey had a sale with free shipping on these little brief keychains.  I thought they were so cute – and silly at the same time.  So I bought 2 of each for my son.  Thinking he’ll get a kick out of them – and use them to decorate his little Christmas tree next year. 
Weird?  Maybe! – ha!

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5 Responses to Itty Bitty Christmas Packages.

  1. Karen Corbett

    What a fun post today,Michelle!!
    I love all the cute crafty things you’ve created or found for your kiddoes.
    Your pocket package at the top is really bright and colourful and the shape is great. Have a super week!!

  2. carol aka krillsister

    I love all the handmade gifts especially since they have meaning. That is very thoughtful of you. Packafing the little gifts in the Top Note die cut is very creative.

  3. Anna Was

    Love all the items you found…so fun and cute! Great job with the packaging!

  4. Paige Evans

    Thanks for taking pictures of the book because I forgot to! I hope she likes it 🙂

  5. Jessie McLaughlin

    Oh so cute! Those briefs key chains are a hoot!!!

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