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350 Cards & Gifts

On the Cover Birthday Bouquet Box 115 Welcome to Our Neighborhood Box 99 Lil' Monster Card Set 10


Contents Editor’s Note ................7 Card Sets ......................9 Create beautiful card sets for a gift that your family and friends can keep on giving.

Gifts ................................59 Impress your loved ones with one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts including journals, bookmarks, gift sets, and more.

Gift Card Holders .....84 Dress up your gift cards with a variety of handmade packages designed for every person in your life.

Food Wraps .................94 Display your baked goods, snacks, and desserts in clever packages your friends and family are certain to enjoy.

Tags .................................105 Personalized tags add the perfect finishing touch to all your gifts.

Gift Packaging ............115 Make that perfect gift complete with boxes, bags, or wraps that are handmade with love.

Simple Gift Tag Downloads ...................130

A key to easy-reference ce icons found throughout this issue: ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, es, and bonus material online. e. FRESH FACE: Made by a designer never published before re in Paper Crafts.

PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s). echnique(s). = MODERATE: May be over five steps withh moderate technique(s). ue(s). = AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s). ue(s). Truly Grateful Card Set

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Card Sets

Sending You Love Card Set Designer: Kimberly Crawford

CARDS 1 Die-cut cards from cardstock; ink edges. 2 Stamp cross-stitched borders on patterned paper rectangles. 3 Round corners of panels and adhere to cards. 4 Adhere patterned paper to cards. 5 Stamp sentiment on cardstock rectangles. 6 Ink edges of panel and adhere to cards. 7 Adhere trim.

HOLDER 1 Die-cut holder from cardstock. 2 Die-cut card from patterned paper and adhere inside holder. 3 Stamp sentiment on cardstock rectangle; ink edges. 4 Adhere stamped panel to patterned paper rectangle. 5 Round corners of panel and adhere to holder. 6 Adhere trim. 7 Thread button with twine and adhere.

Finished size: 3½" x 4½"

Finished size: 3¾" x 5¾" x ¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft, white) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (black plaid, blue medallions, kraft floral from Lucille 6x6 pad) BasicGrey Clear stamps: (sentiment from Sending You Love set) Hero Arts; (cross-stitched border from In Stitches set) Technique Tuesday Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Frayed Burlap) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Accent: (button) Buttons Galore & More Fibers: (pleated red trim) Maya Road; (natural jute twine) Maya Road Dies: (rounded card) Spellbinders; (brochure holder) Lori Whitlock/Silhouette America Tool: (corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers

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Lil’ Monster Card Set Designer: Isha Gupta

1 Create project in software. 2 Add monster and print repeatedly on patterned paper and cardstock. 3 Trim monsters, score cardstock, and adhere together to create cards. 4 Color teeth with pen. 5 Adhere wiggle eyes. 6 Die-cut box from cardstock; assemble. 7 Stamp sentiment on box. 8 Adhere wiggle eye. Finished sizes: cards 4" x 3½" box 4" x 4¼" x ¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (assorted from 2008 Bitty Dot Basics 8x8 pad) Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (sentiment from Many Birthday Messages set) Hero Arts Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Color medium: (white pen) Uni-ball Accents: (wiggle eyes) Michaels Digital element: (monster from Monster Party kit) Hero Arts/ Software: (photo editing) Die: (envelope box) SnapDragon Snippets/Silhouette America



Gifts Floral & Butterfly Desk Set Designer: Windy Robinson

TRAY 1 Trim patterned paper and adhere. 2 Trim patterned paper strip, mat with patterned paper, and adhere. 3 Die-cut decorative circle from specialty paper, adhere pearls, and adhere. 4 Die-cut decorative circle from patterned paper, adhere pearls, and adhere with foam tape. 5 Die-cut and emboss circle from cardstock, affix sticker, and adhere with foam tape. 6 Wrap cord around tray; adhere. 7 Knot ribbon, adhere, and adhere flowers. Finished size: 13¼" x 10¼"

JOURNAL 1 Trim patterned paper, round right corners, and adhere to notebook. 2 Trim patterned paper and adhere. 3 Trim patterned paper, adhere, and adhere pearls. 4 Trim cord and adhere. 5 Adhere canvas flower; adhere flowers. Finished size: 7½" x 9¾" PENCIL HOLDER 1 Trim patterned paper and adhere to can. 2 Wrap with ribbon, trim, and adhere. 3 Adhere flowers and pearls. 4 Trim patterned paper, wrap pencils, and adhere. Adhere flowers and place in holder. Finished size: 3" diameter x 4½" height

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Joy Luck, Endless Spring, Cherry Blossom from Bird Song collection) Graphic 45 Specialty paper: (wood veneer) Stampin’ Up! Accents: (blue, pink flowers) Prima; (blue flowers) Petaloo; (pink buds, pearls) Zva Creative; (canvas flower) Canvas Corp Sticker: (Dear Lizzy Splendid alphabet) American Crafts Fibers: (canvas trim) Canvas Corp; (natural cord) Hemptique Dies: (circle, decorative circles) Spellbinders Tool: (corner rounder punch) Other: (wood tray) Michaels; (notebook, pencils, tin can)

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Hello Phone Case Designer: Katie Gehring

1 Trim cardstock to fit in phone case, round corners, and trim window for camera lens. 2 Trim patterned paper, round bottom corners, and adhere. 3 Trim cardstock strip and adhere. 4 Diecut word bubble from cardstock; adhere. 5 Die-cut word bubble from patterned paper, stamp hello, and color with markers. Adhere. 6 Affix tape and place in phone case. Finished size: 2½" x 4½" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Pink, kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Snap Stripe, Snap Calendar from Sn@p! Life collection) Simple Stories Clear stamp: (hello from STAMPtember For the Record set) Simon Says Stamp Dye ink: (Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko Color medium: (green, orange markers) Copic Sticker: (pink striped tape) Queen & Co. Die: (word bubble) Simon Says Stamp Tool: (corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers Other: (phone case) Jaymo

2013 Matchbook Calendar Designer: Carolyn King

1 Trim patterned paper and adhere to inside flap of notebook. 2 Trim patterned paper; adhere. Affix 2013 sticker. 3 Adhere patterned paper strip and tie on twine. 4 Thread button with twine and adhere. 5 Affix calendar stickers to inside pages. Finished size: 3" x 4¼" SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (red polka dot, gray chevron, blue grid from Seen & Noted 6x6 pad) Pebbles Accent: (button) Papertrey Ink Stickers: (mini calendars, 2013) SRM Press Fibers: (aqua/white twine) The Twinery Other: (magnetic notepad) Staples

Oh Snap! Notebook Designer: Carolyn King

1 Affix tape to notebook. 2 Trim patterned paper and adhere. Affix heart. 3 Adhere camera and tie on twine. Finished size: 3" x 4¼" SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (Bubbles from Sn@p! Life collection) Simple Stories Accent: (chipboard camera) Little Yellow Bicycle Stickers: (aqua polka dot tape) Bella Blvd; (metal heart) Colorbok Fibers: (black/white twine) The Twinery Other: (notebook) Michaels

DESIGNER TIP Use small, super sharp scissors to fussy-cut designs from patterned paper. It helps to move the paper as you go, rather than moving the scissors.



DESIGNER TIP When using clear stickers, use the patterns in the paper as a guide for perfect placement.

Gift Card Holders

Has Everything Card

All Star Celebrate Card

Designer: Teri Anderson

Designer: Danielle Walls

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle and envelope to card. 3 Stamp 4 you, sentiment, and large dots on cardstock rectangle. Adhere. 4 Cut slit in card seam and tie on twine. 5 Attach staple. 6 Insert gift card inside envelope.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Die-cut star from cardstock and patterned paper. 3 Stitch die cuts together to create pocket. Adhere to card. 4 Stitch card edges. 5 Stamp banner and let’s celebrate on cardstock, trim, and adhere to card with foam tape. 6 Spritz stars with color wash; let dry. 7 Adhere stars to card. 8 Insert gift card inside pocket.

Finished size: 4¼" square

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft, white) Neenah Paper Patterned paper: (green stripes from Acorn Avenue 6x6 pad) Crate Paper Clear stamps: (large dots from Darling Dots set; sentiment, 4 you from Gift Card Greetings set) My Favorite Things Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (yellow) Marvy Uchida; (Old Olive) Stampin’ Up! Accents: (envelope) Jillibean Soup; (staple) Swingline Fibers: (natural jute twine) May Arts Other: (gift card)



SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Desert Storm, white) Neenah Paper Patterned paper: (multicolored chevron from Everyday Eclectic 6x6 pad) Echo Park Paper Clear stamps: (let’s celebrate, banner from Party Dots set) Neat and Tangled Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Specialty ink: (Warm Calico color wash) Studio Calico Accents: (stars) Studio Calico Die: (star) Sizzix Other: (gift card)

BONUS IDEA This would be fun with earbuds, sunglasses, and an iPod for a clever teen gift card idea.

You Rock Bag

Geek is Chic Card

Designer: Heather Campbell

Designer: Karolyn Loncon

BAG 1 Cut bag from cardstock, following pattern found on 2 Die-cut pinked border from bag; assemble. 3 Adhere patterned paper strip to bag. 4 Insert gift card.

CARD 1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Print sentiment on cardstock rectangle; adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Die-cut pocket from cardstock. Adhere together with foam tape. 4 Die-cut glasses from cardstock; adhere behind pocket. 5 Die-cut calculator, pencil, and marker from cardstock; assemble. Adhere behind pocket, using foam tape for some. 6 Cut tape for glasses from cardstock; adhere. 7 Mat pocket panel with cardstock, using foam tape, and adhere to card.

TAG 1 Die-cut tag from cardstock. 2 Stamp music player on cardstock and tag. 3 Trim stamped cardstock and adhere to tag. 4 Stamp you rock on tag and adhere to bag with foam tape. 5 Tie twine to tag and attach to bag with clothespin. Finished size: 4" x 5¾" x 1"

INSERT 1 Die-cut apples from cardstock. 2 Adhere die cut and negative together; trim into rectangle. 3 Cut cardstock to fit die cut piece; adhere together. Round corners. 4 Print “Pull here” on cardstock. Trim and round corners. 5 Cut slit in sentiment panel and thread on paper clip. 6 Attach paper clip to panel. 7 Place gift card under paper clip and insert behind pocket panel. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, kraft) Avery Elle; (Harvest Gold, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (yellow stripes from Oh Sn@p 6x6 pad) Simple Stories Clear stamps: (you rock from Knick Knack set; music player from Teen Routine set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (True Black) Papertrey Ink Accent: (clothespin) Impress Rubber Stamps Fibers: (yellow/white twine) Doodlebug Design Dies: (tag, pinked border) Papertrey Ink Other: (gift card)

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Stone, Crimson, Sunflower, Sand, black, white) American Crafts Accent: (paper clip) Office Max Font: (Code) Dies: (apple, glasses) Echo Park Paper/Silhouette America; (pocket, calculator, pencil, marker) Karolyn Loncon/ Tool: (corner rounder punch) Marvy Uchida Other: (gift card)

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Food Wraps

Espressly for You Tag

New Neighbor Treat Box

Designer: Chan Vuong

Designer: Betsy Veldman

1 Adhere patterned paper to cardstock. Die-cut and deboss into tag. 2 Die-cut circle from patterned paper. Stamp sentiment and adhere to tag with foam tape. 3 Stamp cup on cardstock, color, and cut out. Adhere to tag with foam tape. 4 Tie on ribbon.

1 Print box template twice on cardstock. Trim, score, and assemble. 2 Cut patterned paper panel to fit box front; adhere. 3 Die-cut picket fences from cardstock; adhere with foam tape. 4 Die-cut oval from cardstock. Stamp label and sentiment. 5 Die-cut pinked oval from patterned paper, adhere stamped oval with foam tape, and adhere to box with foam tape. 6 Die-cut favor box from cardstock. Stamp scallops, assemble, and cover bottom with patterned paper. Adhere to box to make roof. 7 Die-cut flourish from cardstock and stamp flourish. Trim cardstock strip, score, fold, and adhere ends to make chimney. Adhere to box and adhere flourish. 8 Fill box and tie on twine.

Finished size: 3" x 3½"

Finished size: 5¼" x 7" x 3¼" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Taffy) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (Jim from Chap collection) American Crafts; (Mom & Pop from Fresh Goods collection) Pebbles Clear stamps: (cup, sentiment from Coffee set) Hero Arts Chalk ink: (Jumbo Java) Tsukineko Color medium: (red, coral markers) Copic Fibers: (red ribbon) Studio Carta Dies: (tag, circle) Papertrey Ink



SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Harvest Gold, white) Papertrey Ink; (Rock Candy) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (floral from The Sweetest Thing–Lavender 6x6 pad; cream scallop from The Sweetest Thing–Honey 6x6 pad) My Mind’s Eye; (aqua crackle from The Good Life 6x6 pad) Fancy Pants Designs Clear stamps: (sentiment from Daily Designs Sentiments set; label from Do Me a Favor Tags set; flourish from Fancy Flourishes set; scallops from Background Basics: Retro set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink Pigment ink: (Slate) A Muse Studio Fibers: (yellow/white twine) Doodlebug Design Template: (box) Dies: (picket fence, oval, pinked oval, favor box, flourish) Papertrey Ink

Tea Jar Wrap

Best Pal Treat Topper

Designer: Alice Wertz

Designer: Emily Leiphart

1 Cut patterned paper strip; adhere to jar. 2 Die-cut leaves and tea pot from cardstock, stamp coordinating images, and adhere to jar with foam tape. 3 Stamp sentiment on cardstock, trim, and adhere.

1 Die-cut and emboss label from cardstock, score, and ink edges. 2 Stamp bones on topper. 3 Die-cut and emboss pennants from cardstock, layer, and adhere to topper. Stamp sentiment. 4 Stamp dog on cardstock. Color, fussy-cut, and adhere to topper with foam tape. 5 Adhere topper to bag and attach clothespin.

Finished size: 2½" diameter x 4¾" height

Finished size: 4" x 2"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (yellow polka dots from Farm Girl 8x8 pad) October Afternoon Clear stamps: (leaves from Turning a New Leaf set; tea pot, sentiment from Tea for Two set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink Adhesive: 3M, Glue Dots International Dies: (leaves, tea pot) Papertrey Ink Other: (glass jar)

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (kraft) Bazzill Basics Paper; (Marina Mist, Pacific Point) Stampin’ Up! Clear stamps: (dog, bone, sentiment from Woofers & Tweeters set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (black) Tsukineko; (Crumb Cake) Stampin’ Up!; (Frayed Burlap) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Accent: (clothespin) Michaels Dies: (label, pennants) Spellbinders Other: (clear bag) ClearBags

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Felt Tag Trio Designer: Kim Kesti

1 Die-cut scalloped labels from felt and adhere to tags. 2 Die-cut flags from cardstock. Stamp flags, stamp sentiments, and adhere. 3 Affix flower stickers. Tie on ribbon. Finished size: each 2½" x 5" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Bazzill Basics Paper Clear stamps: (sentiment from Wake Up set; miss you from Vogue Abode; for you from Birthday Sampler set; flag from Flag Tags set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Stickers: (flowers) Pebbles Fibers: (yellow, teal, orange ribbon) A Muse Studio Dies: (flag) Paper Smooches; (scalloped label) Sizzix Other: (yellow, teal, orange felt) Heather Bailey; (kraft tags) Ranger Industries

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Red For You Tag Designer: Vanessa Menhorn

1 Emboss tag. Apply paint drops. 2 Affix stickers to spell “For you”. 3 Adhere flower. Thread button with twine and adhere. Tie on twine. Finished size: 2¼" x 4¼" SUPPLIES: Paint: (white) Michaels Accents: (button, fabric flower) Crate Paper Stickers: (Sock Hop chipboard alphabet) BasicGrey/ Studio Calico Fibers: (white hemp twine) Template: (embossing Chevron) Sizzix Other: (red tag) Studio Calico

Birthday Fun Tag Designer: Latisha Yoast

1 Die-cut label from patterned paper. 2 Diecut and emboss circle from cardstock. Trim and adhere label and arrow diecuts. 3 Stamp sentiment and arrows on circle and adhere to label with foam tape. 4 Punch hole and tie on ribbon. Finished size: 3¼" square SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Gina K. Designs Patterned paper: (Unbelievable from Portfolio collection) Pink Paislee Clear stamps: (sentiment, arrows from This Way to Fun set) Lawn Fawn/ Studio Calico Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (arrow, banner die cuts) Pink Paislee Fibers: (black gingham ribbon) Offray Dies: (label, circle) Spellbinders Adhesive: 3L

For You Tag and Holder Designer: Emily Branch

1 Make envelope from patterned paper. Punch half-circle. 2 Trim cardstock tag to fit in envelope, round corners, and stamp for you. 3 Fussy-cut berries from patterned paper and adhere. 4 Trim tape with decorative-edge scissors and affix to twine and tag. Finished size: 2¼" x 3½" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Honey Bubbles from Vanilla Sunshine collection) SEI; (Meagan from Oh Happy Day collection) GCD Studios Clear stamp: (for you from Fillable Frames Sentiments set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Rhubarb Stalk) Tsukineko Sticker: (red polka dot tape) Queen & Co. Fibers: (natural twine) Tools: (corner rounder punch, circle punch, decorative-edge scissors) Fiskars



Gift Packaging DESIGNER TIP Be sure to ink up your stamp a couple of times and stamp on scrap paper first before stamping on the bag. Even the best stampers mess up from time to time. When you stamp on your bag, make sure it’s on a flat surface.

Birthday Bouquet Box

Congrats Gift Bag

Designer: Kim Kesti

Designer: Teri Anderson

1 Trim rectangle from cardstock. Die-cut label from cardstock; stitch edges and adhere to rectangle. 2 Stamp happy birthday; emboss. 3 Punch hole in tag. Thread ribbon and tie tag on box handle. 4 Affix sticker.

1 Punch triangles from patterned paper; adhere. Staple center triangle. 2 Thread button with twine; adhere. Adhere twine. Adhere pearls. 3 Stamp congrats. Finished size: 5¼" x 8"

Finished sizes: tag 2½" x 3¾" box 4" x 4" x 4"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white, green) Bazzill Basics Paper Clear stamp: (happy birthday from Birthday Sampler set) Paper Smooches Pigment ink: (Fern) A Muse Studio Embossing powder: (clear) American Crafts Sticker: (flower) Crate Paper Fibers: (yellow ribbon) A Muse Studio Die: (label) A Muse Studio Other: (box) World Market

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (assorted from Soho Garden 6x6 pad) American Crafts Clear stamp: (congrats from Gift Card Greetings set) My Favorite Things Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (white pearls) Kaisercraft; (black pearl) Zva Creative; (button) Doodlebug Design; (staple) Fibers: (natural jute twine) May Arts; (white twine) Stampin’ Up! Tool: (triangle punch) Marvy Uchida Other: (bag) Michaels

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Little Something Gift Bag

Post Card Gift Tin

Designer: Shemaine Smith

Designer: Hollie Shepard

1 Trim cardstock panel and punch borders. Trim cardstock, punch borders, and adhere to panel. 2 Trim patterned paper strip, adhere pearls, and adhere to panel. 3 Fill bag. Adhere panel, folding over bag top, and tie on ribbon. 4 Die-cut circle from cardstock; punch hole. Stamp sentiment and emboss. Adhere pearls. 5 Thread cord through tag and tie to bow. Adhere tag to bag with foam tape. 6 Punch pinked circle from cardstock and adhere button. Adhere to bow.

1 Cut doily in half; adhere to tin. 2 Die-cut button card from cardstock. Stamp line, for you, post card, and postmarks. Adhere to tin with foam tape. 3 Wrap ribbon around tin; adhere. Make bow and adhere. 4 Adhere button. Finished size: 6" x 3¼" x 1"

Finished size: 5¾" x 8½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white shimmer, gray, white) Michaels Patterned paper: (gray flocked from Flocked Cardstock collection) Anna Griffin Clear stamps: (sentiment from Gift Tag set) Anna Griffin Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Embossing powder: (clear) Stampendous! Accents: (button) French General/ EK Success; (pearls) Eyelet Outlet Fibers: (gray ribbon) Anna Griffin; (silver cord) Die: (circle) Spellbinders Tools: (pinked circle, border punches) Martha Stewart Crafts Other: (silver gift bag) Michaels



SUPPLIES: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (kraft) Clear stamps: (dashed line from Button Boutique set; assorted from Postmarks set) Dye ink: (Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta Tile); (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Accents: (button); (doily) Wilton Fibers: (teal ribbon) Die: (button card) Other: (tin) Pampered Chef

Sneak Peek: Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts, vol. 2  
Sneak Peek: Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts, vol. 2  

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