Tidings of Christmas – Gift Card Pocket & Cocoa Gift Bag

Jul 27, 2021 | Gallery, More Bee Creative Tutorials, More Gift Wrap Ideas | 0 comments

Laura Milligan Cocoa Gift Bag and Gift Card Pocket Holder Facebook Live Creations July 26 2021

In my weekly Facebook Live yesterday, I shared two cute and very simple ways to package hot cocoa, and a gift card.  First was a Hot Cocoa packet, complete with a candy cane and a bit of chocolate.

This project’s base is a 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper –  folded up about 5″, leaving a bit of the inside DSP showing.   I used Tear and Tape to adhere the sides, and created a tag with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine punch.

I used a tag die (love these!) and added a bit of a sneak peek with the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon coming in our new Mini that begins on August 3.

Laura Milligan - Cocoa Holder Christmas Gift Bags. Earn Free Bees with Purchase

If you’d like to see how these projects were made, please click below to watch the replay!

My second project uses one of our In Color 2021-2023 Ombre’ Gift bags.  Simply fold up the bag  -this creates 2 pockets.

I wrapped the bag with the Evening Evergreen Chevron Ribbon and again used a tag die as a the focal point of my bag.

My stamped words are from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set.  I used the Pine punch with the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 DSP to create the sweet tree.

Laura Milligan, Create this gift card pocket holder with In Color Gift Bags

The front pocket of the card holds a little card from your personal message.  This consists of a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, a panel of Basic White measuring 4″ x 3 1/4″.  I added a 1″ x 4″ piece of DSP, a cherry cobbler sprig cropped from the Christmas Trimmings dies, and a bow (Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack).

Laura Milligan - Gift Card Pocket with In Color Ombre Gift Bags. Earn Free Bees with Purchase


LAURA MILLIGAN Christmas In July Event Tutorials Only

My Christmas in July was a super fun day of stamping and crafting!  This class consisted of “giftables” – projects you can gift to friends and family (or keep for yourself!) for the upcoming holidays, as well as four cards.  My Christmas in July event featured the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   I offered the class both in person and “to go”.   I’ve had some requests for a PDF-only option – and am happy to offer it starting today!

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