Monday, December 20, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 11 - Gift Presentation

Are you irritated with my serious lack of follow through yet?  I mean, 12 days of Christmas SHOULD have been finished on the twelfth if I was any kind of blogger. ;)

And here we are on the 20th of December, and I'm still have one more day!

I gotta tell you, I had  BLAST this weekend! 

First of all, on a total side note, I went and saw the play WICKED Friday night....FANTABULOUS!!!!  Not at all what I was expecting...but completely worth it if it comes to your area!!!

But that's not what I was referring to!!  I am done with all my Christmas doings.  So, I actually just got to sit home and enjoy the house all decorated before we leave this week for Dallas!!!

But of course, I don't really 'sit' ever.  So, I had to be doing something. 

That something involved my newest toy!!!  I went last week and purchased (with a nice gift card I received) the Martha Stewart Scoring Board!!!

I am completley IN LOVE!!!!

And just as an FYI, no one really cares about my opinion enough to pay me or send me anything, LOL, so this is my own personal review. :)

It was only $20 at Archivers, PLUS I had a 30% off I only paid $14!!!  WELL worth the cost!!!

First thing I made were holders for the gift cards I'm giving to my brothers (and cousin).

The score board has measurements and tells you were to score for different size boxes, cards, and envelopes.  There is an angled thing-a-mabob for making envelopes, which is what I had to use for the gift card holders.

Here's what it looks like after I scored it and made the creases.

This was my practice one, so I used a plain piece of cardstock (so I didn't waste money with fancy paper just yet).  But here's the inside.

I just used double sided tape (that I got at Archiver's too) to seal it all together.  Once I got the technique down, I changed to fancier paper, so the inside was pretty too. :)

Once I got the card made, I embellised it so the gift card is, hopefully, a little more exciting to open.

And here's the final product!!

I just added a little button embelishment I got at Hobby Lobby awhile back.  Those were $2 for nine of ten of these were still super cheap to make!!

I also made boxes, with my Martha Stewart Score Board, for the Cake Pop goodies I made this weekend!  (I still had to give one guy at work at gift, plus I like to do something for our FedEx and UPS delivery guys that come to work all the time).

I made all the boxes with scrapbook paper (card stock quality) I already had (from a book of Christmas paper I bought on sale earlier in the season).

The presentation can take a simple gift to a "Wow" gift. :)

Until next time....


  1. Super cute! Glad I'm not the only one juggling to get it all done. It's your blog and the 12 days of Christmas can last 42 days if you want - ha! Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas.

  2. Thanks for the compliment! They are easy! I had originally planned on something like this, but couldn’t get it to work! I love your gift bags. I love using brown paper bags, and those are adorable!

  3. I was JUST wondering how I was going to make a gift card holder...that looks beautiful! Might have to stop by Archiver's today! :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my CitraSolv transfer post. I'm just a little jealous of your scoring board. That's on my wish list for Santa...I hope he thinks I've been a good girl! Have a great holiday.

  5. Awesome, awesome awesome! I have a Scor-Pal and it makes things SOOOOO much easier doesn't it?

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Many Blessings,

  6. I have never heard of this 'score board' what a cleaver and helpful tool...I am going to look for one. Thanks!

  7. I've never even heard of a scoring board, but I want one now. Those boxes are completely adorable!

  8. Your boxes are so cute! I have the Score Pal but that angle thingy looks really cool!
    We are having lovely weather here so enjoy your stay! Oh, and you were suppose to have the 12 days done by the 12th? I didn't even notice - probably because I couldn't have done it :) Your projects have been great!

  9. PS Just clicked to follow - you're almost at 100 :-)
    If you have time swing by my blog - I think you'd enjoy it too.

  10. WOW is right! Great idea :) Thanks for linking it up today!