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Tour De Freaks November Blog Hop Tour: Gift Giving!

Welcome to the November Tour de Freak Blog Hop tour which officially starts November 20th!  We are so excited that you have joined us today on our Sixth Blog Tour.  This month we are featuring Gift Giving Ideas!  

Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have come here by way of Erin's Blog.  If so, welcome!  At the end of my post you will be directed to the next stop so make sure to keep on reading and don’t forget to click through on to the fabulous blog of Janine Tinklenberg.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the tour!

I decided to feature Gift Packaging.  You know...all those little things you find at the $ store.  Well - you need something FUN to put them in.

First up - Lotion and Nail Care


Luckily these products match Stampin' Up!'s Orchid Opulence cardstock and Ink! 


For the nail care gift, I just altered the package label and added some Organza Ribbon and silver cording. 


For the lotion, I made a 2-4-6-8 box (from 8 1/2 x 11).  Stenciled the snowflakes with Orchid Opulence ink using the Vintage Ornaments II stencil and a sponge.

TIP:  decorate the cardstock before scoring or cutting.


The white snowflake is die cut using the Merry Details Sizzlets Die and attached with a Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad.

Now..something for the kids.  Penguin lotion, notes and ornaments!


I found these adorable Penguin items at the $ store and just had to have them!  I thought - not only would they make great stocking stuffers, but that I could make some matching punch art ornaments. 

OK - so you have to know...I've never made my own punch art.  I mostly just copy others and have been amazed by their creativity.  SO....


Viola - Aren't these stickin' cute?!  I can't believe how adorable they turned out.  They even got husband approval.  I made them into ornaments to attach to the packaging.


I used vellum cardstock to wrap both of these gifts.  I made a vellum open "envelope" for the post-it notes


For the Lotion - I just wrapped vellum around the bottle, leaving a couple inches at the top.  Scrunched the top together and wrapped in Tempting Turqoise Ribbon and attached the penguin ornament!

I thought about stamping on the vellum (which would be cute), but I liked seeing the item through the vellum.  Sometimes less is more!

Well, that's it for me.  I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Tour De Freaks Tour.  Be sure to visit the next stop with Janine Tinklenberg We look forward to seeing you again on December 20th for our next Tour de Freaks Blog Tour!