Thrifty Thursday 12-18-08

Here is a fun idea to put your Big Shot to good use.  I love to let the kids make little gifts for their friends at Christmas time.  This year I was so excited because I knew the Big Shot would make it so easy and very cost effective.  t-zack-big-shott-mikey-topperst-toppers

My boys had fun creating these cute Christmas gifts for their friends.  Here are a few pictures. 

t-reindeer-topperThe basic idea is really easy all you need is 1/4 sheet of paper plus some scraps for the punches.  Then you need the little bags and some ribbon. 

t-tree-topperWe used the Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Top Note Die to cut out the toppers then scored them the short way and folded them in 1/2. 

t-snowman-topperWe filled the little bags with treats and stapled them to the back of the topper.  Then I tied the ribbon around it.  We used the scallop punch, the 1 3/8 Circle Punch and the 1 1/4 Circle Punch to create our little tags. t-dj-toppers

 The boys each choose 2 favorites from the Hostess set “Deer Friends” and colored the stamps to get the great colors.  We used just one Stampin’ Dimensional on the bottoms so that you could slip the ribbon off the top and get to the treats.  t-zack-toppers

The boys had a lot of fun making them and especially loved using the big shot.  It was a fun evening.  Sorry it was so late getting this post up but we had to finish all of our projects. 

t-mikeyI think we made about 50 in about 2 hours.  Hope you enjoyed this and have fun making your own treat bags.

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