Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Fun New Way to Gift with Wood Mount Cases

Hi there!  This is Jennifer from Northwest Stamper and I'm so excited to be sharing with you a fun idea for gifts this year.

You probably have seen the half-size clear mount cases for the smaller stamp sets and single stamps.  They look like this:

And it is easy to think of them as what you store your stamps in.... but did you know you can get spare cases in sets of 4?  Sure, it is great for a backup when your toddler steps uses your cases as steps (or is that just me?) but they are also fabulous for other uses!

For example, did you know they hold 5 ink refills perfectly?  

Neat, right?  But that isn't what I'm really here to show you.  I wanted to show you some super cute gifts you can make with them!  Check out what my mom and I made for a craft fair last week:
 We started by taking the empty box and cutting a piece of designer paper to slide in for the cover (so it is under the plastic sheet that goes around the outside of the box).  Then we created coordinating embellishments that we glued on top of the case front to allow for extra dimension and pop.

Then on the inside, we created dividers by taking a piece of matching cardstock and scoring at the right widths to create holes for the goodies we wanted to include in the gift.

In some boxes we had 3 Hershey's nuggets and a set of 3x3 cards and envelopes.  In others (like the one above) we had a decorated mini-post it note stack, 2 Hershey's nuggets, a mini-hand sanitizer, and a chapstick!

Here are the outsides of a few more of our cases:

So I hope this gave you some ideas and inspiration for the holiday season!  Check them out and start decorating!

Happy Stamping!

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  1. SO CUTE!!! Great idea! I love these empty cases!!

  2. Great ideas Jennifer! I love all things you can do with the empty cases.

  3. What a great gift idea for a teacher, coworker or friend. I need to order some half sized boxes and make a few of these. Thanks!