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Craftin’ Up Something Gifty!

76834_10152085028263232_1279811947_n (1) TGIF!  Well here we are a hoppin’ with Kiwi Lane Designs and I have have to say I had fun making this project with Fancy Pants Be Different Collection and KLD Tiny Brackets.  I found this cute 3D gift card box over at online Silhouette Store and went to town. This project was made for Admin Assistant Appreciation Day (a schmooze gift my hubby could give to some of the admin support around his office). However, with Teacher Appreciation Week this upcoming week this is an idea that you may want to put to use ASAP.

gift card box


  • I cut the base out on American Crafts card stock folded and glued the joints together and inked the edges. I then and cut, traced and inked the bracket templates from the Fancy Pants Collection and adhered it to the base with my Xyron Mega Runner.
  • I added some sticker embellishments from the collection and a button with some baker’s twine.


  • For the insert, I lined it with some corrugated paper from Die Cuts with a View.


That was easy huh?! Now keep on hoppin’ and enjoy all the other amazing inspirations being cooked up for you.

Giveaway Alert! 

Let me know, by leaving a comment, what you like to do with Kiwi Lane Templates and you may be a lucky ducky and score KLD Floral Template set – Just in time for crafting up some spring projects. I will announce the winner on Monday!



Hop Line Up:

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Lissa Mitchell –
  3. Leslie Prinkki –
  4. Connie Wallenbrock –
  5. Sandi Pressley –
  6. Christine Meyer –
  7. Alicia O’Bryant –
  8. Suzanne –
  9. Roselyn Riley –
  10. Arin Flinn –  YOU ARE HERE


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I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

42 responses »

  1. Wow, really cute idea! nks for the chance to win more Kiwi Lane!

  2. wonderful project! i love it! the brackets are beautiful! I am a new follower, too! so glad to have hopped with you!

  3. Colleen deVries

    Nice design. I started out using the KLD templates to make cards but have branched out to scrapbook layouts this week and love it!

  4. amazing use for the templates! Now I must run to the scrapbooking store for much “needed” paper!

  5. Christina S.

    I love your idea! Perfect teacher gift 🙂 Right now, I need to use my templates to make some thank you cards…but I prefer to scrapbook!

  6. I am new to the KLD templates – so still working out how to use them. Thanks for the great idea

  7. Carla Hundley

    Great gift card holder!
    Thanks for the idea. I’d
    use the flora templates
    to do up some projects
    for out family reunion
    this July!
    Carla from Utah

  8. Super cute idea, Arin!! I’m pretty sure this will end up in my arsenal for teacher gifts. 🙂

  9. Your gift box is adorable! I am new to Kiwi Lane and look forward to trying it. 🙂

  10. I loooove what you did ,,, I cannot comment ,, unfortunately, on what I like to do with Kiwi Lane templates because,, sadly,,, I have none,,, so keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  11. My friends and I just started using Kiwi Lane and we love them for scrapbook pages. The book has so many wonderful ideas

  12. You always use the templates in the most creative way! I’m so boring and use mine on plain old scrapbook pages.

  13. CUTENESSSSSS!!!! I use my Kiwi Lane all the time! For layouts and cards! I so feel lost without them. Just took them on a retreat and all 5 of the other ladies had not heard of them so I got to show them off and it was so fun. I think they left a few new drool marks in my KLD idea book. 🙂

  14. I make greeting cards so I’d use the floral templates on my greeting cards. Love the way the “lid” of the box works in with the other brackets on the front of the box. Great job.

  15. Michiele Vargas

    Love how you used your cameo with the kiwi templates. I have a cameo and would love to try out those flower templates with it!

  16. Very festive way to give a gift card. I like to use the templates on my cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  17. Such a great gift idea! Totally cute!! Happy to hop with you!! Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

  18. This is such a great gift card holder, Arin! I’m sure your hubby’s office assistants loved them.

  19. Barbara Duncan

    Am Loving all of the great ideas. I am new to Kiwi Lane and cant wait to get some of the templates you used.

  20. Such a fantastic card box! You embellished it so beautifully! TFS

  21. What a cute gift card holder. I love how you layered the brackets.

  22. Shauna Scottt

    I’m new to kiwi lane products and wish I’d have bought more when I saw them at scrapbook expo in Oaks PA, my mistake now I’m going to be paying for shipping! Lol thanks for showing me another way to use them besides cards and scrapbook pages! What a great crafting product they are!

  23. Christine Meyer

    This is awesome, your projects always knock my socks off!

  24. What a fabulous project! I’m a retired teacher, and I wouldn’t mind getting that gorgeous gift 🙂 I may have to make one just for little ol’ me 😉

  25. Toooo cute!!!! I love this card box and how you used the templates!!!! New follower!!!!

  26. I keep thinking I need to make my own gift boxes and such – so cute!

  27. I just love the way you can layer, and the photo mats are wonderful.

  28. Very cute.

  29. Kate Rosloff

    What a wonderful gift that anyone would be delighted to receive. You used my favorite template – the bracket – in another wonderful treatment. Loved the closure you created.

  30. Great gift idea, I have just purchased my first templates from Kiwi Lane and am looking forward to using them and adding to my collection. Thanks for sharing

  31. Laurie Susen

    Flag day is coming up soon and it’s big here in Waubeka WI (home of Flag Day). Always looking for new gift card holder idea. My hostess will be getting a really cute design this year. Thanks.

  32. Completely adorable. You always think of such unique ways to use the templates! So glad to be hopping with you! 🙂

  33. lissamitchell2014

    Such a creative idea — you always think of unique ways to use the templates! So glad to be hopping with you! 🙂

  34. Love the idea. I am new to KLD templates. I heard about them a couple of weeks ago, so I am trying to decide how to start my collection.

  35. Love the idea!!!

  36. Fabulous gift box, love that it has a pull out tray! TFS

  37. I haven’t used KLD templates, but this blog hop gave me some great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.


  38. wow fantastic!! I love it,, these design I like to use them on cards an scrapbook page . I sometimes cut out vinyl with them or wallpaper…

  39. Cute gift box! I would make layouts and cards with Kiwi Lane templates.

  40. Oh my, so many ideas (layouts) and projects are running through my mind with those templates. Love the box, very pretty, love the colors.

  41. LOVE your project!! I really enjoy making cards and page layouts, but learning new ways to use the Kiwi Lane templates is definitely the BEST! Thank you so much for sharing this idea with me!

  42. Very cute idea lovely gift box. I love the brackets. I have used my template to create scrap book layouts and projects for my preschool class.


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