Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

Hey friends, Adrianne here for today's Sizzix Inspiration. I'm really excited by some of the new Where Women Cook dies coming out this month.  I love giving food gifts, and these dies are perfect for serving up comfort foods and beverages. Best of all - some of them are adorable all on their own, with little to no embellishment, which is an important quality to me when we're talking about disposable packaging.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

Of course, you can let your imagination go crazy.  That's the beauty of paper crafting, right?  But a few flat-backed pearls and some light distressing is all I added to these great die cut shapes.  I can just imagine making a co-worker's day if you do a Secret Santa exchange, by leaving a cake pop or two, and a matching tea bag set.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

The Cake Pop boxes are a perfect way to transport cake pops - which can be really tricky, otherwise!  Personalize them for your friends by labeling with their names, or just set them out as-is for a pop of color in your holiday decor.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

And this time of year, cookie swaps are so popular.  If you're hosting one, you can make up these ultra-fast, ultra-easy miniature Recipe Boxes for your guests to swap recipes!  I just sanded mine lightly for a more vintage look, and added a few self-adhesive flat-backed pearls.  The die set even includes pretty recipe cards with staggered tabs.  You'd be the hero hostess!

Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

Like most people, I enjoy first and foremost enjoying time with my family and friends, but also I love to give simple gifts that show them that they're special to me.  This Tea Bag Box & Accessories die perfect for simple and thoughtful gifts - with so little "extra" you need to do!

Sizzix Inspiration | Gifts of Comfort by Adrianne Surian

I die cut all the designs you see here out of just 5 sheets of Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock (from the Nostalgic Collection).   Just layer one Cutting Pad, your die and paper, and a Crease Pad, and roll your sandwich through your Big Shot, BIGkick, or Vagabond machine.  Then a little folding and some quick-dry glue gets you an instant way to dress up something small - a recipe, a hot mug of tea, or a cake or marshmallow pop. Tiny gifts can make a big impact!

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Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Papers: Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
  • Adhesives: Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue
  • Tools: Sandpaper
  • Embellishments: Darice flat-backed self-adhesive pearls

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