Last minute gift ideas…

I work in a school and our vacation time is kind of challenging this year. Usually, we have about 4-5 days off before Christmas, but this year we went on break as of this past Friday. I kind of scrambled to get some work gifts together. I apologize, they are pandas yet again…

If you have Costco, they are currently selling these insulated cups with lids in sets of 4. I bought a couple of sets and decorated them with a panda face in vinyl. Super quick and easy gift.

Then, I made these little Ghirardelli chocolate holders. For these, I did the black with paper and then did the faces with vinyl.

Here is a side view. It is basically a 2×5 piece of card stock with the ends punched with that punch tag from Stampin’ Up. This could easily be done in SCAL by mirroring two tags from the shapes library and welding them.

After all these years, I’ve officially made the switch to SCAL. I loved MTC, but hated that I had to run it in a virtual windows mode on my Mac. I just upgraded my Mac’s OS and discovered Parallels no longer worked, so I knew it was a good time to make the switch..

So far, I feel like the switch will be pretty painless. Sandy McCauley has a neat document put together to help with the transition. I’ve already played with it this afternoon and I am ready to start cutting with it.

Machine: Zing (red blade, 10/10, etc.)

Materials: cardstock, ribbon, vinyl, Ghirardelli (I may have ate more of it than I packaged.

P.S. Sorry this is late. I tried to post Friday, but there was some sort of glitch and I couldn’t. The awesome Chad fixed it so here I am. 🙂

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About deb_m

By day, a teacher. By night, a geeky crafter. I have one hubby, 2 kids, and 4 dogs. I like to take pictures and like it even more when they don't suck. I use a KNK Maxx 24" machine, a Zing, and a Cameo.

4 thoughts on “Last minute gift ideas…

  1. These are totally adorable, I love them!!! I am so jealous, our Costco (here in Canada) doesn’t carry those tumblers and they are so cute even just themselves!! Your recipients are so lucky!! Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute ideas! I am still using KNK Studio but bought the newest SCAL and Sandy’s videos…wish me luck! I love KNK Studio so it is hard to even want to change.

  3. Very nice! Winter break is very short here this year. I’ll be doing a long term sub starting 1/2. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked 5 days a week! I’m making the switch to SCAL as well. So far I’ve only played with text and haven’t cut from it yet! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had much time to play.

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