Packaging Ambassador: Rebecca Luminarias

Hello packaging lovers!  We are so close to Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t help myself; I had to create MORE treat packaging for it!  This one is pretty fun and with a few quick swaps, you can tailor it to any theme or occasion, so if you’re not in the mood for hearts and the like, you can easily replace them with your own favorite images and sentiments.

I love it when a favorite product has a surprise function, which is the case with the Gift Card Cozy die.  This is definitely a go-to when I need a fast gift card holder, but today I’m giving it a bit of a hack.  This is still an easy project, and I’m sharing a quick tutorial for it, so don’t be scared!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Gift Card Cozy die, cardstock, scissors, adhesive, glassine bag (or cello treat bag), hole punch, ribbon
  • Your choice of stamps, embellishments, and a treat to put in the bag

The first step is to cut out 2 cozies with the die and trim off the side flaps and the edge with the slit.  These are easy to cut since they’re already scored or have cutting lines.

If you’d like to add some stamping or embossing, I recommend doing that now, before folding and assembling.  I embossed a heart on a couple of mine.

You’re going to fold at the top and bottom score lines, as shown in the photo.  The curved edge (top) is going to fold the ‘unnatural’ way against the scored line; the square (bottom) will fold with the score line.  Basically, the bottom will fold toward the inside and the top will fold toward the outside.

Next, adhere the bottoms together to create a U shape.  Adhere one right on top of the other.

Bring the curved flaps at the top together and punch a hole in the center.  Set aside for a moment.

Fill the glassine bag about halfway with your treat of choice.  I chose Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses.  (The glassine bags are the medium size sold in the PTI store; they measure 3.75″ x 6.25″.)  Fold the open corners in toward each other and over.  Punch a hole in the top center of the bag and place inside the modified gift card cozy.

String ribbon through the holes, tying together the flaps and glassine bag.  The rest is up to you!

It’s a quick way to make fun treat packaging!  I chose to make a trio out of Royal Velvet, Saffron Spice, and Sweet Blush cardstocks; it’s a bit of a different color palette for the holiday, but I’m smitten!

I embossed the large From the Heart heart stamp on the Royal Velvet and Sweet Blush boxes–I’m loving the Ranger embossing powder in Copper with that blush!  It’s the first time I’ve used it and it’s so pretty!

I used the same stamp set with the Skinny Mini Tags die collection, choosing a couple of sweet phrases.  I must confess that I’m not a huge fan of Hershey’s Kisses but I’ve had this idea for the “Filled with Kisses + Hugs” tag for weeks!  It’s just too cute not to make!

There are so many messages you can create with the From the Heart stamps, and they fit so well within the Skinny Mini tags.  They also fit well within the From the Heart dies, like I used on the Saffron Spice package, adding a bit of Hibiscus Burst to the color mix.  The “Love” word die was the perfect finishing touch in glittery gold!

This truly was a fun project to make, so I hope you’ll give it a try if you have the Gift Card Cozy die.  If you don’t have it, remember everything’s on sale right now (even the glassine bags!!!) so it’s a great time to grab it!!  These treat boxes can work for any occasion–Easter, birthdays, weddings–the possibilities are endless!

I’m so happy you joined me today; have a terrific Valentine’s Day…you’ll be hearing from me a couple more times before March 6th and I’m quite excited about that!

Stamps: From the Heart

Ink: Saffron Spice, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Winter Wisteria, VersaMark WaterMark

Paper: Royal Velvet, Sweet Blush, Saffron Spice, Hibiscus Burst, White

Dies:  Gift Card Cozy, From the Heart, Skinny Mini Tags, Bold Borders: Love

Other: Ribbon (Sweet Blush Satin, Sweet Blush Grosgrain, Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain), Glassine Bags, Ranger Embossing Powder (Fine Copper)

Rebecca Luminarias

Author Rebecca Luminarias

I love daydreaming and music and my little family of 4. I walk a little left of the middle and I'm quite happy to stay over there. You're welcome to visit.

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Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • 1
    Alison Bennett says:

    What a great idea ! So simple yet you make them look elegant. LOVE the copper on the blush !!!

  • 2
    Lori B says:

    What fun! Thanks for the cute ideas-love these!

  • 3
    SherryG says:

    What a great idea! I love it when dies can be used in multiple ways. Your treats look lovely.

  • 4
    christal mclean says:

    Boy of boy, do I love to give treats to my family and friends and these are exceptional! I love the copper embossing and haven’t used it as often as I do other powders I own. I see it is going to get used more often, especially with pink paper. Is that pretty or what!

  • 5
    Peggy says:

    So simple but sooo cute! Thanks for the ideas on packaging. Love them!

  • 6

    These are so pretty. I’m always looking for new ideas for treats!

  • 7
    BarbaraMae says:

    Great idea. AND I already have that die!
    Love the color combo of Ranger embossing powder in Copper with Sweet Blush.

  • 8

    What an awesome die, I hadn’t seen this one … Thank you for sharing!!

  • 9
    Nancy M says:

    It would be super easy to follow along with these directions. Thank you, Rebecca. And that combination of Sweet Blush and copper is stunning. I need to use it on a future project.

  • 10
    Jill S. says:

    We have a Valentine’s day bake sale coming up at work. I think I’ll whip up a few of these. Thank you for the awesome hack!

  • 11
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Finding the time to make packaged treats is very do-able with Rebecca’ s pretty post. Super idea for many occasions including birthdays. Thanks for sharing Rebecca! 🙂

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