Category Archives: Christmas

Wine bottle sleeve

Christmas is a time of giving, and I know more than a few people that love to receive wine! Usually you would just whip out the good old gift bag for that, but today I want to show you a much nicer and personalised way to gift wrap wine bottles.

I’ve seen a few tutorials of these, but I’ve adapted some measurements and changed up some of the details so that it fits my (and hopefully your!) needs. I’ve made a video with instructions and the measurements are posted below.


There are two kinds of wine bottles, and the one that I am showing in the video are the tall slim ones. But fear not, I have adapted the measurements for the curvier ones as well, so the instructions will work for both!

Slim wine bottle:

10 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches Designer Series Paper

With the 10 1/4 inch side at the top, score at: 1 5/8, 3 1/4, 4 7/8, 6 1/2, 8 1/8, 9 3/4

Rotate 90° and score at 1 3/8, rotate 180° and score again at 1 3/8

Wide wine bottle:

11 x 10 1/2 inches Designer Series Paper

With the 11 inch side at the top score at: 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4, 7, 8 3/4, 10 1/2

Rotate 90° and score at 1 3/8, rotate 180° and score again at 1 3/8


For the bottom  use a circle that's approx. 2 5/8 in diameter.

Use the gift bag punch board to punch the top and bottom as demonstrated in the video. If you don't have the punch board, you can mark the middle on each flap and cut out a triangle by hand.

That's all you need! Decorate to your hearts content!

xxx jessi

Christmas Cheer Challenge

Stampin' Up! are holding a challenge to get 20,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities from 1 to 3 December, and I participated by making 15 cards live on Facebook. I will donate the cards to the RMHC in Oxford to help families this Christmas. The charity provides accommodation for families while their children are in hospital so that they can stay close by.

Watch the video where I'm showing step by step instructions, so if you want to craft along, all you need is:

  • 14 note cards (5 x 3.5 inches)
  • one sheet of Christmas designer series paper (I'm using the Be Merry DSP from the annual catalogue)
  • 2 sheets of cardstock for matting (Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green to match my DSP)
  • Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink pads
  • SU trimmer
  • Layering Ovals Framelits dies (or any shape will do!)
  • Snowflake Sentiment stamp set (or any Christmas sentiments you have)
  • Rhinestones or Pearls

Some of these supplies are currently on offer (1 December 2017 - 2 January 2018). Just click on the Shop button and you will find all details there.

To download the templates for the One Sheet Wonder, please click here for the Designer Series Paper template, and here for the matting template.

Sorry for the low quality, I haven't found a way yet to get a better quality from a FB live!

#SUChristmasCheerUK #SU20000cardsUK

xxx Jessi

Quick Christmas Gift Card Holder

Christmas will soon be upon us (only 5 more Mondays!), and this project is perfect for giving gift cards or cash. It's quick and easy, and you can get three gift card holders from one sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.

Measurements and directions

DSP: 4 x 9 inches

Score at: 6.5cm, 13cm and 3cm at the right side of the trimmer

Belly Band: 15cm x 3cm (reverse side of offcut DSP)

Inside Mat: 9.5cm x 6cm

I hope you enjoy this project! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to always be the first to see new tutorials!

xxx Jessi