Category Archives: gift boxes

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

Valentine’s day

Treat boxes for everyone!

What better time to start being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator than around Valentine’s day? It’s the perfect time to show you the little treat boxes I made for my colleagues. I took inspiration from other demonstrators on Youtube, and I’ll link to their videos below.

I love this type of treat box, and I added a little window to it so you can see what’s inside. The original idea came from Sam Hammond Donald, of, and you can see her tutorial here.

It fits two little chocolate hearts, so it’s perfect for a little Valentine’s day gift.


This is the cutest, tiniest little treat box ever, and so easy to make. It takes literally 5 minutes. I just so fit one chocolate heart in, but it was a tight fit.

This tutorial was actually from a German lady, her name is Stefanie Krogmann of If you’re interested, you can watch the video in German here. I might do one in English, once I’m set up with my camera etc.


Now this is one of my favourites, the top is made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (a must have!).

The tutorial is from Angie Kennedy Juda of ChicnScratch, and it’s a very quick and easy treat box that looks so elegant.

You can find the tutorial here.


And this is the box I made for my fiancé. The tutorial was for two jumbo tea lights, but I managed to put two Reese’s Pieces in there. It’s a matchbox style box, and the special little trick is the divider in the middle.

This tutorial is also from a German demonstrator, Petra Rosenbaum of Stempel Dich Bunt. The tutorial is in German, but you can find it here.


Hope you enjoyed these, and do let me know if you’d like some instructions!