Here is a very simple gift set of ornaments and a card made primarily with punches. I love the ease with which this whole project went together. (Please note: the colors here are bashful blue and white...the blue just looks darker in the photos.)
The simple layering of the circles and snowflakes is kicked up a notch by the Swarovski crystals in the center of each flake. These are beautiful, flat-back crystals...so much clearer and nicer than the self-adhesive cheap ones from Hobby Lobby. (Though I did use the cheap ones on the bag toppers since they'll likely end up in the trash!)
I made five each of two sizes of these ornaments using the following punches:
The snowflake punches are by Martha Stewart. Assembly is easy. One trick for getting the floss loops attached neatly is to put a short strip from a tape runner on the back of the blue circle, stick the ends of the floss down to make the loop, then glue the blue piece to the white scalloped circle. I only glued the center of the flakes to the blue circles, leaving the ends of the flakes loose for a bit of dimension.
Here's a close-up of the large ornament. I hope you can see how clear and pretty the crystal is!
The toppers were super easy, using PTI's Snowflake Serenade and Signature Christmas. I added a strip of grosgrain to the card, and popped up the scalloped focal point.
What a great gift idea for a lovely--and inexpensive--gift! You could scale it down or up, depending on the size of your punches, change up the colors, use specialty papers (glittery or shimmer papers, for instance). Easy, flexible, and quick. You gotta love it!
stamps: Snowflake Serenade, Signature Christmas
ink: bashful blue, Palette Noir
paper: bashful blue, PTI white
accessories: Swarovski crystals, assorted punches, ribbon, dimensionals