for giving gifts! today's a*muse*a*palooza amuse-bouche is all about holiday gift packaging. this is one of two new holiday labels (more red rubber cling--yay!), both so perfect for wrapping and packaging. as i was thinking about what to create, i thought of the very nice acrylic box that my extra iphone charger came in and decided to recycle it. the stickers peel off easily and the insides come right out, leaving a wonderfully clear and sturdy box. i lined the inside width with the fabulous new candy cane paper, filling it with red tissue paper to wrap up a small gift. then for the outside, i made a one inch band of evergreen, stamped and cut out the holiday label on chiffon green, and stuck it to the top of the band so it can slide off the box. a few cranberry pretty pearls add a touch of red to the green label, and the perfect bit of bling. easy peasy--and i can't wait to fill it up for someone this year! be sure to check out the a muse news blog for more ways to stamp your gifts (another give-away, too!), as well as the blogs of my fellow muses--there are some really cute images to see today and they'll all be available online very soon!!