It's crunch time for handmade gifts this holiday season. This past weekend I decorated some gift boxes for my design team gals at the Scrapping Lounge. On the front of the box I had embossed their initials and used gold and copper embossing powders. Here's a great tip, buy Christmas decorations after the holidays at a real great discount and take them apart to use as embellishments on gifts. I had bought this "sugar coated" wreathe for a steal like 3 years ago and i just pick at it litle by little, LOL, talk about thrifty!