Monday, November 28, 2016

Cookie Cutter Gift Card/Treat Holder

 Good Cyber Morning! I hope you all survived Thanksgiving and had wonderful memories made with your families and friends! We had a house full. My little sister surprised us all by coming back from Alabama to spend the day with us. LOVE! 
So, getting to the project, this is another gift for my roomies at OnStage. I also used it for demo'ing at recent workshops, so I am now able to post without spoilers.  It is one our Glassine Bags, folded up the bottome to make the pocket, stapled it together and then hid the staples with Candy Cane DSP wrapped around the whole thing. I then wrapped some Candy Cane Baker's Twine around the DSP and tied it.
 I cut a circle from the Layering Circles framelits with Gold Glimmer paper and used Dimensionals to stick it to the front of the bag.  I stamped out the ADORABLE reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Bundle in Expresso Ink onto Crumb Cake card stock and punched it out using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. I also used it to cut out the bow on her head in Real Red and added a Basic Pearl.
Inside the bigger pocket, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red from Wonderful Year (which might be on my top 10 from the Holiday Catalog) onto Whisper White and layered onto Crumb Cake and then I punched out a circle from the 1" Circle Punch from Early Expresso and folded it over and stapled it for a "grip" to pull it out.  I made the insert for sticking a gift card to it or just simply signing it.  For the front pocket I added some candies, but it could also be used for the gift card.
Today, I am hosting a Santa's Sleigh Framed Art class. I have a few coming this morning and full house tonight. (See previous post for pictures).
Have a super MONDAY!
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Framed Art

Here we are smack dab in the middle of November! How did that happen? Today I am sharing a project for an upcoming class that I am hosting the week after Thanksgiving. I made this framed art as just a reason to open and use my Santa's Sleigh Bundle from the Holiday catalog. I had a couple of customers see and ask if I was going to do a class on it. Within two hours, they had talked me into it! I am happy to say that I had a super response to it and now we are having a class!
 It was a simple project believe it or not.  It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. The most time consuming thing about it was deciding if I wanted to add the gifts and tree or just the tree, etc. in the sleigh. I hand cut the "hills of snow" and then added some Mono Liquid Glue to the edges and used my finger to spread it out and then I sprinkled it with Mica Flakes.  I cut the trees from Old Olive card stock and then sprinkled them with the Mica Flakes too. I popped up each layer of snow with Dimensionals to give it a more 3D affect.
I cut out the sleigh with Cherry Cobbler and Gold Glimmer paper, the gifts from Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macron and the reindeer from Tip Top Taupe. I bumped the top one up with the Dimensionals. I used retired Gold Thread for the reigns. It was a super fun project to make and I'm happy with how it came out.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Roomate Gifts cont.~

This is basically the easiest gift I made. It's a big canister of Tootsie Rolls that I wrapped in Candy Cane DSP. That's it. I added some Real Red strips of card stock at the top and bottom because the canister looked unfinished without it for some reason. I stamped out the sentiment from Candy Cane stamp set, punched it out with the retired 2 1/2" circle punch and adhered it to the Real Red banner that I flagged with the Triple Banner Punch. I added two Early Expresso hearts to it using the Owl Builder Punch.
 Sorry that the quality of this photo is not so good. I took them at night (almost forgot to get pics of them at all that is why I took them at night). This is a Clear Tiny Treat Box that I wrapped Candy Cane DSP inside and added some chocolate inside. I threaded some Kraft Rope through the lid and made it so that you could make them into ornaments or decorations to hang. Again, using the same stamp set as above, finished off the box.

And this one is an "origami" treat holder. Just folded and folded. Easy peasey- I found the chocolate penquin at our local dollar store and thought he'd be cute sticking out of this.  I always have fun making gifts to give away. I have my first vendor show in 4 years coming up, so I will be working really hard here soon to get MORE lovely things put together for that. Can't wait to play! Hope you have a super weekend. I will be back Monday with some other things to post. Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

More Gift ideas~

 So, as I said in my previous post, I made roommate gifts to give when I traveled this past weekend to Kansas City for Onstage for SU!  I posted the group of gifts yesterday and today, I wanted to share them individually so that you know what they are. This first one is a package of microwave popcorn. All it is a piece of Early Expresso Card Stock with a piece of Candy Cane DSP glued to it and then wrapped around the bag of popcorn. I stamped out a tag and tied it on with the Candy Cane Baker's Twine.
 This little gem is exactly that.  Now, before I went to OnStage, I thought Tic Tacs could NOT get any smaller. Was I wrong....This is a Tic Tac Slider box.  EASY PEASY to make. I stamped with my sponge daubers in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake card stock and then wrapped it around the Tic Tag box to get some score lines and glued it together. Then I wrapped a piece of Tip Top Taupe robbin around the Tic Tac box and tied it at the top with more baker's twine and dropped it down into the card stock box. Viola!
Here it is with the Tic Tacs pulled completely out. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas and stuck it to the front over a Real Red Large heart.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! OnStage-Kansas City

Wow~ What a weekend! This past weekend I traveled to Kansas City for OnStage for Stampin' Up! and wanted to post all the things that I made for my roomie and my friend who wasn't able to room with us but met up with me for the convention.

I will show you one or two a day because there is a lot of photos to share. This one is a bottle of sparkling apple cider with a tag that I made using the Cheerful Tags and Framelits. If you don't have this bundle, you NEED it! These tags are so easy to make and so quick!
I used Gold Satin Ribbon to loop it around the neck of the bottle.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Stamp and NEW Framelit Promotion!

 Today I'm sharing a promotion that starts today! During the whole month of November, you can get this NEW Stitched From the Heart Framelit set and 25% off of the stamp sets that this set of framelits coordinates with! These Framelits will be in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog but you can own them WAY AHEAD of that!
Here is the list of stamps that are included! 25% OFF!!!!!! Get some of those stamps marked off of your Christmas/Wishlist!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sheltering Tree~

 Good Monday morning! Today's card is a card we made at September's card class. I started by layering Crushed Curry and Island Indigo.  I ran the Crumb Cake piece through the Big Shot using the Leaf Framelits to cut out a negative space.  I stamped the Sheltering Tree in Early Expresso and Pumpkin Pie and stuck it behind the negative space.
I stamped out the thank you from the stamp stet Tin of Tags  in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Whisper White and punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and adhered it to an Island Indigo 2" circle with Dimensionals. I punched out the acorn using Soft Suede card stock and the Acorn Builder punch and then punched out the top of the nut using Gold Glitter paper and tying a bow of Linen Thread to the top. I liked how it turned out and I think most of the ladies liked this card the best of all of them.
Gotta run! I have tons to do before I can head to Kansas City this weekend for OnStage with Stampin'UP! CANNOT WAIT!