Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fancy Santa Pants

First of all, I apologize for the crooked picture, not sure what's up with that....This is the 3rd and final project from my workshop last weekend. I used the Fancy Favor Box and Real Red cardstock.  I used the extra red on the cardstock I used to cut out the box on my Big Shot, for the suspenders.  I ran a piece of white through using the Argyle embossing folder and punched out 1/4" circles from Basic Black for the buttons.  I made his belt using Basic Black and Silver Glimmer Paper and the 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches.  I finished it off by sticking some black Glimmer Brads(Nuetrals pack) to hold on the suspenders.  It amazed me how I was able to make 3 projects without using much stamping at all. Goes to show we can do so much with the Big Shot and dies!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! (treat share)

Here are the treats I'm sending with Jenna today for school.  I made these out of brown coffee filters and Charm Pops (underneath, hence the broomstick).  I folded them in quarters, snipped the bottoms up a bit to make the broom, and then snipped a TEENY TINY bit off the end that's closed to insert the lollipop and then tied the coffee filter onto the stick using raffia. I then took a black Sharpie marker and colored in the handles.  I stamped in Tangerine Tango and Basic Black the kitten and the bat from the stamp set Tricky Treats punched out using the XL Oval Punch and 1 3/4 circle punch and tied them on with White Baker's Twine. That's all there is to them! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ornament Keepsake

This was another project I demonstrated at my workshop on Sunday.  My hostess had ordered the Ornament Keepsake Bundle and took the class to make the ornament on the front cover of the Holiday Mini with me and after she made one, she decided that she wanted/needed the Big Shot, so I happy to announce that she got her Big Shot HALF OFF!  Anyway, this ornament is much smaller scale than the one we did from the cover, but beautiful nonetheless.  I started out by cutting a Scallop Circle from Early Expresso, and a 3 1/2" circle from Very Vanilla, and then embossing it with the Lacey Brocade embossing folder.  I then cut out 3 Ornaments using the Candlelit Christmas DSP and scored them down the middle and glued them together to get the 3D effect and then glued it down to the front of the circles.  I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Open Sleigh stamp set and cut it down small enough not to cover the ornament and used glue dots to hold it down.  I looped some Crumb Cake Scallop Tulle (also from the Holiday Mini) through a hole punched in the top and then tied a seperate bow to cover the hole.  I added some Basic Pearls and viola! I LOVE how it came out....think about all those scraps of DSP you might have laying around and start using them! Enjoy! Come back tommorrow and I'll show you the cute little treats I made for Jenna's class for Halloween...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cannery Candy Holder

I'm excited to show you my projects from my workshop yesterday!  I didn't showcase ANY cards at this workshop due to two facts, one we JUST finished a card making class with the same ladies, and two, my hostesses was looking for ways to give "handmade' gifts this Christmas, and you guessed it, I'M ALL ABOUT THAT!  So, the first little project was this mini candy holder that I have made several of already, and since during our card class we used it for a card, I wanted to make sure they got to see it's not always about cards with our products.  I stamped two jars from the stamp set Perfectly Preserved stamp set in Soft Suede, and cut them out with the matching dies called Cannery Framelits.  I then cut a coordinating peice of Crumb Cake cardstock to 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 and scored on the short side and 1/2" each side, and then the long side 1 1/2 and 3 1/2" and then assembled to make the middle for holding the treats.  I glued a piece of our Essentials fabric (Old Olive polka dot piece) to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and ran the whole thing through with the lid to the Cannery die set and attached it to the front. I then wrapped a piece of Early Expresso twice around the jar and tied it.  The front I stamped the pumpkin from Button Buddiesn and added a button from the Brights collection of buttons.  I stuck two little Crunch bars in the container.   Tommorrow, I will show you the second project I demonstrated, and on Wednesday, I will show Jenna's treats for school....