Friday, November 9, 2012

Santa Gift Card holder

This is my final THO project we did last weekend.  It is an OLDIE but GOODY technique! I learned this 10 years ago when I was first starting out as a stamper.  Here's all it is....take an A2 size envelope(for this particular project-you can play around with any size envelope), score it down the middle, then snip the flap down to the opening of the envelope, so that you have to flaps.  Adhere the left side flap shut, leaving the right side open for the gift card/treat.  For the front, I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock down to leave a 1/4" edge of envelope showing, then a strip of Whisper White and ran it through the Big Shot using the Delicate Designs Folder and adhered it to the Real Red.  We then made the belt and buckle by cutting a strip of 3/4" Basic Black cardstock and adhering it to the front, punched out a 1 1/4" square of Silver Glimmer paper and layering it on top of the strip of black, then punched out a 3/4" Basic Black square to finish the belt.  Then we punched out black 1/2" circles for the buttons on his coat.  Finished it off by stamping Merry from Tiny Tags stamp set with Lucky Limeade ink and punched it out with the Jewelery Tag punch, gluing just under the belt.  Go ahead, go make some!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Got Treats?

This is another THO workshop project we did this past weekend. (Easy giftable prjoects) I cut out a Top Note using Lucky Limeade cardstock and scored it just on each side of the point (long side).  I then showed them how to color a stamp with markers, (which always amazes people, and it makes me laugh everytime) and colored the gingerbread man in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Raspberry Ripple and stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch.  We cut out a Primrose Petal snowflake from the Snowflake Flurry die and cut it in half, adhered it over Raspberry Ripple ribbon already wrapped around the Top Note treat holder, and then layered the circle on top of the snowflake and added some Basic Rhinestones.  Inside the treat container is 3 Hershey Nuggets wrapped in Candlelight Christmas DSP.  Tied up the ribbon and viola! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Snow Much Fun Cocoa Packet

I have had so much fun with my October and November workshops because they all so far have requested easy giftable type projects so it's been nice to get my mind working in a different direction than just card making.  AND it brings out more to stamping than just cardmaking.  So, this past weekend's workshop was a THO (Totally Hands On) workshop, which for those of you who don't know what that is, it's when the hostess and her customers/guests, do all the projects and take them home instead of me standing up in front of them and doing all the talking.  We had a blast!  This is half a sheet of cardstock, folded in half, and the corner of one side folded inward and glued.  I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set right under that fold.  I then chose the snowflake pattern from the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series paper pack and adhered a piece to the front.  I love the Summer Starfruit and Crumb Cake colors together, and was looking for something different for the color scheme, so I stamped the snowman in black onto Crumb Cake and punched out a 2 3/8" Scallop from Summer Starfruit and layered them on top of the DSP.  I added a Large Pearl as a snowball for a little dimension.  And to finish off the packet, glued just a thin strip of the bottom so as to hold the cocoa packet and candy cane inside, punched some holes and threaded through the Summer Starfruit ribbon and tied it up.  They loved this idea and have many ordering the supplies to make more for gifts! Come back tommorrow and I'll show you yet another project from the same worskhop!