Thursday, December 8, 2016

Two More Hostess Gifts~

 Good Thursday! It's a FREEZING day here in Iowa. Highs are supposed to be 20 and with windchill, it's supposed to feel like 2! Yes, I said 2! Brrr..tonight I travel for a card class and as much as I am looking forward to it, I hate having to go in and out of the warmth. But I suck it up each time because I LOVE IT! Here are the final two projects that were made at our Hostess Appreciation party this past weekend. The above are our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. I cut and scored Candy Cane DSP to actually fit INSIDE the boxes.  Once that was in, I covered the top of the box with another piece on the outside of the lid, and punched a hole through it to thread the Kraft Rope Trim in to make it an ornament to hang on the tree to hold little treats. My mind was churning with the idea of how awesome this would be to make 25 of these and make an Advent calendar of sorts and hang on the wall or on the tree.  Anyway, it's a thought at this point. :) I stamped out the sentiment from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set which is on sale this week for $14.40 (from $18.00), onto Whisper White card stock with Early Expresso ink and punched them out with the 2" Circle Punch. I added a little heart from the Owl Builder Punch.
This was the highlight, for most, of the all projects. SUPER SIMPLE! I painted Mod Podge onto a glass bowl and then scooped and scooped lots of Epsom Salt all over it, let it dry and then sprayed a Clear Glaze Sealant all over it to set the salt. Then hot glued some retired buttons and ribbon on to make it a snowman. Inside is a tea light candle.
Well, I am going 110 miles per hour trying to stay caught up with tasks, so I hope you enjoy the projects and have time to try them sometime!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Detailed Santa Luminaries~

 So, this past weekend, I hosted my Hostess Appreciation Parties.  It was a nice distraction to the end of a very mentally and emotional week, so I was so glad that so many of them dedicated time to drive down to me about an hours away.  I always have projects for them to make and take home. This was one of the favorites by all.
 It was hard to photograph these today with the sun shining, but time is so short for me these days, that I thought I better get them uploaded and onto the blog. I cut and scored a 12x12 piece of card stock to make a open ended box to stick a tea light under to make the luminary.
I cut the front panel using the Detailed Santa die and then tied the Mini Jingle Bells onto his hat. I stamped a panel of Whisper White with the Greetings From Santa (which if you buy the two together, you save 10%).  Then folded it all up and glued it together. This was a really simple project and yet turned out so nicely!