Monday, January 30, 2012

Wobbly Snowman

This card was really fun to create and is a direct/complete case from Heather Summers a fellow demo. I made two of them for my grand daughter and our nephew. They were more interested in the pennies that create the mechanisms than the actual card but it is really fun to play with.

 It moves all over the place and is very wobbly!
Check out Heather's post for all the information about this card.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gift Card Holders

 I made several gift card holders. This one is using Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Lucky Limeade (122926) cardstocks, the Letters to Santa DSP (122349),  Scallop Oval (119859) and Large Oval (119855) , Large (11987)  and Extra Large(119866) Tag and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275) punches. The stamp is from Dear Santa (123832/123834) set in the Holiday Mini. I used Lucky Limeade (119801) and Cherry Cobbler (119681) Stampin'Write markers to ink the stamp.
 The tag was tied onto the package with some Linen Thread(10199)
 Here, I used Real Red (102482) cardstock as a base and the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP (124004)
I punched a ribbon with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275) and added a Real Red 5/8 " Satin ribbon (117286) bow.
 The tag is actually from the Two Tags Bigz Die (115954) with some Real Red (102482) cardstock I used  Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP (124004) and punched a Scallop Circle (119854). A Very Vanilla (101650) layer was created with the 3/16" Corner Rounder (119871) punch
I attached a gift card/ticket holder to the front of this package; it was created by folding a piece of Real Red (102482) cardstock with 3 scores, creating a flap at the top. I used the Letters to Santa DSP (122349) to decorate the base and to create the Rosette. I used my Simply Scored scoring tool (122334) to score two 12 x 2 inch strips of  Cherry Cobbler and two 12 x1 3/4" strips DSP every 1/8th inch. I used a 2 3/8" scallop Circle punch(118874) to glue the center down and put some of the Dazzling Details (124117) all over this scallop circle. I topped this with a Doily Triple Layer punch (122465) from Silver (120005) glimmer paper and a Whisper White Snowflake punch (119852) and a Silver Brad (104336). I used the other Real Red (102482) tag from the Two Tags Bigz Die (115954) and attached some Doily Triple Layer (122465) punches in both Red (121790) and Silver (120005) glimmer papers with a Silver Glimmer Brad from the Basics collection(121003).
This one was so pretty when I got done with it!

One word of caution though....... you have to remember to indicate somewhere or somehow that the recipient needs to open the giftcard/ticket holder on the package. It was almost 3 days later that my Aunt realized that there was something in the embellishment on the front of the package.

I think I am at the end of my gift wrapping etc from Christmas. I hope you haven't been too bored with them. I had fun with it all and did not buy one bit of wrapping paper this year.

Thanks for your patience!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Large Rosettes!

 I had these star shaped metal items to wrap so I taped the star legs to a piece of the heavy cardboard that comes in the specialty DSP packs and then I wrapped them in the packing paper from my SU orders. to decorate I used some more packing paper to run throught the Big Shot (113439) with the new Rosette Die (125594) and I then cut it down the center  to create these cute rosettes. This first one uses DSP from Letters to Santa (122349)as the back ground and also Holly Berry Bouquet (124004) to fit on top of the packing paper rosette. I used the Doily Triple (122465)punch to decorate the top with Real Red (102482)card stock and some Silver Glimmer paper (124005) as well a Red Glimmer Brad from the Brights Collection (121006). I used a piece of Linen Thread (104199) to hang it from a Cherry Cobbler (125056) Stripped Grosgrain ribbon bow.
The next was done exactly the same except I used Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002) and Garden Green (102584) cardstock
I really liked them once I got them done. The new Rosette Die is awesome as it cuts and creases the paper. It is very large though and there is a bit of a learning curve to using it. I guess I will have to practice some more!! Oh well!!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Extra Large!!

I used Letters to Santa DSP (122349) to make this extra large package decoration for this packing paper wrapped parcel. Before wrapping the parcel though I stamped it with Jumbo wheels. The first one being Jolly Jingles (120864) in Garden Green (102272) Ink and the other is Sassy Sparkles (116541) in Soft Suede (115657) ink.  I punched a strip of Garden Green(102584) card stock with the Lace Ribbon Border punch(122362) and placed it at the top to hang the decoration from. A strip of Crumb Cake(120953) cardstock cut into a banner shape creates the tag. The DSP was cut into 2 inch squares (12); they were each rolled into a cone shape and attached with Tombo Multi Liquid Glue (110755)to a scallop circle punch (119854) both front and back in Garden Green (102584) cardstock. I punched out a Doily from the Doily Triple Layer Punch(122465) in Red Glimmer (121790) paper  and attached it with a Silver Glimmer brad from the Basics Collection(121003). I punched a 1/8" hole in one of the cones with my Crop-a-dile (108362) and attached a small piece of red metallic elastic cording from my stash. This measured about 4 -4.5 inches across so it was a quite large.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wrapped Chocolate!

 I put these wrapped bars in my Mum's and Mother-in-law's stocking bags. They were simple; using DSP from the Holiday Mini catalogue, Holly Berry Bouquet(124004). I wrapped it around the bar then secured it with Sticky Strip (104294) on both ends and along the seam at the back. I ran the ends a half a crank through the crimper (101618)to secure them and give them a finished look.
Next I created a Lolly or Rosette with a 1 inch strip of Very Vanilla (101650)cardstock that was punched along one edge with the Eyelet Border (119853) punch. It was topped with a stamped image from the Delightful Decorations (116517) set stamped in Cherry Cobbler (119669) ink. This was then punched out with the Ornament punch (119847). I added a few Basic Pearl (119247) and a small piece of Quilted Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (124105), from the Holiday mini, that was tied in a knot to finish the job!
A really quick and easy project!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

One more bag!

I made this gift bag front after seeing this card done by a fellow demo, Jackie Topa. I took a generic kraft gift bag and attached the embellishments to it. The fire place was created using Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685)that I cut into 3/4" strips and then cut these at about 1"-1.5" long and I rounded the corners using the 3/16" Corner Rounder( 119871)and sponged the edges with Early Espresso Ink(119670). I glued these to a piece of Early Espresso card stock (119686) to resemble a fireplace, The mantle is a strip of Sahara Sand card stock(121043) sponged with Crumb Cake ink(121030). This was popped off the fireplace with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). The Stockings were created with the Stocking Builder punch(124095) and scraps of DSP and card stock from several different paper packs. Letter To Santa( 122349), Frostwood Lodge(124002) and Holly Berry Bouquet(124004). They were attached to the mantle using some Cherry Cobbler(123125) and Early Espresso(123124) Bakers Twine and some silver brads(104336). The fire was created using So Saffron card stock(105118) punched from the Two Step Bird punch (117191), wing, these have been sponged with Tangerine Tango(111834) and Pumpkin Pie(105216) inks. The logs are Soft Suede card stock (115318) punched with the Word Window punch (119857). I used the new Framelit dies ( 125598)from the new Occasions Mini to create the framed wreath over the mantle in Very Vanilla (101650) and Early Espresso (11986) card stock. The Wild Wasabi (109014) wreath comes from the Bright Hopes(122690/122692) stamp set in the Holiday Mini. I punched out several 1/8" holes around the wreath using the Crop-A-Dile (108362) and place a piece of Red Glimmer paper(121790) behind it to give it some bling. A Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon(124105) bow completes the vignette. The banner is stamped from the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set(123762/123764) in Cherry Cobbler ink (11969).

I enjoyed doing this even though it was very time consuming.

I still have a few items from Christmas wrapping to show you so keep checking back. I promise to get to the end of it soon.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Re-purposed bag......

 In keeping with my going green theme this year I re-purposed this bag as a gift bag. I often buy my bananas in these bags as neither my husband nor I like green bananas. I keep them and found that a piece of pretty DSP makes a good cover up for them.
I used a piece of the Letters for Santa DSP from the retired Holiday mini and glued it to the front covering the pre-printed bag. Quick and easy!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Our children are grown and no longer at home and so stockings are not hung any longer at our house. I used kraft paper bags and put stockings on them, created using the stocking die, to hold a few little sweets and fun things for them. I used card stock and embossing folders for them as well as some Frostwood Lodge DSP from the Holiday mini. They were fun to have under the tree.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pretty Winter Bag!

 The front of this generic white paper bag is decorated with several items from the IBC. Whisper White cardstock (100730) was embossed on opposite corners with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing folder (120902) Next I cut some snowflakes with the Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip(120901) in Basic Black (121045) and Brushed Silver (100712) cardstocks.
These were attached with Tombo Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Some were layered and some left single on the embossed snowflakes. The centers were then embellished with either some Basis Rhinestones (110246) or Gold Glimmer Brads from the Basics collection (121003)This was glued to a Basic Black layer

and then glued to the bag. To finish I made a faux double loop bow from some Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon (124145) and a Basic Black Glimmer Brad also from the Basics Collection and attached it using Mini Glue Dots (103683). Now, you have a very classy bag for gift giving all winter long.

It is really very pretty close up.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wrapped in 5 mins!

This is a super simple idea! I took an empty pizza box and put a Wild Wasabi(108641) Snowflake #2 die(113460) cut on it. I had a left over tag from the Beautiful Season set so I put that in the center of the snowflake and anchored it wit a piece of  Cherry Cobbler 1 1/4 inch striped gros grain ribbon(125055) tied in a simple knot.
Voila! instantly wrapped.

All these items were leftovers and I put them together to make this project. Simple but effective.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Stamped paper

 I did two versions of this package but for some reason I only took pictures of this one.
The packing paper was stamped with the Serene Snowflakes Set (115438). I used several shades of greens; Pear Pizzazz (119784) Wild Wasabi (109014) and Garden Green (102272)  and Whisper White ink (101731) each stamp was stamped randomly over the paper.

The ornament is the same as the one from my ornament class

The snowman covered chocolate is a direct case from Heather Summers , she created the template in MDS. I printed out her template and wrapped it around  a Hershey chocolate bar. 
I used some left over Holly Berry Bouquet fabric (124065) to create the hat and scarf, I threaded two Mini Jingle Bells (124116); both from the Holiday mini; onto some Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262) to finish.

The blue version used Baha Breeze (111833), Marina Mist (119668) and Not Quite Navy ( 103008)

These were fun to do even though it was ripped apart to get to the gift inside.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stamped Wrapping paper

Here is more packing paper that I ironed and then stamped randomly with the Wreath and the Joy stamps from the Welcome Christmas set (120597) in Wild Wassabi (109014) and Poppy Parade (119782) inks. I, then, tied some Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon (119263)around it and attached a Star ornament from a retired paper stack. This idea was cased from a fellow demo so I can't take full credit for it. The package was very pretty!
Check back soon for more....


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Front Door?

My mother usually spends Christmas with my sister in London, Ont. but this year she stayed home. My sister sent a parcel for her in the mail to my address and I wrapped it for her.
I decided that most of my parcels would be wrapped with the packing paper that comes in my Stampin'Up! boxes, there seems to be a ton of it!

I wrapped this box with the packing paper and sponged (101610) the edges with some soft suede ink (115663). Next I folded 4 rectangles from the same paper and created the panels for the door. I used the Woodgrain background stamp (117100)
to stamp the panels, these were sponged as well.
I used some soft suede card stock (115318) and the 1 3/8" circle punch (119860) as well as some brushed silver card stock (100712) and the 1 1/4" circle punch layered together to make the door knob.
The wreath was created with the snowflake punch (119852) and Garden Green cardstock (102584) the Berries were punched from Red Glimmer Paper (121790) and the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309). the tag was punched using the Large Tag (119876) and the Extra Large punch (119866) with some Crumb Cake card stock (120953) and the Soft Suede, this was stamped in Real Red Ink (103133) using the greeting from the Holiday Happiness stamp set (120792) and the holly from the Pines and Poinsettias set (123764) inked with the
Real Red (100052) and Garden Green (100080) Stampin'Write Markers, tied on with some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125) then a small circle fire rhinestone brad (109110) to dress it up. This is tied onto a bow tied from Real Red 1 1/4" stripped grosgrain ribbon (retired)
This was a fun project and was well received.

Thank you for visitng,


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Soda Can Ornaments

 For these really cute ornaments I took 2 empty aluminum soda cans and cut the ends off of them then down the side to make it flat. I ran these through my Big Shot (113439) with the Snowflake #2 (113460) original die. I ran one side through with the printed side up and the other with the printed side down. The die rounds the edges slightly so they are not sharp as you would expect them to be.

 This one is from a Diet 7 Up cans, I layered a print side onto a plain aluminum side and stuck them together with a mini glue dot (103683), in the center. On the top in the center I placed a large Basic Jewel Rhinestones (119246).
 From 2 Dr Pepper cans......because these are all layered with the 2 different sides they are basically the same on both sides.
 From 2 store brand Soda Water cans
From 2 Pepsi Cans...... I used Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262) to create hangers for the tree.
They were big hits with everyone as I attached them to cards and packages at Christmas.

They are easy to make if you have the die and take very little time.

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