Friday, November 30, 2018

Last Day! Don't Miss Out!

Today is the last day to order this special, limited-time-only, bundle!  The Snowflake Showcase suite of products will be gone forever by 11 p.m. tonight!

Here are the wonderful stamps and framelits:

And here's a little video showcasing these products:

Interested?  Don't miss out!  Order today.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fun Fold Christmas

I like to present a different type of fold for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack attendees, so this was that card this year:

It's a very easy Gate-Fold card, but it packs a punch.  Starting with a piece of Cherry Cobbler, cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", we scored it twice, at 2-1/8" from either long end.  This creates the "gate fold", where the sides fold in to meet in the middle.

Each front panel was covered with a plaid of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla was adhered to the inside of the card.  Then we made the belly band.

A strip of 1-1/4" x 10" cardstock was covered with a 1" wide coordinating piece of DSP from the same package, and a knot of the Braided Linen Trim adds a little rustic beauty.

The stamp used is from Labels to Love, stamped twice (the second time in Cherry Cobbler, and the strip was snipped by hand) and punched with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch.

A few glimmer leaves and sprigs is all it needs to be ready for the holidays!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday's "What's on the Desk?"

Time to see what I've been doing and look at the mess on my desk.  I had a bunch of Santas left over from a class, so this is what my desk looked like this week:

I was getting ready to send my grandkids some treat tubes with holiday-colored M&M's, so these were also sitting there.  I thought about packaging ideas, and then THIS happened:

I wanted to design a holder for the treat tubes, and with all the Santas I had sitting there, I thought maybe a little "box" would be cute.  This is is the primitive drawing I made so that I could "picture" it in my head.

Who remembers Raspberry Ripple cardstock?  I had a partial package of this long-ago In Color and decided to use it for my design project:

I knew I would use the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for one end, so I scored the other end to try to create a box, but I got the measurements wrong.  Do over:

Using 3/4" increments, I tried again, and:

Yes!  I've determined that scoring every 3/4" x four will make the box I wanted at the bottom of my carrier.  So now for the REAL one, using Whisper White Thick Cardstock--I cut a strip just less than 2" wide by 8-1/2":

Then I scored one end at 3/4", 1-1/2", 2-1/4" and 3":

And the box needs a hole for the treat tube:

The 3/4" circle punch is perfect.

Once I've punched the top of the cardstock this is what I have:

Now to make the box - I fold and burnish each score line and add some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the end:

Now to make it pretty.

I have some Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper; the back will be 4" x 1-3/4":

And the little strip on the front is 3/4" x just under 2":

Using a retired set, Greetings from Santa and the Take Out Thinlits, I create some tags:

And now I need to lock my treat tubes into place.  I start by marking a place for two holes on either side of the treat tube:

And punch them with the 1/8" circle punch:

A piece of retired red ribbon, 1/8" wide, is threaded through and tied around my treat tube:

Almost done.  Let's add the final decorations - a mini tree (again, a retired punch):

With some Red Rhinestones and Santa:

And done:

And that was what was on my desk you think my grandkids will love them?

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