Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Treats

I am a fan of treats at Christmas. This is another class coming up, it is a set of Christmas Treats that are perfect for kids (or adults too). Many of these I have done each year (they are oldies but goodies - excuse the pun).

There is Snowman Soup, Reindeer Poop, Rudolph's Red Nose Repair Kit, a Reindeer Stick and a Gift Card Holder. Now you are probably thinking that Rudolph had a red nose - yes he does, but I didn't have any jaffas on hand, but don't worry I will have some for class.

The Snowman Soup has a hot chocolate sachet, marshmallows, candy cane and chocolate santa - to create a super special hot chocolate - not exactly a summer weather drink, but special enough to have anytime.

The gift card holder is made with a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/8" by 11" (you can get two out of piece of cardstock). This is scored at 3", 5 1/2", and 8" and folded in a "W". I then used the word window punch and a circle punch for the gift card opening (but don't forget to close the other end).

Add some ribbon and some DSP and decorations to the outside and inside and you have a perfect gift card holder.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Christmas in Gold

I have been busy preparing projects for the final couple of Christmas Classes (as well as swaps for Regionals!). I love gold at Christmas (it looks a little bit decadent) and this set was so easy to make with the Morning Mocha Speciality DSP.

The cards are 4" square and I used a base of Early Espresso, a Very Vanilla mat and the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.

The images are from Welcome Christmas Stamp Set and little 'Merry Christmas' from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set. They were stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

I also made a pizza box to store the cards in. The top of the box has the same mat and Mocha Morning DSP. I created a belly band out of Very Vanilla and added the image to the top section.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Framed In Colours

Well I finally got round to taking some photos of my In Colour version of the Frame from the previous post. I really love the bright colours, this will definately have to be a class next year(too busy with Christmas classes at the moment).

I originally had the background as plain white, but it just was lacking something so I added some of the First Edition Designer Series Paper.

The flowers are made with the Fun Flowers die, the 5 Petal Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch.

I used the Patterned Designer Series Paper Packs from the In Colours 2010/11 and In Colours 2011/12 collections.

For those that were wondering which dot was missing - it was River Rock (can't believe I hadn't got round to getting some of the cardstock - I have now remedied that situation).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Framed Neutrals

I have been inspired by the gorgeous colour flower display in the new Idea Book and Catalogue 2011/12 (page 2) and have been trying to work out how I can create something similar.

On the weekend I picked up some cheap white frames and came up with an idea. I used the Mocha Morning DSP for the background and used the Neutrals Colour group for my flowers.

Apologies for the reflection.

I used the Neutrals Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack and the gorgeous new Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. I just used a 1/2" circle punch of cardstock for the centre of the flower. Btw - do you know which Neutrals colour I didn't have any cardstock of?

I've got another one to show you - as soon as I can take a photo in daylight!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Clean and Simple Christmas with Punches

I have a stamp a stack coming up and wanted some simple and quick christmas cards, so I turned to our punches.

The ornament punch has been around over a year now and is fantastic. The Pennant Punch was launched in our New Idea Book & Catalogue and makes a great christmas tree. Finally, the new Stocking Building Punch makes the cutest little stockings.

All of the cards were made with the Letter from Santa DSP. I also embossed the top, heel and toe of the stocking with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

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