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I recently held a Christmas Tag Class. I had started to go in this direction using Color Me Christmas…but then completely changed my mind. However, I had already made up these quick little tags so I thought I'd show you.
These were REALLY fast and easy to make. In fact, I need some Santa tags this year, so think I'll make up more of those!
- I used the Chalk Talk Framelits and cut the large sized bases in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.
- I cut a 1" strip of Season of Style to fit the larger background in various patterns and adhered towards the bottom of the tag.
- Next I cut the smaller Framelit shape for each one from Whisper White and stamped the images on them with Black Stazon.
- I used the Stampin' Write Markers and AquaPainter to watercolor the images, then punched a 1/8" hole in the top of the Whisper White.
- I adhered to the front of the base with Stampin' Dimensionals and added White Bakers Twine for a hanger!
We actually did use this darling Santa case in class to hold the tags the attendees made! The idea from a larger case I saw online. I used the half sized Wood Mount Cases for mine and scaled down the size! I just measured the outside of the case and cut the Real Red cardstock to fit.
- The 1 1/4 x 5" Whisper White strip was embossed with the Beautiful Baroque folder.
- I added a 1 1/4 strip of Basic Black across the front.
- I cut a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2" piece of Silver Glimmer Paper, then a 1 x 1" square of Basic Black was adhered over the Silver Glimmer Paper.
- Finally, I added Rhinestones for the buckle holes!
Super cute and my class LOVED them!
CYBER MONDAY SALE!!!
More things added JUST for today!
Today is the LAST DAY of the Holiday Sale! Don't miss out!!!
While I was making Nugget tins, I did one up using Festive Flurry stamp set and framelits. Love all the sparkle on this from the metallic stripe in the Winter Frost DSP to the Silver Glimmer Paper to the metal tin!
And, of course, the lovely blues in Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo are striking for the snowflakes! Here are the details!
- I cut a 2" strip of Island Indigo cardstock and layered on a 1" strip of the stripe in Winter Frost across the top for the belly band.
- I stamped the largest snowflake in Coastal Cabana and cut it with the framelit.
- I cut a smaller snowflake from Silver Glimmer Paper.
- I stamped the smallest snowflake in Island Indigo and cut.
- I layered them together with Stampin' Dimensionals (SEE MY ADHESIVE SALE GOING ON NOW!) I go thru SO many of those little things!
- Finally I added a large Rhinestone Jewel.
- Inside the Hershey Nuggets were wrapped with the stripe pattern in Winter Frost.
- I also made a divided from Island Indigo cardstock for the inside to hold the nuggets in place.
Since these were for a craft sale, I wanted to keep the cost down. You could easily use a Frosted Finishes Embellishment in the center, too! These sold quite well considering it was early in the season for thinking about Christmas!
STOCK UP ADHESIVE SALE!!!
The Control Freak swappers are showing off their Christmas finery in the Tour de Freaks blog tour this month! Make sure to take the tour around to all the stops! You've probably just come from the wonderfully talented Lisa Martz's blog. If you've arrived here prior to November 20th, please know that not all the stops may be working yet.
I choose to do some Christmas packaging for my projects this month! I have a Folded Top Box with window sides, a decorated Tag a Bag and my Nugget Tin all done up with Joyful Christmas poinsettias!
First up is the Folded Top Box…wish you could see how pretty it is in real life…the box folds and twists to close and then I added some Silver Ribbon to hang it if desired! I cut just two of the center portions of the poinsettias to add to the side, then used A Banner Christmas for the words. Inside is a cello bag filled with chocolate Christmas bells.
The Season of Style Designer Paper really is shown off on the sides and the top folds. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut and line the windows on each side.
If you remember, last month I did the Nugget tin in a fall theme. This month I've used Joyful Christmas Stamp set and a couple layers of Poinsettias. The inside I used a separator for the Hershey nuggets that are wrapped in Season of Style Designer Paper. The belly band slides off to open.
Last, I decorated one of the Tag a Bags with a belly band. I sold some of these at a craft fair…all they need to do is add the gift or a gift card!
Hope you like all my Christmas packaging ideas! Again, make sure to continue on your way around the entire Tour de Freaks blog tour to see some fabulous Christmas ideas! Next up is LeeAnn Greff, I'm sure you will love her projects!
Wow! I hope you enjoyed PREVIEW WEEK and all the card and project inspirations you saw. We're getting ready to start our Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 tomorrow (Sunday)! Today it's finally MY turn to share my FREE Preview Project and BLOG CANDY…hope you are inspired to make one for yourself! Make sure that you subscribe, because after today all our Winter Collection 2013 projects are only available to subscribers! AND it is the LAST DAY of Early Bird Pricing…save $5 off the regular $29.95 US price.
So…what did I do for MY Preview Project? I made a lovely Festive Flurry Decorated Candle and Candle Mat for a centerpiece for the holidays! I have got to tell you…this is is SOOOOOO much more impressive in person! Everyone who has seen it has fallen in LOVE with it. And, it's not hard with using Framelits! I'd love to do this as a class for my customers, I'd include a package of Frosted Finishes Embellishments in the price since you use quite a few of them…but they sparkle SO pretty! Then they can take the rest home with them! Need to see if I can fit it in my schedule!
And…did you notice what I wrapped the candle in itself? I used the Birch Paper in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit! I LOVE that paper…the texture…and I stamped the snowflakes randomly on it for more depth! TIP: If you want to burn the candle, I'd recommend slipping off the paper sleeve…or burn it down a little bit and add a tealight in the center so you can use it safely. Plus put it on a glass coaster.
So, I bet you'd like the step-by-step photo directions for making the Festive Flurry candle and candle mat centerpiece? Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and you will find a FREE TUTORIAL!
BUT…don't forget about the BLOG CANDY! I will be giving away a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013! Leave me a comment today SATURDAY, October 19th, on my blog with your full name and be entered into my drawing! It's the LAST CHANCE to win a FREE subscription (if you've already joined, we'll apply your win towards our Spring Collection 2014!)
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Today over on Create with Connie and Mary we are introducing our Guest Designer, Deb Currier, who has a FREE TUTORIAL for PREVIEW WEEK of our Winter Collection 2013. One week during the session each of the members of the Design Team will make a set of 4 cards from new Holiday stamp sets…that gives you 24 EXCLUSIVE card ideas that only subscribers will see! Use them individually or as a set in your classes! AND, make sure to check out our website to find WHERE to go to leave a comment for Blog Candy, a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection!
I was asked to do a 3D Make & Take for 30 people during a stamping retreat I attended back in September. I ended up using the Tag a Bag Gift Bag and decorated it with Joyful Christmas poinsettia! I decided to go with Pink Poinsettias for something a little different.
I wrapped the bag with a belly band design so it just slides off to get inside the bag without damaging the bag itself!
Here are the details:
- I cut a 2 x 11 piece of Cherry Cobbler and folded in half to form the base of the belly band. I secure the ends with Sticky Strip.
- I folded the bag down so the belly band would fit around it.
- I added a 1 x 5 1/2 strip of Season of Style Designer Paper down the front of the band.
- I stamped the Poinsettia from Joyful Christmas with Cherry Cobbler Ink on Pink Pirouette twice and cut out one full and one center from the Poinsettias. I stamped the leaf with Old Olive ink three times on Old Olive cardstock and cut out. They are layered together with Stampin' Dimensionals and placed on the Belly Band.
- I added a large Rhinestone Jewel to the center for some bling.
- Finally, I cut the word "Merry" from the Expressions Thinlits and Silver Glimmer Paper. Just the center portion is adhered to the belly band. TIP: Use wax paper between the paper and the framelit and run it thru 2-3 times to make sure it cuts well. If doing multiples, make sure the wax paper is popped out of the Thinlit each time so you get a nice clean cut.
Isn't it festive? I love how it turned out!
Again, make sure to check out Deb's card set over on Create with Connie and Mary! The set is WONDERFUL and now I can't wait to get that stamp set…mine should be here today! And…while you are there, check out how to sign up for our exclusive Winter Collection subscription! Early Bird savings ENDS on Saturday…you don't want to miss out! Get over 24 step-by-step PHOTO tutorials for only $24.95…just about $1 each! Let us design your classes for you during this busy holiday season!
It's time for the Tour de Freaks…brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers! We have an awesome lineup of Halloween Projects for you this month! Pick your poison and take the tour…it will take you around the loop until you return here. You probably just came from Justin Kreiger's blog...weren't his projects fun?
I have a fun card for you first. I love the gingham circle from Kind & Cozy as the background for cut out Halloween Happiness. I also liked punching the circle from the Sweater Weather Designer Paper…gives it some extra depth! The Chevron Punch adds some interest, along with the Black Candy Dots!
My second card is what I made for the latest Control Freaks Fall Swap a couple months ago. I had so much fun with the skeleton from Toil & Trouble. I placed the strips of Witches Brew Designer Paper on the diagonal for a more dramatic look. The Oval Framelit is sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. It is hard to see, but the Basic Black is embossed with the Honeycomb folder, then I repeated the look with the Six Sided Punches from Summer Starfruit cardstock. Halloween Hello is stamped and popped up on the front one with a little Rhinestone bling.
Last, I made up a fun little nugget box that holds six Hershey Nuggets as a little favor for Halloween. On the front is the fun greeting from Halloween Bash. And under the nuggets is the Eat if you Dare greeting…of course you can only see it AFTER you've eaten the candy! lol! I wrapped the nuggets with 1 x 3 strips of Witches Brew Designer Paper. I added Dazzling Details around the edges of the Deco Label Framelit on the front of the box for some extra sparkle.
And here is the inside that slides out with the wrapped nuggets inside:
Ok…aren't those fun? Now it's time to move onto the next Freak in the lineup, the awesome Mindy Backes! I love her designs and know you will, too!
Oh yeah!!! It's my turn to have a FREE TUTORIAL and BLOG CANDY in celebration of the LAST DAY of PREVIEW WEEK for Create with Connie and Mary FALL COLLECTION! We hope we've given you a taste of what our subscription is all about. We had Mary's awesome "bow die" pumpkins, Deb's Card "Create"tion collection and introduced our Guest Designers and Design Team! We're all ready to go! BUT…it's the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Early Bird Savings! Find out more over on Create with Connie and Mary! We start our 4 week subscription series on MONDAY!
I have BLOG CANDY…make sure to leave me a comment TODAY (8/22/13) here on my blog and tell me if you like my project! This would be so fun to make in a class setting! Or…make one for yourself. It is super lightweight, so could hang on the wall or front door! I love to decorate for Halloween and Fall, so this will definitely be displayed somewhere in my home…probably on the handle of my bookcase in the hallway! Do you know what I used for the base to give it some stability? Well, you'll have to check out my FREE TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary! But, it is something very easy to find! lol!
So…here is a recap of what to do:
- Leave me a comment HERE and be entered into the drawing of my blog candy for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013
- Now head over to Create with Connie and Mary and download my FREE step-by-step tutorial!
- While you are there…sign up for Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013 so you don’t miss out on the Early Bird Special!
TODAY (Saturday) is the last day to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for our wonderful FALL COLLECTION featuring the NEW HOLIDAY and regular Stampin' Up! CATALOGS!!!! Only $19.95 US…a $5 savings off the regular $24.95 US price!
So…what's the FALL COLLECTION all about? 4 weeks of daily projects EACH with a full downloadable tutorial that aren't shown ANYWHERE else! Card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps! Check out our FREE Preview Projects – August 18 – 24! Fall Collection runs August 25 through September 21…so you have plenty of time to plan classes or make the projects for yourself! You don't want to miss it!
I made these cute little memo pad holders for friends I met up with at Convention! I had found the little flower sticky note pads and pens in the dollar bins a while ago and knew they would be perfect "someday". When I saw how they coordinated with Stampin' Up!'s Flower Shop stamp set, I knew the time had come to use them! I also used the Floral Frames Framelit Collection.
Here's the inside using the greeting from Chalk Talk:
And here is a picture of them all wrapped up and ready to pack. The color of the Notepad determined what the outside looked like. Then I wrapped them in a cello bag and tied them closed with Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon.
I wish I would have purchased a few dozen more because they really turned out cute!
ANOTHER order of Ribbon is going in on Friday!
BONUS: Get a free package of Candy Dots in your choice of family color with each $50 ribbon share purchase (before shipping)!
Welcome to the Tour de Freaks!!! Do you like our new look? Wendy designed some new graphics for the Control Freaks Tour! We're just back from Convention and many of the Freaks were there and got together to swap! I love getting the swaps back from my "freaky" friends…such great ideas with lots of ways to use our stamps, each of us have a unique style! Since it is a smaller group (18 of us) at Convention, we swap 2 different cards for each person. So, the Tour theme is our Convention Swaps (or we could use our Fall Swaps if they weren't at Convention). You've probably just come from Wendy Weixler's blog…weren't her cards beautiful? Make sure to continue around to all the Tour stops for some great ideas!
Here are my cards for this year's convention swap. I've done punch art type cards the past several years for my Freaks swap. A couple years ago was the Pizza card, last year was the Tuxedo card…this year I had a camera in mind…so here is what I came up with! I was thinking of my daughter-in-law who LOVES Melon Mambo pink when I did this one! My August Cards class will be doing this card in a couple weeks…they were excited to see it!
My second card uses By the Tide in a fun way…kind of a play on words! An apology card for being in hot water, maybe??? lol! I even used little pearls for the eyes! I cracked myself up with this one!
OK…I also wanted to show my roommate gift to Annette…she is a former Freak who is rejoining soon, I hope! The minute I saw these snowflakes in the Holiday catalog, I knew I wanted to make jewelry with them. I also made a set for myself! lol!
It is hard to appreciate how sparkly the Frosted Finishes Embellishments really are in person and they are substantial enough for jewelry! I completely made the slider box to hold them, too. I used the Festive Flurry stamps and framelits to decorate it, along with a strip of Winter Frost Designer Paper. I think I'll be doing this project in an upcoming class for holiday gift giving!
OK…enough of mine…continue on the Tour to Patty Bennett's blog…
While Mary and I are at Convention, we are swapping gift card holders for Create with Connie and Mary using the Pop N Cuts Die. It's a combination of two gift holders you've probably seen…but put together in a unique way! If you see us, make sure to stop and say hello and swap with us (while supplies last)! If you are a subscriber…let us know that, too! We'd love to meet you!
Mary filmed a video so you could see exactly how our holder is put together, so if you miss out on getting one…you can still see what we did! Mary used butterflies on hers…I used my favorite Flower Shop and Pansy punch flowers! lol! And we used a combination of colors and designer paper so not all look exactly like these…just sayin'!
Love it…don't you? Sounds like we are in for a fast paced, exciting NEW Convention this year! We can't wait to see it all and catch up with old (and new!) friends! Hope to see you there!