Saturday, December 16, 2017

Yes, More Craft Fair Projects!

This will be the final post of the week containing projects from the recent Holiday Bazaar - acetate treat boxes and rosette ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit.  The acetate treat boxes being shared are another design courtesy of Connie Stewart on her blog.  Not only are the treat boxes simple to make, they are super cute!  I'm loving the acetate boxes offered by Stampin' Up! as they are very versatile and make great packing for more than cards.  For this project, just cut a box in half and used designer series paper (DSP) to create a closure for the box.  The 3" x 4 1/2"  box size is perfect to holding fun size candy bars but can also accommodate non-candy items.  


 Stampin' Up! Acetate Treat Boxes embellished with Seasonal Chums Stamp Set Bundle and Rosette Ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit 
The Be Merry Project Kit requires no stamping and comes together quickly.  To speed production for the Holiday Bazaar, I separated the kit and set up an assembly line.  Using a hot glue gun,  I was able to complete two kits (24 rosette ornaments) in less than an hour.  Many of the ornaments sold and the remaining ones are being used on some of my holiday packages as gift tags.

Be sure to check out the retiring list to order some of your seasonal favorites before January 2nd.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

More Craft Fair Projects!

Today two projects are being shared.  Both of the designs were shared by other demonstrators on their sites and I thought the items would be great for the holiday bazaar. 

The first was from a post by Connie Stewart and is a fingernail file cover.  The file cover was very quick to make and the 20 that were made for the bazaar sold out in just a matter of minutes.  I promoted them as stocking stuffers but one lady purchased several to include in cards she was sending to friends - what a great idea!  
Nail File Holder using Stampin' Up! Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper & Powder Pink Cardstock 
The second project is from Marisa Alvarez.  I had purchased several packages of pencils from the dollar store for use in another project but spied her use of the Many Mittens Framelits Dies to embellish a pencil package and decided to make a few for the dollar section in my booth.  Best thing is you can use scraps of cardstock for much of this project.
Pencil Tags made using Stampin' Up! Many Mittens Framelits Dies 
You can find a list of project materials listed at the end of this post.  Several items such as  some ribbons and the 1" cello bags (used for the pencil packaging) are retired but you can easily find substitutions.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Craft Fair Project #3

As promised, here is craft fair project # 3.  It's Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) meets Gift Bag Punch Board!  

I decided to purchase some of the Bath and Body Kitchen Liquid Hand Soaps and make gift bags to package them as "Grab and Go" gifts.  The packages are great for Hostess gifts to have available when needed.   A tag was added with extra gold cord so that it could be removed, signed on the back and easily replaced on gift with shortened cord closer to the ribbon tie closure.   A handheld punch was used to punch a small hole in the top of the tag but you could just use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the tag under the ribbon bow, if desired.  With the Foil Frenzy DSP, the gifts are appropriate to use not just for the holidays but for any occasion.  
Large Gift Bag for Bath & Body Works Liquid Soap using Stampin' Up! Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bag Punch Board
To make the bag, cut one inch from one side of the DSP so the piece will measure 11" x 12".  Follow directions for using Gift Bag Punch Board to make a large bag.  The 11" side is the height of the finished bag.  Note:  it requires more force to punch the Foil Frenzy DSP and the dotted DSP pages seemed easier to punch than the striped DSP pages so don't be alarmed that if it requires your brute force!  It's worth it as the bags are beautiful.

Tags were cut using the Lots of Label Framelit Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits. The sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped in coordinating ink (in the samples shown, Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad was used).  The stamped oval was layered on a Foil Snowflake prior to attaching to the large label.  

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Craft Fair Project #2

Here is project number two from the Holiday Bazaar as detailed in my last post...Holiday Treat Poppers containing 2 Ferrero Roche candies.  Another great table favor, stocking stuffer or small thank you treat to handout!
Holiday Treat Poppers using Stampin' Up! Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Envelope Punch Board & Labels to Love Stamp Set with Everyday Label Punch 
The poppers were easy to make using a 6" x 6" square of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the envelope punch board.  After punching and assembling the poppers, the ends were tied with ribbon.  The green ribbon has been discontinued but the Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon is current.  Garden Green cardstock was cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to embellish some of the treat poppers.  On some of the poppers,  Real Red cardstock was cut using the Everyday Label Punch and snipped in half before adhering to the back of the stamped sentiment label to create a border.  The poppers are the perfect size for holding a few treats for the holidays.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Craft Fair Project

Hi All!  the countdown continues until Christmas.  This past weekend, I participated in a Christmas Bazaar and on Instagram posted the following photo:
What will this become?
As promised in the post, here's the outcome - Santa Kisses! 

Santa Kisses using Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch
The Santa Kisses were a popular item and so easy to prepare the packaging.  The Santa from the Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas set was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride were used to color Santa.  It doesn't show in the photograph, but the fur along Santa's hat and suit were highlighted with clear Wink of Stella.  The tag was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the sentiment from Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Since I have a stockpile of retired 4" x 6" cellophane bags, I used them but the 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags would work great.  I folded down approximately one inch of the bag and added a tag topper cut from the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series Paper.  A couple of staples along the bottom edge of the paper sealed both the cello bag and the topper.  

If you're looking for a quick and easy treat holder for table favors or stocking stuffers, these are perfect!  

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Silver & White = Elegant!

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  The countdown is on for Christmas so in this month's card class, the focus was on Christmas cards.  One of the card designs was inspired by Linda Heller's Stamping School. The whisper white cardstock with the silver accents creates an elegant look.  Combining texture embossin and heat embossing definitely creates a card with the "wow" factor.  So pull out your embossing tools and have fun creating!  And don't forget the envelope...


Elegant in Silver & White using Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

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Oops, forgot to add the Pretty Pines Thinlits (Item # 141851) to the list below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Preparing for the Holidays!

Is it just me or are you also thinking that Christmas seems to arrive much sooner each year!?  With the holiday quickly approaching, it's time to start making Christmas cards to send to family and friends.  One of my favorite holiday stamp sets from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is Carols of Christmas.  It's nice to have stamps with bold sentiments.  The design is CASED from Stampin' Up! with a change of colors to red versus the black colors in their design.  To create snow on the branches of the trees, use the fine-tip glue pen to outline edges and sprinkle the glue while still wet with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.  Don't forget to jazz up your envelope...the stars stamp used is from the Star of Light stamp set.


"Peace on Earth" Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Stamp Set


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