12/20/11

A Merry & Type CASE of Tiffany Bauer


One of my favorite stampers is a gal by the name of Tiffany Bauer.  If you blog hop, you might have her blog saved to your faves.  She is a very talented demonstrator and also has a cool feature on her blog called "My Crafty Picks" where I am very proud to say, my snowflake banner was recently featured.  Anyway, this card is a case of one her most popular creations of the holiday season and it was also a card that I taught to my ladies for our November Stamp Club Hostess Gathering.  It features the stamp set "Merry & Type" and our awesome silver glitter paper.  Tiffany did have our mini jingle bells attached to the ribbon, but I was out of those when I decided to CASE her card.  I think it still turned out very nice.  Thanks, Tiffany for sharing your great designs!  If you want to check out more of her work, visit her blog: My Crafty World

12/15/11

Double Hot Cocoa Packet


Super easy to make, fun to give!
Supplies: Kraft Envelope, Northern Frost Embossing Folder, Scalloped Edge Border Punch, Merry & Type Stamp Set, Winter Post Stamp Set (snowflake), Soft Suede Ink (sponged on edges), Cherry Cobler Ink, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (available on Clearance Rack).  

12/12/11

A Merry, Merry Candy Cane!


This was one of the projects for my December Hostess Gathering on Saturday.  It was really easy to make and I love the color combo! We had made a cool Joy Banner (to be shared in a later post) using the Stitched Felt embellishments and had these snowflakes left so I decided to have the girls add them to these candy cane tag/ornament/treats.

The color combo is Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Whisper White!
Stamps used: Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Subtles Buttons, Stitched Felt Embellishments
Tools used: Tiny Tags Punch, paper pierce and mat stack, Mini Glue Dots, Tombo Multi Use Adhesive.

Until next time!

12/6/11

Snowflake Ornament


Made this for Vintage Market tonight.  I used our Large Scallop Square, Scallop Circle and Snowflake dies, and the 2 1/2" Circle  and Corner Rounder Punches.  I used the Stars Big Shot die (largest and smallest) to punch those fabulous start from our Silver Glitter Paper.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the "Many Merry Messages" stamp set and the brad is a Neutral Glimmer Brad.  The color combo is Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  The piece with the polka dotted DSP is actually a 4" chipboard coaster, to give the ornament some sturdiness. I also lightly sponged the snowflake with Soft Suede Classic Ink and then sprayed Champagne Mist Shimmer Mist on it for a little extra sparkle.  I used my handy dandy Crop-a-dile to punch holes thru the whole thing and then attached some jute twine.  I love the rustic feel with just enough bling to make it cheery. 

Until next time!

12/5/11

MERRY & BRIGHT TREATS!


I am so loving the "MERRY & BRIGHT" words from the Merry & Type stamp set!  I used them on 2 types of treats that I made last week.  The first is pictured above and it is a candy can treat/tag.  This item is great because you can tie it on a gift, bottle of wine or just put it on your tree!  I also used the Frostwood Lodge DSP to wrap around the tag to help keep the candy cane secure as well as add a decorative touch.  Glue dots behind the candy cane also help to keep it adhered to the tag.  I stamped and punched my words using the Decorator Label Punch.


This treat above is just a simple treat made with bookmark sleeves found on a craft website and our Top Note Die.  I ran the Top Note thru the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder to give it a bit of texture (I also used it on the project above).  I used the Decorative Label punch again to feature my words and then snipped a snowflake that was cut with our Northern Frost Sizzlet.  I added a retired Always Artichoke button (gotta use em up) to the center of the snowflake for a little bling and a twine bow to the corner for a rustic look.  I love these peppermint drop candies because they are filled with chocolate and are so yummy, but more even more important, the wrapper is the perfect shade of Cherry Cobbler!

Until next time!