It's easy and fun using this tool to create boxes up to 4'"x4" in size. It took an entire sheet of 12"x12" cardstock to make and then I used the FUN house borders from the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper 135822
And we made cute cards to (come back tomorrow to see the post)
I used real red cardstock to create the box, then I cut out the houses and decided I needed a background on the box for them so I cut Crumb Cake cardstock and then ran it through my crimper to look like cardboard. the extra piece I used the new tag punch to make tags out of. The crimped paper is not attached to the box, just like it's a belly band.
The houses were cut along the bottom with our cutter in a straight line and then I hand cut the tops and they are adhered to the box with dimensionals. It is MUCH cuter in person than in these photos from my phone!
We took a break at lunchtime and had a wonderful lunch at Specialty Sweets here locally.
The Wednesday after Thanksgiving we are meeting here again to make STAR Boxes from the Star Framelits and I am SURE another couple of cards too~!
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One of the pleasures of the chillier, darker days is to toast your toes by a real fire, with a book on your knee (the Stampin' Up! catalog perhaps!) and a steaming cup of hot chocolate at your elbow. I've tried to capture that comforting firelight in the little gift I'm going to show you today. Come and see:
This little decoration holds an electric tea light which flickers just like firelight. It's made of vellum and stamped with one of the beautiful little houses from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.
This is how it looks in the daylight when the tea light is turned off. It's very easy to make! I cut a strip of vellum into a 6-5/8" x 3" (17 cm x 7 cm) piece and scored it at 1-5/8" (4 cm), 3-1/8" (8 cm), 4-3/4" (12 cm), and 6-1/4" (16 cm). I stamped the house in each scored “frame” using the Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad.
Once I scored and stamped the vellum, I colored the reverse side using Blendabilities; then I trimmed the top and assembled it into a square shape. Tip: StāzOn ink is perfect for stamping on shiny surfaces like vellum, but because it's an alcohol-based ink (like the Blendabilities) you’ll end up with “dirty” coloring if you try to color on the same side.
These pretty decorations would make great presents, but are you wondering how you'd gift wrap them? Well, that's easy! In just a few minutes, you can make a perfectly-sized box using the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board. Here are the measurements: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" (4.9 cm x 4.9 cm x 8.3 cm).
I used rich Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for mine, and I think they look gorgeous tied up with lush Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon with some pretty tags. How would you decorate yours? Vicky Hayes 2014–2015 Artisan Design Team
Since the season of giving thanks is upon us I want to share today that I am grateful for Monday's. It means my husband has a steady job and we will be warm, eat and contiue to have a lovely home. (even if the microwave and dishwasher BOTH died this last week! ugh)
I love this saying. It is a great reminder that when we think we have everything against us, God has a plan and we have much to be thankful for.
I am also thankful to be in charge of the decorations for our church Christmas party coming in less than 3 weeks.
here is an invitation I created for the party!
and I am making peppermint decorations using my Silhouette Cameo-
Cutting these ruined/finished off my cutting mat. I had to order replacements from Amazon.
Then I was looking online for other peppermint ideas and found a blog with a great idea! I went to Amazon and bought 100, 9" white cardboard cake plates and I will try making a template of these rounds (the red part) and spray paint them instead to save buying more cutting mats! I need about 100 of them for decorating the church hall to make it look really cute of course! If i dont like the spray painted look, I will cut the red part on my cameo and stick it to the white plates!
The white you see in the candies is NOT cardstock it's the white chipboard that comes in the Stampin up Designer papers I have a pile about 3" thick to use! SEE! You never know how handy that stuff we save will be someday!
I am still learning to use my Silhouette Cameo but the more I use it the more I love it!
We have a new THRIVE product available just in time for the holidays: Mashed Potatoes! These flakes make delicious homemade-tasting mashed potatoes in minutes and are the perfect addition to any holiday meal. Plus, two of our seasonal favorites are back: Cranberries and Gourmet Hot Cocoa! Order now to get everything you need for quick and easy holiday cooking with THRIVE!
I have been working - I promise! Christmas Card Class is this Saturday and the weather is 27 degrees this morning, so lots of hot cocoa, Verve and stamping/ kit making happening this week!
I am not mentioning all the sorting and cleaning I have done and the company we have had for the last 2 weeks........................ PLUS I am now planning for turkey day dinner. The last of the pie filling is finished- yesterday I canned water to use when the electricity is out and use it for cooking up those wonderful meals in a jar I have been making.
Today I have a great CLEAN Video of the Swift "Shake it off" Song I want to share. I just can't seem to get enough of Alex's music. He is truly phenomenonal ( I hope I spelled that right! lol)
Its my prayer today that you are safe and warm.
I will be back tomorrow I promise with photos of projects and retired stuff for sale-
I have noticed that the quilts I made eons ago are wearing out. It's time to make new, finish started ones and quilt tops made and sitting.
I gathered them up into piles and will sort them and put backings with them and send to people who machine quilt who can do them quickly.
I am not a fan of tied quilts because they don't hold together well with a lot of wear because the ties come untied, the batting shifts etc- wishing now I had not sold my A1 quilting machine 9 years ago! I would love a Gammill but its just not in my budget.
The smaller quilt tops I will machine quilt on my old Bernina, but anything larger than baby size will have to be sent out.
there are over 22 tops and cheater quiltson the ironing board, some fell onthe floor! lol
These were in moms fabric tubs when I started going through them Monday- one is a Christmas panel with a border, one is a scrap quilt about twin size and the other is a Queen//King sized HUGE block Dresden pattern that will need a border and then quilted.
Here is a picture pile of the 7 quilts waiting for binding- have I mentioned that I HATE binding quilts?
These quilts my mom made and I will bind and send to her youngest great grandkids who don't have a quilt from her. I began quilting at 16 making baby quilts for my hopeless chest. When I married in 1981, my MIL showed me how to quilt for "real" and I have been addicted since. I even had a little country quilt shop at my home.
When my first marriage went bad in the late 90s' I stopped sewing all together as nothing I did was good enough or right for him and I couldn't take the stress. After marrying Kay I have avoided a lot of sewing for other interests and finishing raising kids- but that is about to change!
I hope seeing my multiple projects inspires you to conquer a few of your own, please leave your comments and thoughts here on this post or future posts.
thanks for stopping by~ check back tomorrow for Cards I made this week!