Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
This is one of my favorite holiday cards because I love the patterned papers and die cut horse and sleigh on the snowy grounds. Both are retired Stamping' Up! items, but they made a great card. And a lot of people at vending fairs appreciated the sentiment -- which surprised me.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Here's a few Christmas cards that I made with Project Life's December 2016 card set from Stamping' Up! I love that I had coordinating card stock in the same colors - and love the pop of color on the two. I added some circuit cut snowflakes and rhinestone centers.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Here's my simple retro Christmas card - using retired Stamping' Up! stamp and patterned paper. I love the sentiment style and how it goes with the patterned paper. It reminds me of my grandmother's house during the holidays - warm and cozy, making me nostalgic for bygone Christmases.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I revised my Nugget Tins bows with belly bands. I have to admit, this neat, clean look sold better. The old bows became disheveled as I went from fair to fair, even with the wire too. These sold nicely and I have a few remaining ones to give as token Holiday gifts. I made them with retired holiday DSP and used the Tin of Tags coordinating stamp set -- and stamped them onto circles made with the circle framelits. The die cut on the above tin is made with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Heres a few Santa's reindeer and holiday treats for the kids-- as simple as they were, they were my biggest sellers in all of the vending events that I participated in.
The Magic Reindeer Food tubes received lots of "ohh, how cute" -- and many people shared their sweet memories with sprinkling it down on the snow on Christmas Eve - and wanted to continue the tradition, even with their grandchildren. The deer die cut is really a moose, but with the goggle eyes, looks more like a deer, don't you agree? Next year, they get red noses!
The M& Ms treats, in hindsight, should have matched the M&Ms better -- but they were still a hit for stocking stuffers. Not much else to say except that filling the 1x8 cello bags was very time consuming. So much so, since Stamping' Up! is not longer carrying these bags, I will not make them again. I will make equally cute stocking stuffers for next year...Just have to figure out what.
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Now this one is for the adults. Here's a few Dove chocolates packaged in 2x8 cello bags -- caramel, milk and dark chocolate. Not a big seller at the Holiday fairs, but those who love Dove, bought them.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
I made a few die cut Fry Boxes filled with Lindt chocolates for selling at craft and Christmas vending fairs this year. I used some retired double-sided Christmas-themed DSP for the base and used the retired poinsettia punch for the flowers. The punch cuts two sizes of petals - with both ends coming to a point. It takes lots of layering to get a full flower -- and I used Mono glue to attach. Yes, this project took a lot of time. Like hours. Only a fellow crafter, like you, could understand. I used the new circle dies, the Layering Circle Framelits Dies for the layered circles and the Box of Tags coordinating stamp set for Joy to the World sentiment: Tin Of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set. I really love the clean lines and script fonts in that set.
Thanks for taking a look!
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