I had some lovely ladies over recently to play with some of the new products in the new Holiday mini Catalogue. We had a lot of fun getting our Christmas on!
|Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set + Cookie Cutter Builder Punch + Crumb Cake A4 cardstock + Chocolate Chip Ink + Real Red Marker + Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine|
We also made a simple mini treat holder (mine held a fun sized box of Smarties, but almost any mini treat would do) which is easy to whip up from a spare scrap of DSP. Cut it 2 inches wide, and long enough to wrap around your treat. Using the Tag Topper Punch, make a matching hole at each end of the paper, thread some ribbon or Baker's Twine through and you have a simple treat holder. If you are worried about your treat sliding out, just secure it with a glue dot. Decorate it with a cute reindeer and you have a simple gift easy enough to make in bulk for your child's entire class. You can see I cut out a ½" circle of leftover retired red foil cardstock for Rudolf's nose this time.
Tag Topper Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, Blender Pen, Soft Suede ink, Memento Black Ink, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Emerald Envy ribbon
Finally, we used the Seasonal Decorative Masks, ink and a brayer to create a lovely background on plain white cardstock. Each of us used a different stencil, and I love the results! TOP TIP: use masking tape to keep the stencil in place while using the brayer. The new foam brayer works beautifully with the newer foam ink pads.
The main panel would make a lovely bookmark - a gift AND a card. I shall have to remember that idea for my Bookclub at the end of the year. The sentiment is from Jar of Cheer and the jolly old gentleman is of course Santa from Jolly Friends. I chose not to add a hat to him because I had't left enough space, but the other ladies did, and their cards looked great. The addition of some sweet tiny jingle bells finished off the card beautifully.
You can see here the different cards made - they all look great, and each is unique.
Here's everything used to make the cards and Mini Treat bag shown above. Make sure to click the Follow Me on Facebook button over on the right -----> because I find it easy to quickly post something there more often than I find time to blog these days.