Monday, December 22, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Christmas

Not long now till the big man in the red suit comes sliding down the chimney!!
And I have a gazillion and one things still to do! hoho.
But just wanted to show you the cute little Christmas boxes I made for some friends.
I put little Christmas brooches inside them.
The ideas all came from Pinterest using the Curvy Keepsakes thinlits Die. p.11 in the Holiday Catalogue.
They turned out very cute and they were so quick and easy to make.
And as you should all know by now "Quick" and "Easy" are my favourite words when it comes to crafting.
I intend to make lots more of these cute boxes. Wouldn't they be great as table party favours for everyone at Christmas Lunch. You could have a little card on top with the person's name. Inside a little gift or chocolate/ a joke/ a Christmas ornament...the ideas are endless!! Just love it!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a bright New Year. Vx

I will leave you all with a picture of Rosie waiting for Santa to arrive!
Will be back crafting in the New Year. Vx

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Christmas Holders.

This is just a quick post today as I know everyone is probably very busy and won't have much time to spend looking. I wanted to share with you a last minute gift holder idea. I have seen similar ideas on Pinterest.

I just love the Envelope Punch Board. It is so versatile and so handy. Especially at Christmas when you need to come up with something fast.

I had a couple of Stamping Up Presents to give but you could make this holder for lots of different things. I just measured the size of my gift and used the guide on the Envelope Punch Board to work out the size I would need to make.
These ones were made using 8 inch x 8 inch card stock. Then just stick down three sides and leave one open for the "hat".

 The elf is in retired Gumball Green (I have got rather a lot left over to use up!).
I used the Pennant Punch for the triangles.

The snowman turned out well too.

Inside these nifty little holders is some lovely gold metallic bakers twine and the current 2014-2015 In Colours, Colour Coach. I hope the recipients like them.

I will a quick post next week using the fantastic Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit Boxes. Hope you will have time to pop back. Not long now till Christmas! Vx

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Is it Snowing???

In Queensland!!!! Hardly likely. LOL. But a girl can saying I have been busily creating Snowman Cards to give out this year.
Isn't he cute.
Basically I made the cute punch art snowman and then just added him to different background papers.

Would you like to know how to make him?

Let's get started then. Use the 1 1/4" and 2" circle punches for the head and body. I ran the body through the big shot with the Star Embossing Folder.

The arms are a heart cut in half from the retired triple heart punch. I raised the ams up on the sides with dimensionals.

Let's make the Scarf next.

Create the ends of the scarf with part of an oval punched out. Punch a half oval first then punch again as shown. Cut this in half and add a glimmer star on top.

To make the neck piece you need to punch a piece with the word window punch then put it back in as shown and punch again to create a smaller piece.

 put them all together and you have the scarf. You can make it in any colour you like.
 Now for the face. This is just a small piece of Tangerine Tango card stock cut off the corner and two little black eyes using the Stampin Write Black Marker.

Finally the hat.
Starting with the owl builder punch. Punch out some black card stock as shown leaving off the feet. The two black eyes can be used as the buttons on his tummy.
 Cut another crescent shape using the oval punch again. This is the brim of the hat.
 Now cut off the ears from the owl.
 Place the two pieces together and you have the hat.
 Here are all the pieces for the hat I used. A bit of glimmer card stock. Leaf from the bird builder punch. A flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set.
And what do you have when you put it all together???
A Snowman!

And here are a few of the cards I made. Some of the designer paper is non SU but I thought it was a great opportunity to use up some of my hoard. haha.

Pop back again at the end of the week and I will show you some quick little gifts I made using the Envelope Punch Board.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I know how hectic it can get at Christmas time.
Before I leave you today I want to share with you my snowman collection. Every year it sits across the mantle piece.

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