Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snowflake Christmas Bag

I love the Top Note Die and my Big Shot. I also used the new Snow Burst embossing folder. Very cool!! This is a very quick little bag to make. I actually used a small white bag as the inside, I just cut it down to about 23/4 inches tall. You could make and assemble a small white box if you would rather. I used pool party and whisper white. I also used the pool party ruffled ribbon, a blue glimmer brad (subtles), Merry Christmas from Contempo Christmas, a corner rounder, black stazon, the small oval punch, and DAZZLING DETAILS to add just a touch of sparkle to the centers of a few random snowflake centers. Like I said, quick and easy!

Reindeer Box (Stocking Die)

Anyone can make a stocking out of a stocking die. The challenge is to see what else you do with it. I turned it upside down and cut out two in soft suede to create this darling reindeer box. The smaller stocking pieces became his ears. I did decorate both sides of the box. I cut a piece of Frostwood Lodge DSP for the bottom at 11/2x3/2 and added a strip of real red cardstock cut 3/4x31/2. I taped the suede to the back of the dsp about halfway up. I added a red satin bow with a fire circle brad on the front side only. His antlers are cut freehanded. I drew a pattern on a piece of typing paper that was 51/2x6. Then I cut out two in chocolate chip. I sponged his body, antlers, noses, ears, and reins with chocolate chip before assembling. I used the large scallop circle to make the reins, then I added some large rhinestones (punch one time on the edge of red cardstock making half a punch then punch above that punch again, cut to fit). His eye is a 1/2 black circle with highlights using a white gel pen. His nose is a 3/4 red circle. The box is 41/2x81/2, scored at 2, 4, 6, and 8. Then I turned it again and scored 3 inches from the top. I used my new SIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOL. What a dream!! I cut the bottom flaps and assemble using red sticky tape. Attach both decorated heads to the box with red sticky tape. I added the patterns of the antlers and the box to help you out. I feel a class coming on!

Thank You!

Thank you all so much for the beautiful cards and uplifting emails during the past few months. For those of you that do not know, we lost our teenage daughter in August. Then I had emergency gall bladder surgery. We also just lost our brother in law. That is why I have not been posting. I have been having classes as I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I just finished making some cute Christmas things that I will begin posting. Again, thank you for the cards and emails. Most of all, thank you for keeping us in your prayers while we were going through all of this. We are okay, and will continue to heal with God's help.
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