Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mason Jar Pedi Gift Set

Hello, fellow crafty people!  Today I want to share with you one of my items
I had for sale in last weekend's craft fair. 
It's a pedicure set in a mason jar!!
So here's all the contents laid out ... a pair of warm, cozy socks, one nail polish
in a fun, festive color, foam toe separators, a wooden orange stick,
and a muti-textured nail file.
And here it is all neatly placed in a mason jar, bow-tied with some
Stampin' Up! fabric and adorned with a few big ol' colorful jingle bells.

I found this gift idea on Pinterest.  She had her sets in a clear cellophane bag.  Go to her blog here
to print the little tags for FREE.  She's also got some other really cute ideas.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you got some inspiration for your holiday gifts!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

2012 NHS Craft Fair

Having fun at the craft fair this morning! Here's what my booth looks like.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cherry Birthday Card

Hi stampers!  Today's card is a cherry scented birthday card ... YUM!!!
And the color is super yummy too!  It's one of the new In Colors, Raspberry Ripple.  I stamped the cherries with the Raspberry Ripple, took a Versamarker to re-wet the cherries, and applied some cherry-scented embossing powder.  MMMMMMmmmmm, smells so good! 

The scented embossing powders are one of the coolest things Stampin' Up! has recently come out with.  There's also Vanilla, Melon and for the holidays, Peppermint!  Awesome!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Flower Pot Card and Matching Gift Bag

This is from the vault!  It's a project we made about 5 months ago at our Stamp Club meeting. 

It's just a generic paper gift bag adorned with flowers stamped with the Mixed Bunch stamp set
and punched with the Blossom punch.  And for the finishing touch, stamped white tissue paper with the same Mixed Bunch stamp set.
For the flower pot card I used More Mustard cardstock, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, and the
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits.
Here's what the card looks like when you pull the flowers up from the pot.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree ...

Well, you see, I thought I'd make a bunch of these for an upcoming craft fair, but I'm not too crazy about it.  I took a styrofoam cone and adhered strips of Designer Series Paper (retired) with lots and lots of straight pins.  Towards the top, you can see the tops of the strips of paper and the straight pin heads, and that's the part that's not so fabulous.  Guess it's back to the drawing board for me.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas candy cane

A friend asked me embellish these really big candy canes so she could give them as Christmas gifts to her Scentsy downline. Here's what I came up with. What do you think?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ghoulish Treat Bag

What a fun weekend of crafting I've had!  The weather in North Texas was unseasonably cool ... I'd call it cold ... perfect for staying indoors and gettin' creative!
This is one of the "Thank-You" gifts I made to place in orders from our last Stamp Club meeting.  With the Ghoulish Googlies kit, it's so, so simple to create these fabulous treats!  The kit comes with the little glassine bags, pre-printed tags, baker's twine, and the googly eyes.  All you have to do is add a few stamps and the candy of your choice, and viola!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Little Cuties

Here are a few more little 3"X3" gift tags I made for my upcoming craft fairs.
This one uses the Scentsational Season Framelits dies and Old Olive Designer Series Paper Stack and Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.  The star is Red Glimmer Paper (LOVE that stuff!!)  I colored in the Rhinestones with a red Sharpie marker, which by the way, works with any color.  Fantastic trick! 

This one is another take on my card I made for the Convention swap.  I also used the Scentsational Season Framelits dies and used Gumball Green Stitched ribbon for the tree. 

This card idea came from the October 2012 Stampin' Success Magazine.  They featured a full-size card, and I retroed it down in size.  The paper is the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Mini.
I love making these little 3"X3" cards.  They're the perfect size for gift tags to attach to gift bags or to boxed presents.  What do you think?