Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tis' the season } Die-namite last minute gift idea

Hey there everyone,  I wanted to share my latest project for Die-namites with you today.  This week we are focusing on last minute gifts over on the Die-namites blog!!  I created this last minute treat gift as a fun little way to give those Holiday treats to your co-workers.  I'm always looking for fun ways to give holiday treats to people other than on a platter.  I came across these cute SRM boxes and began decorating them.  I filled them with Christmas M&M's.

I love how this Bird Wreath looks when it's cut out so I used that die for this project.

I cut a strip of pattern paper and placed that across the bottom part of the box both on the front and back side.  I used one of the tags from the paper collection.  I popped up the sentiment on the tag and tied it on the handle of the box with some May Arts ribbon.  

I grabbed the Bird Wreath die and cut the pattern paper out with it.  put just a little adhesive on the left side of the wreath and adhered it to the back side of the sentiment, by only adhering the one side it allowed me to wrap it around the sentiment to highlight the tis' the season.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Bird Wreath
Simple Stories - DIY collection
SRM - box
May Arts - Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this gives you a cute and easy last minute gift idea for your co-workers.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Beautiful Ornament Fun

Hello everyone, sharing a project with you today that I created for the  Die-namites. blog.   I am using one of the Tim Holtz portfolios to make a little Christmas mini for myself this year.  On this mini album I wanted to use the Beautiful Ornament die.  I LOVE this die so much.  The ornament is so elegant looking when it is cut out.

So after I placed the pattern paper on my mini it was time to grab the ornament die.  I cut this out of cardstock rather then pattern paper this time around.  I ran the ornament through my Xyron machine to place adhesive all over it.  I pulled the ornament off of the sheet, turned it sticky side up, then sprinkled Festive Berries Distress Glitter on it (I don't usually use glitter but wanted to try it....I have glitter in my hair still)!!!  I actually cut the top of the ornament off (the branch part) and used some greenery instead for the top part.

Here is a close up of the ornament....the glitter makes it look so beautiful!!

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Beautiful Ornament
Ranger - Walnut stain distress ink, Festive Berries distress glitter

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Card Holder

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing my 10 Days Of Christmas project with you that I created for Petaloo.  I simply adore Graphic 45 papers and Petaloo flowers together....it's simply the PERFECT holiday match!!  So i'm sitting thinking what am I going to make?  I'm looking around my craft room and I see this gift box, plain just sitting on the self saying pick me!  After I stare at it for awhile I knew what I was going to use it for.  I'm going to display it on the table and place our Christmas cards in it that we get in the mail.  The size of the box is 8" x 8" so it's plenty big enough.
Ok so lets start with the finished project then a few close ups.  I used the red paper for the sides of the box and the top of the lid, and the green paper to imitate ribbon tied around the gift.

Petaloo G45 Dec1

I grabbed myPetaloo goodies and started placing them on the lid.  I didn't glue them down until I was happy with the way the looked.  I actually took a photo with my phone once I had them the way I wanted so that when I glued them down I remembered where I wanted them.
You can see in the next photo that I placed one of the die cuts upand put the flowers and berry clusters around them.  Once I glued the clusters down and they dried I spread them apart.

Petaloo g45 dec2
Petaloo g45 dec3

Can I just say I wish it was Christmas all year so I could always leave this out!!!

Petaloo g45 dec4

Some of the leaves I only glued the end down so I could bend the leaves so that they didn't lay flat.

Petaloo g45 dec5

Supplies Used:
Petaloo- Faux Dried Blooms (cranberry/green), Chantilly Velv Hydrangeas (red), Sugared Blooms (green & burgandy),Beaded Acorn Picks (natural),Sugared Berry Clusters
Xyron - Mega RunnerHigh Tack Tape, liquid glue
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thank you so much for stopping today, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Holidays Treat Box

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  Xyron has lots of Holiday projects for you.....30 days!!! Make sure you stop by the Xyron facebook page to get a link everyday for the Holiday project of the day!

Candy treat boxes are such a fun and cute thing to give around the Holiday season.....I mean who doesn't love candy???  That is the project i'm sharing with you today.  Lets start with the finished project, then I will share with you how I made them.

Gather all of your supplies...I used Xyron Mega Runner, foam squares & 510 Create A Sticker SRM boxes, Simple Stories paper, Tim Holtz goodies, May Arts ribbon, and of course M&M's.

Cut your pattern paper about 1/4" smaller then the box you are using.  Ink your edges before you place the adhesive on the back.

Run your pattern paper through the Xyron 5" Create A Sticker Max.

Center the paper on the box.

I added a small strip of pattern paper around the box toward the bottom.  For this I simply ran the paper through my Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker.

Now the fun part....adding tags and charms.  I inked the tag and used the Xyron Mega Runner for the sentiment.  The heart I popped up with a foam square from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.

I tied the May Arts ribbon in a bow around the box, then added the tag using some of my Tim Holtz goodies in my stash.

Here is the view of the front of the box under the tag.

I created two boxes of candy and here is the other one.

Supplies Used:
Xyron - 1.5" Create A Sticker, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit, 5" Create A Sticker Max
SRM - Clear Boxes
May Arts - Green ribbon
Simple Stories - DIY Christmas
Idea-ology - Tim Holtz (charms, flashcards)
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Christmas Mini } Die-namites & Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing my project created for the Die-namites & VivaLasVegasStamps blog hop.

I love the amazing stamps that Viva sent me, and the vintage looking numbers were perfect to add to the cover of my little mini album.  For my die of choice I used the Snowy Sprig die.

So I created a mini album for this project today using Graphic45 Twas The Night Before Christmas collection.

The Snowy Sprig die I cut apart and layered the pieces on top of each other.  I stamped the numbers using Ranger Archival Ink (vermillion) and then cut them out.  I popped them up using foam squares over the Snowy Sprig.  It made the perfect addition to the cover of my Christmas mini album.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Snowy Sprig
VivaLasVegasStamps - Vintage numbers
Ranger - Archival Ink (vermillion)
Graphic 45 - Twas The Night Before Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Make sure you hop on over to the Die-namites blog and see all of the amazing creations!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dash Away

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing a Christmas card that I created today for my post over on the Die-namites blog.   Since Christmas will be here before we know it, I started slowly working on my cards....hopefully I won't have to buy boxed cards this year!!

I just got this super cool die in the mail and knew that I had to break it out and use it.  The detail on this one is AMAZING!!!!  This die it called Beuatiful Ornament and you can grab it HERE online!

So for my Christmas card I used the new line from Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas, which was the perfect fit for this ornament.  I cut 2 ornaments out.  One in green for the top and the other in the red for the ornament itself.  I also popped this up off the card to make it stand out a little more.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Beautiful Ornament
May Arts - Green ribbon
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, hope this inspires you to start or finish your Christmas cards.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Tag Fun

Hello everyone thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a fun Christmas tag with you today that is up over on the amazing Die-namites blog today.  Tags give any project the extra touch.  You can add them to layouts, or simply tie them on gift bags.  With the Holiday season coming up soon, I made a Christmas tag perfect to tie onto any gift bag as an extra little bonus gift.

The Die-namites die that I used on this tag is the Floral Corner die.

I cut the pattern paper rather than cardstock for this one.  I thought it need a touch of a green floral something up the left side and around the popped up stamp.

It maybe a little hard to see, but I did lightly ink the die cut using a walnut stain distress ink.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Floral Corner
Graphic 45 - "Twas The Night Before Christmas
May Arts - Green ribbon
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this inspires you to created some gift tags to tie onto your Holiday gift bags.