Archive for November, 2015:
We all have that one holiday gift we forget to buy, don’t we? The new neighbor, our hair stylist, Uncle Joe who just moved back to town…forgetting a gift for any of these could cause more stress during a season that should be fun. If you have a last minute addition to your list, here are a few ideas that are quick and relatively simple. Best of all, they use products that almost every crafter keeps on hand. The projects use the Jingle All the Way Bundle to create gorgeous gifts anyone would love to receive. They also make beautiful home décor pieces for your holiday decorating. And since they’re winter themed, they can stay up into the New Year.
Make this beautiful 3D honeycomb star ornament to deck your halls with some holiday sparkle. Or give this lovely ornament as a gift with the coordinating card and box that allows the ornament to spin inside and show off that sparkle. This would make an excellent hostess gift or class project! The patterns, colors, and stamps can easily be changed out to match those of another holiday if you don’t celebrate Christmas.
As the holiday season is nearing, wouldn’t it be fun to decorate your home with this holiday décor item? Perfect for your table, wall, or refrigerator, this sweet 3-D project could also work as a countdown calendar, and for hiding holiday treats and treasures. Give your craft punches and dies a workout to make holiday scenes, getting a glimpse of all the fun and precious things you are looking forward to. This project is also great for holiday stamp camps and small classes.
You’ll say a happier hello to December when you’re organized and ready for this busiest of months! This project features the Hello December 2015 Project Life Card Collection and Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack as a fun organizer…with the support of a double Berry Basket to help keep everything together! This project also includes lovely ornaments, three sets of holiday gift tags and three holiday greeting cards. This project and these amazing Project Life cards…in combination with the bright, fun accessories…are the perfect canvas for an organized December and a lovely holiday season!
Celebrate each day of December up to Christmas with a sweet little treat all held on a twine banner in these cute little boxes that are all decked out in red and gold. Want to give this banner as a gift? The coordinating box holds all 25 boxes folded flat with mini clothespins, twine, and decorative trim.
With the holidays approaching, many of us are looking for creative gifts and packaging to show appreciation for the wonderful people in our lives. Look no further! Delight someone special on your list with this beautiful Christmas Lodge Gift Set! The Christmas Lodge Gift Box looks like it was taken right out of a charming mountain scene. It is a stunning way to package goodies or a gift and can be used as a decorative centerpiece after the gift is opened! And the December 2015 Mini Book is the perfect gift to go inside! Learn the simple saddle stitch to create this custom book and create a photo album or journal to capture all of the Christmas memories this year. A coordinating card tops off this festive ensemble! And if you want a quick way to package gifts and treats this holiday season, the tag in this set is an easy way to dress up a cellophane bag.
You’ll enjoy the ease of using one stamp set and one set of dies to create a variety of Christmas cards that feature an array of simple decorative elements and techniques. With this tutorial, you will make six cards and decorate a stamp case for storing them until time to drop them in the mail. Once the case is empty, you’ll probably end up placing a gift in it for someone since it’s decorated and ready to go! This ensemble is perfect for a class or stamp camp!
What can you do with decorative masks? This tutorial is designed to expose you to a myriad of techniques you can use with your purchased or DIY decorative masks! Learn how to combine masks with modeling paste, inks, sanding blocks, pens and more! This canvas incorporates all of these techniques into a beautiful home décor item that is perfect for gift giving or hanging on your own wall. Let’s explore what you can do with decorative masks!
Hang this festive garland for the holidays! The Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies makes this cute décor item a cinch to put together! Plus, you’ll learn how to adapt the pillow box to make an Altered Open-Top Pillow Box – perfect for holding some special treats. After you’ve made a set for yourself, you can make the coordinating card and give another set as a gift!
If you love poinsettias at Christmas time, then this Christmas tree and picture frame will be perfect additions to your Christmas décor. The tree is full of poinsettias, and the frame has a beautiful large poinsettia attached to it. The frame would be perfect for a picture of your kids with Santa! This tutorial teaches how to make two different size poinsettias with the Festive Flower Builder Punch. It also features the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.