Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop

Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...

I decided to make a little "pocket" gift for a cocoa packet. I don't have any cocoa on hand (that should be a crime) so mine has a hot apple cider packet. Since packets will vary, you will want to measure the width and height of your packet, and then double the height. I added a quarter of an inch allowance for the packet to fit inside, plus an inch on top for it to fold over and add a bow.

My pocket is scored at 1, 5.5, 5 and 3 quarters, and then another 4.5 inches to allow for the back side of the "pocket." I hope that makes sense, I'm not sure how else to explain it.

I used Fiskars' threading waters border punch on the part that folds over, and punched a hole for the ribbon to go through.

I made my project as if there was a cocoa packet inside instead of apple cider, so please use your imagination. :)

I then stamped the snowman image on a leftover circle cutout from another project I used the Cricut for, colored a few parts of the snowman, and added a sentiment.

This project comes together quickly and would make great teacher or co-worker gifts.

Thank you for hopping and please continue on to Lluvia's blog.

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  3. Ashley -
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  6. Robin -
  7. Melissa -
  8. Lluvia aka misses crafty-
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  15. Anita ~ 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Craft Your Passion (CYP) Challenge 139

Hello, everyone! I have the great honor of being a guest designer for the month of December with Craft Your Passion! I am so excited about this, and I hope you join me each Monday  this month so I can share all my ideas with you using great digi stamps! :)

Today I've made an ornament for my Christmas tree using the "In The Cold" digi from Robyn's Fetish. This is SUCH a cute digi. At first I thought I might make a card with it for the challenge, but then I got the bright idea to use it on an ornament. I think it turned out super cute, and it looks great on the tree with the lights shining behind it.

Can't wait to make some more projects with this image in the future.

First, I colored the image using colored pencils. I did my best to shade, but I am VERY beginner at that aspect. Then, I took a circle shape I've had for years and painted it a steel blue color. All you would need for this shape is some sort of heavy cardboard form, like an oatmeal cylinder. Just cut a piece off that is about an inch in width,and it would essentially be the same thing I used.

I then cut a piece of vellum cardstock that is roughly the same size as the circle. Dabbed some white paint on it to resemble heavy snow, then attached punched out snowflakes.

After that, I cut around the image, and adhered it the the vellum piece, leaving some space for a "shadow" behind it. I then stamped the sentiment, added some more snowflakes behind it, and a ribbon to hang it from the tree. Pretty simple, but so cute!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and be sure to check out all the other great projects over at Craft Your Passion!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Custom Order: Baby Shower Thank You's

I was asked to make thank you cards for guests who attended a baby shower. They were to be in the Jemima Puddle Duck theme. I think they turned out super cute! :)

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help me do the background collage, and used two cuts from Lacy Labels for the white and green pieces behind the duck.