so, i originally had wanted to make those clear boxes that hold 10 of the ghiradelli chocolate's but time and my poor fraction skills stood in the way of me getting the boxes to fold perfectly however I couldn't be the only one not bringing something in so I came up with these instead!
aren't they cute?! I'm so impressed with myself!
hopefully my coworkers like 'em!
this will probably be the last post until after Christmas so everyone have a great Holiday!
make sure you eat and drink plenty...just don't drive!
Doy...who got a friend their Christmas present the night before they were exchanging presents? Not me...violently shaking my head...;)
Ok, so maybe I did. Here is the partial gift:
Any guesses to what it may be?
It's a MAC eye shadow. I know, a weird gift right? well, my gf likes it but refuses to spend such money on make-up so I got it for her and a gift certificate for anything else she may want.
How was i going to wrap this? Put the gift card in a card and hand her this little 1x1 box and say Merry Christmas?! No..I couldn't do that and all the other wrapping I had would be misleading, so I remembered I had a stash of lunch bags lying around.Why not alter it? I wanted the bag to be christmas-y but not be your traditional green and red. I found this stash of non-SU paper under my DSP and knew I hit the jackpot.
This is what i came up with...
Isn't it spiffy?! and on top of it all, it took me like 5 mins to "design" and another 15 to create it!
Let me tell you, it was sitting on my desk at work today and boy did I get a ton of compliments on it!!!!!!
First off, thanks to Nancy for leaving a comment. Nancy, please e-mail me your snail mail addy.
Now, back to the regular scheduled program...Ive been crazily working on some simple Thank You's before I run out.
This was my first attempt, The chocolate chip ribbon is adhered to an acetate sheet stamped with thanks in brown staz-on. Underneath is a sheet of river rock which is stamped with versa-mark, and both of />Tthose are attached to chocolate chip cardstock. I wasn't 100% on this card. I wanted something wow-ing however since I usually am waiting till the last minute to create a card I need something fast. Although, this is relatively fast, it felt a little too formal. The view below shows how the card consists of 3 layers.
Supplies: Chocolate Chip, River Rock cardstock Brown Staz-On 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon Acetate Sheet Stamps: Carte Postale, Much Appreciated
Stay tuned because this week is the week of Thank-You's!
Sorry for the absence...I needed a few days to recoup from the stressfulness of the past few weeks.
Funny though..I've been itching to get back into it and there are a million different ideas swimming through my head.
In the spirit of Nikolaus, a tradition in my family, I am giving away a 3x3 card box from the Craft Fair! All you have to do is, leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas CD. I usually add one or two new ones to my collection and have yet to get one this year! A name will be chosen from Random.org Saturday morning.
Now it's time to start working on those Thank You's!
Hello hello hello...the event was much better attended yesterday but still not exactly what most of the vendors had expected. I don't think it helped that a snowstorm rolled in, in the evening.
The first shot is our overall booth:
Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of our first set-up, I should be getting those shortly. This is the final product. We had set it up so that people would come into our booth and shop around. Well, the majority either didn't think they could or just didn't want to, so we moved a sampling of our items onto our tables. The table on the right has a sampling and the table on the left is a small make and take.
These are the wooden ornaments one of the other ladies made, none sold. Then there you see my bags underneath, none of those sold either!
Oooppsss..I forgot to take a picture of the wall between the wooden ornaments and the tree in the corner. Anyways, on that wall we had special pre-order albums, my 3x3 note card boxes, reindeer food, and hanging with had some tiles. Those little 2x2 tiles. If you click on the corner image, you'll see them hanging there.
The red book was a Christmas album, and below it you'll see the tiles I was speaking off. The tree held the large ornaments, which ended up being are biggest sellers, and the smaller ornaments which were filled with re-inkers and dazzling diamonds!
Then this wall contained our large glass ornaments, under them was my Holiday Planner and Birthday Books, and below those we had large vases stamped and a matching hood. Next to the large glass bulbs were our MAN-uals, and below those 4x4 albums and squash books. We did sell a few of the 4x4 albums.
The section of our wall held tile coasters and blocks. Unfortunately, we didn't have any electricity so our glass blocks couldn't be lit up and I think that was a HUGE disadvantage to them.We sold a few but nothing compared to what we could have. Oooohhhh, and I forgot to mention my favorite creation: my topiary tree!!!! Isn't it beautiful? I received a lot of compliments but sold none of them.
Unfortunately this show was a huge bust for us. Speaking to other vendors, it was a huge bust for them as well. I think the general consensus is that times are just tough right now in Michigan.
I struggled with this project. I love notebooks and anything paper related, so I absolutely had to make a planner. I believe I had 3 different prototypes before I finally settled on this design. I really wanted something more like a notebook but since I'm not in possession of a Bind-It All yet...I had to improvise.
Here is the front:
Then the inside:
And the tabs...I'm leaving those blanks and letting the new owner decide what she wants to use them for.
I wish I could have made it more detailed but there wasn't too much time left for me to create Excel spreadsheets for addresses or gift lists.
Overall, I'm quite excited with it!
Supplies: Dashing Designer Series Paper. River Rock, Real Red, and Whisper White card stock Medium Square Envelopes Real Red, Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers Brown Staz-On Big on Christmas and Perfect Presentation stamp sets Round Tab Punch 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Who else is horrible at wrapping presents!? I think the boyfriend does a much better job than I do and therefor he usually is in charge of the wrapping!
That's why the gift bags are my best friends. Normally super cute and who cant throw in some tissue paper?! The only draw back on gift bags is that they can get pricey! These brown bags were picked up in the Clearance section of either Jo-Ann's or Michael's, 10 for $5! What a steal!
I was a little skeptical at first because Peaceful Wishes isn't normally a stamp set I fall for but there is just something simple and elegant about it. Plus, it's perfect for those that don't celebrate "Christmas".
I was quite taken aback by the end result. What a stunning gift bag! A few details you can't see in the pic (I'm working on the picture taking!): the rectangle pieces have chocolate chip sponging on the edges and the square pieces were distressed using SU's distressing tool.
And because I am time deprived, I like things in kits. Therefor, I decided to add cello bag is filled with 2 sheets of tissue paper, and a small card. What are you gonna do with a gift bag that doesn't have tissue paper or a card?! It's like opening that much desired toy on Christmas morning and realizing that you don't have any batteries for it! ..applause.... Everything at your finger tips, ladies and gents, and at half the cost!
Supplies: Real Red card stock Very Vanilla card stock Kraft card stock Glorious Green ink Real Red ink Chocolate Chip ink
I don't know how it is in your family but in mine I would always receive a new ornament for Christmas. It would typically be the Daughter one from Hallmark although there are a few years where that wasn't the case because I or my mom disliked the featured figurine.
Because these are super cute, and relatively fast to create, I volunteered to make the large glass bulbs.
This is one, of many, that my friends and I will be selling at the Craft show at the end of the month. Of course they'll be filled with snow to add to the elegance. Unfortunately, I totally forgot to take a picture of one filled with snow before I dropped them off at HQ. ;)
We will also be selling smaller ones that we're filled with re-inkers and then drizzled with Dazzling Diamonds! Since I wasn't in charge of those, I have no pictures but hopefully once we have the booth set up I can take one. Those are probably my favorite!
Supplies: Black Staz-On Acetate sheet Coluzzle retired SU stamp Glass Bulb (preferably from the Dollar Tree since they seem to be thicker glass than the ones from Michael's)