Friday, December 23, 2016

Have your ELF a Merry Christmas Gift Card Holders

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Hello Everyone!
 
Sharing my last project for the Holiday Season with you all today. I'd like to start off by apologizing for the photo quality. These were finished and photographed literally a few hours before they had to go out the door with my oldest son to school, so the lighting wasn't the best.
 
At last minute my oldest son -  7th grader now - decided he wanted to give his teachers - 4 of them -  a small gift card for Christmas. And of course, crafty mom here couldn't but help make a quick Gift Card Treat Holder. I used the SVG Cutting Files Gift Card Treat Holder as my base and added a SVG Cutting Files Chibi Elves to each holder.
 
 
My son has one male teacher, so he wanted me to make his Elf a boy. I used the Peachy Keen PK-1531 Black Eyed Peaches Faces 1-1/8th on the Boy and the Peachy Keen PK-1321 In the Garden Faces 1-1/8th on the Girls. I added some Pearls to the Girl Elves and a Mini Jingle Bell to each elves hat.
 
 
I tucked a little flag strip with the sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Merry & Bright Stamp Set. The inside was filled with a Target Gift Card and some Hershey Kisses embellished with Christmas Candies from the Jaded Blossom Merry & Bright Stamp Set. I finished them off by wrapping them up in a Cello Bag and making a quick ribbon tie.
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my ELF GIFT CARD TREAT HOLDERS.
 
I will be entering this project in the Jaded Blossom December Challenge: Crafter's Choice.
 
Thank You all for stopping by!
 
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holly Days Goodie Bags

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I'm here today to share with you all some quick toppers I made for my son's class. During the month of December, my son's teacher is doing a Christmas Countdown where all the kids are to bring something small for each classmate. We decided on what else than a craft?! and of course I had to "pretty up" the topper.
 
 
I found some Wood Ornament Kits at my local Michaels. The kit came with the Wood Ornament and Markers, we added the Pom-Poms and a Candy Cane to each baggie before adding the toppers. Since these are for school I left things rather simple. The topper is just a piece of pattered paper folded in half. I dressed it up with the SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Holly Berries. I stamped each Berry with a Peachy Keen Face from the PK-0754 Critter Faces Medium.
 
 
I tucked in a flag sentiment strip stamped with the "Happy Holly Days" Sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Merry & Bright Christmas Stamp Set.
 
 
Hope you have enjoyed my HAPPY HOLLY DAYS TOPPERS.
 
I'd love you hear your comments!
 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Jaded Blossom December 2016 Guest Designer - Santa's Mail Treat Box

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I'm super excited to be part of the December 2016 Guest Designers for Jaded Blossom! Thank You Candace and Michelle for such a great opportunity!
 
Today I have a fun treat box to share with you all using some of Jaded Blossom's Stamps & Dies. I was watching the Macy's Believe commercial when the light bulb went off - why not make a 3D Santa Mailbox using all of the wonderful Jaded Blossom goodies I had purchased during their Black Friday Sale?!
 
 
I started off with the SVG Cutting Files Standing Mailbox Treat Box and made a few tweaks - I enlarged it to fit my needs and made a few scorelines to give it that original mailbox look. I then hand-cut mats from Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus - So Dear patterned paper and added some Maraschino Twine around the edges.
 
 
The word "Santa's" was cut out using the Jaded Blossom Alphabet Dies and "Mail" was made using Doodlebug Design Candy Shoppe Cardstock Stickers - discontinued. I added poor Santa to the front of the mailbox using the SVG Cutting Files Santa Splits and gave him a Peachy Keen PK-1401 Clowning Around 1-1/8th Face. Used Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus and Doodlebug Design Petite Prints on his suit.
 
 
I hand-cut a small slot on the mailbox and added a "Letter to Santa" made using a Rectangle Die from the Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies and masking off a phrase from the Jaded Blossom Merry & Bright Stamp Set leaving only the word "Santa". I also stamped the phrase "Ho Ho Ho" on to the mailbox from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Signs Stamp Set.
 
 
I tied off the mailbox with some White Glitter Ribbon, Red Jute String, Jingle Bells and a sentiment strip made using the Long Thin Rectangle Die from the  Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies and "North Pole" phrase from Jaded Blossom Christmas Signs Stamp Set.
 
 
No treat box is complete without some goodies inside. I added some Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies to a Jaded Blossom 2.25" x 8" Clear Bag - trimmed down - and tied it off with a Rectangle Die from the Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies and "Cookie for Santa" from the Jaded Blossom Christmas Signs Stamp Set.
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my SANTA'S MAIL Treat Box. I had so much fun putting it all together using all those great Jaded Blossom Products.
 
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