Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

I gift wrapped some presents today.  I like how they turned out.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Christmas Jingle and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
  • 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large and 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large punches
Other Products
  • Velco dot
What is inside the boxes? Only Santa knows...........

For instructions on how to make your own, check out Southpaw Paper Arts for a free tutorial.  Please take time to thank Kelly for sharing her design with you by leaving a comment on her webpage.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Luncheon Party Favors - My Table

These are my party favors for this year's United Methodist Women's December luncheon. 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
  • Old Olive ink
  • Matchbox and Two Tags Sizzix Dies
  • Corner Rounder and Ornament Punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other Products
  • Ribbon
  • Pine leaf punch
  • Brad
  • Glitter paper
The tag was left blank so it can be used again - a PIF tag.

*PIF - Pay it Forward

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Luncheon Party Favors - Bookmark

I have been busy designing party favors for this year's United Methodist Women December Luncheon.  I had two ladies request bookmarks as their party favors.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White cardstock
  • Snow Swirled Stamp Set
  • Riding Hood Red ink
  • Multipurpose liquid glue
  • Glue Dots
  • 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Circle Scallop punches
Other Products
  • 8mm magnets
This bookmark is unique as it can be inserted in the book under the last line you read.  Saves you from reading the same paragraphs twice.

Hiding the magnets
  • Apply a glue dot to one magnet and place it on the inside of the bookmark, in the center of the scallop. 
  • Attached another magnet to the magnet already in place
  • Apply a glue dot to magnet and close the bookmark
  • Open bookmark carefully
  • Apply liquid glue on a scallop circle punchout and secure to the inside of the bookmark, hiding the bookmark - this prevents the magnets from damaging the pages of a book
To cut a folded bookmark
  • Start with a piece of cardstock 9" x 2 1/4"  ( this is a very tight fit - you may want to start with a wider piece of cardstock)
  • Score in half (4 1/2")
  • Place folded bookmark on die as indicated in the picture
  • Helpful hint - I placed a repositional tab in the center of the scallop on the die, this helps hold the cardstock secure as you run it through the Big Shot.