Even if you’ve been naughty, I’m sure your Santa will still find a reason to give you something nice. This is another play on the carton baskets that I’ve created here and here. I’ve combined this playful sentiment with the images of the Every Little Bit stamp set.
I used a few drops of the Cherry Cobbler ink refill and mixed it with some Platinum Shimmer Paint. To apply the ink, I used a q-tip to apply the mixture to the words “Naughty” and “Nice” after colouring the other words on the stamp with an Early Espresso Marker. This will add a slight red tinge to the silver words.
Stamps: Tags til Christmas (#120847), Every Little Bit (#117096)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#119669)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680), Pretty in Pink (#100045), Bashful Blue (#105111), Daffodil Delight (#119677)
Paper: Old Olive (#100702), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Whisper White (#100730), Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Punches: Scallop Square (#119884), 1-1/4″ Square (#119865)
Big Shot: Mini Milk Carton (#117310)
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), Cherry Cobbler Ink Refill (#119788), Stamping Sponge (#101610), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (#120992), Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (#122330), Library Clips (retired), 1-1/4″ Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 103, Just Add Ink 99
The embossed Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes add such a sparkle feel to the projects. The strip makes 8 snowflakes at once so I thought I’d use it on another project from yesterday’s left overs. I used the marker to for the “to” and “from” words. I also sponged the edges of all the circles. Although after I put in on the bottle, I realized that it was a bit long so I would shorten the ribbon a little with the next one that I make.
Stamps: Word Play (#120308), Tags til Christmas (#120847), Serene Snowflakes (#115438)
Ink: Bashful Blue (#105209)
Marker: Basic Gray (#120966)
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle (#119850)
Big Shot: Norther Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#120902), Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (#114616), Stamping Sponge (#101610)
Entry for Challenges: SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100, Pals Paper Arts 125
Here is another basket to fill goodies for a warm gift for friends and family. The snowflakes were first cut and then embossed with a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Clear Embossing Powder. It was a little tricky to lower the front of the basket so that the sentiment would be fully visible. I only glued down the centre of the snow flakes and gently lifted the edges to give it some dimension. Hint: to secure the shape of the ribbon handle, add a piece of cardstock beneath it.
Stamps: Tags til Christmas (#120847)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680)
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), Crumb Cake (#120953), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: Scallop Square (#119884), 1-1/4″ Square (#119865), Scallop Trim Border (#118402)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976), Norther Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#120902), Mini Milk Carton (#117310), Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Library Clips (retired), 1″ Baja Breeze 1″ Double Stictched Ribbon (retired & on clearance), Silver Circle Brads (retired)
Entry for Challenges: SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100
Wines are one of the favourites as gifts. Here is one little project that will add a nice touch to your gift. The 3-d ornament is inspired by the pumpkin that Marlene Peters made for her Halloween project.
Stamps: Tiny Tags (#118592), Delightful Decorations (#116517), Every Little Bit (#117096)
Ink: Real Red (#103133), Old Olive (#102277)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Punches: Round Tab (#119864), Ornament (#119847), 1-1/4″ Circle (for inside the ornament), 3/16″ Corner (#119871), Jewelry Tag (#117190)
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), 1/4″ Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (#109025), 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 102, SU Only 34, Inkspirations 100, Pals Paper Arts 125
Welcome to my count down to the Holidays! From now until December 25, I will post a new project everyday to inspire you to create your projects for the holidays. To start off the count down, I have a basket of cartons to put goodies in. It’s great for mini baked goodies, teabags, candies, chocolates or whatever treats you like. Stay tuned for more variations of these baskets:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes (#115438), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Punches: Decorative Label (#120907), Large Oval (#119855), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (#119275)
Big Shot: Mini Milk Carton (#117310)
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Library Clips
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Entry for Challenges: Inkspirations 100, SU Only 34
This is a twist of my last project for Mr. and Mrs. Owl. This one brings them closer to join their ‘wings’. The colours of the hears on the owls aren’t showing up that well but in case you’re wondering, one is in Marina Mist and the other is in Wisteria Wonder so it’s definitely for Mr. and Mrs. !
Stamps: Tiny Tags (#118091)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Paisley Petals DSP, owls’ hearts: Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder
Ink Pad: Cherry Cobbler (#119669), Old Olive (#102277)
Punches: Owl Builder (#118074), Heart to Heart (#119881), Itty Bitty Shapes (#118309), 2 1/2″ Circle (#120906)
Other Goodies: Pear Pizazz 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (#122330), Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker (#120970), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker (#120967), Stampin’ Sponges (#101610), Crimper (#101618)
It’s that time of the year to say Thank you’s to the dedicated teachers who have contributed so much to my children’s life at school. We made these matchbox drawers with a little “thanks so much” tag attached to it. It was a bit of a challenge for them to do the folds with the drawers but I only helped a little bit and they did most of it themselves. I was quite impressed with their layout and combination of the butterflies. I also made one on my own with the Paisley Petals DSP and Four Frames SS. I love the how the patterns of each drawer came together. It was perfect to keep my extra butterflies and small punched out shapes so that I don’t have to dig through my pile of scraps for those extra tiny parts.
Stamp Set: Four Frames, Tiny Tags
Ink Pads: Rose Red, Early Espresso (on “thanks so much” tag)
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Paisley Petals DSP, Sweet Always & SAB DSP (retired)
Punch: 1/2″ Circle, Jewelry Tag
Big Shot: Matchbox XL, Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Stampin’ Write Markers: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango
Other: Bitty Buttons, Hemp Twine, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Soft Suede Reinker, Sponge Dauber, 1/4″ Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Corduroy Buttons (retired)