Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Idea #6

I love to give gift cards over the holidays - just way easier sometimes than racking my brain to find that perfect something for someone!

When I get a gift card I always love to dress it up special - so this year, I used special tins that I have had in the back of my closet for what seems like decades!

You can use any size tin and your imagination and you too can accomplish a beautiful gift card holder.

There are so many great gift card holder ideas out there - why not share yours?

You can see full details as well as another sample on my blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Idea #5

So, for many of us, next week will bring a big dinner table filled with family and friends. So, why not dress it up? For this Holiday Idea, I'd love to share some quick and simple decor ideas for your dinner table.

I used very little supplies but kept with a specific colour palette to be in keeping with the holidays. In this photo you'll see I've made:

  • candle votive holder
  • napkin ring
  • place card
  • wine charms
Now, the place card photo piece can be made into a gift tag or tree ornament simply by adding a piece of ribbon to the back!

To get more explanation on any of these projects, please check out my blog! Happy Dining!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Idea #4 Match Book

Time for another holiday treat idea...a cocoa match book.  Another very simple packaging idea for a sweet little treat. I took the cocoa packet as a guide for the match book and cut my card stock to 7 1/2" x 5". I scored the card stock at 1" and 4 1/4" (along the long side) then wrapped it around the cocoa packet. I stapled the edge of the packet inside the small flap, which also allows the top flap to tuck inside and stay shut. I added some pattern paper from Stampin' UP!, a bow and little matching tag and voila! Try this out with any filler, such as tea, bag of M&M's, even a gift card (just tape the gift card inside to secure).  Lets see some of your ideas!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Idea #3

A fun little box you create from a simple 6"x 6" square of card. This box is so easy and quick and can be filled with candy or a small ornament. You can make them for your girlfriends or make it masculine for a secret santa gift. Check out the directions here and make some yourself. Carrie and I would love to see your creations! 
Daily Window Products is giving us a couple of goodies to give away this month, so show us what you are making. We will draw two names at the end of the month.  What are you waiting for??

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Idea #2

Well I'm back! Thankfully this is not an audio post - I've got a horrible cold and sound terrible. But, nonetheless, here is a fun craft to get you in the holiday mood!

This cute purse is made using my Sizzix Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Die! Really quick and simple and these can be made for any occasion.

How about a little Advent tree with 25 little purses hanging...can't you just see it?

Check out my blog for full instructions as well as a cut Valentine's sample!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holiday Idea #1

Pam and I have both been super busy lately and have made an "executive decision" about December. As we know you are all busy as well, we are going to just post some great quick and simple holiday 3D ideas over the next couple of weeks every few days. You are more than welcome to make a sample of the idea and link back into the comments section or just take the idea and run with it!

For our first idea, I decided to show something that I'd done at a local demo meeting as well as I've used recently at some workshops. This is a great way to dress up some simple treats for any occasion!

All I did here was take a few nuggets (but you can use any candy) and put them into a cello bag with a bit of filler. Then I took a 1" x 12" strip of textured cardstock, folded it over and added a brad. I then used punches and various stamps to make a top.

These would be great for a classroom or on the table for Christmas dinner filled with holiday candy!

Have a great day,