Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall votive candle gift set

I made these for SWAPs for my monthly stamp club.  I got 100 votive candles at Ikea for $3.99 and each mini pizza box holds 4 at 4 cents each.  I used some of the SU retired Witches Brew washi tape to wrap the candles, then set them aside.  Directions for the boxes are found on Splitcoast here.  Mary Fish also has a great link.  Mine is a bit smaller (think 3x3ish) and starts with 5 1/2x9 1/4 (Don't hold me to that.)  I stamped the base in Crumb Cake with Day of Gratitude.  I cut a circle in Basic Black and used an circle punch with Pumpkin Pie to make the pumpkins, inking with Pumpkin Pie before assembly.  I stamped the stems from Jack of All Trades in Versamark and green embossing powder.  The moons were made with Daffodil Delight and a circle punch.  I punched a partial circle then moved the punch in to punch a sliver of a circle.  I wrapped the box with jute twine.
I am going to make these again in a Christmas theme for my child's teacher assistants.  Each gift costs around 50 cents each, depending on materials.  Thanks for looking!  April

Friday, October 3, 2014

Endless Christmas cards

So I stole the design for my Christmas cards this year from a pin on Pinterest.  I am shamelessly CASEing many ideas there.  The base is kraft with layers of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Whisper White.  I was able to get layers for 6 cards cut from one sheet of each recatangles.  The stamps are SU Endless Wishes, that was brought back for this 2014 year, inked in Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Versamark with silver metallic embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay on flags cut from the banner framelits.  I got 10 banners per sheet of Pool Party.  The banner is wrapped with some white floss.  I kept the embellishments minimal and the layers as flat as possible to keep mailing cost to the minimum.  Inside, I stamped the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Bermuda Bay.
I still have to get the annual newsletters done, and everything addressed, but I am on track to have them in the mail by Thanksgiving.  Thanks for looking!  April