Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Itty bitty gift ideas :)

Just wanted to share some more Snowflake StickOn Fun! This would make a great gift if you're just looking for a fun way to say Merry Christmas and I'm thinking of you. I'm making these for my daughters therapists as part of their Christmas gifts.

Snowflake Card and Mini Chinese Take out Goodie Box
remember you can always click on the image to have a larger view of the project)

To make this you'll need
Patterned Paper
Embossing Glitter
Snowflake Stick on's
Sentiment Stamp
Ink to match
Embossing Ink (if you choose to emboss instead of stickles)
Embossing Heat Gun

First I cut my card to measure 5x7 and folded the cardstock.
Next I cut my patterned paper to fit the front of the card, with about 1/4" border.
Then you're going to want to cut or punch a scallop circle. To cut my scallop circle I used my QK Silhouette Cutter, but I know EK Success makes a very large scallop circle punch that would work great for this card. I embossed the scallop edge area with embossing ink and then used Snowflake embosssing powder--it's a fantastic embossing powder that has white and sparkles combined to make a perfect frosty look.
The center cardstock is actually a heavy weight double sided paper--I layered the snowflake Stickon's onto the scallop area and overlapping into the center of the center. Just be sure to leave enough room to stamp your sentiment in the circle area.
Once I had all the snowflake StickOn's placed and the sentiment stamped, I added Ice Stickles in Coffee Ice to each of the Snowflake Stickon's. Just follow the outline of each sticker and you're all done with the card--just let it dry (if it's like my house, put it somewhere little hands can't get in to the wet glitter :)

While that's drying you'll need to cut out out the mini chinese take out box--you can find the template from a coordinating patterned paper or cardstock. Once you have it cut out, folded and glued then you can apply another snowflake stick on to the front and back side of the box. Once again I traced over them with the Stickles and let dry. Add your goodies inside--they fit hershey's kisses and mini reese cups really well :) then add a great bow to the top and you're all done with another gift!

and now for A BONUS project!! I'm always inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas tags--I'm in AWE of his amazing talent and product so I played around tonight and created this card--using some Snowflake StickOn's as MASKS!!! SO COOL--it's a little tricky but it makes an awesome effect! Plus I got to use the AMAZING Cool Christmas Special Edition Chatterbox Christmas Kit (an early Christmas gift--Thank you Alicia!!!!! You're the BESTEST!) to make this fun card! I'll leave you with the pic of the card for now (it's 2:18 am, so I need to get my booty in bed, but I'll be back in the a.m to post the how to's for it


Maryfrances Fabbri said...

I really like the way the mask worked on this card. Looking forward to seeing how you did this. What a neat idea.

Gloria Stengel said...

I think you blew Tim Holtz out of the water! LOL Great job!