Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas Crafting

Oh my! So, it's been awhile since my last post. I have been busy since we started school the day after Labor Day and haven't slowed down yet! I have been able to squeeze a few fun things in too. Tonight me and some friends made some stamped Christmas Tags and bags. Didn't they turn out great? I just love it! I cased an idea from the Stampin'Up Demonstrator's Showcase...Thanks to Kay Kalthoff.  The bag is a clear envelope with a top note die as the flap. There is a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card inside and it as well as the top note and butterfly are textured with the snowflake texture plate in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.

This set is a bit more rustic looking. I used the Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla papers. Oh! and I used the shimmer paint all over everything. Have you seen this stuff? You mix a little bit in a small spritzer bottle with some rubbing alcohol and spray on your paper. It adds a really nice shimmer to anything. The Tags Til Christmas set is also available in the Holiday Mini Catalog for a limited time. There is a matching punch to almost every tag so you don't have to cut them all out by hand! What a fun project. I can 't wait to make more and experiment with some other colors.

Here's one last close-up of the tags inside. These don't have the cording so they weren't finished but you get the idea. Aren't they cute? I hope to sell a bunch of these at the Bella Vista Craft Fair on Oct. 2nd.

1 comment:

Scrappin' Cat! said...

Oh yeah! So beautiful. I love them.