Thursday, December 23, 2010

Teacher Gift...

Well once again I am slow in posting. This holiday season has just been crazy busy. I get done what I can, but it's never enough. :) I am sure you ALL know how that goes!!!! Anyway...this is my daughter's last year of preschool. She starts KINDERGARTEN next year!!! (Yeah...really don't want to talk about that.) Anyway...in her class there she has her teacher and two helpers. So of course I had to make them each something for Christmas. First of all let me show you their gift all packaged up...
It is an assortment of some hot chocolate stuff, an ornament, a tin of tags, and a gift card for the teacher. (The helpers got everything but the gift card.) I want to show you this tin of tags cause I'm kinda in love. :) ) Here is the front of the tin...
HOW CUTE! :) I actually embossed RIGHT onto the tin! I stamped the snowflakes from "Serene Snowflake" set in VersaMark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. So it's just a pretty shimmer on the tin. (And by the way...the tins that I used are for sale on the Clearance Rack here... http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?email=ashleyann423%40gmail.com&phone=801.404.1394 ) Here is a bit of a close-up...HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT??!!! For the ornament on the front, I also embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so it shimmered. Then I just colored in the "joy" with my Chocolate Chip marker and added a pearl for the "O". Used my Top Note die and my Big Shot to finish off the cover. Here are all three of the tins...

Then when you open it up, this is what you see...
The tags are the same as the cover, just used different papers. (They are all from the Jolly Holiday paper pack.) Here are some of the tags out....
I used the Jumbo Eyelets in the corner, with some retired Rope Twine stuff from last year. (LOVE that stuff!!!!) Each tin had 4 tags in it. I LOVE how they turned out and hope they did too!!!!
I know it's a bit late for you to use these as teacher gifts for this year. BUT....I am sure some of you still have wrapping to do (like me!!!!) and maybe it will help with your gifts. :) Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

December Club Projects...

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. Geez! Welcome to the holiday season, I guess! :) We have had some fun family events at our house lately (good things! :) ), so it's been hectic. A good hectic though. :)

Today I am FINALLY showing you my December club projects! First up is the card we made...


I used the set, "A Cute Christmas" and then Candy Cane Designer Series Paper. (Unfortunately this is all sold out now, but there are other fun holiday papers available!!! :) ) Those fun Big Designer Buttons are awesome also! Ok...then if you look real close at the ornaments...you will see a fun surprise. I used the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, the Illuminate Top Coat. You just paint it on a bit like nail polish and it gives a fun shimmer. Here is a close-up and hopefully you can see it better...

I painted it on white parts of the ornament and then also over some of the parts of the ornament that I colored. The colors of this card are Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, and Blushing Bride.

We also made a fun candy holder. Here it is...
And then when you pull the bow (no need to untie it, just pull it out), out pops the candy (sorry for the different photo background. I forgot to originally take a pic of this opened and went back to do it real quick.) ...
Super fun, huh?! We used that fun Christmas roller (can NOT remember the name for the life of me right now) and the Contempo Christmas stamp set. The colors for this are Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!