Monday, 5 December 2011

Crafting for Christmas

At Craft Club last week it was time to fill up a treat holder with chocolate, though I'm sure it will need a refill or two before it gets on to the tree!

We used the Petal Cone Die with the Big Shot die cutting machine to create a treat holder to hang on the tree. The cone was left open but it can be closed to stop prying eyes or to keep your choccies safe! The concertina flower is an effective base for the stamped wording.

The folded star decoration was so simple but really effective and was designed by the talented US demonstrator Dawn Olchefske. She has kindly shared a video of how to make these on her blog. I will be making a giant one of these to hang up in my office!

The card is a simple design using a very popular stamp set called Seasons of Joy.


Card and Ink:
Chocolate Chip
Real Red
Wild Wasabi
Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper:
Holly Berry Bouquet

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Dies/Embossing Folders:
Scallop Square Die
Perfect Polka Dots
Petal Cone Die

Stamp Set:
Seasons of Joy

Brights Buttons
Linen Thread
Chantilly Crochet Trim
Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for looking!

Charity Craft Event Nov 2011

I recently held two classes at a charity event held in a local church. I met some lovely ladies again this year and we had fun making a mini scrapbook in the morning class and tags and treats in the afternoon. The event raised in the region of £430 which will be sent to help children in need in South Africa.

The mini scrapbook was taken from a design by Becki Roberts, a talented SU demonstrator in the US. The book itself was make from one sheet of 12" x 12" old olive card which was scored and folded to make a book with pockets to hold tags. It makes an ideal gift and an easy way to display photos of a family Christmas or indeed any event like a holiday in different colours.

The 3 pillow boxes were made with the assistance of the great Big Shot die cutting machine, which enables quick and easy cutting and embossing. They were stacked and tied with ribbon and a tag added. Fill with chocolates or any small gifts!

The chocolate treat bag was again made with the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and added as a great topper. The gift tags were stamped with the Tags til Christmas set, with the wreath from the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the gift card holder was made using the top note die and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

All the items (apart from the stripe ribbon and gold elastic cord) to make these goodies are available from the catalogue, the link to browse is on your right! Have a flick through and simply e-mail me to place an order.

Card Stock and Ink:
Real Red
Old Olive
Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets:
Welcome Christmas
Tags til Christmas
Seasons of Joy
Big Shot die cutting machine
Big Shot Dies/Embossing Folders:
Top Note Die
Scallop Circle Die
Pillow Box Die
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!
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