Sep 22, 2012

A Christmas Keepsake

A Christmas Keepsake
Instructions written by: Brenda Anderson
Supplies Needed:
Stamp set: Candlelight Christmas
Framelits: Candlelight Christmas Framelits
Inks: Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas
Die: Rosette OR Scalloped edge punch and Simply Scored
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Large Pearls, quick dry glue,
Silicone Craft Mat, Low temp Glue gun and glue sticks, linen thread, 1/8 circle punch, large scallop punch.
You will need to stamp 20 ornaments in Lucky Limeade and 20 ornaments in Real Red. Looking at the sample you will be able to determine which ornament to stamp. Once you have those stamped (that should take 10 minutes), then die cut them (that should take 10 minutes).
Once that is done fold 15 of each in half, the stamped side faces the inside. Then you will start assembling each section. You will glue 3 of each ornament back to back to create a 3-D ornament using the quick dry glue. Then using 1 of the 5 flat ornaments glue in place on the back stamped side facing you. Repeat 4 more times. Set these aside. Repeat the same process using the red ornaments. Set aside.
* If you are making these for gifts I would do all the prep work prior to assembling .
The tulle tuffs are created by cutting 3 scallop sections. In other words count 3 bumps and cut. Place a small dab of low temp glue in the center, fold over and twist. Holding the tuff together trim the top on an angle. Make 5 for each ornament. For the rosette in the middle cut 2 strips of Candlelight Christmas DSP 1 inch wide. Then using your big shot pick either the scallop edge or the pinking edge and cut. Attach the pieces using quick dry glue and set aside.
Lets assemble this: Using our silicone mat put a half dollar size of glue spread into a circle. Lay your lucky limeade ornaments into the glue shaping your ornament. Next add glue between the sections and lay your tuffs into the glue. Next add more glue and add the red ornaments in between. Refer to photo if needed. Now to add the rosette I folded it together holding it in my hand. Added a strip of low temp glue on my mat and set it into the glue still holding it together. Count to 10 and lift. Forming your rosette should be easier with the glue holding it together. Connect and add glue in the center place rosette into it and hold count to 25. Add more glue and place your vintage button and set pearl in the middle. Let dry for 2 minutes. Punch a hole at the top and add linen thread to hang. Cover your glue spot on the back using the large scallop punch. I hope these help.

Sep 12, 2012

Great Gift Tags

Hello everyone,
I am not good blogging everyday, sorry. Here is a quick project that doesn't take a whole lot of time.
In person these are stunning. Here's what I used
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Coredinations Early Espresso
Stamp Set: Snow Flake Soiree
Ink: Early Espresso
Punches: XL Oval Punch, 1/2 inch Circle
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Tulle, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Embossing Folder: Lacey Brocade
Die: Top Note
I would stamp each snow flake then stamp on scrap first then on my tag for a subtle look. The word Believe was stamped full strength.
Thanks for stopping.