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It is that time of year again when Christmas suddenly looms closer and the shops are already selling decorations! (Even before the AFL Grand Final was done!) For those of us who are crafters we need to make the most of the warmer spring air and get down to making our Chrsitmas goodies. This stamp set – Home for the Holidays S1410 is perfect for this task. Home for the Holidays S1410 is available for $29 or for just $5 when you spend $75 this month only. When shopping online, just place your order of $75 or more and you will be prompted to add it to your order.
Do you do Kris Kringle in your workplace or in your family? In my other job we KK from Dec 1 until we break for Xmas and we are always looking for little goodies to make our KK smile for the day. Below are 4 such goodies that are well priced and easy to do thanks to the stamp set and the Cut Above kits.
Starting at the right I have popped 3 Lindt Chocolates into the Cut Above Holiday treat bag. Z2057 I stapled it up with our Mini stapler z2027(a new fab tool) , added some Ruby Red Chevroned Washi, z1933 and stamped a read Bauble from the stamp set using Cranberry. I also added some Topiary mini Chevron Ribbon. z1929 A few minutes and the task was done. I could easily knock up the whole 10 of these in no time and they look so Colourful!
Treat kits come with sticker to adhere to lollies, but these Lindt chocolates (divine) are round so while I have the stickers there I am thinking the rest of my stickers may be used to make fast simple cards. I could not find a nice flat round wrapped sweet for the bag so will repurpose the stickers.I am now enthused (non Halloween person here) to get the Halloween treat bags because I love the colours and think they will make nice party favours, or just become part of my door prize repertoire at workshops. I am sure to find some children who would want the ‘Halloween’ stickers and I have lovely labels I can add to the bags.
Next we have 2 cards. I love the lolly stamp, and am enjoying the colours in the Snowhaven Paper Collection x7188b. I first did a lolly border on the card on the right, added some paper then pieced and layered up the bear. I stamped it in Glacier twice and Red once. A piece of black cardstock seemed to support this the best on the paper. I used clear embossing powder Z2088 on the bear that I fussy cut and popped up.
This card gave me the idea for the second one…a simple lolly background. This could be repeated for any occasion, in any colour! I stamped the red ones and used the stamp carrier sheet to work out the spacing between them. I then stamped the Glacier ones. I did not manage to go straight…can you notice that? I finished it with Red Bakers Twine and the Dreaming, Believing, Wishing sentiment.
Finally I decided to have my first go ever at stamping on our My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags z1822. I am very pleased with the result. I stamped directly on the cloth with exclusive inks. Be sure to stick some scrap paper inside to prevent bleed through to the back! It is filled with Lindt goodies and finished off with the Bauble stamp and some bakers twine.
Natalie – Close To My Heart with Natalie
- Home for the Holidays S1410
- Cut Above Holiday treat bag. Z2057
- Mini stapler z2027
- Ruby Red Chevroned Washi, z1933
- Topiary mini Chevron Ribbon.z1929
- My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags z1822
- Exclusive Inks – Cranberry, Glacier, Slate, Black.