This is really, really late, but I have been overcome with computer problems since the first of the year, and before that, well, Christmas busyness overtook me! So, better late than never, I am posting our Play Day Projects for December, 2009, and hopefully will get caught up with blogging some of my other projects as well!
Our first project uses the pillow box die with the Big Shot. The box was cut from Kraft cardstock, stamped with the snowflake stamp from the BERRY CHRISTMAS stamp set (Holiday Mini Catalog). The tag was made from the Embosslits MERRY and Sizzlits MERRY DETAILS (both from the Holiday Mini Catalog). Trees were cut out with Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Always Artichoke cardstock, and Christmas was stamped onto Kraft cardstock with Always Artichoke ink, cut out and adhered to the tag. The Christmas stamp comes from TEENY TINY WISHES. Soft Suede ribbon was tied around the box, and the tag was tied to the ribbon with Linen Thread. Inside the box was a couple of small pieces of candy.
This project was a gift card holder. We used stamps from the Hostess Level Two set CHRISTMAS PUNCH. The tag was colored with markers (Old Olive and Real Red), stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, and then punched out with an oval punch, and mounted onto Real Red cardstock that was punched with the oval scallop punch. It is attached with dimensionals. The scallop edge punch was used with Real Red cardstock to decorate the front edge, and the gift card holder is held shut with velcro fastener. We tied Real Red grograin ribbon to the top.
This little candy holder was made with the Two Tag Die and Big Shot. We cut two tags and glued them together, used a Crop-a-dile to add Jumbo Eyelets to the top, and decorated the front with Real Red Cardstock and Christmas Cocoa DS paper. We stamped the snowflake from SEASON OF JOY stamp set in Soft Suede, punched it out with the 1-1/4 inch circle punch, mounted it on Real Red cardstock punched out with the 1-3/8 inch circle punch, and then mounted those on a Soft Suede circle scallop punch that was punched with a paper piercer and mat pack. Some candy kisses were put inside a small cello bag, then we threaded a piece of Real Red striped 1/2 inch grograin ribbon through the eyelets to hold it all in place. Here is a side view picture:
Our fourth project is a card using Season of Friendship stamp set. The tree was stamped with Chocolate Chip, the snowflakes were stamped in Brocade Blue, and stamped off to give depth. Bird is Real Red, cut out and mounted with a dimensional. Whisper White was torn and sponged with Brocade Blue to look like snowdrifts. This was mounted to Real Red cardstock, and attached to the Brocade Blue card with dimensionals.
Thanks for looking!
Happy stampin and scrappin, Linda