Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More open house projects

I thought I would show you a few more of my open house samples.
The first one is called a bag in a box. It is super easy to make, and makes a nice little gift bag. You could even make it a taller bag and put a bottle of wine in it to give as a gift.

Here are some paper pumpkins. I first stamped a sheet of cardstock, and then cut the cardstock into strips of paper. The leaves are hand cut and crimped with my paper crimper.

This is another gift card holder. The scallop punch is attached to a belly band that slips off the card.

A few posts back, I showed you a card and promised to show you the complete set once it was finished. This is a set of 4 mini note cards that all go inside this mini pizza box.

And last but not least, here is a pillow box made from acetate. I love this pillow box die. These would make great place setting favors for your holiday table. The key to making these with acetate is to use heavy acetate. Standard overhead projector sheets are too flimsy.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 10, 2008


The past few weeks I've been busy creating samples for my Open House I had this past Saturday. I thought you might like to see some close ups of a few of the items on display.
Here is a gift card holder made from the Top Note die. This is really pretty in person.

A Rudolph bag topper made from the Top Note die and his antlers are from the Scribbles Swirls die.

This is a Frosty bag topper made from the Top Note die. He is too adorable!

There is SO much you can do with that Top Note die! Those were just a few examples.

This is a peppermint patty tin, well actually a "nugget" tin, but I covered York Peppermint Pattys with the scallop punch and used the Deer Friends hostess set. It came out so cute!

I hope you liked the pictures. I have lots more to show you in the coming days, so be sure to check back soon!

My Open House

I had an Open House on Saturday. It was disappointing in the respect that I had no turn out based on the flyers I distributed throughout my neighborhood. But I consider it a great success because some of my friends came and we had so much fun stamping together. They were pretty much non-stampers/crafters, and it was so satisfying to me to see how happy they were when they made something pretty that they could actually use. And they did great with both projects, you never would have known they weren't stampers at all. One of my friends brought her 10 year old daughter and she kept right up with them and did great! Here are the 2 projects they made:
First, a birthday card

Then a Christmas gift tag

This is a picture of my main display for my open house on Saturday.

Overall, it was a great day and I learned alot from it. I'm so glad I decided to do it.

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