Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter Moose Favour

Winter in Canada would not be complete without including a great, big moose. So of course I had to make a winter themed moose favour. This cute fellow would be great for any huntsmen on your holiday gift list.

Note, when I say big, I mean big. This favour is a good 2.5 " taller than the mouse favour from my last post. He was made in the same style and can therefore hold a nice treat in his tummy.

Although he is adorable as is I thought a little holiday greeting would create the perfect  finishing touch. This would also work well with a simple "hello" or a birthday greeting.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy meadow, Crumb Cake - all SU
Sentiment die; Wonderful Wreath - SU
Misc.: white gel pen, rose/red chalk
Punches/dies needed as per below instructions.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Winter Mouse Favour

When I came up with the idea to make a cute little mouse treat wrapper I was rather excited to get started but for some reason he gave me a little trouble and just refused to look like the mouse image I had in my head. It took a bit of adjusting but he finally came out how I pictured him.

He is rather cute but still very masculine looking. I think he'll make the perfect treat for my teenage sons. I plan on filling him with a few homemade Christmas cookies tucked inside a clear bag.

To give you an idea what he looks like stuffed, h he is filled up with 2 peppermint patties.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Strawberry Blush, - all SU
Sentiment die: Wonderful Wreath - SU, Curvy Keepsake - SU
Misc.: black marker, white gel pen

Full punch list as per below instructions:

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Penguin Christmas Favour

I thought a few more Christmas favours would come in handy now for classroom gifts as well as  party and holiday treats. This time I focused on some frosty wintertime friends.

To start off this little collection of Curvy Keepsake treats is this handsome little penguin decked out in his winter attire.

As with all my Curvy Keepsake favours his tummy can hold various little treats such as peppermint patties, Tic Tacs or even a clear bag with a couple of homemade Christmas cookies.

He can also be finished with a Holiday greeting (or someone's name).

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections black, rest is old Bazzill
Ink: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, both SU
Sentiment die: Expressions Thinlits - SU
Misc.: white gel pen, black marker

Punches and dies needed for the treat holder/favour as per below instructions.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Curvy Keepsake Christmas lantern

I have been playing with the Curvy Keepsake die again and have come up with several really cute Christmas designs. Today's is not a favour/treat wrapper but rather a single layer, flat die/punch art design.

With the addition of a couple of other dies I turned the Curvy Keepsake into this cheery Christmas lantern.

Although my below instructions list the exact dies I sued, the lantern opening can really be cut using any oblong or oval die shape and achieve similar results.
And if you don't own the SU Bow builder punch, an actual ribbon bow will work just as well.

My card is standard A2 (4.25 x  5.5") in size. The white embossed background was cut to 4 x 5.25".
The interior of the lantern consists of a white piece of cardstock cut to fit the opening that was sponged in several shades of yellow to create the feeling of a warm candle light.

The finished lantern was attached with foam tape for a little added dimension. The sentiment was stamped onto scrap white cardstock, matted on black and fishtailed using a star punch. Finishing touches consist of a few random pieces of sequins for a bit of Holiday sparkle.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp: Christmas Sentiments - Club Scrap
Embossing folder: Scroll border - Darice
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Craft White, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy meadow - all SU, Tuxedo
       Black - Memento
Punch: large Star punch - SU (for lantern see instructions below)
Misc.: foam mounting tape/squares, gold sequins

Lantern instructions:

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Burnished Gold Blossom

As I did finish colouring this image, despite the gold embossing, I thought I'd share it as well.
As noted in my last post, I don't recommend anyone else trying this unless you have a very steady hand and are willing to risk your marker tip.
Instead I would recommend investing in some good quality metallic ink (now definitely on my wish list) and then clear embossing to get a similar finished look.

I really love the colours in this one as I tend  to lean more towards warm tones. This has a definite fall feeling to me.

I started by stamping both the leafy image and the lotus blossom onto scraps of white cardstock. Heat embossed the images in powder gold and then coloured with Copic markers. Both images were fussy cut and then glued to the brown die cut shape which was trimmed at the top to fit the card front.

The green mat was dry embossed with diagonal stripes and cut the width of my card base. The sentiment was stamped towards the right side in dark brown. The card background mat consists of a very golden pattern paper that was inked in brown along the edges. For finishing touches a gold organza ribbon bow and a few gold rhinestones were added.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections white, Bazzill brown and green
Patterned paper: MME "Reunion" 6 x 6 " paper pad
Stamp: Remarkable You, Tin of Cards - both SU
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso - SU
Alcohol markers: YR04, YR24, YR32, YR35, YG03, YG25, 0 - blender pen - Copis, Olive Green 
                             (lightest) - SU Blendabilities, 
Die: Apothecary Accents - SU
Embossing folder: Stylish Stripes - SU
Misc.: Gold organza ribbon, Gold rhinestones - both Crafts by Dollarama, powder gold embossing powder - the Stampers Edge

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