Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ringing In the New Year

Can you believe that the year is almost over, and soon we will be celebrating 2015?!! I'll admit, New Year's is not a huge crafting holiday....but, this is a cute decoration that is simple, but has the right holiday flare.


New Year's Top Hat Supplies:
This was really easy to put together. The most time consuming part was covering the form with the black paper. Adding die cuts and ribbons was a fun way to bling it up a bit. The Glitter Silk paper was perfect, because it added sparkle without the mess. A year tag was tucked into the hatband . This tag was crisp and clean, but you could easily make the tag over the top fancy, to keep as a memento. Each year, the tag could be exchanged to ring in the new.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays with Hampton Art

Penguins have a way of just making people smile - so of course I was thrilled to see this new addition to the Hampton Art family.  Pair him up with some of the new goodies from jillibean soup, and you are set for some fun!

Supplies for Happy Holidays
  • Hampton Art Stamp/Die Set SC0665
  • Hampton Art/Canvas Corp Stamp Set SC0663
  • Jillibean Soup 6 x 6 Holly Berry Borscht Paper Pad jb0394
  • Jillibean Soup Labels Holly Berry Borscht jb0390
  • Jillibean Mix the Media Diecut Vellum Stars jb0458
  • Jillibean Mix the Media Red Ephemera jb0436
  • Jillibean Soup Staples Record Your Numbers Patterned paper jb04000
  • May Arts Ribbon Mini PomPoms 419-16
  • May Arts Ribbon Burlap String SM-28
Step 1.  Mount patterened paper panel slightly smaller than card to the front of a 6" card base.
Step 2.  Stamp the Penguin and cut with matching die. Stamp again on patterned paper, and cut the hat and scarf to paper piece.
Step 3.   Hand cut the zig-zag paper to fit on card as shown.
Step 4.  Stamp sentiment on label from ephemera pack.
Step 5.  Add vellum star to burlap tag from the ephemera pack.
Step 6.  Use the embellishments from the ephemera pack and labels to finish card as shown.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

May Arts Ribbon - Creative Giftwrapping Blog Hop

So your presents are bought and now you need to figure out how to wrap them?  Not to fear, the May Arts Ribbonistas have been busy thinking of fun and creative ways to make a show of your gifts.  If you missed yesterday's lineup - please see the links at the bottom of the post.  And our Ribbon Lady is giving away a great prize on the May Arts Blog, so be sure to check it out!

I decided to make a cone and cover it it ribbon, so that it looks like a Christmas tree. The present fits nicely inside, and then it can be kept and used as an ornament.

After I made a cone from cardboard, I used Scor-Tape to add my ribbon.  Untie the ribbons at the bottom to get to the goodies!

May Arts Ribbons