Friday, July 3, 2015

Christmas In July - Festival of Tress Gift Box

Welcome to my new series - Christmas in July!  I will be focusing all month long on Christmas, creating cards, gift boxes & bags, tags and more all during the month of July. Since Christmas 2015 falls on a Friday this year, I will be posting this new series on Friday afternoons.

To kick off my first Christmas in July post, here is my first project - my Festival of Trees Gift Box. You can download the printable tutorial here for complete assembly instructions.

This fun little gift box will hold a small gift - such as a small piece of jewelry or a sweet treat. Create a cute little handmade stocking-stuffer that your loved one will adore.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Mustang Monday - Delightful Dijon

Welcome back to another Mustang Monday featuring our 2015 - 2017 In-Colors.  Today's final color is Delightful Dijon. But, before we look at it, I want to show you the Mustangs I finally found for some of our In-Colors that were previously left out - without further ado, here is Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe.

And now I present Delightful Dijon.... 
Wouldn't it be delightful to take quick spin in this pretty car?

Once again, I created a color comparison chart, this time using a solid star stamp. Nothing better than pretty yellow twinkling stars... don't you think?

I really enjoyed playing with Delightful Dijon last evening... I have several cute projects to share. I do love how Delightful Dijon stands out when paired with Basic Black cardstock or Memento Black ink.  As well, I added the beautiful Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon.  I also created a mini candy holder that's just so darling...

The holder was a cinch to make - it required only four folds and zero adhesive (minus the embellishment) For the scalloped circle, I just used fuse to attach the Dotted Lace Trim to the back side in a ruffled manner and attached the whole thing with dimensionals to the front of the holder.
(I have decided to make a quick little video showing how to make the cute little treat holder - look for it sometime after the 1st on my blog)

The following three cards are swaps that I received at my meeting in June. I will include the creator's name in the photo captions. All three are created using the "You've Got This" stamp set. Aren't they just lovely!

Swap Card created by Sherri Price 
Swap Card created by Wilma Henggeler 
Swap Card created by Diana Ball-Seitz

Thanks for taking a look at my blog today. I hope you have some time to play with the new in-colors - and I 'd love to see what you make. Leave me a comment and let me know which one of the cards/projects above you liked most.

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