I wanted to share with you what I made to put on the table at Thanksgiving. Little bags of roasted peanuts made with the gift bag punch board. I used the gorgeous foil doilies for the turkey tail. I then used the retired Snow Friends framelit dies for the front of the body of the turkey, the hat which I trimmed a little to look more "pilgrim-y" and the feet. The 2-1/4" Starburst punch I used for the back of the body. The DSP is from the Merry Little Christmas DSP which I colored with Cajun Craze!
My card guts for my Thanksgiving cards:
All put together!!!
A fellow DOStamper Star, Mackenzie Fuchs designed this Thanksgiving card which I CASED (Copy and Share Everything). Isn't it just gorgeous? Thank you Mackenzie!!!
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This week for our challenge we have a Color My World challenge. These colors just SCREAM Christmas to me. I just couldn't get that out of my head probably because when I am crafting I am listening to Christmas music. Our local radio station started playing it November 1 and it is one of my many guilty pleasures. I just LOVE it!!! Instead of making a card this week I thought it would be fun to make a 3D item, hence the Santa Box Treat Holder. I even typed up a pdf for you!!!
Welcome back to this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We are having a Home Sweet Home challenge. I drew inspiration from the pumpkins on the pillows. I immediately turned to the Christmas catalog drooling over the Pick A Pumpkin bundle. Since I do not own that set (yet--will be ordered this weekend!!!) Isn't it great that Stampin' Up! offers these in a bundle to save you 10%?
I decided to CASE a project I saw on Pinterest. I know they are simple but I am keeping with the theme of Halloween treat holders on my blog. It is this cute little tootsie pop sucker holder. All you need to do is cut out 6 of the "pumpkins" from the oval and circle layering framelits, fold in half and glue. When you come to your last pair to adhere, slip in your tootsie pop. I then measured the "stick" or "stem" and cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock and glued this around the stem. I cut two punched leaves from the new leaf punch and adhered onto the stem. You could run these through an embossing folder or stamp some great images but I didn't really feel the necessity because basically a child is just going to rip this open. LOL
Easy peasy!!! I hope you are able to make some of this pumpkins for your pumpkins!!!!
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I know everyone is getting into the Halloween mood so this house is perfect for you. I don't know about you but I prefer "cutesy" to scary. Maybe because we live in a rural area and unless my husband is home with me at night I hear every noise and bump in the night. I was looking for a cute Halloween treat bag on Pinterest and found many templates but then I had a real "DUH" moment----use your Gift Bag Punch Board silly!!!! The "upstairs" I downsized from coloring pages to fit my bag. I made the medium sized bag and cut my cardstock 6 x 11. I have provided the template and punches on a pdf for you. The oval windows are made using Stampin' Up's retired oval punch. The smaller oval windows are the "legs" from the Cookie Cutter punch. The door is from Stampin' Up! retired Label punch. The small circle window is the 3/4" circle punch. Also, after you cut out the templates for the "upstairs" fold a piece of cardstock in half and place the top of the "upstairs" template on the fold line to get a front and back. Secure the upstairs to the bag with tear and tape. The ghosts are made with the wing of the retired bird punch. I also stamped Basic Gray with the Hardwood Stamp on the bag to look like wood siding. I sponged all the way around with Memento Black Ink. Don't forget to add your candy before securing the bag!!! You don't want to disappoint the kiddos!!!
Isn't this just the cutest little candy corn treat holder? I just love his face!!!
I thought I would make these for my grandchildren. They all love the candy corn mixed with peanuts. It tastes just like you are eating a Payday candy bar. Even the older two-Connor and Logan, like it. Speaking of which, we met them to take pictures for Homecoming. When did they become a freshman and junior and 6'3" and 6'4" respectively?!!!!
I even typed up a pdf for you which there are 2 parts.
Today for my Lazy Days of Summer blog post, I made a Sand Castle Treat Holder. I saw one in the Silhouette Store but I don't own a Silhouette (insert sad face). So, I got out scrap paper and pencil and drew one.
Here are the four pieces you need. You can cut out the "treat holder" out of kraft cardstock-which, by the way, is coming back in the new Christmas Catalog!!!! This only uses one sheet of Gold Glimmer Paper. I thought the Gold Glimmer Paper looked like golden sand.
The treat holder "box" you will need to cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 2-1/2" x 9 inches. Score on the short side 1/2" on both sides. On the long side, score at 2" on each end.
The little circular towers I used a 3/4" circle punch to cut them out. I also used the smallest oval of the layering ovals framelits to cut out the 3 windows. I just partially die cut these and finished cutting across with scissors. I used the second bigger one to cut the door. I placed vellum on the back for the window and door covering.
I traced my pattern on the back of the Gold Glimmer Paper and cut out. In fact, you can see some of my markings in the pics.
You will need to use either Tombow green glue or tear and tape to adhere the box together. SNAIL will not hold!!!! I used dimensionals on the front of template to adhere to the bigger piece to give it some dimension.
I didn't even use any stamps on this project!!!
I found this candy at the Dollar Tree!!! Perfect for this treat holder.
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Back for another Lazy Days of Summer post. I really like how this "card" turned out. I love the 3D feel it has to it. The only adjustment I would make next time is to make it longer. It does have a lot of fussy cutting but who cares. Cardmaking relaxes me and it is a lot cheaper than therapy (well, maybe *Ü*) The best part is -- it lays flat for shipping and fits into Stampin' Up! envelopes.
I stamped the sentiment on the back of the aquarium.
Again, I used the Seaside Shore. I "shore" am getting the use out of this stamp set!!!! LOL
I really like the patriotic colors in the above photo. In staying with the theme, I chose to make a paper lantern out of the window box thinlits. The first one I made I also cut Whisper White pieces to go on the lantern and it made it a little heavy. It would be great to be hung up but not sitting on a table.
This is the second one and I only made one window box "frame" for the bottom. I also didn't attach a second layer of cardstock. You could attach string to the top to hang it or just use as a table decoration.
These are the cute little battery operated tealights I found at Dollar Tree.