Saturday, November 25, 2017

Staircase Z-Fold Christmas Card

Happy Crafty Saturday!  I set a personal goal to TRY each of the "Fancy Fold Cards" on our recent blog hops.  Today I made my first Z-Fold card using this tutorial on Amanda's blog.  I fell in love with her card - so pretty in red and white and I loved her window, but I had to get creative since I don't have a window die cut yet (on my wishlist!)  

For the garland, I cut out one of the border strips from the "Deck the Halls" digi paper pack HERE.  And for the window scene, I used the "Sweet Deer" HERE and the trees are from "Gingerbread Scene" HERE.  For both sentiments, I just typed them out in dark red.  :)

I went over select petals of the poinsettia with a red sparkly gellyroll pen, select holly leaves with a green sparkly gellyroll pen and the flower centers with a gold sparkly pen.  The last photo shows an up-close view of the sparkle.  :)

*Note to self:  Pay attention to Amanda's note about the staircase triangle BEFORE you start cutting your slats!  I had my triangle going the long way and didn't realize it until I had all my slats glued onto the stair base :(  Had to rip them off and start over with the other triangle.

Thanks for visiting! *Ü*

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Crackers - Treat Box

This is my 2nd project on the Fancy Fold Blog hop, I made a Christmas Cracker box.  For the tag, (sorry it's a bit blurry) I used the new Scallop Circle Sentiments.     

 I got 4 of these mini candybars inside this li'l gift box :)  SWEET!
I have to apologize to my teammies as when I first posted this at TCP and FB, I mentioned that I used my Envelope Punch Board for this.... but I had quickly forgotten that I had not. I searched for Envelope Punch Board tutorials for treat boxes and this other one tutorial came up and I followed it. I was having so much fun making it that I didn't even realize I wasn't using the punch board at all! LOL. Which in hindsight would have made it so much quicker to make!! So, I found a very similar tutorial that actually uses the Envelope Punch Board HERE and I made quite a few more following that tutorial. I made one for each guest at our Thanksgiving table this year....

Thanks for visiting! :) 

Pop Up Book Card

My first project for our Fancy Fold Blog Hop is a Pop Up Book Card using this month's Featured Set, Reindeer Carols (FREE to those who link up using any "Imagine That Digistamp") for the front, and I used a sentiment from White Christmas on the inside.

 This looks like a regular square card, but the surprise is on the inside...

Inside pops up like a book!

digi sets used....

for more inspiration, hop on over to The Creative Playground to start this hop!

Fancy Fold Blog Hop with Imagine That Digistamp

Hello hoppers!!  I hope you're here via our blog hop, but if you found me aside from that than I invite you to start at the beginning and join my teammies on a Fancy Fold Blog Hop today!  I have provided the whole hop list at the end of my post *Ü*

I started the hop with a pop out book card & a Christmas cracker treat box over at The Creative Playground.  Now I'd like to share some fun li'l treat bags with you as well as a Tutorial & Free Downloads to make the Christmas set...

I saw these similar (Hershey) Nugget Wrapper Treat Bags on Pinterest last week and thought they'd be so easy and quick to make up using my own digis and papers.  I also made them to print onto the Avery Address Labels 5160 so it's as simple as printing, peeling and sticking around the nuggets!

Nugget Wrapper Tutorial

  • Nugget Wrappers (download here)
  • Nugget Toppers (download here)
  • Avery Address Labels 5160 (or compatible) for the quick & easy way ... OR if you don't already have those, you can print them onto cardstock and cut them out and use tape to adhere
  • Cardstock in coordinating color for the tray, 5.75"x 2.5"
  • White Cardstock for the topper, 8.5x11"
  • Pretzel cello bags
  • Bag of Hershey Nuggets candies
  • Baker's Twine, or ribbon, raffia, etc. enough to tie
  • Hole Punch

  1. Print Nugget Wrappers onto Avery 5160 labels (or white lightweight cardstock) There will be 5 sets of 6 on a sheet (so you can make 5 treat bags with one sheet!)  Wrap 6 nuggets with one each of the 6 designs of labels
  2.  With your coordinating cardstock cut to 5.75"x 2.5", score the two long sides at 1/2" and fold in.  Add your nuggets to the tray and slide tray & nuggets into the pretzel bag.
  3. Print Toppers onto white cardstock, cut apart.  Score & fold in half at 2.5"
  4. Fold the top of pretzel bag over and slip the Topper over excess bag.  Punch 2 small holes near bottom of Topper & run twine through the holes and tie small bow.

Now on to the rest of our BLOG HOP!!

                         Kris ------ You are here