Elfing Around in the Snow

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In Maine we had a huge snowstorm.  Almost a foot of snow and my huge maple tree came crashing down in large chunks.! Two thirds of it fell, luckily it didn’t take down any power lines or crash through the rooftop. I tried stamping since I couldn’t go outside.  The constant checking on trees  made to hard to focus.

I was only able to complete one card. These have bee around for several years.  I originally wanted to make elf shoes that went around K-cups.  I thought it would make the cutest present.  The Top Note  die was too small. (I may have to try to draw something large enough.)

I decided to cut the top note pieces to make a card. Cut the top note from center to center the long way first. Each half will make one pair of elf shoes.  Next, take the long piece and cut that in half at the center point.  I used punches to cut the curves of the shoes.             image

I placed the 1″ circle punch on the outer edge and punched about 3/4 of a circle. I used the small oval punch for the top cuff of the boot- just enough to give it a slight curve. The gold pompons were punched with a small circle punch that has retired. I bet the large circles from the owl punch will work.  For the stockings, I cut 1″ strips of designer series paper.  The card base was embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder.

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Nail Polish French Fry Box

imageHi Stampers, welcome back to my creative spa. Today I am sharing a cute little birthday present gift wrapping idea.

My daughter bought her cousin some nail polish and cute socks.  I didn’t have any gift bags small enough except Christmas bags.  So, I went on Pinterest looking for cute packaging ideas for nail polish.  I found lots of things that said “Mistle-toe”,  but nothing for a birthday.  It came to me that nail polish might fit in a french fry box.

Not only did it the two bottle of nail polish fit, the socks are on the bottom of the package as well!  Bonus!

I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set,  the  Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, the French Fry Box Die, 2″ circle punch, and the 1/2″ circle punch. Indigo Island card stock and ink, last but not least Whisper White card stock. We placed everything inside a gusseted bag.  My daughter stamped a tag and punched it using the Merry Everything Bundle. Then, tied it all together with silver ribbon.

I think this would make a great present almost any time of year.  Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays or even as a pamper yourself gift!  The box could be decorated in many colors for the occasion.  The possibilities are endless.

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