Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Boutique Projects

Hope you all were able to look at all the wonderful projects on the Royal Blog Tour last week!  I have been designing some of the projects I am going to be selling at the upcoming Holiday Boutique at the Fremont Middle School the first week of December.  I have to say, I won't be able to crack them out without my Big Shot!!!!!  I found a ton of retired holiday design paper; I guess it pays to be a "paper hoarder"!  I will making all of the items in different colors, below are my prototypes.  I also made 400 gift tags that I need to "bag and tag" and will post when that is done.  I have lots more to design and will post more when I'm done!  So what do you think???

This sample was made using the Candy Wrapper Die that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 10).  I found a great sample and tutorial on Kirsteen's blog (Click Here) and am able to make these fairly quickly.  After I die cut the wrapper, I then run the c/s through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (also from the Holiday Mini on page 26).  I put 4 Hershey Kisses inside, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Ribbon around the box, attached 2 starts, added a small pearl and here it is!

Stamps: Retired Happy Holidays saying
Inks: Bashful Blue
Papers: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Northern Flurry EF, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Snowflake Punch, Whisper White Ribbon, Pearl, Small Oval Punch, Mini-Glue Dot, Sticky Strip Hershey Kisses

Anyone remember when SU use to sell these glossy boxes?  Well I found 10 of them and thought they would work great with the set, A Cute Christmas, from the Holiday Mini (page 32).  The designer paper is also from the Holiday Mini, and it is called Candy Cane Christmas (page 33).

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Garden Green
Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DP
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Die Cut Boxes

Nugget Boxes - I die cut 75 of these babies yesterday in different colors using the Matchbox Bigz xl Die.  Again, so thankful that I have my Big Shot!  I still have to put them together, but am glad that is all I have do.

Stamps: So Many Scallops (retired)
Inks: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Retired DP (sorry, don't know the name of it.......)
Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox Die (page 208), Scallop & Circle Punches, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Pearl, Hershey Nuggets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Dimensional

This box was made using the Fancy Favor Die (page 208).  I'm still not sure if this is the look I want for this box and am still playing around with the design.  Here's what I used:

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Retired Designer Paper (I had a ton of this stuff!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Silver Tinsel Trim, Large Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip


Cheryl said...

I love the medallion stamp and your post it note holders are awesome. I would certainly buy one if I walked by and saw them. Looks very impressive and expensive.

Collette said...

I LOVE that medallion project the best - can't believe I don't use it more!