Saturday, November 12, 2011

Easy, inexpensive Christmas Idea

I did these cocoa boxes from a file from this blog .  Shirley, the cut file creator generously relinked the cut file for everyone to download and the 3 x 6 box is perfect for the cocoa. I cut the box with my cricut and used My Favorite Things "Who's that Girl Gets Cozy with Cocoa" for the image (paper pieced) and sentiment. The paper is from a Martha Stewart Christmas pack that I got a few years ago. I had to fold back the sides of the cocoa packet where it was seamed but it fit and looked great. I used Prismacolor pencils for the mug and cocoa and a "snow writer" from Michael's for the marshmallows. It puffed up just like liquid applique!

Because the MS paper folded a bit wonky where the underside image had glitter, I did one using Stampin Up Real Red (cut and shaped like a dream) and striped paper from my stash for the mats, used the same image but a sentiment from House Mouse stamps (embossed with white embossing powder). Considering the cost of the paper, cocoa (94cents at WalMart), the candy cane, the peppermint squares and paper, I figured these cost less than $2.00

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fun Christmas Card

Creative Belli's had a challenge to use 1-2-3-4 items you already have and this card fits that to a "T". I loved this card but didn't have any of the same product so I used what I have! One Designer Paper, Two Trees, Three rows of snow, Four Snowflakes
Card Sentiment

DP from Crafter's Companion November 2010
Two Trees cut from Cricut "Bloom"
Three rows of snow cut from Cricut "Holiday Cakes"
Four snowflakes cut using Cuttlebug and Snowflake #2 die
My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Sending you a Little Christmas" Stamp set
Glistening Snow Writer smeared on rows of snow
Little Pearls in middle of Snowflakes
Prisma Color Pencils
Liquid Pearls Ruby Red for ornaments on tree
Scraps for paperpiecing
Liquid Applique for boots and hat