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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Neighbor Gifts

Hi Crafty Friends! I was going through my pictures on my camera and realized I totally forgot to share some projects with you all! Oh the shame :). Well fear not, because here they are :).

Thong and I live in a town home community. We know only a small handful of our neighbors. But for the first time ever, I decided to make some neighbor presents! I just got some bags of candy, some clear bags, my sealer, and made little toppers for the candy. And wallah! I thought the results were super cute! 

These were super easy to make! I think I may try to make a variation of them every year now! The stamp
for the top of the packages was on clearance at Michael's. I loved it and my mom ended up getting it for me :). It's Tim Holtz. I know it's hard to tell in the pictures, but just behind the ornaments is a Santa Clause. Then I added Crystal Effects to the pine tree and added glitter onto it. There are so many fun elements to the image! I can use it over and over and come up with different results each time! Isn't Tim Holtz amazing! Before I got really into Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz was my first introduction to stamping. He has great products. I am really wanting to get my hands on some of his Big Shot dies!

Here are the products used:

Cardstock - Real Red, Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Figgy Pudding from BasicGrey
Stamps - Tim Holtz; Ornaments Stampin' Up!
Punches - Itty Bitty Flower, Scallop Trim border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border Stampin' Up!
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Old Olive Stampin' Up!
Adhesives - foam, Crystal Effects Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Soft Suede Polka-Dot grosgrain, Linen Thread Stampin' Up!; Red Organdy May Arts
Glitter and Bling - Rhinestone, Green Glitter Stampin' Up!

I also made little packages for people I work with of Swedish Fishes. My mom purchased 5 of the big bags from Costco, so we were able to make over 50 packages! And they turned out pretty cute, I think. So my mom, sister and sister-in-law all ended up with some too.

Here they are:

Do you like how you can see my little tree in the top right corner. I made these packages the same day I made the tree and ornament.

We kept them pretty simple. My mom and sister and I made them and it took about 2 hours to make them all once we got going. We added the little flower, pearl and glitter on the star after we had some already finished. They made it just a little more festive.

Here are the supplies:

Cardstock - Real Red Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Figgy Pudding from Stampin' Up!
Stamp - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Itty Bitty Flower, Designer Label Stampin' Up!
Glitter - yellow Stickles
Half Pearl - Stampin' Up!

Hope you all are staying crafty in this freezing weather! {a low of 2 degrees today! Brr! I so don't like the cold :(}

Have a good new year!

Oh, P.S. I fell asleep last night at 10:30! I haven't missed a New Year's since I was a little kid! I was pretty exhausted though. I didn't even get my glass of wine :). Maybe next year!


Judy Bagwell said...

Get gifts and super cute!