Saturday, November 30, 2013

Selling my Christmas crafts!!!

I have been a crafting maniac trying to prepare for a fair at work on Wednesday.
And yes, my mom will also be at the vendor fair selling her handmade scarves!!!  Come by and see us!!!

I've determined that I am officially OBSESSED with snowmen!  I think it's my best friend, Cynthia's fault.  She LOVES anything with a snowman and I think she started my quest to make snowmen.
These are all GREAT stocking stuffers for Christmas!!!

Here's the first craft. These are Hershey chocolate bars with fleece hats that have a jingle bell on  them.  I did them last year in this blog post.
 I made a TON of them.  And I am selling them for $2.00 a piece.
 Then, I made these cute tealight snowmen.  I don't know if you can tell that the light is on in this picture.
 Here they are without a flash, cute, eh? I also made these last year in this blog post.  I just changed it up a bit this year.
 I made another basketful of these, done!  These I'm selling for $3 each or 2 for $5.00.
 Then, I made these ADORABLE snowman that have 3 peppermint patties inside them.
 Here is one close up.  These I'm selling for $1.00 each
 And this is the side view.  See the patties?
I'm still trying to finish up my gift card holders and wine cards that hang on a bottle that you can sign.  
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spinning Trap Door Card tutorial

I bought the Sweet Treat Cups, and could never figure out what to use them for.
I watched a training video on how to make this card and wanted to try it out.  Here is the card I made my niece for her 12th birthday.
 You start with a 5-1/2" by 8-1/2" piece of cardstock, score it at 4-1/4" and then cut a slit at 3-3/4" starting at the 1/2" mark until 5", leaving a 1/2" on each side.
Then, cut out 2 circles that are 4-3/4" wide.  Fold it in half both ways to determine where the center of the circle is.
 Then, lay the folded circle on top of the other one and use a Paper Piercer and poke it through the center of the circle.
 Tah Dah! A way to find the center of the circle!
Gently mark the center of the card with a pencil, and then using the 1-3/4" punch, line up the center of the punch with the pencil mark, push the punch up to as far as you can and punch the circle out.
 Slip in the Sweet Treat Cup into the hole you just punched and use the Paper Piercer to make a hole right above the rim of the cup.
 Remove the cup and slip in the circle into the slit and line up the holes in the circle and the hole you made in the card.
 Insert a small silver brad into the holes and spread the legs on the reverse side.
 Then slip the 1-3/4" punch into the card and punch out a circle on the circle paper.
Slip in the Sweet Treat Cup between the card front and the circle. DO NOT REMOVE THE ADHESIVE on the Sweet Treat Cup.
 Cut out another piece of cardstock measuring 4-1/8" by 5-3/8" , gently mark the center of the cardstock with a pencil, use the 1-3/4" punch, lining up the center of the punch, push the punch up to as far as you can and punch the circle out.
Place adhesive across the top of the extra cardstock and on both bottom corners.
 Flip the cardstock with adhesive over and lay it on the card.
 Fold your card on the first score mark you made, and fill up the cup with your goodies.
 And turn the circle until it blocks the back side of the hole.
 Here it is complete and ready for a caption to be stamped on the top of the circle.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Holiday treats at work!

Every year I help with planning an children's activity at our Halloween Ho-ho at work and the last few years we have decorated plain sugar cookies and/or cupcakes with frosting and some random candies.

It's always a lot of fun because my mom and nieces help out with the table and then help pass out candies to the kids.  I also emcee the costume contest and it's such a blast seeing all the different costumes every year.

Last year I wanted to do something different, so off to Pinterest I went and got inspired to make these:
We used a chocolate doughnut, pretzels, candy eyes and M & M's.
This year I found owl\ cupcakes on Pinterest using Oreo cookies, M & M's and we used candy corn instead of an M & M for the beak.
 As Dolly and I were shopping for the supplies, we saw this picture on a magazine at checkout, so we decided to print this picture out to inspire the kids to create whatever their heart desired.  I'm sad I didn't take any pictures of their creations!
Now I have to think of a good one for the Children's Holiday Ho-ho...hmmm.  I think I'm going back to Pinterest...
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