Sweet Last Minute Gifts!

Hi friends, today I am going to share a quick inexpensive gift to make!

I love little gifts like these cute lip balms because they are useful and show someone that you are thinking of them during the holiday season. I don’t know about you but I can always use an extra lip balm this time of year! Watch the video so see how I made these!

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Supplies:

  • Peg Stamp Set Country Christmas
  • Peg Stamp Set Snowstorm
  • Unmounted stamp set Winter Wishes
  • Cardstock in various colors
  • Pigment ink pads (Versafine Clair)
  • Double sided tape
  • Hot Glue
  • Mini tinsel garland
  • Christmas embellishments, bells, google eyes
  • Lip balm
  • Lip balm clear holder (Or purchase a lip balm and save the clear packaging.
  • Basic shape dies or templates
  • Red embossing powder

Directions for lip balm purse: Cut an oval from cardstock large enough to wrap around the lip balm like a taco. Stamp a sentiment on one end. Apply double sided tape down the center to hold the lip balm. Apply double-sided tape near one end. Glue a piece of garland under the tape to make a handle and flof the cardstock in half to seal it. Decorate the outside of the purse with embellishments and sentiment.

Directions for Rectangle lip balm holder: Cut a rectangle of red cardstock 3 ¼ x4 ¼” and a green rectangle 3”x4”. Score the red cardstock 1 ¾” from each end and fold ends up. Score the green 1 ½” from each end and cut a slit between the score marks 1” from each edge. Slide capstick in the slot make in the green cardstock. Place double sided tape on each end of the green card and secure inside the red cover. Punch holes at the corners and add string, ribbon or twine if desired. Decorate front of cover.

Directions for deer lip balm ornament: Cut arch shape from wood grain paper and white cardstock. Cut a hole the size of chapstick packaging on wood grain side. If desired cut a pull tap on the white piece. Stamp antlers in brown at the tip of the hole on wood grain side. Stamp Sentiment in red and heat emboss. Flip over wood grain piece and add double-sided tape all over the back. Add a loop of ribbon the top. Place chapstick in clear packaging inside and press on the white cardstock. Glue google eyes, red pom-pom nose and ears to a brown oval or heart and glue on chapstick. Add a scrap of gold tinsel and a gold jingle bell.

Happy holiday crafting!

Did you know you could make an ornament with this?

Hi friends! When I designed the Let it Snow stamp set for Rubber Stamp Tapestry I knew that I wanted to be able to more with it than just snow globes, that’s why I drew ornament hangers along with the other elements in the set. A viewer who purchased the stamp set asked me if I could show her how to make an ornament so today I’ll do just that!

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Watch the video to see how easy it is! As always substitute stamps you have if you don’t have what I am using. I also have some fun tips for heat embossing!

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Supplies:

Another fun idea would be to use the globe as a frame and put a photo behind it for a photo card. I love stamps that do double duty and coming up with ideas to use with my older stuff. I hope you give some of these ideas a try and til next time happy crafting!

Make this gift! Wine Cork Key Chains!

Hi friends! This craft will help you use up some wine corks and random beads and you will end up with a beautiful sparkly bauble that you can tie to a present, hang from the tree or use as a key chain!

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It’s really easy and inexpensive. Watch the video to see how!

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Supplies from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:

Other Supplies:

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Directions:

  1. remove printing from a rubber wine cork with nail polish remover or by sanding.
  2. Stamp on a design and color it if desired,
  3. Insert eye pins to each end and put a key ring on the top.
  4. Cut 4 strands of tiger tail beading wire about 8″ long and place though bottom eye ring. Slide on a large hole bead to corral all the wires.
  5. Select a wire and string on beads ending with a seed bead and add a crimp bead to secure. Check to make sure the crimp is secure and trim the wire. Repeat for the remaining wires.
  6. Tie a ribbon o the key ring for a festive look! Seal the ends of the ribbon with fray-check or clear glue.

Do you have any quick gift ideas that are easy and fun to make? Let us know in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

Exploding Box Ornament!

I am so into making ornaments this year, maybe because I am going to be in a craft fair in one week and I am desperate to make stuff to sell LOL! Or, prehaps just because it is fun;) Every year I make some sort of photo ornament for my folks and that is just what I thought of when I designed my Exploding box SVG kit:

By punching a hole in the lid and box bottom I was able to run a folded length of seam  binding through he hole and make an ornament.

Best of all it only took minutes to make since I cut the SVG file with my Cricut. I decorated it with papers from K&Co (double-sided paper is perfect for this because you see both sides!) and stamps from About Art Accents.

Here is what the exploding box looked like before I decorated it:

You can buy the SVG/printable kit here. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!