Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back today a quick gift card holder project for Christmas! If you are into all things glitter but don’t like the mess. I am going to show you how to use embossing powder over a piece of cardstock to give it that sparkly effect.

I started by punching a snowflake from mint green cardstock. I covered the snowflake completely with Clear Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad and applied Opalescent  Embossing Powder to the snowflake and set with the Heat Tool.

I inked a snowflake stamp from the Home for Christmas Clear Stamps with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of White Cardstock. I punched the snowflake out with a Circle Punch and applied adhesive to the center of the stamped snowflake and sprinkled Winter Frost Glitter onto the image and gently shook off the excess. 

I cut from patterned cardstock the following cardstock strips: 1 7/8″x2 1/2″, 1/2″x2 1/2″ and 1/8″x2 1/2″  and adhered all cardstock strips to the front of the Mini Bag.

I adhered the snowflake circle to the center of the larger snowflake, added sequins, a flat back pearl to the center of the snowflake and glued the larger snowflake to the bag. I folded the flap over and add a mini clothes pin to the top of the bag. This will keep the gift card safely in place until  it is ready to be given as a gift. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

    Canvas Corp: Farmhouse Snowflake Christmas Cards

    Hi everyone! Can you believe that Christmas right around the corner? I can’t! Today over on Canvas Corp’s blog I show how to created three Wintery Christmas cards with an assortment of cardstock, glimmer mist and glimmer glaze! For all the how to’s and more photos you can find the blog post HERE.

    For more inspiration be sure to stop by Canvas Corp’s blog daily. You can find their blog HERE. Also if you have any questions about these cards please let me know. Or if you would like to leave a comment that would be more than appreciated. 😊

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Snowflake Egg Carton

    Hi there! How was  everyone’s Christmas? I had a nice time. My son and daughter in law came in and we exchanged presents on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas Day we went to my mother in law’s at 10:00AM did the gift exchange with her and my step daughters and their husbands and then at 12:30 ran to my parents to do the same thing again plus we had dinner. As I said it was nice but after two days of nonstop “partying” I was ready to get back into my normal routine and get back to crafting.                
    Well, anyway, I wanted to share the second half of a project for a swap I was in. The first half of the swap I altered a paper bag and you can find that post HERE.

    I painted a six count egg carton that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby in Folk Art Faded Jade acrylic paint and sealed with Antique Mod Podge. I cut a snowflake patterned cardstock from the Prima Sweet Peppermint collection which I adhered to the top of the lid. Next I cut a Snowflake Rosette from Merry & Bright Collection and put together according to the direction. I added a gold circle, a small snowflake ornament, sequin and Dew Drop to the center of the snowflake diecut. 

    I adhered seam binding and ribbon above the “clasp” to dress it up.

     The inside I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the inside of the lid and the fun part…filling it with GOODIES!!!

    I added candy, handmade planner clips, bits and pieces of ribbons, buttons, etc. that my swap partner Lisa can eat while crafting. 😄

    I also added a Santa pen that I found at the Target Dollar Spot to the package. Isn’t it so adorable? As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
    Well, there you have it…my last post of 2016. For the 2017 year I have written down some goals of what I want to accomplish (fingers crossed) 😊. This past year was a very crazy, sad, topsy turvy year to say the least and my crafting mojo went on vacation. So here’s to a better and more creative 2017!  

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Noel Card

    Hi everyone! I am back with another quick Christmas card I created using the Lost and Found Christmas Collection from My Mind’s Eye. The card base is 3″x6″ and I cut a Scalloped Rectangle (from Spellbinders) out of gold glittered cardstock .

    I adhered a strip of patterned cardstock, along with a banner and a Noel sentiment I cut out from the collection.

    The miniature snowflake is actually an ornament that I cut the hanger off of it before adding to the banner. I finished it off with a sequin and a mini flatback pearl.
    If you have any questions about this card or products I used please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Snowflake Noel Card

    Hi everyone! I am back with another quick Christmas card. Like the last card I shared this past Monday I used the 6″x6″ Lost and Found Christmas Pad from My Mind’s Eye. I folded a piece of cardstock from the pad to create a 3″x6″ base for my card.

    I cut a diecut from the Scalloped Rectangle from Spellbinders, painted a wooden snowflake and once dry adhered all to the front of the card.

    I finished off the card with sequins and tiny flat back pearls. Very quick and easy! If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

    To Find the Perfect Tree Train Case

    Hi everyone! I am here to share my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team’s  Art with Heart project for this month using the bottom half of the Train Case diecut.

    I cut the bottom from mat board and covered it with Graphic 45’s cardstock from the Gilded Lily collection. I know it isn’t really Christmasy but I wanted more of a wintery/snowman feel for my project since my house is decorated more in those colors. Plus I thought the little girl with the tree was prefect because I can keep this out and enjoy it in the winter months ahead.

    The snowman I made from a 1″ and 1 1/2″ SmoothFoam balls. I gessoed and painted with an off white paint and once dry I put together and applied Antique Mod Podge and covered with glitter. I had baked “carrot noses” from Sculpey clay according to directions on the package. I adhered the nose and two dew drops to the snowman and added more glitter to the face. The “arms” are cut from wire which I rolled to make hands and then inserted on either side of the body and then added a little glue to secure.

    I filled the inside of the case with tissue paper, adhered the bottle brush trees to that and the snow girl image I printed from the internet. I fussy cut out and adhered to one of the trees and added the snowman. 

    The silver snowflake is an ornament that I had bought in a package of snowflakes and this one was deformed so instead of tossing it I decided to use as a back ground of sorts.

    I worked tulle in and around the decorations and edges the ends with the gesso and glitter.

    I finished off with snowflake sequins, paper flowers and thread. Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull’s blog and link up your Favorite Things creation and see what the rest of the inspiration team has created!

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Christmas Tree and Snowflake Matchboxes

    Hi everyone! It has been awhile since my last post but I have had my sinuses go crazy the last few weeks. When I take meds it pretty much leaves me with a medicine head and all I want to do it lay around and sleep…not good at all. 😦 I did have a nice thanksgiving and was able to get out and shop on Black Friday with a friend. I was out at 7ish in the morning and I must say there was hardly anyone out. So there was no dealing with crazy people and I got what I needed and was home by 11:30am. My type of shopping! 😀
    Well, I want to share two little matchboxes I created for a swap I was in over on Swap-bot. We had to decorate in a Christmas/Holiday theme and fill with Christmas goodies.

    I emptied two 32 count matchboxes and covered with cardstock. This one I had received the “tree” button in a previous swap. I clipped the loop off of the back of the button and after added Ric Rac, button, sequin and dew drop to the sleeve of the matchbox I adhered the tree to the top and then filled the drawer with goodies. Do you see the little gingerbread man ornament I included? 🙂

    The next matchbox I when with a wintery theme. The beaded snowflake is also from another pervious swap along with the glittery snowflake which I glued together. I added a little pearl dew drop to the top to finish off the snowflake. I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the computer, cut out and made a banner out of it. I glued a sequin and silver dew drop on top of the banner after adhering trim to the edges of the sleeve of the matchbox.

    I filled this one with mini jiggle bells, sequin trees, snowflake ornament, brads, dew drops, etc. You would be surprised at how much you can stuff in one of those little matchboxes. 

    I love altering these! All I do is gather up my scraps…which is a great way to use them up…and decorate. If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Robin’s Nest: Altered Snowflake Gift Card Box

    Hi everyone! I am here to share another quick Christmas project for the Robin’s Nest. I give a lot of gift cards as presents and it seems like I am either running out to buy a card holder boxes or my mom is always needing one. I try and stock up after Christmas when everything is half off but sometimes I can’t find those in the already picked over selection of Christmas items. I figured since I have this Bath and Body gift card box  why not alter it into something Christmasy/Winter that can be used for the season? 

    The more info on this project please go HERE.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating! 


    Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn’t selected I thought why not share.  🙂
    I started out with a folded 6″x6″ piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock.  

    I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! 🙂

    I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can’t remember what company…this is what happens when you start getting old…if I do I will update. 😉
    If you have any questions please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

    Old Time Farmhouse Christmas

    Hi everyone! Can you believe it is only 6 more months and Christmas will be here?!?! Yep, I said the “C” word and in July too. Eek! But I have found out if I don’t start creating some of the things now for Christmas most of the time it won’t get finished since I am so busy with family get togethers, shopping, wrapping presents,etc. and that makes for one insane and crazy gal meaning me. 
    So I am here to share a 300 count matchbox I altered using the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel and cardstock from Canvas Corp. The panel I received is an assortment of different old time country farm images. I chose the sled image since it was the perfect size for the top of the matchbox. I spritzed some Tattered Angels Crushed Shells glimmer mist into a bowl and added a couple drops of water to it. Mixed and then painted the sled and once dry I fussy cut out.

    Next I used the following cardstock: Tan and Ivory French Script and Lime Green and White Ribbon Stripe to cover the outside and inside of the matchbox.

    I added ivory colors trim to both ends, along with buttons, flat back pearls and sequins.

    The silver snowflake ornament I bought in a pack but found out when I got home one of the ends of it was cut off. Instead of throwing it away I was able to still use it by covering up the damaged end with the sled and other decorative pieces of thread, tulle, paper holly leaves and such.
    The holly leaves I used the Holly and Berries #6 diecut and cut from Lime Green and White Dot Reverse cardstock which I inked and shaped before adhering to the corner of the sled along with another mini snowflake ornament. I also used the Flocked Ivory Damask on White paper for the banner and I wrapped around the center of the matchbox to add a touch old time vintage charm.
    There you have it one project finished and ready for Christmas. 🙂 Be sure to stop back by my blog Friday because I will be sharing what I did with the other half of the Farmhouse Christmas Fabric Panel I received. 😉 Also if you have any questions please let me know.
    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!