Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Falling Snow

I always have the desire to make an amazing holiday card and this year I had an excuse! I joined a swap group...sometimes having that deadline forces me to be creative. Love the excuse!
I varied a few of the items in the process of designing this card as is my usual ADD crafting process...so you will notice not all my snowflakes are the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. The Designer Series Paper I used is actually the last couple sheets of a retired pack, use any set that is has the coordinating Riding Hood Red paper, Stampin' Up makes this soo easy to coordinate the papers and card stocks.

Happy Crafting!

As for the supplies:
     Four the Holidays 116921
     Serene Snowflakes 115438
     Riding Hood Red 111836
     Versa Mark 102283
Card Stock
     Crumb Cake 120953 (previously Kraft)
     Riding Hood Red 111348 (the texture CS would look amazing too!)
     Baja Breeze 111352
     Naturals Ivory 101849
     Mini Jingle Bells 124116
     3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon 125637
     Crochet Trim "Victoria" 5/8" 118481
     Linen Thread 104199
     Basic Rhinestones 119246
Punches/Die Cuts
     Jewelry Tag 117190
     Northern Frost (Sizzlit Strip) 120901

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winning Halloween

When the request was made that I make the prizes for the big Halloween Party I knew I had to make it fun. This was a blast! These fun 1st place ribbons were fast and easy after making 8 I figured had the process down! This treat bag is so simple with a little pop of pompom at the top. I've shown you mine now show me yours! link your version in a comment!

1st Place Ribbon
2" strip of fabric for ruffle
1/8 yard netting
1/8 yard fabric for center
1/8 yard black canvas for back
1/8 yard fusible fleece
scrap of fleece or felt for #
3 - ribbons 17" long
Aleene's Fabric Fusion
Iron fusible fleece to wrong side of  "center" fabric. Cut center and back fabric with Sizzix Circles, Scallop #2. Cut circle out of 2 layers of netting 1/2" wider then scallop circle. Pin netting to back of front center scallop, hand pleat and pin ruffle around outer edge (imperfect pleats give more personality! just go with it). Fold ribbons in half and pin behind ruffled edge (space ribbons to show each layer of ribbon). Sew a around edge of scallop to secure ruffles and ribbon to center front. Adhere back scallop to ribbon with Aleene's Fabric Fusion, let dry. You may choose to add a pin back so the ribbon can be worn.

Treat Bags
2 - 9"x22" cotton fabric(1 outer, 1 lining)
3/4 yard pom pom trim 
ribbon ties
Fold fabric in half long wise and sew both sides, leave a 2 1/2" open on one side of lining. Sew pom pom trim to top edge of outer fabric with pom pom points towards bottom of sack. Turn sack outside right side out and pull lining over and pin at seams to line up. Sew along edge sewing lining to outer fabric (I followed the trim seam so I didn't loose any of my little pom pom puffs). Turn bag right side out through the opening in lining. Sew lining closed and add a seam around bag opening edge 1" from top of bag. Fill with treats and tie with a ribbon.