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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snowman Gift Tag and Card

     It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. 2010 meant a few changes for me - I started this blog to document my adventures in card making and other crafts.  I also bought my first Papertrey Ink stamps, dies and paper and have been completely smitten with all the creativity of the design team and the loyal followers of PTI.  It's really been fun sharing all of the techniques, ideas and inspiration for cards and projects. Hopefully in 2011 I will be able to try a few more challenges and blog hops.

     Today I have one last set of projects to share from this year's Christmas celebrations.  I wanted to try my new Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink and I had seen a number of Christmas gifts for Snowman Soup, so I combined  those ideas and came up with a card, tag and a mason jar filled with Snowman Soup (hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and milk chocolate chips). I added a snowman mug I found on sale at Michael's and packaged it all in a store bought gift bag (with a snowman image of course!!)

     The Friendship Jar was cut using the co-coordinating die and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The snowman from the Holiday Fillers was also stamped with this ink so that  copic markers could be used for colouring. The little tag was stamped from one of the topper images and then hand cut so that I could attach it to the jar with navy ribbon. Stickles were used to accent the snowflakes inside the jar.
     The card uses a plain white card base and blue card stock that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder. I rubbed the white inkpad over the raised sections of the embossing to give a distressed look. The white felt was cut using PTI's Rick Rack die. White embossing powder was used for the sentiment (from C. C. Designs).   A navy blue pearl was placed inside a little snowflake button to give some added colour.

Here's the tag, jar and mug that finishes off the set. I used the Tag Sale #1 
die to cut 2 tags - one for the snowman image and one for the Snowman Soup 
recipe that is underneath.I used the same details on the tag as I did on the card.

The recipe was printed on my computer and I chose a blue colour for 
printing so that it blended nicely with the background card stock.

      The topper for the mason jar was created by cutting a circle of blue and white fabric and then embroidering a red stitch around the edge with my sewing machine. I added two blue felt snowflakes (cut from Peace Be Still snowflake dies) I added one little embroidered flower to hold them all together. Red ribbon was used to 'tie' everything together!!

Hope you enjoy the last few days of 2010. 
I will be back next year (week) with a few birthday cards I have for some 
January birthday girls!  I'm looking forward to more fun card making and projects in 2011.


Lorraine said...

Oh I love these! And they match that mug perfectly. You are making it very difficult for me to stay away from the jar stamp sets, LOL!

Janelle said...

Wow, what a cute gift set! I love, love, love the red stitching around your jar topper. It's the perfect detail. Really wonderful project!

Stephanie said...

So, so adorable! I love the "Snowman Soup" recipe. It's perfect for my 5th graders.....They love it. You've dressed everything up to a "T"! Gorgeous!

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Kristii said...

Sooooo very cute!!! I just love the embossing!!!!!

steph said...

Beautiful, Karen! I love how you inked up your embossing folder before embossing -- I really need to try that! Great effect! Super cute set!

Chris said...

Oh my. That is so fantastic! What a beautiful gift set!

The little red embroidery is to die for! So classy!

Michelle said...

And happy new year to you, Miss Karen! I love the addition of felt on your card and jar topper...just makes it more wintery...especially in the classic winter colors. Your embossing and I think sanding? are a fun touch too.

Emily said...

What a fun set! I love how it matches the mug you bought!

Freshwater said...

Beautifully coordinated set Karen. Your attention to detail is remarkable, especially considering how busy everyone is during the holidays! I don't have the jar series yet...may have to rethink this :-)