Christmas Cards 2013 #10

For today’s post, I would like to share some of those that I’m really pleased with.

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I really love how the gold and red came together in this card. The words were actually printed on a 12×12 paper and I cut it out to the size of the card stock. The red strip of paper that I pasted on the top and bottom of the words are from K&Company – Yuletide adhesive borders. I took one of it and cut in through the middle, placing them separately. The embellishments are from Ruby, Rock-it – Joyeux Noel.

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This is one of the cutest card I made. The font I used was One Starry Night and printed it together with a speech bubble. From there, gold glitter glue was used to go around the speech bubble to make the card pop. ((: I cut the paper out from a 12×12 paper too and pasted the birds on. I got the chipboard where the birds came from a long time ago, so I can’t find them online anymore.

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I know my stamping is a total failure (as can be seen from how uneven the letterings are), but I really like the simplicity of this design. The candy cane is from Ruby, Rock-it – Joyeux Noel and gold glitter glue was used for the borders.

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I have to say that I really like the Ruby, Rock-it – Joyeux Noel Layered Accents! The two flowers for this card is also from that packet, though I added pearl embellishments in the center of them for this card. The sentiment in the middle is from echo park paper co. – Tis the Season collection.

So, these are the cards that I’m quite proud of, and I hope they will inspire you too!

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DIY Gifts #3

Today, I’m back with another DIY gift I made for my dance friends. We just had our annual concert back in September and I wanted to make them something. So, I decided to re-create the Hershey’s Kisses Flower and Hershey’s Shamrock. I have had this idea pinned on my pinterest for ages but never had the occasion to do them! And I thought this would be a great time to finally do it and so here they are!

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I had tons of fun making them and you can click on the links above to access the detailed tutorials. Qbee’s Quest has done tons of these Hershey’s chocolate related gifts and I believe you will definitely find one suitable for your needs! ((: I decided on this mainly cause it’s a dance production and people usually give flowers and chocolates. I thought this was a great take on the typical gifts, allowing the flowers to last forever and the chocolates to be kisses too! ((:

Some points that I would like to share:

  1. For a pack of 340g of Hershey’s Kisses, there are about 72-74 kisses. I completely over bought cause the salesperson gave me a wrong estimate, so I thought this bit of information would help! ((:
  2. For the middle slot, you might want to consider cutting it slightly more than half an inch in. What happened to me was that the slots did not align properly, so there were paper sticking out and I had to keep cutting them deeper so that they would turn out better.
  3. Having a template to start is really important! The template made my life so much easier cause I could use a pair of scissors and cut the slots rather than measuring them one by one and using a ruler and penknife to cut the slots out nicely. ((:
  4. I made a number of extras and I find them to be really great gifts to people, like to show them my appreciation for favors they’ve done for me! ((: So maybe you could keep a stash for these ’emergencies’.

I believe that’s all I have to share for now. If I think of anything else, I’ll leave my comments! ((: Hope you all have enjoyed this post and find it useful should you decide to attempt them! On a side note, I’ve started to do my Christmas cards, and am really excited to share them here. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to it soon!