Do you have a minute . . .

If you do, you can make a few Christmas gift tags using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit - Nutcracker Sweet Collection

Vol 12 - 2021

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Nothing fancy here, these tags will take just a few minutes to create

and look adorable on your packages.

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Adding a bit of glitz goes a long way.

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Here's what I used:

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Kraft: 4500847

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Ivory: 4500846

Large tag, ATC tag and Flowers Dies – SKU: 4501687

Did you know these Graphic 45 tag dies

are just a tad bit smaller than the actual tags,

allowing for a border all around the tag including the grommet hole.

Genius! And a must have for crafters.

Leftover pieces from

Nutcracker Sweet Collection 8x8 paper pad

Stay tuned for more ideas with the leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit.


Do you have a minute . . .

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I've got another quick project for you 

using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit - Vol 12 - 2021

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Create a pouch to hold

candy for a Christmas stocking, 

a gift certificate,

or a small gift when meeting friends for lunch.

Here's what I used:

Leftovers from the Graphic 45 Card Kit Vol 12 - 2021

Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 paper pad leftovers

Pouch Template from the inside cover of the paper pad

Leftover tag

Ribbon from my stash

(sorry, candy not included)

Mouse pad or similar

bone folder

small saucer

scoreboard

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Cut out the pouch template and then trace around the template

on a piece of leftover Nutcracker Sweet paper.

Using your score board,

score the straight lines as indicated on the template.

For the rounded lines shown on the template,

line up a small saucer on top of a mouse pad

& score around the saucer.

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Carefully fold on the rounded scored lines,

adhere the bottom and side together with glue or tape.

Fill with candy.

You may choose to leave the top open,

spilling the candy out onto each place setting

on your holiday table.

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Or close up the pouch and tuck into

a Christmas stocking.

Peanut-butter-dog-treats-overhead-close-upWorks for dog treats as well.

Happy Graphic 45 crafting!


Christmas at Checkered Cottage . . .

Prima Christmas 2016

Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my

Prima Christmas Book.

Saturday, December 10

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Here's a look at the cover.

We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including

Memory Journal 

Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit

Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More

Sweet Peppermint Flowers

Vintage style chenille candy cane

Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards

and

specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more

to decorate this year's Christmas book.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage ~ Kirkwood MO

 


Heartfelt Creations workshop . . .

Christmas is coming to Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

HC Oct 2016

Join me Saturday, October 1

and create two beautiful Christmas cards

using

Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.

Learn how to achieve dimension in handmade flowers.

Add sparkle and snow to bring the flowers to life.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

314-909-7233

Supplies needed for this workshop:

  • Craft mat
  • Large stylus & molding mat (available for purchase at Checkered Cottage)
  • Adhesive (both wet & dry)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Dimensional pop-ups (Crafty Foam Tape)

Monday, January 4 with 7 Gypsies . . .

7 Gypsies Christmas Houses

Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

begins at

10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.

Please bring to class:

  • Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
  • Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
  • Adhesive: both wet & dry and please bring a wet glue that is heavy duty (similar to Beacon 3-in-1)
  • Craft Mat
  • Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Paper Piercer
  • Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
  • Edge Distresser
  • Ink and applicators to match project papers (I used Vintage Photo)
  • Marvy Uchida Snow Pen (or similar)
  • Red & Green (XMAS colors) colored pencils or markers or Copics
  • 2 shades of brown (light and dark) colored pencils (Copics won't work)
  • 2" circle punch (if you have one)
  • Edge punch (your favorite decorative edge punch)
  • Score Board
  • Long reach Crop-a-Dile (not the regular crop-a-dile) if you have one
  • Gold leaf pen
  • Black acrylic paint, sponge brush and paper plate to hold paint
  • Baby wipes (it will be somewhat of a messy morning)

See you at Checkered Cottage!