Santa’s Magical Key

Are your kids worried about Santa not being able to enter the house to bring presents because you don’t have a Chimney? Lol! Then you can solve this problem by making this project.

 The Poem:

Dear Santa,

We don’t have a chimney

And I was worried as could be

About how you’d bring the

Presents to my family & me…

But now I’ve solved the problem

And I’m not sad anymore

For hanging from this ribbon

Is the key to our front door!

Materials You’ll Need:

Card Stock ( 11 by 4 ½ inches)

Designer Series Paper (cut at 8 X 4 inches)

Designer Series Paper (cut at 4 x 2 ½ inches)

Envelope Punch Board

1 3/8 Circle Punch

Key (I found mine at Michael’s)

Other Embellishment to decorate your tag

Scissors

Adhesive

Trim or Ribbon

Do some crafting with your kids and create great memories!

Magical Fairy Door – A Shabby Chic Christmas Project

I wanted to give my little niece a nice Christmas present and since she’s 6 and believes in fairies (she loves Tinkerbell), I decided to make this project.

Materials

Wooden Door (purchased from Hobby Lobby)
Wooden Light Fixtures (Purchased from Sa Crafters)
Rose Buds (purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts)
Cherry Blossoms (also from Wild Orchid crafts)
White Gesso
White Titanium Acrylic Paint
Pink Hydrangea Acrylic Paint
Light Beige Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Stardust Stickles
Flat-back Pearl Trim (from my stash)
Pink Rose Trim (purchased from Hobby Lobby)
Pink Seam Binding Ribbon (purchased from Amazon.Com)
Tim Holtz Apothecary Jars (bought from Hobby Lobby)

I hope I somehow inspired you to create a special handmade gift for your daughter, niece, granddaughter or a friend’s daughter and I am sure something as beautiful as this will make a little girl very happy.

Snowman Tea Light Ornament and Gift Box

This is a very easy tutorial to follow to create your Snowman Christmas Ornament otr table decoration to give to a teacher, co-worker, crafter or your secret Santa.

Materials you will need:

Main Box:

Card Stock or DSP cut at 5 ½ by 6 ½ and score at 1 ¾ inch on all four sides.

Box Lid:

Card Stock or DSP cut at 4 1/8 by 3 1/8 – score at half an inch on all four sides.

Deco Label Punch (Stampin Up) to create your indow

Acetate or Window Sheet cut at 1 ¾ by 2 7/8

Liquid Glue (Tombow or Scotch)
Foam Adhesives or Pop Dots
Stricky Strip
Scissors
Tea Light
Orange Sharpie or Orange Blendabilities to color the light
Black Card Stock (for the Snowman’s hat)
1 inch square punch and window punch to create the shapes for the hat
Green Card Stock (for the Holly)
Red Card Stock for the berries

Festive Wine Tag

Decorate your wine bottles by making your own wine tag. This is that time of the year where we visit family and friends, and bring them a special beverage and a simple tag like this will make it more festive and really special.

Materials:

Card Stock cut at 9 ½ by 2 ½
Designer Series Paper cut at 9 ¼ by 2 ¼
1 ¼ Circle Punch
Dimensionals or Pop Dots
ATG or any adhesive
Score board and score tool
Scissors
Stamp Set of your Choice
Other Embellishments that you already have

Tutorial ~ Easel Treat Box with a Tag

Materials you will need:

Drawer – card stock cut at 4 7/8 by 4 7/8 (score at 1 inch on all four sides)

Wrap – card stock cut at 8 ½ by 3 (on the 8 ½ side, score at 1 inch, 4, 5 and 8)

Easel – Card stock cut at 6 by 3 (on the 6 inches side, score at 1 ½ inches and 3)

Tag Card stock cut at 3 by 3 ¼ (or if you’d like it to cover the top of the box, just cut the card stock at 3 by 3).

NOTE: THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER THAT YOU WILL NEED TO USE TO DECORATE YOUR BOX IS JUST 1/8 OF AN INCH SHORTER THAN YOUR CARDSTOCK ON ALL FOUR SIDES.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow. Happy Crafting!

 

No-Carve Pumpkin Centerpiece from Halloween to Thanksgiving

This is a very cute, easy and inexpensive project to make that will last from Halloween to Thanksgiving.   Your children or grandchildren will love this. You can also make this is a centerpiece for your table or your office.

Materials Used:

1 Glass Bowl

Battery-operated String Lights (bought from Ikea)

Orange Tulle

Wire

Tim Holtz Bewitching Hour Die

Black Felt

Broom (bought from Hobby Lobby)

Fall Silk Leaves

Glue Dots

Black Ribbon

 

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Easy Side Step Card Tutorial

This is a very easy tutorial to follow to create a simple Side Step Card. Using an A2 size card (5 ½ by 8 ½)

  1. On the 5 ½ side of the card stock (portrait), line it up on your trimmer on the 3 inches mark.
  2. Using your side ruler, cut the cardstock using your trimming blade from the 1 inch mark up to 6 ½ inches down.
  3. Turn your cardstock clockwise (now we are on the 81/2 inch side), start scoring up to the cut line. Score at 2”, 4”, 5 ¼”, 6 ½” and 7 ½”
  4. Turn your cardstock on the other side, and score at 4 ¼”
  5. Fold your card stock as shown the video.

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Altered Halloween Lantern

Turn a rather plain lantern into a Spooky Halloween Lantern.

If you do not wish to alter your lantern permanently, you can stamp on acetate sheets.  The acetate somehow clings perfectly to the glass panels.  Once Halloween is over, you can reuse your lantern for another holiday by changing the decor.

I hope I somehow inspired you to create this project. Happy haunting and happy crafting!