Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wedding Favors

Taking a break from making cards for a bit. My son is getting married March 2nd. We are so thrilled for him. Lovely girl and they are so happy together. I am making place favors for the reception tables. 250 of them.  These are going with me to my daughter's house for Christmas so I can have some help with assembly.  Uploading this project to Tuesday Morning Sketches as they are having an "anything goes" challenge.
They are 4 oz paper espresso cups, purchased from Amazon. You have probably seen them on Pinterest in a Christmas motif. You can download a pattern here  (Edit: I tried this and you don't go directly to the pattern. On the left side under categories, click on Christmas and scroll down to the second post)
I covered the cup with lace using a strong double sided tape,  then added a silver metallic ribbon band. The Mr. & Mrs. is an old SU stamp. I had to fussy cut them because I didn't have the right punch for this label. Can you say "hand cramp"? I did the names and date on the computer and punched them with a circle punch.
This is the tag attached to the back which I also did on the computer and punched with a tag punch from SU.
I do a few every night while watching TV so I think I will make it on time. They will be filled with Hershey Kisses but I am waiting until last minute to do that so I won't be tempted to eat too many.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

This Little Piggy

This may seem a little strange. I am sitting at my desk streaming Christmas music and making Valentines.
I mailed out all my Christmas cards and have a few for back up emergencies. So time to make a few Valentines for Send A Smile 4 Kids
The heart paper is from SU. The piggy is a pre-colored digi by From the Heart. The sentiment also by From the Heart. I winked the candy wrapper to make it shiny.
With an orientation change, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Hay" There

I have finished, addressed and sent Christmas cards. So I am moving on to Valentine cards. It sneaks up on us before we know it. I have 5 grandchildren plus their parents. They live a considerable distance. Since I don't see them often, I send them each a card and treat. The kids are all teens and pre-teens so they don't want anything cutesy.  And I like doing puns on cards.
Also it is time to start making some for Send A Smile 4 Kids. Since it is still winter here at Valentine's Day, I think my card will be okay for their Winter Fun 4 Kids challenge.
The background paper, a friend gave me. The bale of hay is from LaLa Land stamps, the hairy chick in back is from SU and the small one is from Newton's Nook.All colored with SU blender pens and fussy cut.
 Inside I did a computer sentiment that says "Be my Valentine".
I have used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, using my 3 sentiment words as their 3 accents at the bottom.
And one for the boys
The striped paper is from SU. The farmer is from Newton's Nook.
Since it is Anything Goes at Tuesday Throwdown, I will post there too.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Snowman Skater

I thought I was done with holiday cards but there seems to always be a need for 1 more. I found this really pretty snowflake paper by The Paper Studio at JoAnns. And just received the Spirited Snowman Set from SU. This skating guy is sure having a lot of fun! I  hope they keep this set and make dies for it.
I stamped the skater, colored it with SU Blend pens and then fussy cut it. He is popped up with foam tape. The snow "waves" are from the Swirly Bird by SU.

For Freshly Made Sketches