Have an old wooly sweater that you just can't part with? Or just pick one up at the thrift store for an easy to make Christmas gift that doubles as an ornament for a gift card holder.
This is super easy, just take your stocking template - pin it onto your sweater (right sides together) I used the band on the bottom for the top of the stocking. Cut two. Unpin your pattern and stitch up, down one side around the heel and toe, up the next side. You can stitch in a piece of yarn for the loop holder. The band - top of the stocking is not seen shut. I used the edge of the pressed foot as my guide. Turn inside out and place a gift card (or not). For extra fun, you could add buttons or other decoration.
You can see from my pics,I played around with the exact shape of the stocking - till I found what I wanted. For easiness :-) just click right here -------> Download 2537_001 and you'll get a PDF of the stocking that you just click and print.
This is one of my favorite projects! Take an empty soda can and turn it into an ornament.
This one features a little part of a broken earring. I found it one night at a gas station broken and discarded, being me - I decided to grab it and hold onto it. It was the perfect embellishment.
For this project you'll need:
An empty soda can, rinsed out
Tim Holtz Tonic serrated scissors (or heavy duty, kitchen type scissors)
Sizzix die -this is the swallow
Big shot or sizzix machine
Gardening gloves to protect your hands
If you've never cut up a soda can before, here's a good tutorial:
#upcycled #recycled #green #ornament #christmas #sodacan
Its Monday and Squigglefly DT is on winter break (and my term ended) but I had a few more Squigglefly cards I wanted to share with you. You're welcome to browse back through all my Squigglefly cards over the past year <----- just click and you'll go right to them.
This card uses the Christmas Truck digital image, the snowglobe sketch was for VSN Winter Wonderland DEC11VSNL challenge.
The Splitcoast Stamper's Winter Wonderland stamp event is winding down, but if you didn't get a chance to play, feel free to join in ANYTIME. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/virtual-stamp-night-f54/
My challenge was to make a card that incorporates SNOWFLAKES, they could be stamped, die cut, hand cut, some kind of fun embellishment or whatever you want! Or use something else - like a doily - to make a snowflake!
Here was my first card for the challenge, I've been wanting to do a monochromatic creme on creme color combo for some time:
Welcome back to Monday! Whew, its a busy week for me but there's always time for crafting right? Our challenge this week on Squigglefly is to create a clean and simple (CAS) card for any of the upcoming holidays: Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, winter solstice, whatever floats your boat!
I used one of my favorite holiday color combos - kraft and red with the digital image "I Can Explain" by Squigglefly artist Chesney Young. I added a little Jolee's sticker in keeping with the theme. I just love this - don't you?
Clean and simple, and done in five minutes! How awesome is that?
This is my last Squigglefly challenge as part of the Design Team - I've had a very awesome year (where does the time go?). I can't tell you enough how GREAT Holly and her company have been! I so appreciate everything, especially the fundraiser she did for Lucky the cat (Lucky is doing very well, thanks to lifesaving surgery the fundraiser helped fund).
Marlene and the Marvel's take a bow! You've been wonderful!
Here's my little cutie patootie foster kitten JellyRoll waving good bye with his back foot >^..^<
Take a peak a what the entire design team has created for you this week:
Marlene Shaw *design team leader* http://disguisedasagrownup.blogspot.com
Dani Chapman (Dani is on vacation, check out Laura who is graciously filling in for her:)
Laura Boyd http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Janice Richardson http://huhsothisisablog.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Grohall http://bellacarta.typepad.com/
Deena Perreault http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/
Rhonda Zmikly http://bumblcreate.blogspot.com/
Jane Westling http://www.ladybugcreates.blogspot.com/
If you would like to play along with the challenge - click here for the Squigglefly blog <----- you could win some Squigglefly!
Check out Squigglefly's reward program : Sign up for the reward program and it tracks your purchases. When you reach $15.00 that you've spent you earn a free image! This even counts towards sets! You can let your points build up - they never expire. Did you already buy some images and you're just now finding out about the reward program? Don't worry! If you sign up for the rewards program, Squigglefly will let any of your purchases made during the same month apply towards your rewards!
I haven't done a lot of paper crafting this month, but I have been working on some other crafty projects. Like this mason jar, this was an ordinary mason jar (you could use a spaghetti sauce jar, too) and cover the outside in glitter paint (this is MS glitter paint, easy to use) with two coats.
I used a bit of wire and some spare beads to come up wth a decorative handle, and hot glued some ornaments to the outside (these were more glittery goodness). Use a tealight or candle inside, just remember to never leave a burning candle unattended!
I got my Christmas cards done the other day! This is my second year using Shutterfly for photo cards and it goes sooo smoothly. I just upload my own photos, choose my design, customize text and push the button. Next thing you now they show up at my door.
This year's design features a snapshot from Sebastian's waterfront, here in sunny FLA. Its a christmas tree made of stacked crab traps (painted green and red) and lots of nautical themed decorations - like the rope and floats.