Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Well, Hallo!

Hello friends! Long time! I am finished with my Christmas market, and just about back to normal!:) It was the first time I really just 'put myslef out there' and boy, it was a lot of fun! I was very well received, sold a lot of product and really had a great time sharing what I LOVE! I'll be sharing some of the items sold during this week..and since it's Tuesday already--how did that happen!?--I'll share two today!

This first post is called a bag-in-a-box. It's a quick little giftie and was very well received. If you'll click here you'll go to the tutorial over on SCS and you yourself can make one of these! This one was filled with a cello bag and some delicious German chocolate treats..yum! But, there are a lot of gifts that you might be giving that could easily fit in this bag!

I used the retired Dots and Dashes paper--that paper seems to never end! I thought I was all done with it, and then found more...I really think it is replenishing it's self! I used the scallop edge punch and real red cardstock for the base of the box. The Merry Christmas is from All Holidays and stamped in Old Olive and pounched out with the 1-3/4 circle punch from SU, and then the blue size scallop circle punch from marvy uchida. The flower is just a real red 5 petal flower with 1/4" circle yellow centers. I used the tab punch for the little "handles" and then punched a hole in them with my crop-a-dile and tied the bag shut with some old olive ribbon! Super quick and really fun! What a fun way to gift a little birthday gift...and not have to go buy a gift bag!:) And you can make your card to match! What fun!!

Ok, so next came Roudolph. He was a big hit, and sold really well. He is simply a wrapped Ritter Sport Candy Bar...YUM. I used Close to Cocoa paper to wrap him with and then sealed the edges with my crimper. I used my pink size marvy uchida oval punch for his head--and sponged the edges with a sponge dipped in cocoa ink. The antlers are the scribbles and swirls die cut for my Big Shot. I made them with chocolate chip cardstock. Next I used one of the blossoms from the Boho Blossom punch for his hair. And for ears, the small oval punch was perfect! His eyes are made with a white and black 1/2" circle punch, just layered on top of each other. I used the white gel pen for a little eye definition. Then, the start of the whole thing-the nose-is a 3/4" cirlce with red stickles glitter on it. Yes, it is attached with a dimensional. The sentiment came from the level 3 hostess set Occasions Collection. I punched it with my small oval punch, then mounted it on a real red large oval.

So, there you have a couple of my treats from the Christmas Market...I'll be back with more tomorrow!!:)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great one!!


Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely cuckoo for the crimping you do on the edges. Love both projects (not surprised your sales were brisk). Hugs, Mary

Lisa Brown said...

Welcome back! Glad it was success! Wonderful projects! Love that Rudolph!

littlest said...

sister...you are so cute! love them

Julie Cluff said...

Absolutely love the Rudolph and now I have another reason to be happy that I ordered the swirl/squiggly die last night! Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Those are both so cute but that bag in a box is just gorgeous!

Oldest Girl said...

I am sick of it sister! These are so cute! you are the total bomb! I am so glad I started you stamping....lol


Dawn Zorer said...

I love the way you showed us how to make the gift bags, is there anyway to can show us how to do the choc wrap gifts, i just love them and would like to make some. Pretty please.

Jonathan and Cheri said...

Nice technique - super creative - love your stuff =)

Tina said...

Adorable again! Your work is a hit every time!