Friday, November 26, 2010

A Holiday Giveaway

Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! To kick off the holiday season, we're doing a very special giveaway with our Hawaii craft stores. (For those of you outside of on, I'll do something for you too!!). Anyway...we'll be giving away a stamp set (assortment of stamps varies by store), with a retail value of over $45 at participating Hawaii stores. Here's a sample of one of the sets:

To enter the drawing, simply go to one of the participating stores between Saturday, November 27 and Saturday, December 4...fill in an entry blank (1 entry per person/per store/per day, please) and you'll be entered!!! It's as easy as that!! Here's a list of the participating stores:

  • Ben Franklin Crafts
Enchanted Lake
Market City
Pearl City
Kauai (Ace)
Kona (Ace)
Kamuela (Ace)
  • Cute Stuff
  • J's Knicknacks
  • Photo Craft
  • Stamps & Memories

Winners will be announced by each store (I will not be announcing winners on this blog...please check with each store for results).

Now, for those of you who aren't here in Hawaii....I'll be giving one of these sets away to you too!! Just leave me a comment by Tuesday, November 30...tell me where you're from...and I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, December 1. Good luck to everyone!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Gift Card Holder

Happy Aloha Friday!! I have a quick project to share with you today...maybe you can whip some up over the weekend (it's always good to have some made up before the busy-ness begins!!). It's a simple matchbook gift card holder:

I cut a piece of card stock to 3" x 9-1/4"...then scored it at 4-1/4" and 8-3/4". I stamped and decorated the cover with stamps #922 (Merry Christmas), #A154 (Peppermint Flowers) and #A155 (Candy Cane Chick). Staple a 12" piece of ribbon in the center of the 1/2" tab, as shown below:

Tie the ribbon into a bow. Cut two pieces of 1/2" x 1-1/2" card stock (these will be like photo corners to hold the gift card in place)...and fold as shown below:

Wrap the corners around the gift card, and apply double stick tape to the back of each corner...then stick to card:

Hope you have a great weekend and can find some stamping time!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Re-Do

Thanks for the suggestions on how to improve my "turkey favor" from yesterday's post...make the tail wider!!!! it!!! (Can you tell I'm a city girl?) Let's give it another here for an updated pattern. How's this?

I tweaked the first pattern a little, but the instructions are pretty much the same. One difference is to cut the patterned paper to 3" x 4", then fan fold the top like before:

I changed the back a bit to cut down on the bulkiness. Now I have just one tab on the backside. Fill the bag with your treats and use double stick tape to close the bag, as shown below:

Oh...and take a look at Saskia's blog...Halloween is already passed and I'm only now getting around to linking to her adorable project.

Have a great night!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

This Didn't Really Turn Out Exactly The Way I Imagined, But I'll Share It Anyway

Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I had a great idea to make a turkey favor with stamp #A152 (Turkey Face)...the only thing is that it turned out looking more like a rooster!! But, since I already made it, I thought I'd share it with you

Click here for a simple pattern. ETA: This pattern has been revised...see 11/9/10 post to see sample of adjusted pattern). I used brown mailing paper for the bag...cutting on the solid lines and folding on the dotted lines. Use double stick tape to seal the bottom of the bag. Next, stamp and color in the face and glue a 2" x 4" patterned paper to the top/front of the bag (this will be the tail feathers). Fold the sides in like a regular brown paper bag...starting at the top edge of the bag, make 8 scored lines (1/2" apart)...then score once more, 1" away. Fill the bag with your treats...then following the scored lines, fan-fold the top of the bag. Pull up the top of the fan and staple together (as shown below):

Use 2 glue dots between folds, as shown below (I used pop dots for the photo, so you could see them better):

And one glue dot on the back:

Hmmmm...maybe if I made the "head" smaller:

What do you think?