Thursday, November 10, 2011

Santa's Workshop - Part II

Here's the other half of the goodies we made at my Santa's Workshop this past weekend.  Like what you see?  We'll be making these same items on Saturday, December 10 at 10am at my house in Newcastle.  It's $15 or free with your $15 minimum Close To My Heart purchase.  Call or email me to RSVP.  425.255.3731 or

Gift Card Holder designed by Naomi Smith
I cut 2 stockings at 7" on the Cricut (1 with Colonial White Card Stock and 1 with the Roxie paper).  I glued the edges together with Bonding Memories Glue.  (I like Bonding Memories for this project, because it "dries hard" meaning that when the adhesive is dry, your gift card shouldn't stick to the adhesive.  If you use something like Tombow, even when it's dry your card might get get stuck on the adhesive and make pulling your gift card out difficult.)  You could also use Liquid Glass.  Don't forget, just glue around the edges, AND don't glue the top closed.

I then cut out the "pieces" of the stocking (also on the Cricut - also set at 7")  SOOO easy!  The pieces are just the Roxie paper flipped over.  (Remember?  Our papers are now double-sided card stock with two coordinating designs!)

I also cut the holly pieces out at 1 1/4".  I folded them in half and sanded the 'rib' down the center.  I also added Red Sparkles for berries.

Supplies Used:  Roxie Paper Pack (X7140B, $9.95), Colonial White Card Stock (for the back), Olive Card Stock for the Holly, Bonding Memories Glue (1512, $6.95) or Liquid Glass (Z679, $6.95) as adhesive, Red Sparkles (Z1326, $2.95 for red, pink and purple sparkles), Sanding Kit (Z1294, $3.50).

Sorry, Starbucks card not included!  :)

Chocolate Kiss Holder

I got a super cute 3-Chocolate Kiss holder at convention this year, similar to the one we made in the class.  The gal didn't put her name on her sample, so I don't know who to credit...but THANK YOU!  It's just a paper wrapped around the kisses, secured with a brad.

Supplies Used:  Moonstruck paper pack, Crystal Blue brad, Snowflakes are from Christmas Cheer stamp set (D1494, $17.95 and are stamped in Heavenly Blue).  The words I typed on my computer.  They say "Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven."  Get it?  Chocolate Kisses...kisses from Heaven?  haha.  By the way, I typed the words on my computer, because I couldn't find the words small enough on a stamp.  I put a strip to Tombow under the kisses to keep them in place.

Designed by Jennifer Gilson
I LOVE this box.  SO cute!  Cricut (again!) to make the box. Then cut a 3 1/4" circle for his smiley face. 

Supplies Used:  White Daisy card stock, Wonderland paper pack, orange paper for nose (I used leftover paper from Hooligan), Black Button Brads from the Black Mini-Medley Accents (Z1393, $4.95), Baby Pink stamp pad and sponge dauber (for cheeks), Wooden Designer Buttons (Z1387, $5.95), Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088, $3.95), Piercing Tool to poke holes for the eye-brads and Black Sharpie for the mouth dots.  Secure the box closed with a Velcro dot.

I hope you can come and play with us on December 10!