Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Something Old, Something New

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It's fun to people-watch at this time of the year. They seem to look worn, but still have some merry in them. When I go anywhere, I like to carry little goodies to hand out to people who look most frazzled, like my barista, the clerk at the grocer, or the mail carrier.

This is one very easy project that has a very big impact. Trust me. You don't need added stress, either. I used the Curvy Keepsake die - just one side of it. I cut two pieces for each gift - one piece of red foil, one smaller piece of foil for the bulb base, one piece of cardstock, and about 6 inches of 1/8th inch silver ribbon.

Here's the actual tutorial since my description isn't gonna make sense! Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Light Favor.

I stamped on the foil with the BRAND NEW stamp set Sunburst Sayings (releasing in the Occasions catalog in January 2016) and heat embossed in silver. Seriously - you all are going to love the new catalog. There's not a dud in the bunch! And some other parts of it will absolutely blow.your.mind!!

Masculine stamps! Who hasn't been stumped when asked to make a masculine card? The new set Going Global is offered with coordinating embossing folder and papers. Really really loving that set! Besides, black, white and red always look stunning - you can take them out anywhere!

Here's a quick card that can be masculine, too. I used the current set, Amazing Birthday for the 2 stamped elements. I paired them with 3 ribbons over the Mosaic Madness embossing folder. Just quick and easy - flat for mailing, and oh so yummy in your hand.

Now I'm gonna share a set of cards that I did for a charity. I love a no-kill animal shelter in Florida called H.A.L.O.  Each year I try to send several things for their gift shop to help bring in more money to help their rescues get treatments they need.

I sent them 2 boxed sets of Christmas cards. I'm hoping someone in Florida is as behind as I am, and will need cards ASAP! If you know anyone down there, send them to HALO for some shopping! Lots of really cool things in their store.

Some of these projects are too late for Christmas, but the designs work well for New Years. If you're like me, you might want to just skip ahead! I'm telling ya, though... get that jolly old elf to put money in your sock! January. New Catalog. Sale-A-Bration is coming too. Get ready....

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1 comment:

  1. These are all so super beautiful, Ky! I love your HALO donated card sets--not only are they gorgeous and give me wonderful inspiration for this SU! vellum paper pad I have, but what an amazing cause. You inspire on so many levels my friend. The Christmas lightbulb treat holder is also fabulous! And I love your others cards too! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas and festive eye candy!! What a delight!!! :)


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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!