Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Royal Blog Tour Details- Part 1

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for visiting my castle on the tour, and for returning for all the details on all the projects I prepared for the Royal Blog Tour! As I said, the stamp set that I'd chosen to spotlight is called Sweet Season. It contains 4 stamps. They're perfect for gift-giving, which is what I'll show you again!

My first 2 projects are perfect for packaging and delivering homemade goodies for the holidays! I made a small cranberry nut bread and created a bread wrap to showcase it. It's a strip of Candy Lane DSP, then 2 punched strips of white cardstock that are matting my stamped and embossed snowflakes on the wrap. I again stamped the snowflake on a scrap of white card stock and punched it out with the 1 1/4" round punch. A small 1 3/8" round punched circle mats the snowflake, and then the smaller scalloped round punch made up the bottom layer of my tag. This layered perfectly on my Whisper White tag using the 2 Tags Bigz die, that I stamped with the gift tag stamp from the stamp set. Don't you love the Crystal Blue brad from the Circles Ice Rhinestone brads? To tie the bread, I used a length of the Clear Tinsel trim. (I'm sorry you can't really see that in the photo.)

The next photos show my gift package of homemade Chocolate Chip cookies! You didn't get to see this project because I could only display 6 photos! How do you show just 6 photos with five projects?! Well, I had to eliminate it as one of the projects, but it was too good to not share with y'all! I'm thinking that this cookie package would look wonderful with an adorable Gingerbread Man cookie, or even with some colorful Christmas Sugar Cookies!

I made two tags for this yummy bag! First, I made a tag using the 2nd tag from the 2 Tags Bigz die. Inside (sorry, I guess I didn't take a photo of the inside of the tag!) I stamped the "gift tag" sentiment, "For ____ with love from ____. " I layered a punched oval stamped with Marina Mist on a Bashful Blue scrap, then popped it up with Dimensionals on a scrap of Marina Mist card stock. A punched Whisper White Snowflake that I sprayed with some "homemade" glimmer mist paint spray gives a little shimmer to the snowflake. My second tag for the cookies uses the cute Gingerbread sweets sentiment -- I punched a round circle of Marina Mist card stock using my 2 1/2" round punch, then stamped my sentiment on white card stock and punched it out using the larger new round scallop punch. 2 jumbo Antique Brass eyelets enable me to thread my linen thread through and attach the tags to the cookie gift.

Check out the next project:

I love this small gable gift box. It is 4" x 6" x 6" high. I honestly don't remember where I purchased this box, but I sure do wish I had more! I attached some lovely patterned Jolly Holiday DSP to the large sides of the box.

For the small bottom sides, I embossed 4" x 4" Cherry Cobbler card stock with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. The top roof pieces are also Cherry Cobbler card stock pieces, this time embossed with the Square Lattice Folder.

Don't you love the sentiment? I stamped and embossed it with Chocolate Chip craft ink on Whisper White card stock and matted it with more Cherry Cobbler card stock.

Guess how I made the little gingerbread men for my gift tag and my accent?!! As soon as I purchased the Fancy Flower Extra Large Punch, I envisioned a gingerbread man! I drew in his facial features with a black marker, and the icing "buttons" and trim are done with the Signo Gel pen. A Cherry Cobbler seam binding bow is the perfect accent in the lower corner of my box. I used some linen thread to attach my Deck the Halls Big Designer Button to the bow. To the top of the box, I tied a wide grosgrain (this is Chocolate Chip, but it would look just as lovely with the Early Espresso color!) ribbon bow. What I discovered is that this box could hold either a bunch of cookies, or even a mini holiday bread! Maybe we could fill it with stamps and ribbon for a special customer?! Hmmm.... I wonder what else I could put in there?!!

Supplies (click on the shopping cart to be connected to my web site) :

Sweet Season stamp set (116471)
Jolly Holiday DSP (117159)
Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch (118073)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874)
2 1/2" Circle Extra-Large Punch (120906)
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
Snowflake Punch (119852)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992)
Early Espresso 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119961)
Linen Thread (104199)
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002)
Jumbo Eyelets (108431)
Circle ice Rhinestone Brads (109111)
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (105021)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Two Tags Biogz Die (115954)
Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824)

Well, please come back tomorrow for the details of my Cookie Swap Invitation!

Thanks for stopping by!

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