Freshly Brewed Christmas

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Got to love Christmas for all the great crafting you can do. Make sure you check out Leonie and Narelle’s blogs for their wonderful Christmas inspiration. I have two projects to share with you today and both are fairly easy and I’ll give you some basic instructions too.

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This one is a shaker ornament for your tree, as a gift or for anywhere else you may need to hang some Christmas cheer. It’s made with the Stars Framelit Dies and Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies.

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  • Largest Star – Cut 1 in Kraft Card stock
  • 2nd largest star – Cut 2 in Red Glimmer Paper and 2 in Window Sheet
  • 3rd largest star – Use this to cut the centres from the Kraft and Red Glimmer Stars
  • “Joy” or “Noel” – Cut 1 in Whisper White from Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies
  • Adhere Window Sheet to back of Red Glimmer Stars with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Adhere sentiment to the front of one star using Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Place Foam Strips around the back of each star on the Window Sheet – make sure not to leave any spaces
  • Punch a hole in top of Kraft Star
  • Adhere star with sentiment to front of Kraft Star making sure to line it up
  • Lay flat and add Mica Flakes to inside of star then add backing star making sure to line it up with the other stars.
  • The Window sheet makes it easy to line all the stars up.
  • Place Baker’s Twine through the hole and your decoration is ready to hang.

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Now my second project is a chocolate or sweet bar wrapper and is very easy to make.

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  • Cut Early Espresso card to 4 3/4″ x 4″ and score at 2″ ; 2 1/4″;  4 1/4″ and 4 1/2″ – adhere together
  • Use the Tree Builder Punch and Basic Black Card to punch out 2 trees for antlers and adhere to top of box
  • Use Tree Builder Punch and Soft Suede to punch out the Cloud and trim the top straight – this is the hair/mane and adhere over antlers
  • Use Soft Suede and 1″ Circle Punch for nose
  • Use Real Red and 3/4″ Circle Punch for nose and the  on the nose
  • Use Whisper White and 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch out 2 eyes
  • Use Early Espresso and the 1/2″ Circle punch to punch out 1 circle to cut in half for eyelids
  • Use the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and Basic Black to punch out 2 inner eyes and the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker for a marks on the eyes
  • Adhere the nose and eyes and the eye lids to the front of the box

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I hope you enjoyed these projects today and you’re able to make use of them for this Christmas.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

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