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I have a few projects to share with you today. I have used the retiring Designer Series Paper “Jolly Holiday”. This has been a fantastic festive season set of double sided paper. I have focused my creations on using up all those little tiny bits and pieces you invariably have left over from your creations. So don’t throw them out, put your scraps to good use.
I found these little Papier-mâché bags – 2 in a packet for a couple of dollars. I’ve used the Jolly Holiday paper to cover them – just lay the bags flat and trace around the shape and stick to front and back. Then measure the width of the sides and cut a strip the correct width and adhere. I finished them off with little ornament punched tags and ribbon. These could be used for gifts of fill with candy canes and place on the Christmas tree.
These are normal wooden clothes pegs. I’ve had strips of paper left over and I’ve cut them with a scallop border punch and adhered the Jolly Holiday paper to both sides. I’ve used Stampin’ Up!® hemp in 3 strands to make a swag for your Christmas cards.
My next project to share is a Christmas card. Now I know the card stock and the Textured Impressions folder used are not retiring but the stamp set is and the Jolly holiday DSP is 🙂
This card uses Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock; Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions folder; Cerry Cobbler ink and Occasional Greetings stamp set. I’ve again used some left over pieces from the Jolly Holiday DSP and the Ornament Punch to punch out 5 ornaments. Fold them in half length ways and adhere together 1 half at a time. I did use 1 flat punched piece to adhere to the card and then the other pieces were placed on the flat one. (I hope that makes sense). I think it needs some ribbon and I’ll do that later.
I know! This card isn’t complete either. I had stamp club tonight and foolishly thought I was going to have time to put the finishing touches on a couple of pieces. Instead i spent a lovely time chatting and trying some new things – a great time, really. So this is the Pyramid card and if you track back to Tuesday, there’s a Tuesday Tutorial on how to make it.
This is my last project for this Blog Hop. I’ve made the Sour Cream Carton from Old Olive card and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder. Now the tassel is made from Jolly Holiday dsp. I had a strip of paper left over and wondered what I could do with it that was a little different. I had this great idea (well I thought it was :)) while I was trying to get to sleep last night or more like early this morning! So I took the strip of paper and put red stick strip along 1 long edge. I rolled the strip into a cylinder. It’s a fairly tight cylinder and the sticky strip worked a charm. When I finished rolling I cut the cylinder into strips – like fringing. I used the back of my snips to curl the paper a bit. Linen thread was used to wind around the top of the cylinder and to make a loop for the tassel to hang from. I actually squirted a little glu in the top of the cylinder and slipped the loop inside the top and clipped it together with a bull dog clip until it was dry. This gave me a closed end.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my part of the blog hop and find some uses for those ‘scraps’ we seem to end up with at the end of a project.
Now leave me a comment and I’ll put your name into a draw for some free blog candy – a stamp set.
Next stop on the blog hop is:
The other blogs involved in this Retiring Blog Hop are:
1. Keryn Campbell
2. Michelle Martin
3. Richelle Fletcher
4. Sharlene Meyer
5. Karen Southwell
6. Carole Stedman
7. Sherylee Tutt
8. Monique Fielder
9. Juliette Chapman
10. Rebecca Scurr
11. Yvonne Walker
12. Karen Rogers
13. Dani Fender
14. Cathy Clark
15. Tanya Bell
16. Kelly Nelson
17. Sharlene Torres
18. Kari Hughes
19. Mel Sharp
20. Christie Kunkel
21. Debbie Lamb
22. Clare Mcilhatton
23. Michelle Halling
24. Nicole VanSteelandt Derendorf
25. Elizabeth Dyson
26. Joanne Kechagias
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …