Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter Warmer

Hi there, I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with plenty of opportunities for stamping.  I spent the whole of Saturday at a craft fair at my daughter's High School, lots of people said lots of nice things about my work and I sold a fair amount too.  This week I'm going to share some of the best sellers that I haven't posted so far.

I can take no credit whatsoever for today's offering - it is a barely changed copy of something I made a couple of years ago in a class at The Paper Garden in Sacramento.  If you live in the area - or even if you have to travel some distance, you just have to visit Stephanie's wonderful store - I promise you will be like a kid in a candy store.  Please tell Stephanie that I sent you, but if you could leave my name out of any subsequent conversation with your husband ....

Stephanie's classes are all so inspiring, but I make a special point of attending the holiday gifts and goodies class every year - she never fails to come up with brilliant ideas.  For a full list of her classes click here - I am in no way attached to the store except as a (very) frequent customer (it's probably a good job I don't live any closer).

Credit duly apportioned, here is the gift - a perfect token gift for co-workers, students etc

The hat looks the same on both sides.  Assembly is very straight forward - here are the ingredients

black double sided (michaels?) - 3.5" x 3", 4.75" x 0.75" (two)
cherry - 3.5" x 1.5" (two)
sugar shimmer - 2 small snowflakes (I used the lime marvy punch)
1 cellophane card bag
1 sachet cocoa
12 mini marshmallows

Chomp the corners on one long edge of the large black rectangle, attach a red rectangle to the bottom edge of both sides.

Chomp all four corners of the thin black strips and stamp sentiment on left end of both.  Attach one strip to the bottom of the hat, turn over and attach the closed end of card bag to brim. (this allows the recipient to open the packet without destroying the hat!) Finally attach final strip of black, add a snowflake to each side and insert cocoa and marshmallows and seal.

Two years ago I send a big box of these down to my daughter at college, they were extremely well received by her team mates and suite mates.

As promised I have revisited Friday's post and added additional photo directions :)

That's it for today, tune in tomorrow for another best seller.  Happy Stamping.

All the supplies for this project (with the exception of the black card, cocoa and marshmallows) are available from Amuse Studio

stamps: holiday tags
paper: double sided black (michaels?), cherry, sugar shimmer
ink: sugar
misc: cellophane card bag (4 3/4" x 6 3/4"), cocoa, marshmallows


Shari B. said...

What a cute gift!

Anonymous said...

I've been to Stephanie's classes. You are correct. She and the new store are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I've been to Stephanie's classes. You are correct. She and the new store are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for my grand kids.

Anonymous said...

These are really cute and useful gifts. One the black hat made of felt, that foam material. or something else?

Thank you for posting this project.

Karen Crisp said...

The hat was made of black card stock. The red band and snowflake were also made of card.

Hope this helps

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute idea. I can't wait for my kids to make these for their classmates!!!

Anonymous said...

This will be a wonderful idea for my Sunday School class.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the share! I am totally making these this year.

Anonymous said...

What does " chomp"the corners mean?

Karen said...

Use a corner 'chomper' to round off the corners

Sylvia Lindgren said...

How do you attach the paper hat to the plastic bag? Is it glued, hot glued or something else?

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