Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tis the Season to be.....Christmas Crafting!!

Hello crafty people! I apologise that it has been 16 days since my last post.....but I have been soooo busy making custom orders that time has gotten away from me yet again! But here I am to share with you a few of the crafty things that I have been working on.
Thanks to the generosity of the Stampin' Up! community, I haven't had to look far for inspiration. Quite a few of the items I will be sharing today were inspired by something I saw or else I have purchased the tutorial from a Stampin' Up! Demo and made it my way :) I will of course give credit where it is due, and point you in the direction of the original so that you can buy your own copy of the tutorial and start your own Christmas craft!
Ok. My daughters' grade 2 teacher has asked me to do a day of craft with the class on the second-last day of school. I took in a bunch of the skinny treat bags decorated for Halloween, and she liked them so much she asked me that day! So I have been wracking my brain for something fairly simple to do.....because my stuff is usually a bit over the top, and probably wouldn't suit 30 8 year olds hehe!!
Photo one is a small selection of cute little items that my daughter insisted we make - the teacher has the final say on Friday as to what we will actually be doing.

Now....the little candywrapper is from the new candy wrapper die that will be out with the new mini next month, there is a little bag from the fancy favour die, the purses are from a tutorial I found on one of my favourite blogs Inking Idaho, the bookmark is made with the two-tags die, so is the little green basket, and the tutorial for the test-tube holders is from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts, another blog I absolutely love!!
This next picture is a gorgeous little Santa treat box that I found on youtube by Chic n Scratch- this is one talented lady, let me tell you! I loved it so much that I straight out copied it!

How cute is that!! I also have a few little mini fold-out albums - extremely simple I must say - and bits and pieces yet to be photographed, that I will also take in for consideration. I am not being paid to do this craft day, although she has offered to pay for supplies, but if the kids like the stuff and take it home, perhaps mum/dad/siblings/grandies might like it and decide they just have to make their own!!

I also have a custom order from my hairdresser, for 12 handmade gifties for her little old ladies that come in every week. She had no idea what she wanted, but they had to be Christmassy and less than $10. I must say that I have had a really hard time with this order. Anyone who crafts knows how long things take to make, and how many supplies you go really this order took some thinking!
But I hope she likes at least some of these little things, and I can go from there and fill her order. Whatever she doesn't like will go into the stash for the little stall at our school Christmas fete next month, so nothing will be wasted :)
This first picture are the candles I worked on today...all handstamped and I even decorated the box ...

Here are some closeups....

Here are a couple of test tube holders filled with homemade bath salts - the one in the clear box is from a free tutorial from Sarah's Ink Spot the other one is using the box #2 die and I added a backing.....

The next picture is of a few little flip albums I have been working on.....

More of the Inking Idaho purses...

And my last share for the day is a 9 nugget holder I made from a free tutorial I found at Sarah's Inkspot...

So, what did you think? Do you think my hairdresser will like at least a couple? I have a few others to show her that I have not uploaded here, but I will be sure to share what she actually chooses with you all.
Thanks for sticking around to the end, and if you would like to know anything more about what you saw here, or the supplies used, just let me know!
Hopefully I will be back soo with more Christmas Craft to share, but until then, make sure to take some time to papercraft!
Kylie x

1 comment:

  1. Can you please tell me where you purchased your test tubes from, have been after them for a while, but can on seam to find the ones with round bottoms, Cheers Yvette :)


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