Gift Idea Class

I had the opportunity on Saturday to take a couple of classes at Stamp Fever, my local stamp store. I feel so fortunate to have a great local shop that offers classes on a regular basis, so I thought I would share the projects we made during one of the classes here today. I’ll post the projects from the other class later in the week.

The first class was a gift idea class. We made three projects and I absolutely love how they all turned out.

Mel's Card Corner | Gift Idea Class

The first project we made was the wooden door hanger. Linda, the teacher for the class, had applied a layer of white gesso to all the door hangers prior to class so we would have to wait for them to dry. We then applied some Distress Inks using an ink blending tool then added some stamping using images from the retired Peace, Joy, Love stamp set from Lawn Fawn. Finally, I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some Yeti white pigment ink from Lawn Fawn to add some falling snow. After all the inking was done, we headed outside to add a thin coat of spray fixative to keep the inks from coming off later.

Mel's Card Corner | Gift Idea Class

After the fixative was dry, we decorated our hangers with buttons from the 28 Lilac Lane line of embellishments by May Flaum and various stickers from the Recollections line at Michaels. I really love how this turned out and have lots of ideas on how to make these door hangers for a host of occasions.

Mel's Card Corner | Gift Idea Class

The next project we made was using one of the cute little tins from Taylored Expressions. We decorated the tin with a variety of patterned papers inside and out. I choose a cute little line of trees to decorate the top of my box and used my Copic markers to color them. For the inside of the box, we used the a cute little hillside tree die from Lawn Fawn cut from a piece of white glitter paper. This tin is the perfect size for a gift card or other small gift item like jewelry, lipsticks, etc.

Mel's Card Corner | Gift Idea Class

The last project was this cute little treat box which was cut out using the pillow box die from Lawn Fawn. For the center window, we used the Decorative Label Punch from Stampin’ Up then adhered a piece of acetate behind it. Once again, I did a little Copic coloring on my snowman image. To decorate the wooden snowflake, we added a thin layer of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone.

The paper we used to create the pillow box and decorate the tin are from the same collection. It’s from the Holiday Cheer collection from Photo Play. The snowman stamp on the pillow box and the line of trees on the top of the tin are both from the Warm Hearts stamp set and coordinating dies by Paper Smooches. I’m not sure who the manufacturer is for the snowflake we used on the pillow box, but as with anything, you could substitute and use the embellishments, stamps, and papers of your choice.

One last thing …

Global Design Project Winner

I wanted to take a moment to thank the Design Team at the Global Design Project. They selected my Candy Cane Christmas card as one of the winners for their last challenge. Given there were almost 75 entries, I’m honored! As always, I’ve updated my Challenge Wins/Features page to reflect this latest honor. Thanks again, DT!!

Until next time …

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