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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Card for Claire

Each month at the Philly Inkers we have a Mail swap. Last month I drew Claire, my awesome and fearless Upline! She was nice enough to take this picture of the card for me, as I forgot to take one before i sent it to her! (Thanks Claire!)
I wanted to make a fun card for her, and somewhere along the line my creative juices turned over to winter! Seems that's all I have been working on!
Anyway I used the snowflakes for the background from "Snow Swirled" and "Serene Snowflakes". The Polar bear and his accessories (each piece is a different stamp) and the sentiment are all from "Cold and Cuddly". These are all sets that Stampin Up has to offer! The cardstock I used was Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Whisper White. And I used black StazOn, Bashful Blue, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Classic Inks.
I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Craft Fair Time!!!

Today my friend Michelle and I attended our very first Craft Fair. Neither of us really knew what to expect. It was a little slow as far as customers in general, but it wasn't too bad. (A few "Seasoned" sellers mentioned that this sale was not as successful as others in the area) We are going to try to do another one this season now that we have an idea what we are doing!!!

Most important we had fun, and learned some new things, and found out what we need to make more of for the next time! In the next couple of posts are some of the items we had for sale. I made some cards, which I didn't post here since most of them were posted elsewhere in my blog, or were cards that we made in Card Club.

Items for a Craft Fair - Tic Tac Holders

I made these little cuties to hold packs of Tic Tacs! The two Snowman ones I used Circle punches and Square punches to make his body. For the backgrounds I used snowflakes from "Snow Swirled" and "Christmas Punch" which are both sets Stampin Up has to offer. The one with the sentiment, i also used the Scallop Oval punch, and the Wide Oval punch also by Stampin Up. The snowman ones have a little saying attached about Snowman kisses.

Items for a Craft Fair - Magic Reindeer Food

My daughter helped me make these. She wanted to know what made it "Magic" so I had to think fast on my feet and this is what I came up with:

"Abra Cadabra Hocus Pocus
With a Hug and a Kiss and a Christmas Wish,
make this reindeer food light the way
For Santa's Reindeer and their Sleigh.
May their travel be safe and swift
And bring a Christmas Wish
To wake up to on Christmas Morning!"

Hey it worked, she really thinks she made it magic! :) I typed the saying up on the computer, Stamped on my new favorite "Dasher" stamp from Stampin' Up and colored the title with my Stampin' Write Markers!

Items for a Craft Fair - Snowman soup

These were also a lot of fun to make! It was a little hard though, as my daughter kept asking for a candy cane, and I had just enough canes for the projects. Then she wanted marshmallows....then it was Hot Chocolate...LOL. She did finally give me some peace and let me finish them! I think this is my new favorite way to make snowmen! Just a few Circle Punches, and a couple Square punches and some scraps of orange for noses. Viola! Snowmen made and no cold hands!!! LOL! I used the snowflakes from Stampin' Up's "Christmas Punch" hostess set, and from "Snow Swirled"

Items for a Craft Fair - Candy Purses

These were so much fun to make!!!! I dug out my trusty cutting system and made the ovals. Then used circle punches and the Scalloped Circle punch for the little decoration on the front. The bags are closed with Velcro, so te happy little girl (or big girl) can refill it with her favorite candies if she chooses! :) The stamp set i used on these was Stampin' Up's "Think Happy Thoughts".

Post it note holders a second look

I decided to go back and add a little something extra to go with the PostIt Note holders. And the "Oval All" stamp set was perfect! I paired it with the Scallop punch and the Wide Oval punch. I think as simple as it was, it added that little bit extra that the project was lacking!