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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wine Bottle Gift

I was inspired by this bottle I found on pintrist and decided to give my own version a try. I really couldn't find any buttons that I liked on top of the paper.

I used some stampin up Red Glimmer paper to dress up this wine bottle, a strip of basic black for the belt and Brushed gold for the belt buckle. The belt buckle was a Tim Holtz ornamental die and the tag is made with glimmer paper, whisper white and the stamp is from Stampin Up Greetings of the Season. Finally, years ago, I punched a bunch of left-over green paper with a holly stamp to use up my scraps. I can no longer find the holly punch but the box of all the green holly punch made with scraps is still around, so I used that and some red jewels I had laying around to put some "berries" on it.

I am really excited with the way it came out, I almost dont want to give it away.

Candy Bar Wrapper Punch Art

I have been working on these candy bars all night, punch art wrappers and now a few Paper pieced die cut wrappers. I hadn't intended on using the sizzix for these, but I have almost 30 wrappers to make and really didn't want to repeat my designs, anyway, I wasn't really happy with the way the gingerbread man came out and it occurred to me that I had some old die cuts that would be perfect for these candy bars, so I gave them a whirl.

So the first picture is my gingerbread candy bar that I was not happy with... while digging through the die cuts, I found this Christmas tree and thought it would be perfect! I have an entire box of jewels laying around, so I embellished the tree with scraps of expired DSP from Stampin Up and the jewels and wah lag, another candy bar wrapped. It has been a late night wrapping all these candy bars, so I will post some more tomorrow.

You can see the early wrappers here if you missed them.

Homemade candy wrappers

Candy Bar Gifts

I found these super cute candy bar wrappers over here and here and here and decided to try them out for co-workers. My Santa wrappers are not the pull kind, as featured on Kerry's blog, I very carefully took apart the cardboard wrapper that came with the chocolate and re-made my own, using these dimensions:

8" x 6.5" cardstock(retired colors) by stamping up, its nice and thick and resembles the cardboard fair enough
On the 8" side, I scored at 6/8", 1" ,7 "7 2/8"

On the 6.5" side, I scored at 3/4", 4 1/8", 4 3/8"

Then I trimmed the four corners on the inside score lines, leaving only one long inner section to complete the wrapper.

You should use these cutting guidelines, as guidelines only as I found even though I purchased 30 of the exact same Russel Stover Chocolates, they all ended up fitting in the wrapper slightly differently.

For the Santa wrapper, I used a strip of white trimmed to 6" x 2.25" and trimmed both sides lengthwise, using the SU Scallop border punch.

For the belt, I used the new SU Petite Curly Label Punch and some Brushed Silver Cardstock, I dont yet have the 1/2" circle punch, so I used the big circles that come with the build and owl punch by SU.

For the Reindeer wrapper, I used a 1 3/4" scallop punch (cut in half) 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, snowflake punch and circles from the build an owl punch

For the snowman, I used the owl punch circles and heart, 1 3/4" circle, some staz on opaque inker for the eyes, a little retired ribbon as a scarf, a paper pieced hat with a corner rounder and an old snowflake jewel I had in my stash.

For the penguin, I used multiple ovals and hearts, I didn't have the right punches to make it work, so I hand pieced most of these together.
For the grinch, I used the top note sizzix die, and the eyes were made the same as all the others. The hat was mostly free hand triangles and the scallop border.