YES! We actually had another snow day today! Actually – more of an ice day. It warmed up a little this afternoon, so I was able to get out. We have a freezing rain advisory for tonight, but the forecasters are saying we should get up to about 40 tomorrow, so back to school/work for me! The nice thing is, I’ll go back for 2 days, have the weekend off, go back for a day and a half, then have a week and a half off. 🙂
So – aside from working on cleaning our home office (it was so messy!) – I snuck in a little stampin’ room time.
The first offering is a gift card holder, inspired by Angie, over at Chic ‘n Scratch’s Stampin’ Academy (her reindeer is too stinkin’ cute!!)
(I almost used my Costco card again, until I remembered I have a Macy’s gift card from hub’s work…lol)
This was SO ridiculously easy! My orientation is a little different than Angie’s, but I found this made for a little less cutting and fit the gift card (and my Costco card) well.
I cut the Kraft card stock with the Top Note Bigz die on my Big Shot. Then, I cut a single panel in Chocolate Chip. I cut that in half across the short side and adhered it with sticky strip. The outside was stamped with the snowflake from Winter Post in Riding Hood Red. I then stamped the sentiment in Old Olive on Very Vanilla, using the Merry Christmas from hostess set Punches Three. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole, close to the bottom, at or below the sticky strip. I then threaded some Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon through. I still haven’t decorated the inside, I was too excited to post this!
My other “project” was inspired by a box of unused ornaments I found from my bargain shopping last year (I LOVE Target’s 90% off sales!). These are the unbreakable type that they sold for $1.99 for a box of 18 (a good deal – but paying 20 cents was even better…lol)
I got out my Crystal Effects and randomly freehanded some swirls around the entire ornament. I then gave it a liberal dusting of Dazzling Diamonds. I didn’t want to tap it off too hard, since I the Crystal Effects was wet and I didn’t want it to smear or run. So, it left quite a bit of glitter on the body of the ornament. My solution? Once it dried, I simply rinsed the ornament off. The nice thing is the unbreakable ornaments are plastic, so I wasn’t worried about rust or having things chip off.
Voila! I can possibly have 18 ornament accents to tie off onto packages for teachers, hostess gifts, my manicurist, our housekeeper, the groomer, etc, etc. To make them more festive, I will probably thread them onto some ribbon or elastic cording!