Someone suggested calling this the “Fa la la la Fall-i-days” hop. That’s a super cute name, but, wow – do I have a hard time typing it. I’ll stick with Fall-i-Days!
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You may have gotten here from Stephanie Osgood’s “Please Pass the Snail”. Stephanie is so creative – not just with paper and ink, but she’s a “My Digital Studio” master. She designs our hop buttons on MDS2, and they’re always just beautiful.
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Now – on to the fun stuff.
I made this card awhile ago, but really didn’t like it. Then my friend Liz Saum suggested I flip it from landscape to portrait. Wow! It totally changed the card and I love it! I used the Holiday Ornaments framelits for the accordion ornament, Lucky Limeade for the card, Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler for the top layers, and the Festival of Prints designer paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. The little tag at the top is a “Bitty Banners” framelit, and the ornament is sitting on a label from the Labels collection framelits.
I found some sparkly can cozies for $1, and decided to dress one up for Christmas. (I also have a black one that I may use for either New Year’s or Valentine’s Day, and a purple one for Mardi Gras!) I stamped some ornaments with the Illuminate Watermark Glimmer pad (Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog) and added heat & stick powder and glitter to them. Others were cut from the champagne glimmer paper with silver glimmer paper embellishments. And, again, I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamps with the Holiday Ornament framelits. I’ll have the best dressed drinks at any party I attend!
And what’s a holiday without cute gift bags, right? This is just a simple brown lunch bag. I shortened it a little using the Adorning Accents edgelits, and stamped more Ornament Keepsakes ornaments along the top. I stamped two more for the tag, and added some Champagne glass glitter before attaching them to a giant paper clip. As a final touch, I used a paint brush to flick Champagne Mist shimmer paint on the bag. (The Happy Holidays sentiment is from the Christmas Lodge stamp set.)
Here’s a closer look so you can really see the shimmer paint.
That’s it for me this time! Your next stop is Debbie Martin’s Clever and Cute blog. Debbie’s blog name says it all – her projects are always very cute and so clever!
Thanks for hopping along! Stop by next month for the next installment of Holiday projects!