Saturday, October 22, 2011

Llama Holiday Blog Hop

You probably arrived here from Kath's blog.  If not, make sure you check out the gorgeous projects she created!

Gift Givers - cutest set in the Holiday Mini!   I love this adorable and versatile set, and it seemed like the perfect thing to showcase for our Llama all-holiday hop.

Halloween decor or treat holder


My son's teacher and his Den Mother will both be getting one of these  little hats very soon!  I was really torn this year trying to decide "witch" die to order for my Big Shot.  I finally decided on the Petal Cone die, because I was so impressed with how versatile it is.   Not just pretty Victorian-style treat-holders, you can also make hats, baskets, hearts, carrots, and maybe even more things I haven't seen yet.   Here I used 2 1/2 die cuts instead of the usual 2 to make a hat with a pentagon base instead of a square base.  Can't find my circle cutter yet (I moved a few weeks ago), so I traced a dessert plate onto the Basic Black cardstock for the brim.   Sadly, they retired all the Halloween colors of striped grosgrain ribbon, tho they do still make it in black... 


Thanksgiving napkin ring


Used the Lace Ribbon Border Punch on Chocolate Chip cardstock to make this super-easy napkin ring.   Just glue the ends together, then glue on the funny little turkey.   I don't have the Curly Label Punch yet... better put it on my next order so I can whip up a couple dozen of these for my family's holiday get-togethers!    The napkin is embossed with the Finial Press folder.


Christmas Card


I got some of these oh-so-pretty Everyday Elegance Simply Sent kits during the October promotion.   If you buy 2 kits before the end of the month you can choose one of the coordinating stamp sets FREE.   Here, tho, I'm using a sentiment from the Short and Sweet set.  I used Chocolate Chip and Poppy Parade markers to ink the reindeer from the stocking in the Gift Givers stamp set, punched out the image with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, and accented with a Scalloped Circle in Poppy Parade and a little 5/8" ribbon.  Easy-peasy, lemon squeezie!
        

    

11 comments:

Kath said...

Linda, fun projects.

Christine said...

What great projects! On my CASE list.

Martha said...

Love the use of one stamp set for three holidays! Any tamper could get a lot of use for this set. Your projects all make me smile!!

Debbie Martin said...

Like all of your projects, especially your napkin ring.

buffycooper said...

Very cute. I'll have to make some of the napkin rings. And the Simply Sent Christmas card is perfect for the "oh, no! I have to make 10 more cards and it's the day before I need to mail them" stamper. (That would be me.)

Jackie said...

Linda,

Love the projects, esp the hat!!! the ribbon treatment is perfect.
Jackie

Mary said...

Great witch hat!
I love the Baja Breeze card with the cute reindeer. Textured napkins?!?!?! Who would have thought that? But I love it!

KatheD said...

It must be getting late, I didn't realize you used one stamp set for all three projects until I read Martha's comment! Great work, I love all three. So, did you hand-cut the adorable little turkey if you don't have the curly label punch yet?

Linda said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Yes, KatheD, I hand-cut the turkey stamp. No big deal if you're just making one, but if I do as many of these next month as I think I will, the punch will be a lifesaver!

Marsha Reed said...

Great projects, Christine. I love the napkin ring idea.

Stephanie Osgood said...

The witch's hat is adorable and fun. I just love how beautiful your napkin rings are, and to think, how easy and fun they are. Thanksgiving at our house will be fun this year with all these great ideas.