Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fall-i-days Grand Finale

This is the end, my friend!   The final blog entry in the last of the llama ladies' Fall-i-days blog hops.  If you click on the banner above, it will take you to the blog home page where you will find links to all the other blogs and hops.   At the bottom of this page, you'll find the buttons to click if you want to travel forward or backwards thru this hop.

I haven't blogged in ages because I was trying to get ready for my first craft show.  So now you get a mega-post with a few of the things I made!  (pics can be enlarged by clicking on them.)

Magic Santa Keys

Framelits Labels and Apothecary dies, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Lovely Labels punch for belt buckle
Cardstock in Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black & Brushed Silver
Poem printed out with MDS2+
Retired Trinket Keys and Garden Green grosgrain ribbon

Lots of Gift tags - I used a lot of retired product on most of the tags, but these were made with currently available items.  (thank you Kath & Diane for sending mittens!)

 Nicely Knit wheel stamp, Baker's Twine
Punches:  Mitten, Ornament, Owl Builder (heart), Large circle & Scalloped circle
Garden Green, Real Red & Very Vanilla card stock for the mitten tag,
Baja Breeze & Night of Navy for the ornament.  You could use Brushed Silver cardstock for the ornament, but I actually glued yogurt lids to scrap cardstock, then after they dried, punched out the ornaments and ran them thru the Big Shot with different embossing folders.

 Gift Card holder
Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Everything Eleanor, Holiday Hostess stamp sets
Basic pearls, Retired ribbon, non-SU! corner punch 

Wine bottle tags - I made a few different styles, but this was my favorite.  Thanks for the color combo, Buffy!

Cardstock:  Sage Shadow(retired) & Sahara Sand 
Just Beleive & Lacy Snowflakes (retired) stamp sets 
Ink:  Crumb Cake & Baha Breeze
Pennant and Boho Blossoms punches
Silver Glimmer Paper, Purely Pomegranate (retired) satin ribbon

Christmas Pocket Planner
I used Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper and Quick Accents, which are available on the Clearance Rack right now.   This was based on an idea found at  Since I started a regular white pocket folder, then accordion folded it, I needed different sized pages than the pre-printed ones I found, so I made some in MDS2, and of course then I could make the inside sheets coordinate using miniaturized versions of the Merry & Type digital stamp brush set!  If you mention the planner in a comment before Dec 31st 2012, I'll enter you in a free drawing for one!

First two pages
Last 2 pages

 Don't miss all the other lovely creations my friends have made.  Click the links below to check out the rest of the hop.   See you next year!


Christine said...

What awesome projects. Definitely want to know about those Christmas planners as they would be a great project for a class.

Marsha J Reed said...

Santa keys... what a cute idea. The planners are great. Like Christine, those will make a great project for a class.

Carol Carriveau said...

Wonderful and different projects - I must say that I love the 'Santa and the Key' the most....TFS! Happy Holidays!

Buffy said...

These are all amazing projects, Linda! You've been really busy. I love them all, but since I have a planner addiction, that's my favorite.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for hopping my "nutty" friend. Great idea to showcase so many things we need to make the Christmas season go just right. Planners, ornaments, card holders and more. I love the Santa key project. I've not seen one that imitated his suit before. Perfect!

Debbie Martin said...

Love the projects but especially the Santa key.

Sharon Steinwand said...

Stellar projects! My favorites are the Santa Key and especially the planner-I've been too cowardly to try MDS, but If you don't mind, I might try to CASE some of your ideas to make a similar planner - yours look great!