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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Ideas......with Peggy and Annmarie


Hope you all are enjoying the "Last Minute Christmas Ideas" that the
 Design Team have been sharing this week on the blog....
I have been inspired by them all 
and excited to see the rest of the Design Team members, projects to come.

Here is my "Last Minute Gift Idea" using Die~Namites Dies.
"Christmas Altered Paper Bag Gift Set"
I grabbed a paper lunch bag (we all have a few of those laying around).
I taped down the flap (bottom of bag)
Add old book paper I ripped and inked edges.
Found a box and cut down to size of the paper bag, card front and ripped 
a layer of card board off,
glued down and white washed...love this look.
"Paper Bag" 
Grabbed a few my favorite Die~Namites Dies..die cut out a whole bunch
in white card stock so I could color them with color mists. I also used color mists
and paint brush to color the die cuts too...and seam binding!
"Card"
 Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenge details, here.

This month's dare is to use something Metallic


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  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Die.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.**

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
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"Tag"
(hanging ornament)

Here are the Die~Namites Dies
I used for my Last Minute Christmas Ideas...projects!!
Winter Cardinal

Winter Branch

Holiday Wreath

I love to use found objects (collected objects) on my projects...
like these tiny rose pine cones....and I rolled old book papers
tied with burlap twine...added some Gesso splatters and drops to 
give the look of fallen snow!
What is really fun about using the Die~Namites Dies 
is cutting them apart to create a whole new look...coloring them with mists & inks
and cutting out more than one and popping them up for depth.


Thanks for stopping by today, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas!! Hope this has inspired you to look through your household, craft supplies and create a handmade gift.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow!
hugs,
Peggy Lee Baker

Supplies:
Die~Namites Dies-Winter Branch, Winter Cardinal and Holiday Wreath
Canvas Corp Brands-Canvas Corp-Black & Kraft Dot Reverse Card Stock
Tattered Angels-Tattered Leather, Jazz Blue, Snowy Pine, Red Chillies, Graphite 
and Iridescent Silver
Ranger-Archival Black Ink, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Perfect Pearls Mists-Heirloom Gold
and Stickles-Xmas Red
Viva Las Vegas Stamps-Crackled Background Stamp
CTMH-Merry Christmas Stamp
Book Paper
Pine Cones
Seam Binding
3D pop dots
ScorTape
Scotch Tacky Glue
Burlap Twine


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Hello everyone it's Annmarie Colbert, I decided to use the Die-Namites December Monthly Sketch & Dare Challenge to create this elegant card and gift bag set.



This month's dare is to use something Metallic

********************************************************************* 
  1. Use at least one Die-Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die-Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die-Namites Die.

You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.**

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die-Namites Dies.


I started with some green card stock for the base of the card; the top layer is cut out in shimmering white card stock and embossed with the  Sizzix holly embossing folder. I positioned the white card stock in the embossing folder in an angle so that it was coming down from the left hand corner.


For the flower I created a step by step video tutorial on how to created the snowflake flower using the Elegant Snowflake Die below:


For the cluster I cut out 2 of the Elegant Holly Dies and applied some red rhinestones to accent the branch and arranged the holly so it was flowing down from the flower. The sentiment was embossed using some silver embossing powder.
To create the gift bag I left off the embossing folder part and did not cut down the Elegant Holly Die because I wanted it to cover more of the bag, I just repeated the process for the bag.
Supplies
Elegant Flake Die DN-1116
Elegant Holly Die DN-1064
Recollections White Shimmer Card Stock
Recollections Deep Red Card Stock
Sizzix Holly Embossing Folder
7/8" Circle Punch
Red Rhinestones
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Glitter


Thank you for stopping by!
Annmarie Colbert



5 comments:

  1. Great projects! I love the mix of kraft paper with traditional Christmas red and green!

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  2. these are both gorgeous, love it. great combo and gift idea!

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  3. Gorgeous Projects from both. Great job! I'm feeling so inspired

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  4. Fabulous projects, (if I do say so, hehe) loving Annmaries take on the snowflake die created into the flower....Rocking awesome...loving the creative minds on the DT....:)

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  5. Fab projects ladies. Love the card with the cardinal Peggy. Hugz

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