Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Last minute handmade gift idea

There is always someone, who you decide at the last minute, that you would like to give a little something for the holidays. I recently attended an ornament exchange party, and wanted to bring a little something for the hostess. Also, it just so happens that today kicks off a new challenge, at SUO Challenges, for last minute gifts and cards. I made these wine glass markers for the party hostess, and I also submitted them as my design team entry! Two birds, one stone! By the way, they were a hit at the party!

festive flurry wine tags

I love an impressive gift that takes very little time to make! These were so easy; stamp, emboss, die cut, and snip!

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I stamped this snowflake from Festive Flurry, in a variety of inks, onto vellum card stock. I covered the wet ink with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and heat set it. Then I cut them out with the coordinating Festive Flurry Framelit die and a small circle framelit die (on my Magnetic Platform, for easy positioning!). I snipped one side, from the outside to the inner circle, so it would slip easily onto the stem of the glass.

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The glittery embossed snowflakes look pretty nice all on their own, but I wanted a little more sparkle. I die cut the same snowflake out of Silver Glimmer paper, and snipped it the same, to create a little stackable look. I could have attached them to each other, but I loved the way they offset naturally, and that they also have a little motion.

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Festive Flurry

  • Paper: Vellum card stock, and Silver Glimmer Paper

  • Ink: Gumball Green, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Coastal Cabana

  • Tools & Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

    • Magnetic Platform

    • Festive Flurry Framelits dies

    • Circles Collection Framelits dies

    • Iridescent Ice embossing powder

    • Heat Tool

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  1. Deena, These are totally awesome! What a great gift idea! TFS!

  2. Wonderful hostess idea- love all of the festive colors and the silver shimmer paper looks fantastic as well!

  3. These are fantastic Deena! What a fab idea and they really are pretty! :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas! :)
    Lizy xx

  4. Oh my goodness, these are brilliant! You can have these in all 50 colors :-)

  5. Thanks, Kelly! I'm so glad you like them!

  6. Thanks, Lizy! They are even prettier in person!