Well, this is a Dasher post but it also describes my last week. Yes, I have been a posting slacker but I have an excuse…really!! I had/have 3 Christmas card classes this week and have been prepping, cleaning up and getting ready for the next crowd. Also, there are some changes coming to my blog. Namely, I’m going to be moving. It should be mostly transparent and with the help of the current administrator is pretty uneventful so far. That said, it is taking up some of my stamping time. With any luck, I will have the new blog up by Friday and there will be forwarding from here for a little while.
Ok, on to my projects! In my last post, I showed you a wreath that I made for a Christmas Gifts class. Today, I am showing you a companion project for the class. A candle, complete with the packaging. I used the tissue paper technique for stamping on the candle, putting Dasher on three times. The box is not from a specific template but uses dimensions that I figured out to be the right size for this candle. Again, I will post the specifics after the class (demos can contact me if they want info for their own class). Now you want to see this, don’t you??
And here he is out of the box:
As much as I love the candle, I have to say that I really love it inside the little box! The perfect little package for holiday giving!!
Well, of course this needed a card and the class will offer a little gift card to go with it. For today, though, I made a card using the Splitcoast sketch SC304. This card came together so quickly for me (only 30 minutes which is pretty much record time). I just got this DSP and haven’t had any seasonal DSP for a while. I may have overdone it (is there such a thing?) but this paper is SOOOO pretty!!!! Honestly, DSP makes card making so easy…especially when it is this great. I love the Cherry Cobbler design with Dasher antlers. If you look closely, you’ll see shimmer paint sponged on the Natural Ivory paper with a sponge dauber. It gives such a lovely shimmer. You can click on the picture to see it closer.
And here are the two together:
Sorry about the clarity on the last picture but I wanted you to see how lovely they are as a pair!
I will be back really soon with a picture of one of my class cards from this week along with my brand new blog address. Hope you have a great week (and that your dashing around doesn’t keep you from stamping!).
Wow just beautiful!
This is a fabulous set of projects! I agree with you — that candle box is adorable!
Gorgeous candle! I love the matching card!
Love it! Great box, candle & card!!
I love the candle in the box…cute outside, but cuter in the box. What a great gift!
Awesome set! I bet this went over very well at your classes!