Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

12 December, 2008

On The 12th Day of Christmas

Filed under: 12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , , — maggie mathern @ 8:14 pm

I can’t believe the 12th day is here…where did this time go?  It’s not called the silly season for nothing!!!  Now to today’s project.  Another of Beate’s wonderful projects.  This one is called a treat box.  I just love this.  I have made this one for our table on Christmas Day and have filled it with choccy’s.  One less job to do *smile*  I managed to fit a 600g box of Cadbury Favourites in there….Yummy!!!!  I have already decided to make several more of these for gifts.  Like many of the projects I have shared with you recently, these too would be adaptable for any occasion. 

 

Treat Box

Treat Box

 

Treat Box filled with 600g box cadbury favourites

Treat Box filled with chocolates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project did not even require any stamping.  It was just scoring, cutting designer series paper and adhering it, punching holes, inserting eyelets and threading and tying a ribbon…can’t get much easier than that, yet it looks so impressive.

I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired over the last 12 days to create some handcrafted projects for yourself and the loved ones in your life.  Until next time,

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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5 December, 2008

5th Day of Christmas

Filed under: 12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , , — maggie mathern @ 8:55 pm

Hi everyone.  I have had a busy busy day yet again and my mum to tea tonight and thus I am scrambling to have something to put up.  Not my intention.  I am sharing with you the simplest of projects.  I bought a candle and a candle holder.  I used rubons on the said candle.  Finished.  Simple but elegant.  So many possibilities.

 

Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, back tomorrow with another project.  Better get back to being with my mum.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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4 December, 2008

4th Day of Christmas

Filed under: 12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 7:50 pm

Hi everyone.  I am late posting this tonight.  Have had a very busy day doing laundry, cleaning my kitchen adn cleaning and rearranging my lounge room to make room for the Christmas Tree.  Hope to put that up tonight after I show you all my latest creation.  I planned on making lots of different ones and posting a pic, but alas, one will have to do right now.

I decided to do a mini calendar for the 4th day of my Christmas samples.  After all, we all need them.  I think they would make a great little gift.

 

2009 Mini Coaster Calendar

2009 Mini Coaster Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To colour the chipboard numbers, I simply pressed them onto my inkpads, adhered them to the coaster and then added the crystal effects on top.  As you can see I didn’t wait for the Crystal Effects to dry and it has started to run to the bottom of the numbers.  After taking the photo I quickly turned it up the other way for about 15-20 seconds to even it out and now have left it flat to dry.  

Supplies:

Inks:  Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery

DSP:  Bali Breeze

Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Lots of Letters chipboard numbers, 

The calendar I used was a pdf file I obtained online.  If you would like a copy, please email me.

Ok, I will be back tomorrow with another project you may wish to try.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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3 December, 2008

3rd Day of Christmas

Filed under: 12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up! — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 11:57 am

 

Ok, today I have a CD Holder for you.  I cased this from Tina.  Directions are simple and easy to follow.  This would be a handy gift at any time of the year.  Who doesn’t like to receive a CD of favourite music, or perhaps family photos?  I know I do.

 

CD Holder

CD Holder

CD Holder on the inside

CD Holder on the inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Circles of Friendship (Holiday Hello)

Inks:  Real Red, Certainly Celery

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals

See you here tomorrow for another Christmas Project.

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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