I am SOOO excited finally to be posting my very first project for the Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition. This project, of course, is a preview project, and it's available to EVERYONE, not just subscribers. We want to show off some of the work of all of the designers for this edition so you can get a taste of what you might expect when you subscribe to this edition and get fabulous ideas from Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog to use for your own 2011 Holiday craft and gift-giving projects.
And of course today on my blog, there's Create With Connie and Mary Blog Candy! That's right – someone who comments on my blog today will receive a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the Holiday edition. Connie and Mary will be announcing the winners later this week.
Now for my preview project. You have to know that this is not a "normal" Robin's Craft Room project, most of which tend towards greeting cards. But it will show you a taste of the kinds of projects that you'll find me doing with Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!
When I first saw the Holiday Mini Stamp Set, Gift Givers, I thought, "How cool is it that a whole stamp set goes with Stampin' Up!'s punches!" But then I started looking at the images a little bit more closely and wondered how I could use them without the punches. It just so happened that I had recently decided that I needed to make some fresh inserts for my Simply Adorned 1-1/2" x 2" Charm, and the light bulb flashed! With one stamp set I could make myself inserts that would take me from now until Easter! I did "cheat" a little bit and added an image from the Stamp Set, Pines and Poinsettias, to make an even 8 inserts. But the rest of these little guys and gals are all Gift Givers.
And what you have with this project for Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition is a set of instructions for making a box to hold everything you'll need for your Simply Adorned Charm – and it's a perfect box for giving this great set as a gift!
Are you ready for the Tutorial and Template? Then all you have to do is hop on over to the Create With Connie and Mary blog and download your FREE TUTORIAL AND TEMPLATE! While you're there, check out all the other preview projects that the rest of the design team members have for you. Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition is truly going to be one of the best subscription programs out there this holiday season!
Simply Adorned: 1-1/2" x 2" Charm; Black Crystal, Clear Crystal, Pink Crystal and Vanilla Pearl Simply Adorned Baubles; Simply Adorned 24" Chain
For the Basic Box:
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade textured (this is in the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit)
Accessories: Bone Folder; Sticky Strip
For decorating the Box Top
Stamps: Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Lucky Limeade (textured card stock) and Designer Series Paper – all from the Simply Scrappin' Kit)
Accessories: Jewelry Tag, Extra-Large Tag, and Large Tag Punches; Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon; Sticky Sheet, Crystal Effects, SNAIL Adhesive and Mini Glue Dots; Cherry/White Baker's Twine; needle with a large eye for Baker's Twine (non-Stampin' Up!)
For the Simply Adorned Inserts (One part of the tutorial lists what I used for each of the inserts)
Stamps: Gift Givers, Pines and Poinsettias
Inks: Basic Black
Markers: Your choice for coloring in the images
Card Stock: Scraps to coordinate with the colors you choose
Accessories: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Basic Pearls; Basic Rhinestones; Signo White Gel Pen; Dazzling Diamonds/Heat & Stick Powder