Welcome to the November Control Freaks Blog Tour!
This month's tour features a Holiday Gift and Snow Theme
and officially starts tomorrow, November 20th so be sure to check back. You won't want to miss any of the wonderful ideas and inspiration!
If you arrived from the talented Patty Bennett's blog: Patty's Stamping Spot, you are in the right place. If you are just beginning the tour with my blog, that's ok because you can complete the Blog Tour by following the links at the end of each Control Freak's post. Enjoy!
Do you ever need an inexpensive gift for a coworker or acquaintance, or a little something for a stocking? I know I do - every year as a matter of fact! These festive penguins hold a candy bar and are perfect for a generic holiday gift!
The larger penguin contains a large candy bar for those with a sweet tooth. The little penguin is perfect for the smaller appetite and holds a snack size candy bar.
The candy bar just slides out - easy peasy!
here are the supplies.
ETA: The tutorial is now available and can be found by clicking HERE.
Stamps: Got Treats
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Ovals Original die, Butterfly Punch, Full Heart Punch, Large Oval Punches, XL Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Black Brads, Basic Rhinestone, Silver Glimmer Brad
Gift cards are so popular these days, and rightly so - they are an easy gift for the hard to buy for people on any list. To make my gift cards extra special, I like to make my own gift card holders. That way the gift is at least somewhat personal!
The outside of this card looks like a regular Christmas Card, but with the addition of a simple pocket on the inside, it becomes a gift card holder.
For my focal image I stamped the holly leaves from Bells and Boughs stamp set. Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped and embossed the Aviary bird cage. I added an extra little sprig of holly to the bird cage and hung it with some Black Flourish Designer Jewels.
In keeping with the music theme I used the Music Notes Wheel and Early Espresso ink to add a layer of musical notes on Deck the Halls designer paper.
The inside of the card contains a little pocket for the gift card, a sentiment and a place to write a personal message. Note: The gift card happens to have a stripe on it which makes it look like a package which is purely coincidental! Now I could have just slid the card into the pocket and been done with it but I wanted to make the gift card stand out. To do this, I attached the gift card with a Mini Glue Dot to a tag cut from the Two Tags die. The Glimmer Brad is purely decorative!
This is the back of the gift card which gives a better view of the tag.
Stamps: Aviary, Bells and Boughs (Holiday Mini), Music Notes Wheel
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla cardstock, Deck the Halls dsp (Holiday Mini), and Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, Early Espresso, SU Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags die, Mini Glue Dots, Glimmer Brad, Black Flourish Designer Jewels (Holiday Mini), Gold Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
My part of the Control Freak's Blog Tour is over and it is time to move on. Your next stop is Wendy Weixler's blog: Wickedly Wonderful Creations where you will be entertained and inspired!
To get there, just click on Wendy's blog's name, or on the Control Freak icon below.