Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Workshop

On Saturday I held a Christmas workshop featuring the gorgeous Snow Festival suite from Stampin' Up!  Everyone had their own goody bag filled with lot's of  Stampin' Up! products to make their own Christmas projects.

Gift cards are often difficult to "wrap" to make them look presentable - I designed this "pop-up" gift card holder and it will fold flat to fit a C6 envelope!!  This was a popular project and although it is time consuming to put together everyone managed to get one or two made.

This is the front of my gift card holder, I added one of the large matching tags for the focal point of my card, leaving it blank so I can add a Christmas greeting.

The goody bags also had some of these fantastic Stampin' Up! gift boxes, ready to be decorated and fantastic value too - £2.75 for 4 boxes.

I wrapped some of the paper around my box and added a paper bow and one of the gorgeous faceted buttons.

I shared a lot of ideas for stylish gift wrapping, this one uses a thick paper lunch sack, covered with  paper.  The closure was made using the largest label framelit with a velcro dot to close it

I shared a tutorial for these gorgeous Christmas flowers, they look lovely in place of a ribbon bow and the faceted button really sparkles along with some of the new Dazzling Details fine glitter glue.

A desk calendar is practical and can also be useful for small gifts, this one will fold flat and fit into an envelope.  Some of the ladies were pleased I had included another calendar project for them again this year.

In the Snow Festival papers pack there is a sheet filled with a "patchwork" of smaller images, that are perfect for cutting up and making some quick cards and tags.

I will be planning some more classes soon so look out for new dates and themes!!

We had a lovely few days away last week for half term at Chessington World of Adventure but the nightmare 8 hour slow drive home and the usual catching up has "stolen" my crafting time!!  

I am currently finishing cards and gifts from Santa for a children's charity, only another 30 to make (80 in total). I need to get them made so I have plenty of free time for my own projects, hopefully I will be back soon with photos and new projects.

Angela x