Friday, October 24, 2014

{ Christmas Wishes gift ideas }

I wanted to share two holiday gift ideas using our new Technique Tuesday stamps and dies.

The Ghirardelli box is very easy and a perfect little gift for that someone special.

Merry days open by Daniela Dobson

I used Christmas Wishes stamp set, brand new, in the store. I stamped one of the circles and used a scalloped punch to punch it out. I stamped the ornament on a one inch circle that I cut with Circles - DIY Steel Dies. I colored the ornament with watercolor crayons. It is popped up with 3D foam adhesive from Therm O Web.

Merry days box  by Daniela Dobson

This adorable paper is from Elle’s Studio Good Cheer collection. I was able to fit 3 Ghirardelli Dark and Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Squares.

Merry days inside by Daniela Dobson

I used Christmas Wishes stamp set on this little gift card holder, as well. I stamped it and die cut it with Circles - DIY Steel Dies. The circle is just folded over the top of the Story Card - DIY Steel Die. I cut two story cards. One from white cardstock and one from patterned paper. I am using the new Pull Strip - DIY Steel Die that you can actually pull open to reveal a gift inside (gift card or money).

I stamped the pull strip and the front of the story card with Christmas Borders. To embellish the front I used Torn Spiral Edge - DIY Steel Die

Ho ho ho gift holder by Daniela Dobson

Looking for a fun way to spruce up your holiday packages? Be sure to check out the New for 2014 page on the Technique Tuesday website. We've got a number of holiday stamps that are perfect to use for making accents to decorate holiday packages with.

Have a great Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

{ Die cutting Saturday–cut file 001 }

I know it’s not Saturday, but Paper Issues has a new monthly challenge - Die Cutting Saturday. Each month they will be sharing a free Silhouette cut file with a challenge to use it on a project. You can download your free file on their blog.

Here is what I came up with. I took only one of the six corner circles and enlarged them to fit my page. I used the knife tool to cut just the parts I needed. I cut it out from patterned paper that I have been hoarding. I had an idea to use some of my old rub-ons that I had put away and had to look for. Some of these are really old: Urban Lilly, Basic Grey, Bo Bunny and Scenic Route.

Living in the moment by Daniela Dobson

I used some of the brand new stamps from Technique Tuesday - Having Some Fun, Living and Laughing and Folding Banners - Fresh Cut Studio - October 2014. There is a new date stamp called Many Months that has beautiful font. I stamped the sayings on die cut vellum and tags from Elle’s Studio.
I added the rub-ons to the empty circles on the left side. The one on the right bottom corner has a star, but since it didn’t go with my layout I just covered it up with one of the other circle.

Living in the moment close by Daniela Dobson

I used a mixture of things, some new and some very old (rub-ons), but it all worked together. I love the black and hot pink together. It’s been a long time since I did a page just for me.

Living in the moment close 2 by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. If you want to play along check out their blog and download the free file. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge–Shades of Fall }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Shades of Fall!

Our challenge starts today, October 16, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, October 22, at 10 PM.

Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between October 16-22. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

This time I did not make a card. I was looking on Pinterest for a teacher gift idea and I came across these little mini coffee cups. Looks like they were really popular last year in the Stampin’ Up world, but I totally missed them. I fell in love and had to get some and make cute little gifts.

Mini coffee cup gift set by Daniela Dobson

I stamped my white cardstock with Cover-a-card Broken Chainlink and added Cover-a-Card Wood Grain with some color shine. Then I added a strip of patterned paper at the top. There might be a pattern out there, but I just traced my cup on a piece of paper to make the template. I will transfer it into my silhouette so I can cut it in the future.

Mini coffee cup by Daniela Dobson

I used a leaf from Hydrangea Set Die to cut two leaves, one from a scrap piece of fabric and another one from vellum. I broke one of my Sizzix Big Shot plates while I was in the process of embossing the leaf. I made the wrong sandwich. It was time anyway. I hade them for ever and they were looking pretty bad. Amazon has them on sale right now Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair ($6.59).
I used Circle Greeting Cutout set for the tag. I punched the scalloped circle first and then taped the die to the middle and die cut the saying. I backed it with brown cardstock.
I stamped the Striped Banner several times and tucked them behind the tag with the leaves.

Mini gift set coffee cup by Daniela Dobson

I pretty much did the same thing with the tag that I cut out from the rest of the stamped cardstock. I added a little doily on the bottom. You could add a little note to this with the gift.

Mini gift set tag by Daniela Dobson

What is inside you ask? Some very delicious chocolate I found. Caramel Brownie. Four of them fit perfectly. Just enough for a little treat. These little cups can be filled with whatever you want and they are perfect for any occasion.

Mini coffee cup gift set chocolate by Daniela Dobson

They are delicious!
Lindt Chocolate - Hello My Name Is "Caramel Brownie" Little Bits To Go, 4.2oz., (2 Pack)

Mini coffee cup gift set Lindt chocolate by Daniela Dobson



That is all from me. Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

I hope you play along.

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson -------> you are here
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo

Friday, October 10, 2014

{ Exclusive October kit from Elle’s Studio }

Exclusive September is ready for purchase now.

Design team gallery is FULL of brand new inspiration just for you. You can bookmark your favorites, leave comments and see close ups of our design team’s projects in our gallery. Visit Elle’s Studio Blog for links to other Contributing DT members.

Here is what I created with the October kit.

Punpkin patch fun by Daniela Dobson

I used the brand new Sycamore Lane collection with this kit. Everything coordinates perfectly. In addition, I used the Sycamore Lane - Grateful Stamp and Sycamore Lane - Cork ShapesBoth of our NEW collections, Sycamore Lane and Good Cheer are available in the store. I used the Good Cheer collection in my previous post. Love it!
The little gold leaf I had in my stash along with the sequins, rub-on stars, and star button. The “pumpkins” flair is from {A Flair For Buttons}.

Punpkin patch fun close by Daniela Dobson

*It is available today, on the 10th, for $9.99 and then the price goes to $11.99 at midnight PST.*
*The kit is exclusive to Elle’s Studio and a limited edition – once the kit is sold out it is gone for ever!*

October Kit: www.shopellesstudio.com/Elle-s-Studio-October-2014-Kit.html
October Mini Album Covers: www.shopellesstudio.com/Autumn-Wood-Veneer-Mini-Album-Covers.html
October Cut Files: www.shopellesstudio.com/October-Digital-Cut-File2014.html
October Printables: www.shopellesstudio.com/Notes-From-Autumn-Printables.html
Sycamore Lane Cut Files: www.shopellesstudio.com/Sycamore-Lane-Digital-Cut-File.html
Good Cheer Cut Files: www.shopellesstudio.com/Good-Cheer-Digital-Cut-File.html
Numbered Pennants: www.shopellesstudio.com/Number-Pennants-Digital-Cut-File.html
Holiday Tags: www.shopellesstudio.com/Holiday-Tags-Digital-Cut-File.html

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Have a great Friday!