Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holiday Pass along Plate

if you are looking for something to give with treats, this is a neat idea. the plate i saw in a magazine was manufactured but i really liked the concept so i made one of my own. i went to walmart and found a clear glass plate, mod podge and some fabric. i printed the poem onto an iron-on transfer and ironed it onto the fabric i wanted to use. then i just simply mod podged the fabic onto the glass plate. i had to make sure that the edges were glued really well so they wouldn't peel up. (you could just pull the fabric off otherwise). then i let it dry and there you go....... you probably can't submerge this into water but you could wipe it off with a wet rag, so cookies or something to that effect wouldn't be hard to clean off and then pass the plate on.

Holiday Combo

this is a mini scrapbook and 6 cards made out of 4 pieces of paper. 2 patterned and 2 cardstock.

for the scrapbook:
2 pieces solid colored cardstock
2 pieces patterned paper
10 inch piece of ribbon
2 8 inch pieces of ribbon
and any embelishments you desire
-take the two pieces of cardstock and cut 4-3 inch squares out of each piece.
-lay 4 of the squares beside each other close but not touching
-take the 10 inch ribbon and glue across all four squares at center to connect them all.
-take the two pieces of 8 inch ribbon and tack one to each side of the end square. this will be the ribbon to tie the book together.
-glue the other squares over connecting ribbon and previous squares.
-cut 7 - 23/4 inch squares out of the patterned paper.
- 1 will be for the cover, 4 will be picture mounts and 2 will be on the back of the book for journaling - decorate as heart desires

for the cards:
-take the remaining card stock and cut 6-9x4 inch rectangles.
-score at 4 1/2 to create card
- and decorate as heart desires.