Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderlan

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Shopping Our Stash Challenge will run for two weeks.  We all need to take that holiday break.  So, you have extra time to share your Winter Wonderland Creations with us.   These do not have to be Christmas related...just lots of winter stuff like snowflakes!
I love making boxes and these cracker boxes are so pretty!
I CASED her project to prepare this gift for my Grandson's Teacher.  She is from Paris and I was tempted to use an Eiffel Tower Stamp but that would be too pedestrian. 
The smaller box serves as a lid and holds tea bags (I forgot to take a photo of the open box.)  We filled the large box with Hershey's Kisses!

I Created A Male Version of the Cracker Box and will share it here later this week!  Thanks for stopping by and remember to play along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Masculine Cracker Box w/Boxed Lid

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Last week I promised to show my masculine cracker box. 
Graphic 45's French Country Collection!  
So Here you go!

I am giving this as a Thank You gift to the Physician's Rep who works for the group that handles my infusion therapy.  The insurance company dropped my IG drug from their formulary and were being difficult about giving me a brand exception.  Todd worked very hard to coordinate the effort between my physician's office and his company to get the approval and he kept me informed along the way.

The box lid can hold tea bags, mints, etc.  
I placed an Altoids Smalls Tin in this one.
I chose to leave my panels unadorned but small metal 
Fleur de Lis (brads) look quite nice on the top panels!
 The G45 paper works so well to this box shape.  
It fully addressed my desire for elegance and practicality
A wooden button and a brad were used to create the lid pull.
The gold paper is embossed, but does not show well in the photo, however, IRL it is striking.  I used WRMK Next Level "Quilted" Embossing Folder (Diamond Shape) to mimic the paper pattern. 

Thanks for stopping by
Chana Malkah

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Tag You're It

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
My teammates over at Shopping Our Stash have decided to help everyone get the final gift tags done.  Last week we helped with your packaging so this seemed the next logical step.

I decided to eschew the idea of creating a fancy tag and stick to the simplicity of Chanukah!

A Simple Chanukah Tag
The tag is adorned with Chanukah Gelt and a mini Dreidel.  I tried adding a small Chanukiah but the tag looked a little crowded.
I was attempting to create a six-pointed star with my WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board, but I couldn't get the fold right so I had to go with the five-pointed star instead. Of course, as soon as I was done, I found a tutorial for a six-pointed star bag.  Yeesh1
The bag was created from a sheet of 8"x11" cardstock.  You can decrease the height and make smaller boxes!   The font I used is called Kayleigh and it was a freebie from Free Fonts.  I love it!

 Stash items: 
Bag & Tag Paper 5+ years old
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  2+ years old.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Visit the rest of the SOS Team for more Tag Inspiration!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Gift or Gift Card Wrapping

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we challenge you to create pretty gift, wrapping, or card holders!
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know this is the time of year that I make these little gift baskets.  
For this challenge, I decided to use the remnants of Graphic 45 "A Ladies' Diary" Collection to create an ensemble gift package.
Chanukah Gift Ensemble "Shani"
I created this Chanukah Gift for my friend, Shani, who lives in Israel.  I miss her so much and we just had our annual two-hour-long phone chat that made me miss her even more.  Now I need to up-cycle a cardboard box for packaging.  I am glad Chanukah lasts 8 days!  I also need to stop nibbling on the candy!
This journal,  from a Flying Unicorn  Club shipment (last year,)
was just perfect for creating a companion journal/diary element. 
A little bling to hide the seam but mostly to add interest and voila!
The best part about making this book cover was not having to do anything except cut the paper to size and wrap it around the book.  I used my favorite Decoupage Technique to adhere the paper.  I also decoupaged the "A Ladies' Diary" label. Hard to tell this is not the original cover!

I added a pocket to the inside cover and I am thinking about adding one  "A Ladies' Diary" Stamped image to each page.  I love how the stamp strip folded over perfectly on the back cover.  Sweet! 
The back is as pretty as the front.  I love G45 Papers for projects like this one.  Creating is fun and easy!
A little scoring plus a little Scor-tape and you get a perfect spine!
Electric Pillar Candle
I stained this electric pillar candle a few months ago to use for another challenge.  They didn't like it so I kept it on my table just waiting for the perfect project. So, what do you think?  
Isn't this a nice addition to the ensemble? 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Stop by and leave some LUV for the rest of the SOS Team

Materials Used
Papers:  Graphic 45® "A Ladies' Diary™"
(I cut the basket using Neenah® CS and then glued the G45 papers onto the individual strips.  The paper alone is not sturdy enough.)
Flowers: Prima® Flowers
Gift Tags: Prima® "Something Blue" Collection
Brads: Bo Bunny
Border Bling:  Want2Scrap
Candy: Hershey® Nuggets

Challenges Entered:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jewelry Box Makeover - Altered Eclectics - December

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
So happy to be crafting again.  This is my December project for the challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  
Mixed Media projects only(Altered Art, Upcycling, Recycling.) 
Cards, ATCs, etc., will  be Deleted!

Upcycled Jewelry Cabinet
Recovering this Jewelry Cabinet was great fun and just the right project to get me back into the rhythm of crafting!

 The Cabinet is another Hubster Goodwill Store find.
I do so appreciate his faith in my restorative abilities!

He decided that I could alter it and use it for storage in my studio.  I may just do that!  It also works as a great accent piece for a dressing table or a bathroom vanity!   I thought the ring holder was a nice touch!

Products Used
DecoArts - Chalk Paint - Yesteryear
Earth Safe Finishes - Chalk Paint - Snickerdoodle
Rub n' Buff - Metallic Wax (Handles and Decorative Door insert)
Prima Papers - Epiphany
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out your local Goodwill Store!
Chana Malkah Harris