This is a slider decoration that you can add to candy canes (or straws for a fun kids party) and hang from your tree. You could use them to decorate presents, add to Christmas stockings or to just pass around to friends at school.
This little guy holds a Hershey's Treasure and can hang from a tree as an ornament, or given as a treat at school parties. Add a name and they can be place holders on your holiday table.
Here is the same idea with a Jack O Lantern. Wouldn't these be fun to send to school or hand out to neighbor kids?
For even more ideas with Melanie Muenchinger's Hip to be Square stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Hip to Square. Melanie's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool!
Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:
September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:
and finally, Melanie's Guest Designer for Hip to be Square:
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And now the details for my projects...
The Snowman Hershey's Treasure Keeper -
I started by stamping the circle and snowman face on a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the nose with Pumpkin Pie (SU).
Used N3 Copic marker around the edge of the circle.
Added C1 in small circles, working inward.
Used my blender pen to soften the transition.
Next, I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch (EK Success) to punch out the snowman.
Stamped and cut out the hat, then added a narrow strip of paper as a band around it. Then I adhered the hat to the snowman.
Cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/4 by 4 inches, then score at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2.
Fold on score lines and round the corners, then, with the ends matching, punch two holes for ribbon.
Then I put the Hershey's Treasure in the center section, added scor-tape to the end, between and below the punched holes and then secured the ends together.
Next I threaded gold cord through the holes I punched and tied it off.
I layered the snowman with a few scallop circles cut from Nestabilitites. I attached the layered snowman so that it covered the knot in the cording and used Pop Dots at the top, but just adhesive at the bottom.
Candy Cane Slider -
I started by stamping the snowman elements on Pure Luxury White cardstock , with the hat at an angle, then colored the same as above.
Then I used a Versa Mark pen over the entire image for my embossing powder to stick and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used an oval Nestabilities to cut out the snowman and then sponged while still in the die, with Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue inks.
After sponging, I drew a twig arm and punched a few holes to tie a ribbon. Then I added my bow and layered on a Red Rocked scallop oval.
For the back I cut a piece of cardstock to 1 by 3-1/2, inches and scored at 1/2, 1-1/4, 2-1/4 and 3 inches. When using a scor-pal, do the 1/2 and 3 inch score lines, then slide the cardstock over 1/4 inch (shown above) and score at the 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 marks for the other two score lines.
Next, punch a hole in the second and third segments. A 3/8 inch hole punch would have been perfect for the candy canes I have, but I only had a 1/4 inch punch. So I punched the holes and then used a craft knife to extend them a bit to accommodate the larger diameter of the candy cane.
Made my folds, added some Scor-Tape and slide my candy cane on. Then I just adhered the oval snowman piece that I had prepared.
Jack-o-Lantern Treasure Keeper -
I made this one the same way as above, but used the Jack-O-Lantern face instead of the snowman face.
I was having a hard time lining up the stem for the pumpkin, so I cut some notches in rubber on either side of the stem, so I could see how to line it up.
I didn't take a picture of the one I messed up, but you can see that I did ok after cutting those notches.
I used YR07 to make some curved shadow lines and then YR04 to blend from there and filled in with YR12. Then just cut it out, add layers and assemble as shown above.
Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit Wednesday night, or Thursday for A Very Merry Christmas blog hop and Blog Candy. Have a great day!