Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas present

It really is that time of year. Time to pull out the creative juices and make something fun for those you care about.
My son has an amazing Teacher and an Educational Assistant who works in his class and I really wanted to say a special Merry Christmas to both of them. I bought some of those Jiffy Pop popcorn poppers (you know the ones that you put on the stove and they pop up!! so much fun) and decided to decorate them.
I started out by cutting a large circle of white cardstock. Then, I stamped on the pine trees. Next, I used a torn post it note to mask off the snow and sponged on some Soft Sky and then some Buckaroo Blue closer to the edges and the horizon (Michelle would be so proud). I added some more sponging to make mounds of snow among the trees. You will notice that both have "snow" falling from the sky. On one, I added the snow later by adding some white puffy paint to the sky in dots and also on the tree branches. On the other one, I used my versamark pen and made dots which I then embossed with clear embossing powder. When I sponged over them, they remained white....voila, snow! Added a great Papertrey Ink sentament, a bow, and a tag and I was done. I will attach a movie rental gift certificate to each!
Supplies: Stamps-Snowy Pines (smARTworks), Holiday Wishes (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Ink-Handsome Hunter, Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); Other-Versamark, white Puffy Paint (Tulip), tags(Nestabilities), Cuttlebug, white ribbon (Michael's), clear embossing powder, post it notes (3M), sponge, white kitchen string.
So, what are YOU creating???? Thanks for visiting.
Donelda

13 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, oh, oh, [insert me jumping up and down clapping!] you outdid yourself on these, Donelda! They are gorgeous and the detail just makes them so perfect! I'm gonna HAVE to case these--and I thought I was done with Christmas stamping until July, LOL!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous -- I wouldn't want to remove this beautiful decoration to get to the treat! Bet it will be saved. DDs and I are working on altered clipboards, complete with mini calendar, cork board and post its for their teacher gifts.

Deanna said...

Holy crow, these are stunning! WOW!

I am working on Design Team stuff for my local scrapbooking store!

Terri said...

These are beautiful! Great job.

Terri said...

I forgot to say I am working on making things with this cool wood veneer I just got. I may have to try something like this one some of them.

Wendy said...

Those are beautiful, look like alot of work though with all the snow, but the final product was worth it!

Terri said...

Me again. Thanks for stopping by my blog again. I posted another Veneer card on my blog today if you want to check it out.

dini said...

These are gorgeous!! I wouldn't want to take them apart either - they look like a big Christmas ornament!

Susan T. said...

Wow! As much fun to look at as they will be to eat! (Couldn't resist.)

mycardz said...

OMGoodness!!! These are GORGEOUS!! Wow, jaw-dropping actually! :)

Jane said...

Gorgeous! And yummy to boot. I'm sure they will be appreciated!

Jane
SBS4

Justine said...

These a breathtaking. They will have to remove the tops so carefully if they even open them. I would frame it. On behalf of all Teachers and EA's thanks for remembering.....

Anonymous said...

oh wow these are beautiful. I was just looking online for gift ideas for my boys who are about to become eagle scouts to give to their scout master and these would be so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your idea. I have so much enjoyed your blog and will be back often to check it out.