Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas Gifts Part 1

I had a great day today making a gingerbread house with my son and then taking my older daughter to the mall to start some Christmas shopping. (yipeeee!!). I didn't get too much done but it was fun having time just with Cara.

Tonight I want to share two Christmas gifts I have been working on. I am still not finished the one I was talking about yesterday but it will be coming soon!!

The first gift is a hot cocoa holder. The container was one I purchased at my local craft store for $2. It was super easy to dress up. All stamps are by Gina K. Designs (www.ginakdesigns.com). The dp is by basic grey called figgy pudding. (love it!)


Materials used: jar; Stamps-Gina K Designs (penguin, festive labels); ink-brilliance black, markers -red, olive (SU!); Copic markers; cardstock-basic grey, vanilla, chocolate chip; white gel pen; nestability dies, tag punches (SU!); chocolate grosgrain ribbon (SU!); cropadile; dimensionals (SU!); hemp.

The second project is another gift holder. This one is a basic mason jar purchased at a craft shop. What I wanted to "test" out on this project was the "waterproof" labels that Gina K sells at her store. (Oh...come on, ya'll wanted to know if they actually absorb ink and make it waterproof too, right?)

Seriously, I have been wanting to test out these labels for awhile but when you decorate a wine bottle with one---you don't get to test it because you generally are giving it as a gift.

Here is the top of the jar:


Sooo....I stamped the penguin (by Gina K Designs) and cut it out and colored it. After I decorated the rest of the jar, I decided to test out the waterproof-ocity of this label. So I took the jar and ran it underwater....


After I dried it, this is what it looked like. Amazing...........Wow...the possibilities!


Materials used: Mason jar; stamps-Gina K. Designs (penguin, punchy words); ink-brilliance black, markers-red, olive; waterproof labels (Gina K. Designs); scalloped punch (SU!), Copic markers; button; red thread; snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); red grosgrain ribbon (SU!); circle punch (SU!).
Thanks for stopping by! I am going to feature a few other fun Christmas gifts (one I am super jazzed about) in the next few days. And, because I have hit the 5,000 hits mark (wow!), I am going to have some awesome blog candy at the end of the week--stay tuned!

13 comments:

tyrymom29 said...

These are way tooo cute!!! Love it !!!

Elizebeth said...

These are great! Thanks for testing them, I assumed they were waterproof and hoped they were since I made bubble bath gifts with them, but never tried it out. Im glad you had fun with your kids and Im looking forward to more cool gifties!

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The Lucky Clucker said...

Love your creations! I think I say that everytime I comment on your blog!! Thanks for testing out the waterproofing....

Rae said...

Awesome gifts Carolyn, I especially love the Figgy Pudding :) ! Can't believe you're already nearing 5,000 hits... WOW ~ you go girl!!! ~rae

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! Such sweet gifts! Wonderful ideas and thanks for sharing!

jen del muro said...

too cute!! thanks for the waterproof proof!

Tracy Durcan said...

These are great, I love your penguin jar!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Thanks for testing out the waterproofness:)

Shawn K,

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Very cute Carolyn, love the idea of a waterproof label, and thanks for proving it. I also made jars this weekend for hot cocoa..Love the story of the fuzzy toy, yes my kids were like this too...Hugs

Julie Masse said...

Very cool Cammie! Thanks for trying it out and sharing with us!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! The little reindeer jar is SO cute!!!!! Wow! Those waterproof labels are the bomb!!!!!

Vicki

Regina Davis said...

Waterproof?! Holy Cow...I didn't even know such a thing existed. Awesome!!