Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Candy Canes

Hello Everyone

November 1, WOW!!! do you believe it! 
Next month we will be in the midst of preparing for Christmas.

The November Challenge has started over at Craft-Dee BowZ.  
So you have all month to submit a project 
Theme - Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow
Sponsor - Beccy's Place
Prize - 1 Stamp Set

With the holidays getting closer, I thought I'd make a tag and a small pillow box gift box
for my inspiration piece.

The pillow box was cut from an Accu-Cut die. I've had the die for years and comes in handy for a medium size gift box. I used white cardstock for the box and added a 2" strip of red CS and then stacked a 1" strip of designer paper on top. Next, I added a gold multi-loop bow to finish the box off.

Here is a closer look at the pillow box.

The tag - now that came together in a funny way.  A while ago I had cut out 3 different sizes of poinsettias on a red piece of cardstock for a different project and I saved the cutout piece. So, for this larger tag, I was looking around for something to use as a background. I spied that piece that I had already cut out and it was a great fit. I trimmed it up and added glitter in the cutout spaces. Finally, I added the candy cane image over the red background panel and used some of that gold sheer ribbon to use as the string on the tag.

Here is a closer view of the tag.

 If you struggle with making a bow, let me suggest the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.  It's easy to use and can make a bow anywhere from 1" to 4" in size. The tool is handy, portable and it's a tool that is easy to use. Besides the instructions that accompany the tool itself, there are online videos that make it easy to follow along.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
I'd love to see you link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge. 
Don’t forget the theme every month is always 
Anything Goes include a Handmade Bow.  
Also, on each Tuesday of the month, 
a different designer will post over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

I have the 1st Tuesday of the month, so stop back next Tuesday (November 7)
 to see what I have made.

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today and 
I’ll be back next Tuesday with another Craft-Dee BowZ project 
Hope to see you then.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous set Barb! Love how you "salvaged" your cut out scrap for the tag! Great job!

SewPaperPaint said...

I really love this set. What a great project. The box is amazing and the tag is just fantastic! Happy November! Hugs, Autumn

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful pillow box and love that tag. All are so very festive and gorgeous!

Beccy said...

Your little pillow box and card are wonderful Barbara, what a lovely gift they'll make. The big bow on the box is just fabulous, it adds so much texture to your project, and I really love how you've centred it over the red strip.
I love that you used the negative cut from the poinsettia dies to make your card, what a great idea! The candy canes look wonderful positioned over the top... excellent use of some offcuts.

Chris said...

These are beautiful, a gift in their own right! Thank you for playing along with our October Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’

Lin said...

What a pretty combo, Barbara - and a great save, to use the negative die-cut piece for your tag! They make a great presentation together - thanks somuch for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Amy Cohen said...

Fabulous creations! Wonderful ! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Unknown said...

Bard, What a lovely pillow box and tag. Thank you so much for joining us over on The Merry Monday challenge

Marjeta said...

Perfect Christmas gift. Love the box and TAG. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your projects are super cute and colorful! Thanks for sharing them with us at Sunny Day Crafting! I can't wait to see what you create next! Thanks! Cyndi, DT

Dana Johnson said...

Beautiful box and tag! Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge. ~DT Dana

Suzanne H said...

Congratulations on your win at Beccy's Place. Your gift box and tag have great colors.