Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ginger Girl Candy Bar Wrapper

I made this Ginger Girl from my Gingerbread face that I posted earlier on and I like the way she looks. :-)
This wrapper fits the large 6.8 oz Hershey Bars. If anyone likes this and would like to use it, feel free to do so. Just click on the preview and it will go to the full size wrapper where you can right click and save a copy to your computer. Print it out and wrap it around a Hershey Bar for nice little Christmas gift.

Edited: Original wrapper removed and replaced with two different wrappers.

Right click on image to go to the full size.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Easy Christmas Coasters

Coasters cannot be much easier than this to make. I used some Christmas plaid print and felt.
The plaid actually has a little gold thread running through but it shows in the photo as a tan color.

To make these, decide what size you want to make them and use something round, such as another coaster to draw your circle pattern on card stock. Cut it out and you have your pattern. I used a thin line felt marker and cut the circle just inside the marker line with pinking shears.

For each coaster, cut one circle from the Christmas fabric and one circle from felt. Use co-ordinating or matching thread and hand stitch them together. I added a small button but you could leave them plain or add any other little festive decoration you like. Just add it where your stitch ends and close enough to the edge so it will not interfere with sitting your cup or glass on the coaster. Click on photos to enlarge.

Front and Back:

Set of 6 coasters:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Altered Vintage Christmas Graphic 4

As I said before, I like changing the looks of these old vintage images.  Here is another with a little different look.
The before

and after.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Altered Vintage Christmas Graphic

I've decided I like doing this. I like a challenge and this definitely is challenging.  Here is the before and after my editing of this copyright free vintage Christmas art.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Vintage Christmas Card

I love all vintage graphics. I have a collection of copyright free vintage graphics and many are Christmas themed. I decided to see just how good I could clean some of them up and make some vintage cards and maybe some other paper crafts from them. Here I'm showing 3 stages of this pretty card. I believe it to be from a post card but I'm not positive.

I use Microsoft's Digital Image Suite 2006 graphic software for my graphic editing.

As always, Click on the pictures to enlarge and get a better view.

The first picture is the original stage, before any changes.

This second one is cleaned up down to the columns in the background.

I decided to go a little further and remove the columns, cleaned it up a bit more. After all that, I decided to cut the graphic away from the background, and add another background using a filter for texture. I chose the burlap filter. I also added a thin border filling it in with a gold gradient color. I added new text and the result is a beautiful card front!
Feel free to grab a copy if you can use it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

2008 North Pole Cancellation Stamp and More

Your child may like to write a letter to Santa before Christmas and he or she may even like to get an answer straight from the North Pole.
Here is my cancellation stamp I made for Santa to send out his letters.
I put it together with an official Santa stamp and return address.
Any Santa would like to have an official reply envelope to send out to the boys and girls!
If you would like to have this you can click on the envelope to make it full size and right click to save to your computer.

I also am posting the individual parts so you may put it together on your own special envelope if you prefer.
Font used is Harrington.
Each part needs to be saved individually. Left click to enlarge, right click to save.

Edit: I've added a Santa stationery page.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Printable Bookmarks

More snow boys and girls! These book marks are on an 8.5 x 11 inch page. They are at 300 dpi and look much larger than they print out at. Set your printer at landscape and to print an 8.5 x ll inch page or to print at original size.
To download this, click on the image below and go to the larger, full-size. Right-click on it and save it to your computer.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sno Girl Candy Wrapper

I decided I had to have a sno girl to go with sno boy so here she is in a 1.55 oz Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar wrapper. It is 5.5 inches square and all you need to do is print it out, cut out, wrap it around the candy bar, fold it over on the back, and use double sided tape to hold it together.  Make a quick little chocolate gift!
To download this, click on the image below and go to the larger, full-size. Right-click on it and save it to your computer.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Printable popcorn wrappers

I've made popcorn wrappers to share!
The first one will fit the full size packages of microwave popcorn and the second one will fit the mini size packages of popcorn.
To save, click on the image below and go to the larger full size page, then right-click on it and save it to your computer.