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Friday, November 5, 2010

A Study in Green and More Projects for the Church Craft Sale

Good morning everyone!!! I hope all is well with you on this wonderful Friday morning!!! Our church craft sale is Saturday so today we will set everything up. I have been using all my spare time to finish up my cards and other goodies so I haven't cleaned my house or cooked anothing...I'm getting kinda used to carry out...LOL!!! I am going to share more of the cards and projects I made but first I wanted to show you the card I made yesterday for Julia's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast. We were to use mostly green on our card...... I used six different colors of green ink to create the background and stamp the trees. The colors were sponged on the vanilla cardstock, the script stamp was stamped using water misted on the stamp, and then Perfect Pearls and water was spritzed over the entire area and dried with a heat tool. The trees were then stamped, sewing and distressing were done around the edges, and the sentiment, Prima poinsettias, lace, and ribbon finish it off. All the stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamps.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Pine Trees, Script Background, Sentiment
Paper: Vanilla, Old Olive, Hunter Green
Ink: Ranger Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint. Stampin Up! True Thyme, Old Olive, and River Rock
Accessories: Prima Poinsettias and leaf, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Lace


The script and dove images from Gina K's Blessed is the Season were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white ep. The snowflake and the sentiment were stamped with Night of Navy onto the Bashful Blue cardstock. The snowflake was also stamped on the inside and on the envie, too. The silver ribbon finishes it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: Gina K Designs Blessed is the Season
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, White
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories: Nestabilities, Silver Ribbon, White Embossing Powder
My DH loves Crysal Light so we have lots of these containers. I started collecting them a few months ago because I just knew they could be used for something!!! I'm glad I did because they were decorated, filled with candy, and I thought they were to be sold at the craft sale. However, most of them were sold at the church yesterday!!! I guess I better make a lot more for next year...LOL!!!

I used a variety of Christmas papers, ribbons, lace, gold pearls, stamps, and stickers to make these and more that I didn't photograph. The paper was secured on the container with score tape and a tag was attached to the top. This was such a fun project...I might have to start making more of these next week for the 2011 craft sale!!!
Thanks for stopping by....I'll show you more things I made for the craft sale tomorrow......hope you have a great weekend!!!!


16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful, Joan! I love how your first card is distressed and elegant at the same time...beautiful! Your card set is beautiful too!! Love the colours! We do not get Crystal Light like that in Canada, wish we did! Those look like awesome containers! They are beautifully decorated and I'm not surprised they were snapped up quickly at the church!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the softness of your first one, with the distressing. I really need to get my sewing machine out and give sewing on my cards a try :) The second card is just lovely, I love GKD stamps and this is just perfect for the holidays. Now Crystal Light, we drink the Iced Tea all the time, I now need to start saving those containers, what a great gift, TFS. Have a great weekend.

Chris said...

Fabulous Joan! I'm sure you're cards will be a huge success at your Church Craft Fair and make lots of money. I'm not surprised the sweet containers sold so quickly, they look wonderful, a gorgeous Christmas stocking present. Love the green study too, the depth in your stamping of the trees and the elegance are stunning. Have a good Craft Fair GF and a great weekend. Hugs, Chris :)

maryr917 said...

all the projects you made are great joan-I just cant see why the christmas card sets wont be snatched up just like the containers were-

Monique said...

You are busy busy busy creating... Love all your projects... Your tins are so beautiful and great way to recycle..love all the Dp lovely details you have added..:)

Joanne (jojot) said...

that first card is just glorious.....such an artsy feel to it and oh so lovely

the clean and simple dove cards are fabulous

and your treat packaging was a hit for sure.....I save containers, but somehow never get around to decorating them.....fab work

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Roomie! LOVE the first Christmas card. I love how you tucked the poinsettias behind the sentiment oval. AND what a fantastic job on transforming those Crystal Light containers! You are such a talent! Hugs,

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My girl, you've been busy. I love all of your projects. Your candy containers turned out beautifully and your cards are just lovely. Wonderful work Joan!

Cindy said...

Joan, I love what you did with the Crystal Light containers - so beautiful! You should definitely make them for the craft show. I think they'll sell nicely. Good luck on your show. I have one tomorrow too!

Rae said...

Everything looks so wonderful. I'm starting to get really jealous of how ready you are for Christmas! I know instead I should be getting motivated to get some Christmas cards of my own made! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!

Dawn B. said...

Your first card is really beautiful Joan. I LOVE the distressing and embellishments. I wish our church had a fall/winter bazaar.. They are so fun.. Great job on all your projects.

Joan V said...

Joan, I loved that you found another use for the empty crystal light containers. What a wonderful idea. Your cards are beautiful. I love Gina K stamps, but I still don't own any yet. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank u, good post! =)

*Vicki* said...

Holy cow...and to think I almost missed this post!!?? I love ALL of these projects hun!! Your top card is soo gorgeous and what you did with those cyrstal light cans...now I've got to save them all!! LOL!! TFS your brilliant ideas!! HUGS

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers, girl, you've been busy! I love the altered cans, so gorgeous! Beautiful cards as well!

Deb H. said...

Beautiful First card. I love it. Hope your sale went well. I alos like your idea for the Crystal Light containers. I have an HCE program to prepare for next week. I am supposed to be showing ideas on how to package food items for gift giving. I am going to use your idea. thank you.T