Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

I love candles; they’re such a great accent to any decor.  With the range in colors, styles, and smells it’s easy to find something that will match any personality and taste.  This year I’ve been altering candles with scrapbook / paper craft materials and giving them as gifts.  One of my favorite items to use on my candles is either Prima’s Voila! Felt or Queen & Company’s Felt Fusion.  Both the felt from Prima and Queen & Company are self-adhesive so they are very easy to use on the candles.  With the intricate designs of the felt you can create candles that are simple yet elegant.  For the first candle below I used the Swirly Snowflake Viola! Felt from Prima with a few blue rhinestones.  I love the look of the black outline of the snowflakes on the icy blue candle. 


For the second candle I used Black Scroll Felt Fusion from Queen & Company.  Look at all those delicate swirls.  For the finishing touch I added a few small pearls from Kaiser Craft.


If you’re looking for a great gift that’s easy to make try altering an candle with felt ribbon.  The possibilities are endless.

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I love the Holidays, there’s such a magical feeling in the air.  Everywhere you look things sparkle and shine.  Lights blink, tinsel shines and the town glows.  The Tinsel Town collection from Pink Paislee has captured that magical feeling of the Holidays.  As soon as I received the collection I was immediately inspired to make a Holiday collection of decorations and gift containers.  What I especially love about the collection is the vintage and modern look of this collection.  The swirls, lettering and prints give the creations a vintage look and feel, while the colors are very modern and hip.

Holiday Collection

Holiday Collection

Door Hanger


Gift Bag


Gift Card Tin

Holiday Wish Tin

Check out a summary of my design team reveal on the Cherry Bits Blog (a behind the scenes blog for www.acherryontop.com). You can see my complete article and the materials I used for my Tickled Pink collection at A Cherry On Top here.

May your Holiday Season be Jolly, Bright and Tinsel Town Pink!

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The Holidays are here and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.  This year why not give a piece of yourself?  Making gifts for the Holidays makes them one-of-a-kind and adds a personal touch you don’t get with a store bought item.  When you make a gift you are giving more than just a gift, you are giving a part of yourself.

Now you might be wondering what you can make that will be used and appreciated.  The answer is simple…a calendar makes a wonderful gift.  Here’s a gift that is used all year long and seen everyday and is extra special when it’s personalized for the receiver.  A homemade calendar lets you share photos of loved ones and pictures of special events and places.  You can further personalize the calendar by notating special days like birthdays and anniversaries in addition to the standard holidays.   Continued at A Cherry On Top.

calendar-cover   june

july  december

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It’s a conspiracy all right… a conspiracy to create, complete challenges, take classes, play games, win prizes and have fun.  Be sure to join us this weekend at A Cherry on Top for our CSI Crop.  This is crop will be so big, so much fun…it’ll almost be criminal.  The crop starts Friday, November 14th at 3 p.m. EDT and runs until 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, November 16th.  This is the place to be for inspiration, games, and hanging with other scrapbookers across the globe.  Keep checking the November Crop forum for updates, class info, and all the crop events.

Homemade Holidays Class – Quick and Easy Projects 
November 16th, 12 p.m. EDT



Get ready for easy Holiday projects you can make in minutes.  Your time is precious.  So whether you need a last minute gift, a little surprise, a card, or cute holiday gift containers, this class is for you.  In this class you’ll get quick, easy ideas that you can use to make your Holidays homemade in just minutes.  This class will feature products from KaiserCraft.  For a complete list of class supplies, check out this thread at A Cherry on Top.

Here’s a few sneak peeks of the items we’ll be making.  To see more sneak peeks, check out this thread

Mark your calendars!! You don’t want to miss out on our “Conspiracy to Create” and have fun.

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