November 10, 2010

Justrite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #10



Welcome to the 10th week of JustRite Stampers’  Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops!  Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving we have been showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE.   



For the month of November we thought we would also throw in some holiday gift ideas for any of your JustRite stamps so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops!  And in celebration of JustRite’s 10th week of Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you:


*take 25% off All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 15, with free shipping within the U.S. with your $50.00 order*
Don't forget to tell Santa!


This week I have a fun gift idea for you.  I am sure that you, just like me, probably have a growing list of people that you would like to give a little something-something to and are looking for ways to stretch your gift giving budget.  Instead of 'just' a bottle of wine how about a whole matching gift ensemble that will take you less than a morning to make.  My set includes 4 glass coasters, 4 glass charms, and a tag for that special bottle of Merlot.



{Supplies}

White and Black Cardstock
Floss, gems, chalk, wine charm rings



{How To}
Coaster: Stamp your snowman family image four times on white cardstock. Color with Copic markers.  Cut out circle shapes using the circle die template.  Mat onto black Lacey circles.  Stitch along the circumference with contrasting colored floss.  Adhere a circle cardstock piece to the back to finish off your coaster.  
Glass charm: Stamp a snowflake image four times on white cardstock. Color each snowflake a different color (this is important because that is how a guest will be able to identify which glass is theirs) or alternatively use different images for each charm. Cut out each charm using the smallest Lacey circle die template.  Embellish with colored gems.  Punch a tiny hole and thread with a metal charm bracelet.

(Tip:  Over the years I received or purchased a number of wine glass charms and have accumulated quite a stash. If you have a few to spare -  take 4 existing charms off of their rings and use those rings to assemble  your new personally handmade charms).

Are you excited to see the rest of teams work? I know I am so here you go..


Once again thanks so much for spending part of your day with me - I appreciate your comments and support.  If you have any questions about what you see please feel free to give me a shout, I will try and answer them here for ya :)


Q&A

Hi Marian, Thanks for that great suggestion!  My husband thought that laminating them would make them last longer too but we don't have a laminator at home.  I am almost sure the Spellbinders die templates will cut through the plastic.  If you do give it a try let me us know what works for you :)

Hugs
Kazan
PS Thanks for all those wonderful b/day wishes from last week!