I have a few different ideas for the Stocking Stuffers and Scraps theme! I made heaps of kids party bag ideas this week BUT I have decided to keep them for a theme later in the countdown.
Stocking Stuffer - Music CD
OK - so who doesn't love Christmas Carols!! One of my fave Christmas Collections (and fave collections of all time in fact) has been Kaisercrafts' "Christmas Carnival". I understand they are not producing any more 12x12 papers, but I had heaps of embellishments left as well as the 6x6 pad, so I decided to make Liz a CD!
I have decorated a plain tin to put the CD into - I have mostly used pieces from the Christmas Carnival Collection along with some ribbon and rhinestones Liz sent in my DT bits and pieces. The star is from a old Thickers pack and I have stamped music onto using Stayzon Ink and the Kaiser Music Stamp. I had been hoarding the musical note cuttlebug die for so long - I was thrilled to find a use for it!
This picture above show the CD tin open. I have printed a playlist for the inside cover and I made a folded paper holder for the CD
The buttons from the Christmas Carnival embellishment pack were the perfect attachment for lifting the CD out!
I also just a got a new printer which prints directly onto CD's so I was desperate to give that a whirl too. I was a bit naughty and just copied and pasted an image of the Kaiser paper from the internet for the CD and I used the Artfull Crafts font for the title.
There are some wonderful carols on the CD - I hope Liz enjoys them!
Scraps - Mini Christmas Keepsakes Album
This is a really simple album I put together. I have used plain cardstock for the pages and used my paper scraps to make a mat for some mini photos. What I really love about this is the cover!
I took some plain red cardstock and run it through my cuttlebug with the Snowflakes embossing folder. I then inked over the raised part with some white ink before sealing with 2 layers of glossy mod-podge. It's a really neat effect and somehow the combination of all three effects make it looks like embossed leather!
Scraps - Make your own Chipboard Buttons
OK- the awesome thing about making these is that you only need a 1" square piece of paper, and some cardboard (I use cereal boxes!!) Also - if you have kids that think playing with your craft punches without getting told off is cool - you will hardly have to do anything!
First I covered my paper scrap with glossy mod podge, then when it was dry I used my 1" circle punch to punch several layers of cardboard and one patterned paper circle and glued them all together. It's not rocket science but it's a nice way to get a cheap embellishment from a piece of paper you might have otherwise thrown away. Of course you could make these any size and shape as long as you have a punch or die to get them exactly the same size and shape.
I have used the buttons here to decorate a couple of goodie bags.
I bought the bags from the $2 shop, removed the ties/ribbon and used my co-ordinating ribbon scraps to replace the ties. Here I have used paper and ribbon from the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas and Kaisercrafts Lush collection
I hope that these bits and pieces have given you a few ideas of how to use up your scraps. I HATE throwing bits away... Keep tuned for some more ideas from the Design Team later in the week, and don't forget to e-mail Liz with your version of this week's theme to be into win a great prize!
As always I will post some more detailed pictures in my gallery later on along with direct links to the Artfull Crafts shop for some of the products I have used.