Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lowri - Stocking Stuffers and Scraps

Hi Everyone!
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.

I also have some additional projects on my blog at - I'd love for you to drop by!



  1. These are just gorgeous, you are the queen of making ultra-cute stuff! The CD tin is stunning.

  2. Well Done Lowri, fantastic ideas...this theme was tricky tricky! but you've nailed it!
    Love the little lollie bags...

  3. Hi Lowri, the CD tin is fantastic!! Good Job. Please can you let me know where I can get one of the tins from. Thanks

  4. Hi ems1 - do you live near Timaru? Lowri :-)

  5. hi there, no I dont live near Timaru unfortunately. We do get to Timaru every now and then to get to the shop!