Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spec-TAC-ular Thursday Featuring Christmas Projects!

Welcome to another edition of Spec-TAC-ular Thursday. In case you are new to my blog, on Thursday I like to showcase a creation using stamps by The Angel Company (or TAC). My good friend, Danni will also be showcasing TAC projects today, so be sure to stop by her blog! Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I'd show a few projects that I'm creating for friends and family.

I don't know about you but I always seem to give gift cards of some sort to my sister. Abby's school is selling these money saving cards which are good to local restaurants in Topeka which I think we'll be giving to the mailman and bus driver this year. They are the same size as a gift card so I'll be using this for them as well. I found the tutorial over at the Stamping411 blog. I had to change it up a bit since I wasn't using the same supplies as them.

I used punches rather than dies. Here is a close up of little Rudolph:

I used my Copics to color him. The papers are from the Reece Soar With It Collection and Cardstock. Rudolph is the tab that you pull which holds the gift card.

It's pretty cool gift card holder and you can get 4 of the pockets from one 8&1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock so they are very economical!! Plus by making one of these it shows the recipient that you took the extra time to make a special holder for that gift card!

Next up are a few little goodies that I have on hand to give out - you know to the bell ringer or the cashier or maybe a neighborhood child. Just something little, dressed up to show that you put in a little extra TLC for them.

I used my long scallop Nestabilities die to cut the cardstock. I scored them, punched a hole for the candy cane and then punched two small holes at the top to tie close with ribbon. The part that took the longest was coloring. I used my pencils and OMS to color them in.

So what do you think? I hope you've enjoyed my projects. If you have any questions, just email me. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Please Note: I am a demonstrator for The Angel Company. You can find these stamps and products for purchase on my website - For easy reference, I've added everything under FEATURED PRODUCTS on my site. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to order outside the US.


Nancy said...

Michelle, these are awesome projects!! I've been dabbling in my TAC and Danni have inspired me to stamp with them today!!

Anna said...

Super cute! Love the gift card, and great project for the candy canes!

Danni said...

You are so talented! I love all these little projects! So cute! I never think of things like this!! Fun!! :-)

Chelsea said...

love those ... the tags on the candy canes are awesome!

Teresa Kline said...

these are so adorable....have a fantastic weekend!

enjoy *~*

Jen Shults said...

that is a really cute idea and that stamp is adorable!

Sharon Huffman said...

Very cute projects! I love the candy cane idea. What fun it must be to see the smile on someone's face when you hand them one of those!

Tammi said...

I LOVE your projects Michelle, so cute!! Images are adorable and your coloring is fabulous! ~hugs

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