Happy Friday, peeps! No challenges today, but I was inspired by my friend Michele when I saw her mitten post here. (She is SO creative!) Instead of a mitten, I thought I would make a couple of projects using the Cable Knit embossing folder...and the first one is a little hat:
I drew a hat pattern, cut two hats from white cardstock and embossed one with the EF. I embossed another smaller piece and trimmed it along a cable to create the bottom portion of the hat:
I watched this video (it's long and the tutorial is towards the end, but it's a great video) to show how to create a fold at the top of a shaped card, and then I added a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper "pom pom". I created it by punching a 7/8" scallop, then adhering it to a scrap, turning it a wee bit and repunching it:
I didn't have cute little greenery like Michele did, but I cut some diecuts from the Pretty Pines thinlets instead. I made a little banner with a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases and added some holly from Stitched with Cheer:
And surprise...I added some Warmth and Cheer DSP on the inside to create a little pocket for a gift card! I adhered it right along the very edges with Tear 'n Tape:
I added a sentiment from Stitched with Cheer and it was all done! Just make sure when you assemble it that you measure the length; if your pompom extends too far, you won't be able to stick it in an envelope! And while perusing Pinterest in the wee hours of a sleepless night, I saw gazillions of Ugly Christmas Sweaters, so I did this one, just for fun!
It's hard to see, but it's mounted on a white "t-shirt", and his bells are cut from gold foil! Even DH knew what it was!!
December 1 meant that Cassidy got to set up her Advent Calendar! Dana told me she was up at 5am, and she told her to go back to bed, LOL! 6:15 and she couldn't wait any longer:
A wee little bit of candy to go with the bedhead!
Enjoy your day!