Tag Archives: christmas

New Custom Designed Photo Cards

27 Nov

I’ve added a few more custom designed photo cards to my catalogue.  For a full preview, visit my facebook fan page.  Here is a sneak peak.

Don’t forget to get your order in by December 1 to take advantage of special pricing.  You can order through my website http://cupofteaphotocards.webs.com/, or simply email me at cupofteaphotocards@hotmail.com.  Have a unique idea you’d like to see realized?  I can help you come up with your dream Christmas card for your family.

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Tutorial # 4: Paper Ornaments

15 Nov

Mastered glass ornaments yet?  Try paper ornaments.  Still pretty simple to make, but a little fussier to put together.  They look great in the end.

Materials:

-Patterned paper
-Ribbon
-Paper Trimmer
-Hole Punch (I used my Cropadile)
-Scissors

Step 1:  Cut 20 strips of paper 4 1/2″ x 1/2″.  This is approximate.  I used leftovers so they were almost 5 inches.  As long as it’s consistent, it should be fine.

Step 2:  Gather all the strips of paper into one pile and hole punch both ends.  I was able to get through all 20 sheets with my Cropadile, but you might need to split it into batches depending on your hole punch.

Step 4: Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 12″ long.  Tie a knot in one end of your ribbon and thread the other end through all 20 strips of paper (make sure the knot is big enough so it won’t slip through the hole in the paper).  It’s easiest if you line all the strips up and use a needle to line all the holes up.  Then thread the ribbon through the hole in the other end of the paper.

Step 5:  After threading the ribbon through both sides of the paper, tie a knot approximately 2″ from the bottom (you could make it less and the ornament would be fatter, more and it would be thinner).  Tie a loop in the ribbon for hanging.

Step 6:  Fan out all the paper to fill in the sides of the ornament.  This is the fiddly part and they don’t always like to stay where you put them, but it’s not hard to fix.  Enjoy!  You can even mix it up by using two different patterned papers and alternating the designs.

Tutorial #3: Ornaments. Glitter without the mess!

15 Nov

Love the look of glittery ornaments but hate the mess they make every time you pull them out?  I made some easy hand-made glittery ornaments that took no time at all.  Only 3 easy steps!  Just learn from my mistake and have paper towel handy and put newspaper down before you begin.  The process of making them can be a bit messy!

Materials:

-Glass Ball Ornaments (on sale NOW at Michael’s for $5!)
-Glue
-Glitter
-2 Containers of some sort (use a cup, the square dish wasn’t so hot)

Step 1: Squirt some glue in your container and add a little water so it is runny enough to pour.  Mix thoroughly so there are no lumps (you might not want to use your kitchen spoon like I did, try a popsicle stick instead).

Step 2:  Take the cap off the ornament and pour some glue inside.  Swirl the glue around so the entire inside of the ornament is coated.  Poor out the excess back into the container.

Step 3:  Pour some glitter into the ornament and swirl around until the inside of the ornament is thoroughly covered in glitter.  Pour out the excess.  Do this over the second container so you can catch the glitter and put it back in the jar.  Voila!  You’re done!  See, told you it was easy!

Themed Packages Are Here!

9 Nov

I spent this evening making CDs of my themed packages.  I used my label kit to make them pretty and now they’re ready to sell at the craft show.  Of course, I’ll bring my laptop so I can make custom themed packages, but with no power, my battery isn’t going to last long.

More New Christmas Cards!

4 Nov

I’ve been a busy little elf.  Lots more ready made Christmas cards are complete and ready for purchase.  Check them out in the Ready Made Cards section.  Here is a sneak peak.

New Christmas Cards are here!

20 Oct

Check out the new designs in our Custom Photo Cards section.  Here’s a quick preview!