They asked me to make place tags for the table settings. They talked about a blue/white theme and maybe snowflakes. So, originally, I was going to make tent cards, but as I looked through my 'hoard' - I decided to create something a little 'more'! Here's what I came up with using these mesh boxes:
I punched out snowflakes from vellum, cardstock and blue shimmer paper and then layered them on top of each other - added a button and some gems. I also glued on on the inside of the box to hid the glue.
I added Hershey's kisses to the inside. For the names, I printed the names on my computer, cut them out with my Nesties oval scallop and added a gem. There's another scallop behind the names and I stamped 2013 on it. I made 16 total!
I also saw this great countdown craft on the Fiskar's blog and wanted to recreate it:
This should of gone a lot easier than it did! Originally I used my Sizzix die cuts for the numbers, but didn't like all the uniform sizes. (Ugh#1) So then I pulled out my Cricut from my drawer and cut out a variety of sizes. But, even with the multi-cut button on - I still had trouble getting the #'s off the sheet cleanly. (Ugh#2). I had to trim away the flaky paper. Then I wanted them to be 'glitterized' but also wanted to make sure it didn't flake off - so I used Mod Podge but it was quite messy still (Ugh#3) and it really didn't dry as cleanly or clearly as I wanted - I'll never know (Ugh#4). I almost abandoned the whole project, but figured it would be kinda dark at their house AND no one was really going to inspect them AND they'd be thrown away the next day.......so just go forth!
Here they are on their mantle:
We had a really fun night and I stayed in bed until 10:00am - that's why this post is REALLY late!!!!
Hope you have a terrific 2013!!!!!
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