Christmas Hostess Gifts and Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December 2016 Di’s Country INKers blog hop!  This month we are showcasing Christmas or New Year’s projects, and I just loved what Di had for us today – how about you? 

Once all my Stamp-a-Stack, and Gift Tags classes are finished, my final holiday class of the year is always devoted to host/hostess gifts.  One of the sets we made in this year’s class was a wine bottle tag and matching card.  Take a look:beelinestamping-com-12-1-16a

When I sat down to design the projects for this class, so many color and embellishment options came to mind that it was difficult to settle on just one!  Emerald Envy and Real Red won the battle, and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out!  A little tip on how to apply adhesive to the red swirly die-cut piece that’s behind the tag greeting:  Squirt a little Tombow Multi glue on your silicone mat, then using a piece of sponge, dab the glue onto the back of the die cut!  Easy peasy, lots of control, and no oozing out the other side!

beelinestamping-com-12-1-16bI used the Real Red Glitter embossing powder for the greeting on both items.  This stuff is so pretty, and it kind of twinkles as you are heating it.  Here’s a close-up shot.  You can’t see the sparkle very well, but trust me, it’s beautiful in person!  It’s a cute close-up of the bells, though!  Ha!  A complete list of products used on this set (with links for online shopping) can be found below.

Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale begins today!  A selection of holiday retiring products, Clearance Rack items, and high-inventory catalog items are discounted up to 60%. Be sure to check out all the sale items in my Online Store!

The next stop on the hop is Ellie – be sure to leave her a little comment love!  Oh, and if you get lost after all that online shopping, this month’s hoppers are listed below as well!

 

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Stops on the hop are:

Di       

Barb     (You’re here)

Ellie    

Mary  

 

 

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8 Responses to “Christmas Hostess Gifts and Blog Hop”

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  1. Ellie says:

    Barb, fabulous idea about the glue!!!! I hate using glue for this very reason, but sometimes it is the perfect adhesive. Now, armed with your tip, I won’t be so afraid to use glue on my delicate die cuts!! Love your gifts too!! Hugs!!

  2. Mary says:

    What a beautiful gift and card set! Great idea and color combo for something special,
    Mary

  3. Laurie says:

    What a pretty Hostess gift! And, you can use it over and over – love the embossing folder.

  4. Diana Gibbs says:

    Awesome, and I love the tip with the sponge and the glue, that certainly would work so much better.
    Hugs and love, Di

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