Sunday, November 15, 2009

Home For The Holidays ~ Day 5!

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend has been great and that you have enjoyed all the awesome Holiday ideas the Diva's have been showing you so far! Today is my turn, Lynda, to share with you what I made using the Home for the Holidays Project Parade theme.

My project to share with you today is a Cupcake/Treat stand. This was actually VERY easy to make and REALLY inexpensive as well! Here is the BEFORE picture ~

Here is an AFTER picture!!! LOL!!!

The most expensive part of this entire project was probably the white "dingle balls"!! LOL!!! The only other products I had to purchase was the 6" and 8" corrugated circles and My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas Collection. My first step was to cover the corrugated circles and I did this by rubbing a glue stick generously all over the circle and then adhering the decorative paper. After this was dry, I cut off the excess paper. I then used Elmer's glue to adhere the dingle balls.

I used the Christmas in the Air stamp set. I LOVE that set! It is SO versatile. I cut circles of wax paper for the treats to sit on so the paper wouldn't get ruined. Here is a picture of the top cupcake holder ~

I stamped the snowflakes, again, from the Christmas in the Air set, using Basic Black ink and then colored using my Celery, Razleberry, Tangerine and Baja Breeze ink pads and a blender pen. I added Stardust Stickles to the centers of all the snowflakes as well as around the top scallop Razleberry piece.

Here are pictures of each side of the base of the second layer. The snowmen are from the decorative paper. I cut them out and mounted them using dimensionals. Aren't they PERFECT with the trees??? Also, I used a bunch of the different patterns which are included in the Colorful Christmas Collection for the trees which, I might add, are from the Christmas in the Air set ~ see what you think!!!

I will have all the steps and dimensions on my blog if you are interested!

So, now it's your turn! We'd love for you to play along with us and show us your homemade goodies for the upcoming giving season! Verve stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em, why not show 'em a little love? ;)

And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes!
To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget on THIS post before midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. One lucky stamper will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store. And for another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov 11 - 25) will win their choice of any Verve set.