Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Flowers and Santa is Coming

The other day, I noticed that the bushes that frame our entrance at work still had the dead blooms on them but they were still pretty.  There was still some dew on them so they seemed to sparkle.  I decided I would try to recreate one of them on this birthday card for one of my fav paper crafters.  I cased a card by the very talented  Joan Ervin which you can find here:

I really like how this came out - used the Martha Stewart small Hydrangea punch to make the flower.  I layered 4 sizes of Spellbinders circle die cuts with stamping dimensionals.  Then I pushed each flower down into a small foam cushion with a stylus so they popped out.  Next I glued all the little flowers to the stacked circles.  A sprinkle of sugar glitter, dazzling diamonds glitter, and Ice Stickles made the flower really shine although the sparkles don't show up well on the flowers. 

I also made these adorable Santa candy holders:

I got the idea at a SU! party but couldn't figure out the Santas. I found this great blog with super directions::

Patti is a fun paper crafter - I am so glad I found her blog. The candy holder will fit a Hershey's nugget and can be made as follows:  cut a 6 1/4 by 2 1/4 inch strip of card stock.  Score at 1 inch, 3 1/4 inches, and  5 1/4 inches, fold and adhere the 1 inch base tabs with glue or other strong adhesive.  Can't wait to give these out at work around Christmas!


  1. Still loving the hydrangea card and the snowmen are too cute!! Love the one with the embossed beard.

  2. Oh my gosh, those snowman boxes are absolutely adorable!! What a great project, Nancy. I'll have to bookmark these--I know I'll want to refer to your photo later. :)

  3. Wowzers on your card to honor Joan...just fabulous. Love the hydrangea and the beautiful colors that fit perfectly into a Fall theme.
    The Santa boxes are too cute. Your co-workers are going to ooh and ah.