Saturday, 30 September 2017

Christmas Mini Pizza Box and Shrink Plastic Necklace from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Saturday Crafters.

How has September been for you? Are you enjoying all the Christmas craftiness in the new Autumn Winter catalogue? I am really enjoying the products this year.  I love playing with the new stamps and seeing all the makes on Pinterest that people are creating with them.

Another of the projects we created at my August Craft Day was a Mini Pizza Box (have you seen these? They are foodsafe and perfect for packaging treats for Christmas) with a Christmas Charm Necklace inside.

We decorated the outside with a belly band created with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper and layered with images cut using the Santa's Sleigh Dies and Red Glimmer Paper and Garden Green DSP. We added embellishments from the Hearts & Stars Elements pack and a length of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.

Inside the box was a separate project we created, a Christmas necklace with handmade paper beads and a charm stamped with Shrink Plastic.  I used this tutorial to try making different shapes of beads. We glazed with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for a bit of shimmer. For my two sample necklaces I stamped images from the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set in Staz On on to clear shrink plastic. I then cut around the image and used my heat tool to shrink the image. I then coloured with alcohol markers to ensure the colours would stay on the plastic.

These would make a great table place setting or extra little gift for a friend. It was a really enjoyable project to make and it went down well with my attendees on the day. I haven't crafted with shrink plastic for years and had forgotten the simple enjoyment of making the image shrink down and creating the little charms.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love the opportunity to demonstrate for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too. No crafting experience necessary! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.


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