Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

If you have been following my blog, you’ll know that it’s craft fair season and that I’ve been posting various projects destined for the fairs. Today I have some deja vu projects… you have seen me post similar projects with a Halloween theme, but this time, we are on to Fall / Thanksgiving!

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These Hershey Nugget tins are so fun to make and customize for any season. Each tin holds 12 nuggets, decorated with fall-themed patterned papers. Since I like to use up my retired CTMH stock for craft fairs, almost all of the papers and supplies are retired.

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However, this adorable stamp set, called Sweet Salutations, is current from CTMH.

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These treat bags hold 11 peanut M&M candies, and are topped with fall leaves and ribbons.

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I have a few ready to go!

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Here is the smaller version of the Hershey Nugget treats. These packets hold only 4 nuggets in a fall-themed package.

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A little bit of stamping on the header cards, completes the theme!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Happy Halloween and Last Day for Deals!

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Happy Halloween my crafty friends!

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Happy savings and I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Halloween Pencil Case and Bookmarks

CTMH Halloween Pencil Case and Bookmarks

Just a few more days until Halloween, and I have a couple of ideas for teacher gifts, classroom gifts, or small items to put in those candy bags when the kids come a knocking! These are a few more items for my craft fair.

The first is a Halloween pencil case. I found the template to make these cases here. The instructions are simple, allowing you to make 4 boxes from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper, and they are so accurate, that 4 pencils fit snugly inside!

CTMH Halloween Pencil Case and Bookmarks

I created all of my pencil boxes with Goldrush Cardstock and pieces of patterned retired Halloween papers. I used a Dollar Store ribbon with a spider web design and adhered it around the boxes. Each box was filled with 4 Halloween-themed pencils, and then 1 eraser was added to the bottom of each package.
CTMH Halloween Pencil Case and Bookmarks

I tied Thistle ribbon around the top, and then added a tag tied with Hydrangea waxy flax (both retired… I told you that I use up my older supplies for craft fair items!). The tag sentiment was from the Sweet Salutations stamp set, stamped in Goldrush ink, and punched out with a 1.5″ scallop punch.

CTMH Halloween Pencil Case and Bookmarks

These quick and easy bookmarks were stamped from retired stamp sets onto White Daisy cardstock, and mounted onto Goldrush cardstock. They were laminated, hole-punched, and then had a matching ribbon tied through the tops.

I will be linking these projects to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Boo! challenge.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Christmas Love Pillow Box

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Today’s festive project features a bunch of fun products from Close To My Heart! Why Christmas in October? The October Stamp of the Month: Twinkle is a Christmas-themed stamp set, so that you can get a jump on your Holiday projects!

The “Christmas Love” Pillow Box was cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Using the “Twinkle” Stamp Set, I stamped clusters of tiny stars in Cranberry Ink around the unassembled pillow box. Using White Daisy cardstock scraps, I stamped the holiday lights in Slate and Whisper Inks, and the sentiment in Cranberry ink.

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A strip of Cranberry cardstock was adhered around the center of the box, with a strip of patterned paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet around it. Black Shimmer Trim was attached along the top and bottom of the cardstock.

Each light was cut by hand, and the sentiment was punched out with a 1.5″ scallop punch. (FYI… if I wasn’t so impatient to wait for my Cricut machine to warm up, those images could have been perfectly cut with the corresponding images on the Artiste Cricut cartridge.) I punched holes in the tops of the stamped images and attached a black eyelet to each one.

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I found some gold, stretchy, packaging ribbon in my stash and used it to thread through the Christmas lights, and as a topper for the sentiment tag. The lights were glued down and a couple of Glue Dots were used to keep the ribbon in place. The sentiment was attached with some foam tape to pop off the box.

At this point, I assembled the box by gluing the side flap. To finish things off, I went a little overboard with the bling (is that even possible?). Gold Sequins were scattered throughout the box, and Clear Sparkles were used on the Christmas Lights. I’m feeling festive already!


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