Monday, November 19, 2012

Mondays in May: Holiday Edition: Week 3!

It's May Flaum here, back for another week of holiday crafting projects that I've created just for the Simon Says Stamp blog. Now while I like my distress stickles and glitter in general all year long, I am really drawn to things that sparkle this time of the year! Whether I'm misting with perfect pearls mist, or shaking on some of my beloved Martha Stewart glitter in white gold - I can't help but sparkle up my holidays.

First up, I layered sparkle, paper, and fun to make this simple gift become something really special.
One of my favorite tricks with glitter is to take plain paper bits - such as the die cut '25' seen in this project, and either outline or highlight with glossy accents, then sprinkle white gold glitter over to really add that special shine. You could also do this nicely with stickles or other colors too of course! There's just something about that golden color that is great for the holidays.

Other notable details on this package - I coated the doily with perfect paper adhesive (gently!) then placed onto a piece of plastic and covered with crystal clear glitter. Oh my - I am definitely going to be glittering more doilies in the near future! Finally, because I just needed a third level of sparkle, on both the tag and the wrapped box I misted with perfect pearls mist for more sparkle that I'm sure the girl this package is going to will love.
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Now, I want to add a bit of glitter and glamour to a simple hostess gift that I'll be bringing to the holiday party we're attending next week.
A bottle of wine can be dressed up a bit - just make a loop of paper (and adhere it to itself) just larger than the top, add your embellishments, and drop it down onto your gift! I layered a paper tag (edged in glitter) as well as a layered die cut (with some parts accented with glitter) to create this simple yet totally unique topper. This would be great on sparkling cider, some bath products, even wrapped around a candle! The best part is because you're adhering everything to the loop of paper, you're not damaging the product in any way, nor do you leave sticky residue that has to be dealt with by the recipient.
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Before I go, I want to leave you with this glitter tip: Place scraps of paper all over a sheet of double sided tape mosaic style, leaving a bit of room in between the pieces.

Then, die cut the sheet and press glitter into the cracks for custom mosaic die cut stickers! In the example you see above, I coated the front with glossy accents once finished for a shiny finish and so that the glitter would all stay firmly in place.

I wish you happy (glittery) holiday crafting!


BONUS!
Head on over to May Flaum's blog for a special coupon you'll only find there!!

Congrats Weekend Blog Candy Winners:
From: Fun & Fresh Inspirational Cards: CathyR!
From: Magnolia Inspiration: JMCPhillips!
From: A Bright Idea from Lawn Fawn for the Holidays: Tina Merritt!
Please email Stephanie at Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com with your address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!

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26 comments:

  1. Great tip! Love how the bottle looks now and the star raelly makes the difference on the gift! Greetings, Gerrina

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  2. Very nice glitter theme in the background

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  3. Love you glittery projects! That poinsettia really dresses up the bottle gift, and I am loving the use of the scraps for die cut glittery shapes. Thanks for the tips.

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  5. Congrats to the winners and that is just such a sweet star :)

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  6. Clever projects. Love the wine bottle topper. Iris

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  7. Wow, great projects and thanks for the little collage sticker tip! Very cool!!!!

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  8. Great ideas and tips on how to make things go sparkly for the holidays. I especially love the wine bottle decoration!

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  9. Can't have enough glitter at Christmas! A

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  10. Oh I love how you made the flower for the wine bottle! Beautiful!

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  11. Love all that sparkles! THanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Oooohhh, glitter really comes into its own this time of year. I really like the tags, especially the one for the wine bottle. Thanks, too, for the great idea on making a glittery mosaic. It's gone onto my to-do list.

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  13. These are really beautiful projects! Love! :-) xx

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  14. those projects are all very pretty. Lots of great inspiration here. thank you May

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  15. I just love glitter and this makes me so happy!

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  16. great ideas...thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  17. Very pretty projects. I especially like the tag on the wine bottle. Very nice indeed!

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  23. Gorgeous projects, May! I need to bust out my glitter. Who cares if the whole house sparkles after you are done with your project. They sure look great!

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  24. Fabulous projects May! Love all the glitter!

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  25. Love these ideas May! Had totally forgotten about that mosaic technique, off to play!

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