Monday, December 19, 2016

Last-Minute Gifts: Jumbo Clothespin Pencil Holders / Notepaper & Pencil/Pen Holders by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

Need some last-minute gifts? No problem! Here are two you can whip up in no time, and if you’re already done with presents for this year, bookmark the idea for other occasions and for next year’s holiday season!

Photo Holders –
Great as stocking stuffers, place cards for a festive table!

Paint a jumbo clothespin or leave it as natural wood.
Add embossed Shimmer Sheetz to the front, or both front and back.
Lightly sand the Shimmer Sheetz to tone down the sparkle and reveal the core color (Gemstone has a silver core, Iridescent is white), and/or alter the SS with alcohol inks if you want!
Embellish with fibers, sequins, gems or in whatever way you choose.

Pencil/Pen Holders –
Terrific party favors, stocking stuffers, teacher gifts; make one for yourself!

Paint a wooden favor bag or any similar small container with straight sides.
Add embossed Shimmer Sheetz or handmade paper to the front, or both front and back.
Embellish with miniature playing cards, leather or paper cord, ribbon, charms or other dimensional elements. Tip: Fray the end of the ribbon to add a special touch.

For Both Projects –

Use slivers of strong hold Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to secure the sequins and metal charms. (Cut the Power Tabs with non-stick scissors.) Use double-sided adhesive tape to adhere the Shimmer Sheetz and handmade paper.

That was easy, wasn’t it?
You’re welcome to share my mantra: Easy Isn’t Cheating!

  • Embossing folders – Card Suits, Stars (Kaisercraft)
  • Shimmer Sheetz in colors of choice (Shown: Amethyst Gemstone, Yellow Iridescent)
  • Handmade paper with botanical inclusions
  • Sanding block, optional
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Power Adhesive Tabs (Tombow)
  • Non-stick scissors to cut Power Tabs
  • Jumbo clothespins
  • Wooden containers
  • Acrylic paint (shown: Black Plum)
  • Paintbrush
  • Leafy branch peel-offs in Gold (Elizabeth Craft Designs), option – alter with alcohol inks
  • Large star-shaped sequins (or Shimmer Sheetz in Silver Metallic and star-shaped punch or die)
  • Flat-backed gems
  • Crown and flower charms
  • Mini playing cards
  • Leather or paper cord
  • Fuzzy fibers
  • 2” wide iridescent ribbon

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