Thursday, December 5, 2013

Visions of Sugarplums Day 4

Wow!  Already to Day 4 of Visions of Sugarplums!  Isn't it amazing how quickly time flies?  So glad you've been visiting and commenting on all the wonderful projects... I have some seen some fabulous ideas that I know are going to be showing up in my future creations!   First up, let's announce the winners of Day 3 giveaways:

Day 3 Winners!
Carol from La Crosse - $10 to Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood - $20 to Nicecrane Designs
Karon - set of choice from Moonlighting by Mary
Lillian Child - one set of choice from Iralamija

Winners:  Be sure to email me (email in side bar) and I'll forward your info to our wonderful companies providing such awesome gifts!   Thank you!

First up today, I promised some more CUTE images from Vintage Remix.  In case you missed the first ones, you can see the them in the Day One post made into pin back buttons.  These Christmas tags have CUTE written all over them!  Talk about an easy, no fuss way to add awesomeness to your packaging.

It couldn't get any easier than this:  just hot glue a clothespin to your gift box and add a Vintage Bella tag!  Here's a couple more images from the Christmas Tags set:

Giveaway #1
Laura from Vintage Remix is offering the winner two digital sets of choice!
Just comment on this post that you would like to win.

Next up is the fabulous Moonlighting By Mary.   I'm showcasing the Ellen Clapsaddle Bunting set.  Now, of course, you could make a perfectly darling banner with this set.  It's all ready to go - the images are already placed in pennant shape.  I'd like to show how easy it is to also make a mini cone.  (Or it could be larger - you get two sizes.)

To make this cone, simply print out the set.  You will need 3 images to make a cone.  To each image you want to add a little extra - about 1/4" - to one side.  All three must have the extra bit added to the same side (all to the right or all to the left) to go together properly.  You are creating a tab to connect them together.

Let me show a close up of one pennant so that you can see the tab.  

TIP:  The bottom of the tab should angle up and the top of the tab should angle down.  Score along the edge of the image where you added the tab.  Then you simply glue all three together by the tabs.  If you want to add a bell or a bauble to the bottom, do it before gluing them together.  For the bell, I used thread and then taped the thread into the fold of the front image.

Giveaway #2
Mary from Moolighting by Mary is offering a set of choice to the winner!
Just comment on this post that you would like to win.

Giveaway #3
Nicecrane Designs has a $20 certificate just waiting for one lucky reader!

It's the final day of the Paper Sweeties December Release.  I made some shrinky charms with two of my favorite Paper Sweeties Christmas images.  The angel from Make the Season Bright and the reindeer from Homespun Holidays.

Here you can see the dies for the size they started out in comparison to how small they become.  These are the sweetest charms ever and I'm certainly going to be making some more!  

Wouldn't they be sweet on a bracelet or necklace?  Here's the how-to:

You need Clear Shrink Film - I used Graphix Clear Inkjet.  After some experimenting, I got the best color by inking and stamping normally on regular paper, scanning it in, printing onto the Inkjet Shrink Film, die cutting, AND DON'T FORGET TO PUNCH A HOLE for the jump ring.  Bake at 325 degrees for two minutes using parchment paper.  (There are other ways to bake - instructions are included with the shrink film.)  

Such cute charms also need cute packaging, right?  I dolled up Emma with the latest Paper Sweeties outfit (from Have a Holly Jolly Holiday) - notice that she is wearing the reindeer on her shirt.  Just popped her onto a kraft mini bag with some red seam binding ribbon and it's good to go!

Giveaway #4
Debbie from Paper Sweeties of giving away a $10 certificate!  Just say you want to win in your comment on this post!

Have you noticed that foxes are really in?   I've put together a couple of fox things that would make great Christmas presents.  This cutie is from Gingermelon. You will find the cutest felt creation patterns you have ever seen in Shelly's shop.  You will be in cute overload!  I love to visit and I wish I had all the time in the world to  make every single cutie available!  This is Tag-Along Fox.

Giveaway #5
Shelly from Gingermelon is giving away a free pattern for her new Gingerfolk!   Just let me know you want to win!

I'm thinking a complete set of Fox-y things.  How about a mini journal and note cards?

Don't you just love this sweet little fox?  He is a stamp from Into the Woods from Lawn Fawn.  I can't wait to get a little time to play a little more with him - wouldn't he be cute as a shrinky charm?  

Giveaway #6
Lawn Fawn is giving away Into the Woods to one lucky winner!  

Just for Fun!  What Does The Fox Say?

Keep an open mind - it's a little weird, but fun!

Lori's Big All-Week-Long Giveaway
My Big All-Week-Long Giveaway will grow each day.  One lucky reader will get everything in all five of the photos I will post over the week.  Winner will be announced on Saturday.  Picture #4:

kraft bags, calendar stamp, mini silver trimmed tags, two clothespin porcupines - added to Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday items.

Important:  You get your name entered for the day's giveaways every time you leave a comment.  So visit each blog and leave a comment on each one.  I'll check out the comments every day, so if you comment on 5 blogs, you have your name put in the drawing five times for that day.  I keep a record over the whole week so if you comment each day on 5 blogs, you have your name in my BIG All-Week-Long giveaway 25 times.  

Have fun visiting these blogs (and don't forget to comment):

See you tomorrow for the last day of Visions of Sugarplums!


  1. Wow! What beautiful items! I love the shrink charms from Paper Sweeties! And the vintage items are all so charming! The fox is adorable! And I am loving these hops! Thanks so much for doing them! Totally charming every day and prizes too! Icing on the cookie!

    1. And plus I won yesterday! I forgot to type thank you very, very much!

  2. Awesomeness today! I would love to win!

  3. these are super cute, would love to win :)

  4. Aren't they amazing? Such a lovely post again today Lori, what a treat! Gosh, can't believe it's Friday tomorrow already, my last post is ready now!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  5. So cute! I love the shrinky charms!!!

  6. Fabulous creations Lori and so much inspiration on the various blogs on the hop.

    I loved the look of the citrus cake over on Lauren's blog but wasn't able to leave a comment.

    Toni xx

  7. What a fun blog
    hop this is! I love
    the shrink projects
    and the fox is cute.
    All are wonderfully
    Carla from Utah

  8. Such great giveaways! So happy to be participating today.

  9. Such beautiful projects!!!
    Congrats to ALL the winners!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

  10. Lori, what another fabulous day of hopping - thanks for another win :-) Am loving all the inspiration and love all your animal antics :-) TFS

  11. Lori, I love those digital images! Sweet charms with your Paper Sweeties goodies! Love the fox…however I am sick of having that song stuck in my head! Ha! More awesome goodness Lori!

  12. What fun! Time to visit the other blogs.
    Chris =]

  13. These images for the tags are SO ADORABLE!!! I really love your projects too! I appreciate the opportunity to win a FANTASTIC prize!!

    Thanks for the blog hop and the great inspiration!

  14. I love that grandkids showed it to mee a couple of weeks ago...the tune gets in your head and I find myself humming it!
    This hop has sure been fun! Just catching up tonight as we had a very poorly couple of days...darned winter colds.
    So many ciute items on this hop...loving the vintage items.

  15. I love that grandkids showed it to mee a couple of weeks ago...the tune gets in your head and I find myself humming it!
    This hop has sure been fun! Just catching up tonight as we had a very poorly couple of days...darned winter colds.
    So many cute items on this hop...loving the vintage items.

  16. I am having fun on your blog - love the video. Love the music - does that make me weird?

  17. Wow, these are all fabulous! you were a busy bee! love the vintage images!!


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