Share A Smile Card Kit

Share A Smile Card Kit
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around! The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fun hostess gift -- Skirted bottle/tree

Here is a fun way to dress up that bottle of wine you are taking as a hostess gift this year:
Or to make into a center piece....read below for the crazy easy directions!
  •  Cut B&T (Background & texture paper) of your choice--double sided design, like Close To My Hearts papers are really needed--into 3/4" x 4" strips
  • Take one strip and wrap it tightly around a ball point pen (or something of similar shape).  No need to pinch/hold for excessive amount of time, just wrap and release, then repeat.  This worked out great to do while watching TV.
  • Starting near the bottom of the bottle apply liquid glass to top 1/3 (just a thin line is all you need) of the paper strip and place
  • Continue placing the strips all the way around the bottle trying to maintain level line, but top will be covered, so no need to be exact.
  • Start the second row with the bottom of the glued area overlapping slightly at the top edge of the first strip 
  • I went three rows up for the skirted version of the bottle then wrapped a 1" strip around the bottle to give a clean edge of the skirt (a ribbon also makes a nice finish at the waist).
  • To make the tree version just continue up the bottle
  • I hope you enjoy!