Too Cool Demo Team December Project Showcase

We saw some awesome Christmas cards yesterday made by my Too Cool Demo Team.  Today, we'll take a look at some of the wonderfully creative, non-card projects they shared recently.

Carmen - owl tag

Punched Owl Tag—Created by Carmen DeBruce. 

Card stock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie.  Supplies: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Round Tab Punch, Jumbo Eyelet.

Carmen - present gift holder jolly   Carmen - present gift holder jolly open  Carmen - present gift holder jolly holder

Present Gift Card Holder—Created by Carmen DeBruce. This hinged opening holder was CASEd from Frenchie at Frenchie Stamps: Oval Punch Bow Gift Card Holder.  She has a great tutorial, so see all the details there.

Card Stock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobber, Whisper White.  Supplies: Jolly Holiday DSP, Glimmer Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1-3/8" Small Oval Punch, 1-3/4" Large Oval Punch.

Present-Gift-Card-Holders  Present-Gift-Card-Holder-Inside

Here's another similar idea from Marie Shaughnessy: Holly Jolly Gift Card Holder.

Judy may 1  Judy may 2

Wait!  I found still another idea from Judy May that has a pop-up card holder: Jolly Holiday Gift Card Holder.

And, there's always the one we already blogged about: Candy Cane Present Gift Card Holder

Carmen - rolodex    Carmen - rolodex open

Birthday Calendar Rolodex—Created by Carmen DeBruce.  Keep all of your birthday dates close-by and easy to find with this fun Birthday Calendar!  The idea is CASEd from Mary Rindal from Scrap and Stamp with Mary: Birthday Calendar Rolodex

Supplies: Card, Telephone & Address Die, Circle Scallop Punch, Modern Label Punch, Full Calendar (month names), Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Darla - fabric ornament top note  Darla - fabric ornament top note close up

Top Note Fabric Ornament—Created by Darla Eigenschink.  She used the Deck The Halls Fabric with the Top Note Die to create a pretty ornament. 

Other supplies: Deck The Halls Big Buttons, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta, Matchbox Die, Vanilla Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Season of Joy sentiment, Vintage Trinkets (mini safety pin).

Darla - fabric tree ornament   Darla - fabric tree ornament closeup

Candy Cane Christmas Fabric Tree—Created by Darla Eigenschink.  How easy and cute?!  She tied strips of Candy Cane Christmas Fabric and White Satin Ribbon to a stick to form a Christmas Tree!  Tammy suggested that you could also tie the fabric around a cinnamon stick—great idea! 

Michelle - becky ornament red  Michelle - becky ornament green

Scallop Circle Love Letter Tags—Created by Michelle Hoover.  She CASEd these adorable tags from Becky Roberts: Gift Tags

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive.  Supplies: Tags Til Christmas, Scallop Circles #2 Die, Circles #2 Die, Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot (you need one of these!!!), Round Tab Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Black Lace Ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Satin Black Ribbon, Love Letter DSP.

Michelle - jolly etching   Michelle - holly etching

Etching With Stamps On Glass—By Michelle Hoover.  I couldn't get a good photo of these, but they are fantastic!  Michelle used Armour Etch etching cream with a stamp and stencil to etch an inexpensive glass mug and votive holder from the dollar store. 

Mug Info: She used the Jolliest Time of the Year Santa stamp on the first one.  First, you cut an oval in Contact Paper, and apply to the surface of the clean mug.  Stamp inside the oval with VersaMark, then heat emboss with any color embossing powder.  Apply an even, thick coat of etching cream and wait at least 5 minutes before rinsing it off.  Then, scrape off the embossed image—the glass is un-etched under the stamped image! 

Candle Holder Info: Same basic technique as above, but she used a stencil, so the etched areas are inside the stencil.


Photo Collage Jewelry Cabinet—Created by Michelle Hoover.  Michelle didn't bring this to our meeting, but I had to show it anyway, because it is Too Cool!  It is a jewelry cabinet that she decorated for her bathroom.  The photo doesn't do it justice—it is SO beautiful! 

If you look closely, you can see that the background is stamped with images from Artistic Etchings, Vintage Vogue, Friends 24-7, Elements of Style, D Is For Dog, and more!  Fabulous job, Michelle!

Carmen - card box

All-Occasion Card Gift Set—Created by Carmen DeBruce.  Carmen created lovely 20-card gift sets for 14 people on her Christmas list.  Wow—that's 280 cards!  And the cards are all different—for every occasion!  It took her about two months to get all of her sets created!  The best part was I was one of the recipients!  What an awesome gift!  Thank you, Carmen!

I've already blogged about many of the cards she included in the set, but there are some new ones I hadn't seen before.  I'll show you those in future posts after the holidays.

See what I mean?  These ladies are mad talented! 



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