Desk Calendar

Here is the final project from my Christmas Buffet — a Desk Calendar. Who wouldn't love to have this to look at everyday.
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The base of the calendar is one piece of Black Cardstock — 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2" and then a second piece that is 4 1/4" x 5" score at 1", 2 1/2", 4" (this second piece is adhered to the inside of the first cardstock to help it stand up steady). The designer paper is 4" x 5 1/4". I used a different pattern of designer paper and the Oval Accent Die to cut the scallop edge at the bottom.
I hope you enjoyed these gift items as much as I did creating them.

Olaf Candy Bar Wrapper

We all LOVE Olaf – right!!! I made a box with Olaf on it early in the season so I thought he would be perfect to join the Christmas Buffet lineup. This time he is helping deliver a Hershey's Chocolate Bar to someone special.
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The candy bar wrapper is made from Lost Lagoon cardstock. Olaf is made using Stampin' Up! punches — 2 1/2" circle for his bottom, 2" circle for his middle, jumbo oval for his head, large oval for his cheeks and his black mouth, 1/2" circle for his buttons, owl building punch for his eyes (I added googly eyes over the black circles). His hands are hair are cut free hand. Don't forget to draw on his eyebrows.

Holiday Cheer Gift Card Holder

Another fabulous gift card holder. This time the recipient receives a card and a gift all in one.
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The base of this card is Lost Lagoon with a layer of Soft Sky. Then I adhered two strips of All is Calm DSP, and a 5/8" strip of Basic Gray covering the seam of DSP. Then I added a 1/8" strip of Silver Glitter Cardstock. I used Smoky Slate cardstock with the Gift Card Thinlit (found in the Holiday Catalog — you only have a short time to order it). I stamped Holiday Cheer and a row of trees from Cheerful Tags stamp set with Smoky Slate ink. I mounted the gift card holder on to another layer of Soft Sky cardstock and adhered that to the card front. For the final decorating I used the Tree Punch and Pear Pizzazz carstock to punch out two trees. I added some texture with the Perfect Dots embossing folder and adhered those to the front of the card.