Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all

and for my loyal followers, I have a special digital download sale at sssstudio.etsy. Buy 2 digital downloads and get 2 FREE, of equal or lesser value.
When you order 2 digital downloads, type in the 2 free downloads, (of equal or lesser value) in the comment section so you will only be charged for two but will receive 4.

Give your Christmas season a jump start by downloading all your tags and gifts.

(This offer ended Monday Noember 28th - please see the FREE Angel Card offer below)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Angel Card Giveaway

Three holiday cards with handmade angels, paper pieced. Highlighted with squiggles, chalk and a vintage shell button. Use two cards to giveaway and save one for yourself.

The inside is left blank for you to write your own message: Merry Christmas, Thanks, you're an Angel or one of your own choosing.

Each card measure 5" x 6 1/2" and comes with a matching envelope.

Leave a message in the comment section and one winner will be chosen December 7th.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Angel Pattern

Angels abound at Christmas time but really are all around us all the time.
This Angel can be made from pattern paper or stabilized cloth. She can be used as an ornament or on a scrapbook page, card or tag.

Click on the pattern and save to your computer. Open from your computer and size however you would like. Print and have fun with the Angel.

Be an Angel and don't sell the printed pattern. (c)Sally Swift 2011

Glad tidings to you all,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Craft Tutorial

Fold napkin ring paper or card-stock, wrong sides together.
Open folds, using glue stick, glue entire wrong side area.
Fold on fold lines. Press out any air bubbles.
Roll short ends together and glue overlapping ends using tacky glue. Clip, using paper clips or clothes pins, until dry.
Burnish edges with Distress ink.
For extra strength and protection, cover with Mod-Podge.
Add Harvest or Christmas Acorns with hot glue.
Tie ribbon in small bow and hot glue to top of acorns.
A. Cut fabric circles 1 1/2" in diameter. Using double thread and needle, Baste around edge of fabric. Pull thread a little to draw up circle.
Put a fiber fill ball into fabric circle.
B. Pull threads tightly and knot thread, clip thread.
C. Using hot glue gun, glue ball into acorn cap. Add button on top of bow if desired.
Repeat for all Acorns.

If you don't have a supply of acorns in your area, I sell them on my Etsy Shop: Alll Things Homey.
You can send me a message telling me what you need and I will make a custom order just for you.
I also have in my shop other items made from the stuffed acorns that might give you some decorating ideas.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving to you and all that you are thankful for.