Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crown Class on Live with Prima

Hey Friends!
I have a live class tonight on Live with Prima! I am making this Paper Crown with lots of blingage, flowers and more! These are super fun to make and I can't wait to share it with everyone on the show.

The show will air tonight at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET and 1:30pm Sydney on 12/30 since they are a day ahead....
And all of the shows are recorded, so if you can't make it to the live broadcast, you can view it later when you have the chance.

Here is the link to the class on Ustream and this is also where you can see the recordings:

Hope to see you there!

xoxo Cari
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Holiday Ideas!

Hello friends-
How's your December going?
I hope all of the holiday planning is going well for you and you're not too stressed.
I have certainly been busy and I know it's going to keep getting busier as I get further into December. Decorations are up and the house looks great. Shopping on the other hand-not even close to being done. The thought of Christmas cards makes me cringe, since I havent even started them. I have had the urge to create a lot lately....but just not Christmas cards. Not yet anyway...

Instead-I have created some projects that I want to use for gift giving. I made some gift card holders out of Prima packaging and decorated a cute paper mache house I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I have some Christmas decorations that I decided would make great templates for the gift card holders. I traced them onto the packaging, cut out and did some sewing (badly I might add) around the edges. I used a cream colored thread and did a straight stitch using a denim needle. I colored the Prima resist canvas using two different Glimmer mists-Apple and Olive Vine-spraying the lighter first....The canvas pieces are from the North Country them! I kep the backing on them so they could "hang off" the edges a bit. I sealed over the top with some Multi Medium by Ranger.

I added a strip of Printery patterned paper along the top of the stocking. Then around the paper I added lace, twine and seam binding. In the middle of the bows, I added a glittered snowflake and a vintage button. The tag was punched out from cream paper and I stamped the little sentiment from the North Country Stamp set by Prima. All of the edges were inked with Vintage photo too...

I also traced a mitten and went along the same route for decorating as I did for the stocking. This time I sprayed canvas snowflakes and changed out the lace as well. The sewing on this one is a bit better than the last....there is hope for me yet :)

I added a little piece of lace at the top of both thinking that maybe after giving them as a gift card holder-they could later be used as ornaments or giving them something to hang them with is a good addition just incase.

This little house was found in the paper mache section at Hobby Lobby and it was priced at 2.99. What a deal! And sometimes they have that section at 40% off, so to hit that time frame is even better! I painted it with a cream colored acrylic paint and lined the inside of the house with light colored paper....because....I want to add a little LED light-the little tealight kind-to the inside. They dont get hot and the lighter paper will illuminate the light a bit better... I added Printery paper to the sides of the house and a banner across the front to cover where the top meets the bottom. The top lifts off and I wanted to cover the seam. Then I covered it entirely with crystal glitter...looks like sugar.

I now want to make 20 of these...I really do. Perhaps I will or I might remember that I have Christmas cards to make....haha!

Thanks again for stopping by and I will be back soon with more ideas...

xoxo Cari

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LWP class tonight...

Hey friends-
I am making these tags on Live with Prima tonight! I decided to make them into a class since everyone liked them so much...
Here is the class information:

Wintery Tag Set with Cari Fennell
Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00pm PT/ 8:00pm ET/ 12/7-1:00am GMT/ 12:00pm Sydney Aus.

Glitter glass flakes, Platinum embossed images and blissful sentiments are what you will find on each one of these vintage style tags. Join Cari as she creates 8 original tags using Prima stamps, flowers and more, just in time for the holidays!

Prima Products:
890940-Comfort Craft Distress Tool
551391-Say It In Crystals
550134-Tiny Alphas-Alla Prima
551049-North Country Stamp Set
547547-Cute As A Button-Precious
553821-Mulberry Paper-Printery
540272-Innoscence Collection
552480-Avon Rose-Printery
551155-North Country Reflections
527075-Velvet Leaves

Extra Materials:
Cream and Black Seam Binding
Ranger Platinum Emboss Powder
German Glass Glitter-Silver
(8) Avery Manila Tags
Circle Punches-variety of sizes
Old Book Paper
Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Ranger Distress Emboss Ink
Snowflake Punch
Glue and Adhesive

See the class here on the Prima channel:

Hope to see you there!
xoxo Cari
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