Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Swap Goodies from Marlene

Hi, Everyone!  Hope all is well for you!  Thought I'd pop in here today and share some photos of goodies I received from Marlene in our most recent swap of Christmas items!  

Up first are some beautifully packaged chocolate snacks:

I love how Marlene used one of the gold doilies and added a punched snowflake to it to make a beautiful tag.  And, of course, the Vanilla Striped Ribbon is gorgeous!!!  (Still available, while supplies last as part of the Year-End Sale . . . )

Here, Marlene cleverly made a "belly band" using the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper (again, available only while supplies last as part of the Year-End Sale).  The beautiful snowflake is from the Oh, What Fun tag kit, and guess what?  That kit is also available while supplies last as part of the Year-End Sale.

This gift box is one of the Tag a Bag Boxes, which Marlene decorated using the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Gold Satin Ribbon, and another snowflake from the Oh What Fun tag kit.  Here's a top view of that:

For this goodie bag, Marlene decorated one of the Sketched Dots Tag a Bags:

The topper is made from the music design in the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, tied with Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon, and adorned with a Reindeer Clip.

Marlene also made this adorable Rudolf box out of the Cutie Pie Thinlets dies and punch art:

I especially love the antlers, made with the tree builder punch, and the clever "R" tag!!!  I also like how Marlene stamped the box with the Dahlia stamp to give Rudolph a wonderful, fur-like texture. I think there are so many wonderful details on this box -- don't you agree?!

Marlene also sent me this gorgeous card using the now-retired Sleigh Ride edgelits, coordinating Jingle all the Way stamp set, and To You and Yours stamp set (for the trees and deer on a mountain in the background):

Marlene created that beautiful background by sponging or brayering on the colors, and then flicking with little drops of water, and allowing those to dry.  Such a lovely effect!!!  The beautiful script paper peeking out on the side is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Pattern Stack.  The Gold Glitter Ribbon along the bottom is available while supplies last, as part of the Year End Sale.

Here's the inside of the card:

And, here is another gorgeous card I received from Marlene:

I love the Pistachio Pudding card base!  Marlene embossed it with the Boughs and Berries Folder (part of the Year End Sale, while supplies last), and the stamping on the oval piece is images from the Berry Merry stamp set (also part of the Year End Sale, while supplies last).  Inside, Marlene stamped another image from Berry Merry and added a pretty tree from the Peaceful Pines Bundle:

Here's another amazing card from Marlene!!!  She called this a "loaded card."  The outside is a sort of a sneak peek:

The real red layer is embossed with the Brick Wall folder, the window is die cut with the Hearth and Home Framelits, the tree is fussy cut from the Home for Christmas paper and the "wallpaper" in the background is from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper,

Then, here's what you see when you open it -- a lovely greeting and a look at the decorated hearth and mantel inside the house:

And, last but not least, Marlene created this beautiful tag that is also a card:

Marlene used Banner dies, the Delicate Ornaments framelits, Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (sparkly tree paper), and Red Foil Sheets (ornament bottom layer, top layer is Glimmer Paper).  The ribbon around the top is from the Real Red and Garden Green Striped Ribbon pack (also part of the Year End Sale).

Here's inside the tag:

These beautiful stamped images are from the Oh What Fun stamp set, stamped in Garden Green ink on Whisper White.

Hope you enjoyed all these wonderful projects!  Thanks so much, Marlene, for creating them and sharing them with us!!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

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