Friday, December 10, 2010

FFC, FWF, a Tutorial, and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello everyone! 
Wow, I have a LOT to cover on the blog here today!
So this is going to be lengthy, but stick with it because I have a giveaway to tell you about at the end.

Us Friday Fun Challenge Gals have decided that this month is simply too crazy to try to fit our Friday challenges into the mix. So this month the challenge is simply to create whatever we need for the Season...anything goes!

Be sure to go visit the other girls today and leave them some love:
 Kim
Sara (sitting out for a little while)
Sherry (will be back soon!) 


So for me, seeing as I hadn't yet designed the final version of my Christmas card, I needed to get right on that. Here it is...


I am sure that you noticed immediately that this is not my normal style, but I really love sending elegant cards for Christmas, so this is my style this holiday season. Plus, the simple style makes it much easier to make 50-75 of them and cheaper to mail them when they are fairly flat.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Sept 10 kit...When I am with You
*Bazzill card stock
*Silver Pearl Embossing powder
*Cuttlebug embossing folder
*silver string
*corner rounder
*KaiserCraft flat back gems


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And now, thank you so much for the wonderful response to my cake stands yesterday. I was so excited when I came up with the idea so I am really glad that you all liked them too.

Several of you expressed an interest in further instruction...LOL! Here it is...a tutorial, but honestly, this is simply just a matter of squeezing a glue bottle! ;o)


(above) Here are all the supplies that you need: a candlestick, a plate, any marker/writing utensil, epoxy (I use E-6000 which you can find at WalMart.)

*****Now as we go through these instructions, keep in mind that I totally made this up this week. Epoxy should hold longterm, but I certainly cannot guarantee that it won't fall apart next week. I would recommend that you NOT wash these in a dishwasher or subject them to extreme heat. For mine, I plan to keep them out of the water as much as possible...just working on cleaning the plate side when needed. They may be super sturdy for the next 20 years, but I just don't know right now because I have never done these before.*****

(above) For using the epoxy and to ensure that I have everything centered, I turn my plate over and center the candlestick on it and then gently add marks around it so that I can see where to place the epoxy.


(above and below) E-6000 instructs to place the glue on both surfaces that you are joining. You will notice above that I placed the epoxy in a bit from my marks...that's because that is where the surfaces actually touch.

Note: it is really tough to use glue (which is constantly flowing out of it's tube) with your right hand and take photos with your left using a huge SLR so forgive the quality of these photos...LOL!


(above) E6000 instructs to leave the epoxy sitting on the surfaces 2-10 minutes before joining them.


(above) And then you simply push them together and let them sit for 12-72 hours to set up. Easy right? If you can squeeze a glue tube, you can do this project!!!


NOW for the GIVEAWAY!!!
Above you see my completed cake stand and a mystery package. 
That mystery package contains 2 Unity stamp kits....one original kit and one of the new co-brand kits, but I am not going to tell you which ones. ;o) Gifts should always be a surprise and this is a gift for one of you. 
One of the commenters on this post will receive both the cake stand and the mystery Unity kits
Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win!!!


 And just because, I had to share Kat with her craft project from yesterday that she made. After a bazillion trips to hobby lobby this week, I finally broke down and bought her some of her own craft supplies and she wanted to make a stocking to hang on her bedroom door.


I supervised, but it was mainly her creation, and in true crafter style, you will notice the Glimmer Mist remains on her right hand...lol!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing!!!
 I will draw a winner and post their name on Sunday!


39 comments:

Amy said...

oh my gosh, she's going to be a talented crafty girl just like her mom and grandma! I am so in love with this cakestand project, this is just adorable!! You're the sweetest ever!

Bogner's said...

Your daughters stocking looks amazing! She is very crafty. Thanks for the how to info. And your Christmas card is so elegant. The texture is perfect with the Unity image!

Simply AJ said...

Fantastic easy cakestand! Never would have thought of it... thanks! Your card is really lovey - the embossing makes the card. Your daughter is following in her Mama's footsteps. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

oh my! How long has it been since I have been to your blog...Kat is so big!! Such a great photo too!

StampinCathy said...

Your Christmas cards are so cute and love the colors. I just love Kat's little stocking and the pic of her showing it off. OMGOSH! What a giveaway. I would love to be the lucky person to have one of your homemade cake stands and some Unity stamps....breath Cathy breath!! Thanks for a chance.
Thanks for the tutorial too!

Mary Jo said...

Christi, that plate tutorial is so fun! I love that idea!!
And would really love to win some stamps and that amazing cake stand :)

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your creative and fun ideas and projects! I think the blue is stunning on the card and the plate is adorable! I might need to make some of those! That glue is very strong! I used it to hold the side mirror up on my husbands jeep. That was a couple of years ago! Thanks for the chance to win! Pjritsema at gmail dot com

marilyn said...

LOVE your cake stands--they are so cool! Kat's stocking is so cute!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, Christi, Kat's stocking is the sweetest! She's adorable and talented just like her mom!! Your holiday card is fabulous and I love that it's CAS and elegant. The embossing is gorgeous!

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet gift to share your so nice. Love the cake stand and that stocking is just to cute.

jpmayo said...

Gorgeous card and cake stand and little girl, lol :)
Kat looks so grown up....awwww.
Please tell her that I think her stocking is SO stylish...I think shoe designing could be in her future!

shuggy said...

so cute!!

jmahugger said...

Just adore these cake plates you made. Might have to give it a try for next year gift giving! Thanks for sharing a tutorial on making them.

Enjoy your weekend!! Thanks for the chance at your goodie bag!

jmahugger said...

Oh forgot to comment, your DD stocking she made is Cute!! Some talent there as well i see!! Nice job Kat~

Kelly said...

Like mother, like daughter! She looks so proud of her creation, and she should---it turned out cute.

I've been wanting to try a cake stand too but either can't find plates I like when I look or when I find cute plates, don't think of the stand. LOL Great job.

Sarah B. said...

What a beautiful card! I love blue as a Christmas color :). I'm new to your blog but I'm glad I stopped by - thanks for the chance to win!

Angie Blom said...

wow... this is just amazing.. I love the card. great embossing and I love love the plate.. oh I hope I have a chance to win too.. Amazing Creations Christi!!xx

Tracy J said...

I made a cakestand once, but never would have thought to do it with that plate I've been eyeing at Hobby Lobby. Too cute & clever! Your Christmas card is beautiful, and I bet your daughter had fun making her stocking!

{jennie} said...

The cake stand is fabulous and such a wonderful prize for one lucky commenter! How generous of you.

BonnieRose said...

such a generous prize.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.. and ur cake stand is amazing! Love love it!
hugs to you xo

Linda said...

I love your cake pate this so clover. And mom has been wanted a cake plates. So This would be great won it! I cound give it to her for chirstmas gift from me!

stampjourney said...

What a creative way to do a cake plate! It's so cute! Thanks for the instructions, but I'm not sure I would be brave enough to try it on my own. Your lil' crafter is precious--her stocking is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! Oh, and super Christmas card!

sharon g said...

You are multitalented! Good job.

Regina said...

Wow - what a generous giveaway! Ingenious creativity -- have been loving you cake plates; what a great way to customize and personalize.

Love the dry embossing on that sparkle card - gorgeous!

Maria Levine said...

Love your cake stand great idea and so simple! Your card is fabulous so clean and simple and Kat simply adorable! My Kaitlyn always gets inky hands its soo funny!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMg these cake stands are amazing you are so crafty love it!!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Ok Christi, I am just going to say it - I want this prize!!!! I love that plate and I know I will never do it for myself! So... I love your Christmas cards - you call it simple - I call it not simple enough to make 50-75! LOL. I wish I was on your gift list!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

becky said...

she is getting so big -- and her hair is so long!!! what a wonderful giveaway...merry christmas (early!)...

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the cake plate instructions - our niece made us one a few years back and we loved it. Your daughter definitely takes after you, eh?

Lori said...

Your holiday card design is lovely! The embossing under the image adds an elegant touch.

cjs said...

Great idea on the cake stand! What a cutie pie - I love it when my daughter does crafts with me!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Christi!

Love the stocking your daughter made, she has paid good attention when you were crafting, already a talent!! What a wonderful cake stand you have made, Santa's diner, hi hi, and he truly does love cake!!! How sweet of you to do a giveaway!
The card you made, is perfect!!! That blue is one of my fave colors and it works very well with the silver accents and the embossing is very very lovely, what embossing folder is that? It's just a perfect card!

Hugs, Wendy

Anne said...

Very elegant and pretty Christmas card! Your cake plate is neat and your daughter's stocking is awesome! She is following in your footsteps!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty Christmas card! I agree that they need to be fairly simple and FLAT. I do not like to pay extra for stamps, well the postage variety of stamps.

You cake plate is awesome! You are so creative! I always love when you share your 3d projects! So fun!

And look at Kat! Why is she getting so big?? Look at her hair! She looks like a big girl! I love her stocking! Can you believe our kids will be FOUR this coming year?!? I can't!

Jess said...

WOW! Love the cake stand, and of course you know I love Unity too! Fantastic idea for this cake stand--I have to go try it now!! :-)

Joanne said...

love the cake stand and surprises are always wonderful!! Your daughter is going to be as talented as you!!

Andrea said...

okay, you have officially blown my mind! I am always looking for the perfect cake plate and it never occured to me to make one- brilliant!!!!! I am defo making these!

Your daughter's stocking is amazing- please pass that along to your future crafter for me xo

Sharon said...

Christi, I can't beleive how fast Kat has grown...Time flies! Love your card and cake stand.

Jen said...

I LOVE your cake stand and Kat's stocking!!

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