Sunday, December 25, 2016

Make it Sparkle - Sparkly Gifts

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I made some little gifts to take to work today for the staff that has to work in the Emergency department on Christmas day.

These earrings were inspired by the new Tim Holtz Thinlits dies - Mini Snowflakes. I occurred to me some of the snowflakes could be easily converted into earrings by punching a hole in them and hooking them to ear wire. So that's what I did.

I cut out 3 snowflakes per earring from heavy weight paper and glued them together. Then they were glittered and I punched a hole for the jump ring (the connecting ring to the ear wire which allows then to dangle and swing better), inserted the jump ring and the ear wire and ta dah!! - Snowflake earrings.   I also used an old Martha Stewart punch to make a Christmas dove for earrings as well.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week is "Make It Sparkle" so I decided to add more sparkle with the packaging. I used a Papertrey ink matchbox die to make the packages and some shiny striped glitter paper for the outside of the box. I tied a Merry Christmas ticket on the package with red baker's twine.

The background for the earrings is stamped with Hero Arts Christmas stamps for a simple "Merry Christmas to you and yours".

I hope to bring a little Christmas cheer to the ladies I work with today. And I hope you have a lovely day as well. Have a very Merry Christmas.


  1. What wonderful gifts and love the idea of turning die cuts into beautiful jewellery.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Lovely! I think the doves are really cool!

  3. Hi Lucy! With all the Holiday stuff going on it has been a while since I visited your blog. These earrings and the packaging are wonderful! What a nice gift for those who have to work on Christmas. Very clever idea to use die cuts as jewelry.

  4. Ooh!
    I love those!
    Hard to pick a favorite though.

  5. These are awesome gifts!! I'm sure they loved them.

  6. the earings are so lovley.