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Chap stick Cards – Day 5: Bastel Traum Advent Calendar 2017

Hello lovely peeps! Welcome to my blog and to day 5 in the Bastel-Traum Advent Calendar for 2017. Throughout the month of December, the Bastel-Traum Design Team, along with a few top-notch Guest Designers, will be bringing you lots of crafty inspiration for your year-end and holiday projects!

As the calendar year draws to a close, I find myself thinking of ways to thank the people who matter most in our lives. In the case of our little family, this includes the people who look after our two children while my husband and I are at work: my son’s teacher and teaching assistant (who will be receiving a set of handmade cards each this Christmas), but also my daughter’s nursery school teachers, my son’s after school care teachers, the school bus driver, the librarian, etc. Since our budget doesn’t stretch out to too many big presents, and my schedule simply doesn’t allow to make a set of handmade cards to gift to every single one of them, I will be making sure they each get one of these Christmas-themed thank you cards with a little chap-stick included.

To create this card, I used a few crafty products from a bunch of different brands. First off, I threaded a bit of red baker’s twine through a little hole on the front/left of my card and tied a little bow with it on the front/right of my card. I made sure it would stay put by adding a dot of Ranger Glossy Accents to it to the back of my knot. I then cut out the hole for my chap sticks and inserted them in using the “Die-namics Lip Balm Window and Frame” and “Lip Balm Pouches” by My Favorite Things. I then stamped my “Thanks” panel using the “Many Thanks” turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th and four colours of ink: red, green and grey, followed by Versamark ink and a coat of gold embossing powder. Last but not least, I cut out my stamped panels into strips of 3 columns and adhered them to my card front using some double-sided foam tape.

And that’s my project for today! I will write a short message on the inside of my cards, slip them into some clear cellophane envelopes and hand them out to those people who matter most during the last week of the year. Please remember to visit the Bastel-Traum Blog for more creative ideas and stop by the Bastel-Traum Online Shop to find all your crafty materials (they ship worldwide.) Until next time!

Featured in the Sunny Studio Stamps blog!

Hello crafty friends! In today’s blog post I am showcasing two cards I created recently using a couple of my favourite Sunny Studio Stamps sets. I shared both of these cards on Instagram and Facebook, and they were subsequently spotted and featured in the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog. So I figured if Mendi liked them, maybe you will too! 

I created this first card using Sunny Studio Stamps “Magical Mermaids” Set. This card was for my best “mummy friend”, Aenny, whose birthday it was last Monday. I cut out the little stitched window using the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics die by My Favorite Things, stamped the sentiment in French using my favourite French sentiment set “Tampons Carterie” by Miaoups Creátions (site currently offline), and spelled my friend’s name with Concord & 9th’s awesome Perfectly Penned stamp set (I think this has been a huge seller and I can understand why!)

My second card was created using Sunny Studio Stamps “Perfect Popsicles” layering stamp set. I was going for that “masculine card” look which is sometimes hard to achieve and in the end I found this CAS card came together very easily. No surprise, since this stamp set is so versatile! You can’t tell on the card, but the little popsicle is actually an action wobbler. Which of these two cards is your favourite?! Do let me know in the comments section below!

That’s it for today. I hope you are having a sunny week, and if not, consider treating yourself to a bit of Sunny Studio Stamps retail therapy!