Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Card Holder Idea and Give Away Winners...

Thank you all very much for your well wishes over the past few days. Today I am close to back to normal. First thing this morning (6:00 AM) I found myself drawn like a magnet to my studio space where a creative frenzy took place. It started with a little pretty paper, some images, scissors, glue, paints, and a brush or two. The next thing I knew it was 10:22 and I had forgotten to announce the winners to you!

And the Custom Random Number Generator Says.....
#3 ~
bluemuf!
#15 ~ Sandra Evertson! (YIKES! that was a bit intimidating ~ she is a real artist you know!)# 20~ Claudie!
Congrats to all you ladies, please email me your mailing address and I will get your little snowmen on their way! Thank you to all who signed up and remember, I will have another Give Away next Thursday so stop by to sign up!

Christmas cards are arriving here at the Quill and I like to display them through the New Year.
I thought I would share a quick, easy, and cute idea for doing so. I like to attach them to these wrought iron pieces I have flanking a mirror. To do this I use cute holiday themed magnets.These also work well if you have metal exterior doors....on the refrigerator, on a piece of tin tile, or sheet metal. You can also make them in other themes like these over my studio work space.A wonderful idea would be to frame a piece of antique ceiling tile or sheet metal and hang it where you normally have a piece of framed art. Display your cards there until the holiday is over.

MATERIALS:

Strong Magnets
Clear Drying Craft Glue
Holiday Themed Paper, I used a piece of vintage look scrapbook paper, you could use gift wrap
Scissor
Clear Glass Bubbles
INSTRUCTIONS:

*Put a dot of glue on the back of a clear glass bubble and place over image on paper, pressing down gently so glue spreads to edges but not beyond the edges of the bubble. Repeat process to make as many magnets as you desire. Allow to dry thoroughly.
*Once dry, trim around the edge of the bubble with a scissor.

*Glue strong magnet to back of bubble and allow to dry. NOTE: Check the magnet before you glue it, I glued some of mine on wrong and they will not stick to the metal. Who knew there was a right side and a wrong side of a magnet? Evidently not me!

*Open card and place magnet inside sticking to iron or metal and enjoy!

Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect to find here at Quill Cottage next week....
I hope you will join me for the last week in The Spirit of Giving Christmas Celebration. I invite you to return on Sunday for the third week of Advent. (Advent links here, introduction and week 1, week 2 ) I'll be back on Monday with another tutorial and another thing or two. If you missed any of the tutorials or guest artists, you can follow these links, here, here, here, here, and here. Enjoy! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

6 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

I have loved my visit here today --- thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration! May your Christmas be blessed beyond measure.

Love
LaTeaDah

Sandra Evertson said...

Yipee! Thank you so much! I LOVE your sweet snowmen!
Sending Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

Charli and me said...

What a cute idea. I have a card holder but if I didn't I would try to make one like yours. You always have great ideas. I hope you and your family have a blessed and joy ful holiday.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It appears that Sandra is excited about her win! :D Everyone, including "real" artists enjoy sweet things!

Oh, I'll be back for my Advent instructions. We still have no wreath. But it's quite amusing what we do have. I'll have to take a pic on that final day just so you can have a good chuckle.

I really enjoyed seeing the way that you display your holiday greetings. Hope that you receive many cards to fill up that space!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh congrats to the winners! I love the idea of the magnets and have two full bags sitting in my garage right now. :)

bluemuf said...

I'm so pleased you be one of the winners of a beautiful snowman. I so look forward to receiving him. Thank you dear Miss Sandy for all your kindness. I really like today tutorial and want to make some Christmas magnets. Looking forward to the next tutorial and great ideas.

Hugs Karen

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