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Perfect Holiday Prezzies!

The holidays are sneakin’ up and that’s why, GL with the help of duncancrafts.com, is bringin’ ya the perfect Xmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza gifts to wow all your friends and fam. With a little bit o’ change, creative pizzazz and elbow grease, you’ll have loads of sweet treats to dish and delight. Happy crafting!
 
Christmas Candy Toppers 
 
 
Materials List

Aleene's® Paper Glaze
Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue®

Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint
• 65420 Sour Apple Sparkles • 65426 Blueberry Sparkles • FLSK5-4 Hawaiian Fizz 4oz only •

Miscellaneous
• Gems • Cardstock, coordinated colors • Ribbon for hanger • Sequins • Pom Poms • Scissors: Pinking, Scalloped and Straight Edge • Candy Sticks • Micro Glass Beads • Snowflakes • Stars •

Instructions

Cut triangle or circle from cardstock using desired scissors. Cut two for each topper. Layer and glue around edges, leaving bottom unglued to insert candy. For hanger, place a loop of ribbon between layers at top while gluing around edges. Cut paper to accent topper, using decorative edge scissors. Glue on pieces of ribbon, pompoms, snowflakes and stars. Add dots of Sparkles, placing gems and sequins in wet paint. Squeeze dots of Sparkles on top of sequins. For shiny, dimensional accents, add lines, spirals and dots of Paper Glaze. Add micro glass beads while wet. Let dry. Insert candy sticks in opening.

Visit www.tulipfashionart.com for creative inspiration.
 
Happy Hanukkah Card   

 
Materials List

Aleene's® Paper Glaze
Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™

Miscellaneous
• Optional: Personal paper cutter • White cardstock paper • Trash bag • Pencil • Scissors • Yellow cardstock paper • Small paintbrush • Blue cardstock paper •

Click here for a pattern.

Instructions

Cut out the patterns. Place the menorah pattern on the white cardstock and the flame pattern on the yellow cardstock. Trace the patterns and cut them out. To make the base of the card, cut out a 7 ½- x 11-inch rectangle from the white cardstock, using a paper cutter if possible. Fold the rectangle in half. Cut a rectangle from the blue cardstock that is slightly smaller than the white card front. Place a trash bag over work surface to protect from overspray. Spray the back of the blue cardstock with Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ and center on top of the white card front. Press firmly. Repeat for menorah and flame designs, spraying the back of each piece and placing one at a time on the front of the card. Squeeze Paper Glaze on top of the menorah design and use a small paintbrush to spread glaze over entire design. Let dry.

Visit www.aleenes.com for creative inspiration.
 
Kwanzaa Holiday Card  
 


Materials List

Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™

Miscellaneous
• Newspaper • Textured cardstock - orange, red • Scrapbook tissue paper – yellow • Cardstock - green • Printed Kwanzaa symbols and words • Sharpie - black • Blank cards and envelopes - cream • Plastic tablecloth • Scissors •

Click here for a pattern.

Instructions

Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Spread newspaper out where spraying will occur to protect from overspray. Cut a piece of red cardstock that is slightly smaller than the face of the cream card. Spray back of red cardstock with Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ and press onto front of cream card. Cut a piece of yellow scrapbook tissue paper that is slightly smaller than the red cardstock piece on front of card. Spray back of yellow tissue paper with Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ and press onto center of red cardstock on card. Cut three strips of textured orange cardstock and position over top, middle and bottom of yellow tissue paper on card. Adhere with Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™. Referring to your printed Kwanzaa symbols and words, draw your favorites onto green cardstock with the black Sharpie. Cut them out and adhere to orange strips on front of card with Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™. Follow these steps to create a whole set of cards and/or invites!

Visit www.aleenes.com for creative inspiration.

Want more holiday craft ideas? Check out www.duncancrafts.com

POSTED ON 12/5/2008 2:49:00 PM

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