On New Year’s Eve, shortly before guests were to arrive at my sister’s home for the evening’s festivities, she said “I sure wish I’d taken the time to make those cute wine glass charms I saw a while back”. She told me what they were and I said “Let’s make them……..quick and easy. You lay the tools out and I’ll make them while you take your shower.” And they took about half an hour to forty-five minutes to make 13 of them.
Here’s what I did:
Rub your card stock with the Embossing Buddy to remove any static from the paper. Then stamp, using VersaMark ink, pointing the little tab that’s on one side of the wreath image toward the top edge of the paper. Generously coat with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Shake off excess and heat set with Stampin’ Up!’s Heat Tool. (Sorry about the lighting in the photo below but I was working in a hallway and needed to use my phone flash to capture the images.
Below: images are all heat set. See the notch cut in the top of the paper. Actually, you should cut two notches, one at the top of each half of the card stock so you’ll always know which end is the ‘top’, where the tab was pointing. I cut the 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock below in half at about 4-1/4″ so I could run each sheet through the Big Shot and cut out each wreath!
After heat embossing the Gold Embossing Powder, stamp each wreath again, using the ‘layer’ image and VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set once again. Below is a close up of a finished wreath before using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies to cut it out.
Die cut all the wreaths. Using a 1/2″ wide piece of Whisper White card stock, write guests’ names using a Real Red Stampin’ Marker and trim one end using Paper Snips. Give a little curve to the banner piece using a Bone Folder. Attach to finished wreath with a Glue Dot.
This stack of 13 wreath wine glass ‘charms’ took about 45 minutes to create. They looked great on the dining table and it was very easy to identify each person’s glass. They were also easy to transfer from wine glass to champagne flute.
These ‘charms’ can be used in any color combination for any event throughout the year, not just for New Year’s Eve. I hope you try them for a party or a shower or any event where you’d use “normal” wine charms. These are really individual!
Thank you for stopping in again today. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow with another sneak peak from the new 2015 Occasions (mini) Catalog. It goes live on January 6th. Do you have yours yet? Please send me an email if you don’t (and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) and I’ll get both the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog in the mail. Have a great day.