Monday 16 December 2013

Stamped Cutlery Sleeves

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Stamp Out", which basically translates as "make whatever takes your fancy, but be sure you use a stamp somewhere!".  That doesn't seem too much to ask, especially in a challenge hosted by a company with "Stamp" in their name! :)  Why not take part yourself, you might be the lucky entrant chosen at random to win a $50 shopping voucher!

I made some cutlery pouches for last years Christmas meal and everyone took them home so I had to get my thinking cap on again this year to come up with something new.  I'm currently loving the Tim Holtz pillow box die, and I saw that I could use it to create these festive flatware holders, just by cutting off two of the end pieces.

I used kraft cardstock as my base, Christmas for me this year is all about the kraft!  I did cut a couple from other card, to make a snowman and a santa, inspired by my use of the toy soldier die the other day.  After cutting, folding and glueing, all that was left to do was to get nifty with some stamps.

I love the typography on that Indigoblu stamp, so great for the inside of a card and so many other festive uses too.  I know it's going to be an image that I come back to year after year.  Tim Holtz does some of the best Santa stamps out there, so they had to make an appearance too, along with his awesome holly stamp that I discussed in my video here a couple of weeks ago.

Well, that's about it for today. Christmas is fast approaching, are you ready for it?  I must say, this year is a first for me, my shopping was all finished week's ago, that has NEVER happened in the past.  Now I get to sit back and relax while the rest of you brave the crowded streets and malls! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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Mona Pendleton said...

What a fab way to dress up the dinner table Dan! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

Anna-Karin said...

That is such a clever use of that die Dan! What a great idea. Love the stamping too.

Candy C said...

Dan...your cutlery sleeves are so cute and what a fun way to dress up a dinner table! I love your thought of using Tim's Pillow Box die cut to create these fun little sleeves. That is such a clever idea. I also love the stamps you've used to decorate the sleeves and the way you've colored them. They're wonderful! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a fun and creative design! Love this project. :)

misteejay said...

What a super idea Dan - TFS

Toni xx

Michelle said...

Dan, this is so clever!! I love the design. (I might have to borrow this idea for summer Bar-B-Ques!) And the stamping is fabulous. (as always!) Thanks for sharing your inspiration. This is brilliant!

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That's some fancy flatware you've got there! I LOVE IT! It's really fun & festive, I like the stamping on kraft paper :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a very creative and clever idea Dan- I just love these!

Words and Pictures said...

They're so great, Dan - love the krafty look, and that everyone gets their own look! Fab use of the die...
Alison x

barbarayaya62 said...

DAn this is a wonderful idea for Christmas! thanks for sharing! BArbarayaya

Suzanne C said...

These are brilliant! I can see why they walked home with your guests. Lovely! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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