9 hours ago
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Emilia started taking Figure Skating Lessons this year and loves it. I wanted to make a little something for her Ice Skating teacher Alicia for the holidays and this is what I came up with. It is also my entry for the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest this month too. I started by tracing the boot from Lauren Meaders Stocking Timeless Template on Papertrey Stampers Select White Cardstock then I cut another boot out of black cardstock to line it and leave a small border at the bottom. Next I drew an ice skating blade and cut it out of Papertreys Silver Shimmer cardtock. After that I stamped the images from the Star Background set on the boots and the box then heat embossed them with Silver pearl embossing powder. The next thing I did was punch some holes in the boots with my Crop a dile and added silver eyelets then I sewed around the edges of the boots with my sewing machine. After attaching the skates to the box I laced up the skate with some sliver cording and added a tag that I had stamped with the Happy Holidays image from the Faux Ribbon set on white coreboard with Pure Poppy ink and embossed with clear embossing powder then tied it at the top. I filled the box with homemade chocolate fudge.
When I had my baking business I use to make this kind of fudge all the time but I could not find the original recipe I used for it. Luckily I found this one here and it is a very close match. I packed the fudge in a clear cello bag and tied it with some more silver cording. Tonight is the Papertrey December Release. I am loving the new Razberry Fizz color. I also really like the heart set Nicole designed too. It is hard to think of Valentines day right now but it will be here before we know it and I already have a few ideas for things to make for it churing in my head too. That's it for now. I will be back soon with the holiday gift I am planning on making for Emilia's piano teacher next. Until then have a great day and thanks for stopping by.