Hey crafty friends, it’s Gina again bringing you a project with the adorable new “Let’s Make Friends” stamp set. I focused on the larger set to make place setting holders for your Christmas dinner table.
Since the bags I chose were kraft brown, I wanted to base my color palette around that and keep it neutral instead of using the traditional red and green. I chose the “Oh Holy Night” paper pack by Echo Park because it had neutral but rich plaids and solids included.
I started with the snowman by stamping the scarf on the plaid paper with Distress Oxide ink in “Gathered Twigs.” I used this ink for the entire project, again trying to stick to a neutral color palette. I fussy cut the scarf and set it aside.
Next I stamped the hat brim on navy blue cardstock and fussy cut that as well. I cut a 4” X 2” piece of navy cardstock and a 4” X 1” piece of the plaid paper (same one I used for the scarf) to build the hat.
I adhered the pieces together to build the hat and glued that and the scarf to the front of the bag.
Next I got to work on the snowman’s face. I lined up the stamps on the bag to arrange the face accordingly then stuck my acrylic block on top to lift them off, keeping them aligned. I inked them up and stamped. Once the facial features were complete, I used an orange Galaxy marker to fill in the nose and then set the snowman aside.
I continued on with the same process for the Santa bag. I stamped and fussy cut the white starry paper for the fluff on his hat. Then I cut and glued a 4” X 2” piece of the burgundy snowflake paper for the hat and glued the fluff to it, cutting off the excess on the edges.
I inked the trimmed edge so it matched the outline of the rest of the piece. Next I stamped the different elements to build Santa’s face and did some more coloring with Galaxy Markers.
I also used the white Galaxy marker to add some details to the snowman. For the last detail, I used the dash stamp to add “stitching” to both the Santa & Snowman’s hat. Lastly I placed a napkin and utensils in each bag and they were ready to go.
There are so many different possibilities to create place settings for many different holidays with the “Let’s Make Friends” set. I would love to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to head on over to the customer gallery and share with us!
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