Did you just shake your TicTacs at me?!
Who’s old enough to remember that (stupid) advert? I am, obviously. Not sure when it was out, that one, but as far as advertising TicTacs went, I’m not completely sure it was successful. However, the fact that I still remember the TicTac tag line must say something, I suppose!
So, anyway, on to the real reason why we are here: crafty stuff! The reason I went on such a convoluted random thought for the start of this post is because I have some swaps by the lovely Hilary to share with you, and she went with a “base” of packets of TicTacs for her swaps. Let’s have a look:
Hilary has dressed up her TicTacs for Christmas and Halloween, and I think she did a great job! I managed to grab a photo of all of her swaps together before we all did our swap line, as I was pretty impressed with the range of designs. Apparently, Hilary has to do a number of different designs for swaps, as she is easily bored! (There were only 14 of us swapping!)
These are relatively simple punch art designs, and I don’t think they are particularly complicated but it definitely helps if you have a good collection of punches for things like that! The “boo” is made from the Little Letters Thinlit dies, but you could always use other options such as letter stickers if you don’t have a Big Shot and the dies.
I am sure that these little swaps were something of a labour of love, hence the need for multiple designs to maintain interest in making them, but they do look amazing. I have to say, I am not planning on making these anytime soon, but I love that Hilary made them for us. I also love how she has colour coordinated the TicTacs with each design – using white Tictacs for the snowmen, orange TicTacs for the pumpkin, green TicTacs for the witch and Frankenstein’s monster and the tree, red TicTacs for Santa and yellow TicTacs for the funky minion.
If you want to stock up on your punches, then don’t hesitate to head on over to the online store to score yourself the tools to create masterpieces like these! There are certainly plenty to choose from! And if you want to keep things simple, why not check out the Snow Flurry [Edit: No longer available] punch? We have been advised by Head Office that there are plenty of these lovely punches in stock and so there’s no risk of them running out before you get yours. The punch coordinates beautifully with the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and these are perfect for making Christmas cards, tags, dressing up your TicTacs or anything else which could do with a bit of winter flair! I have seen some amazing designs on Pinterest using these stamps and punches, so why not treat yourself and get making some simple, beautiful projects for the winter season?
Tomorrow I will have an Autumnal card for you as one of the guys at work has sadly had to leave (he was agency staff and we are sadly short of work right now), so I made him a card to know that he would be missed. I came up with the idea by myself but will admit to looking at Pinterest for a starting point for a nice, masculine card idea. I saw some autumn leaves cards and that sparked an idea so I went with it! So come back tomorrow to see that. Have a great day, and don’t forget that if you like what you see, you can purchase Stampin’ Up! goodies through my shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no questions asked!
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Punches: 1-1/4″ Circle Large, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Extra-Large, 1/2″ Circle Small, Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Tree, Tree Builder, Two Step Owl Punch, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large, Word Window Large.