Monday, November 13, 2017

Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™

        

Good morning! Today the design team is hopping with some gorgeous ideas for all the new  Foil-Mates™  products from Gina K. Designs! We will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter so be sure to visit all the stops and comment on each post for more chances to win! The winner will be posted in the Big News Forum a few days after the hop. 
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Today I have a simple card and some packaging ideas!  My holiday cards are usually pretty clean and simple because let's face it, there are a lot to distribute! Hope this inspires what you can make when you need cards or packaging in pinch!

Here is a simple card using the Foil-Mates™ Tag Tidings, Decorative Tag die, and some of the White Fancy Ribbon.  I like to cross the ribbon on the back and then in front so that it makes 4 quadrants, which looks like festive package under the tree!  Tie on the foiled tag and and your holiday is shining!  Love the "...naughty or nice"!  The Radiant Red Fancy Foil™  is stunningly beautiful, like ruby slippers! You just have to see it in real life! Card base is the coordinating GKD Pure Luxury Red Velvet.

I used the negative pieces of Fancy Foils™ (Glittering Green and Sparkling Silver ) from my other projects today to wrap around these candy bars! You can do a simple Hershey's or make it a little fancier and not much more more money with some interesting flavors and the like!  I wrapped it right around the Godiva bar, letting the branded wrapper peek through (kind of a surprise, but also kind of a spoiler!) and secured with some Scor-Tape.  

Tip: Although I used the green side for the card I shared above, I liked how the back side of it looked better over this baby blue printed bar, still very silver and sparkly! So all the foils are kind of a "two-fer" when you are using up your scraps and negative pieces, fabulous and fancy front or back!  
Note:  You cannot make the foil underside adhere to the toner printed pages, I tried out of curiosity just to see what would happen!  Just wanted to share that if you were wondering if you could substitute a colored foil piece like red and make it foil the pattern with the underside in silver, know what I mean?

Finally, add a foiled tag (Tag Tidingsand boom! Greeting and gift, done and done!  This is a nice way to use your negative foil pieces without having to do spray adhesive to adhere it to more cardstock.  Cost effective easy  and very pliable wrap!

I also used the whole sheet of foiled Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds Ornamental Holiday, trimmed just a bit, and stuck it to brown bag with Scor-Tape.  The patterned sheet was slightly longer than the foil, so I centered it before running through my laminator so the black edge (the unfoiled pattern) would make a nice contrasting border at the top and bottom.  Add a foiled tag with Fancy Ribbon , and boom! Fancy bag and tag, done and done!  On this one I used the negative piece of foil and die cut a plain white tag to layer it over.  no adhesive needed since I pulled the ribbon through the hole!

Now let's see what the rest of our talented team has for us!

Gina K.
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visiting!!)
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Claire Brennan

Have a terrific day!


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77 comments:

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great ideas! Love the brown paper bag! Thanks for sharing!

Sheri said...

WOWZERS! Love it all!! And the bag is the icing on the cake (or Godiva!)

Jennifer said...

Love all the inspiration!

Kathie said...

I love the combination of foil and chocolate!

Pam said...

Awesome ideas! Can't wait to try this!

Susan Clements said...

The foil really makes the cards BEAUTIFUL.

Lisa K said...

Your chocolate will be well received! Beautiful tags. Lovely paper bag so dressed up.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome ways of using the Foil Mates. I have purchased many of these but have yet to work with them. I guess I got too many irons in the fire but will try to do somethings with them before Christmas.

El Ivens said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

Pam said...

Some great ideas with beautiful results! "Foil" for this Christmas..

Mary Schaffer said...

Who doesn’t love some chocolate.

Diane Schultz said...

Great ideas for wrapping packages. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Schaffer said...

So pretty. Your work is always stunning.

marilyn said...

So fun for gift giving!

A Margery Card said...

Loved your projects and what great ideas with using the foils. Wrapping those candy bars in the left overs is such a great (thrifty) idea. I spend way too much on crafts, so any help in getting the most for my bucks inspires me. That naughty and nice tag is also my very favorite!

Beth Devitt said...

Great ideas for simple gifts. I like to have something on hand for those who visit during the Christmas season. And thanks for the tips.

PeggyL said...

Love the Naughty or Nice card! Love the foil!!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Fabulous projects and inspiration Melanie!

Julia Sandvoss said...

What a brilliant way to use the negative from our foil sheets!

Laura Y said...

What a great way to use the leftover pieces of foil.

Jeanne Beam said...

love all the wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing...

Kathy E. said...

How cool! Loved the candy bar idea...maybe no glitter this year but still lots of sparkle!! Thanks

Sue LD said...

Lots of great foiled holiday projects you created.

Rachel Orr said...

I love the Naughty or Nice tag also! Great ideas about using the negatives for chocolate bar wrapping. What a cool way to give something and make it sparkly and beautiful!

LauraB said...

I didn't think the back of the foil would look that pretty. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Janice Ashby said...

I always love your stuff!

SHERRY said...

love all of these

Tamara Dees said...

Loving the foil!

Golda said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing your findings on the underside, too.

Karen Hightower said...

Fantastic projects and beautiful card Melanie! Love all the sparkle and I like the chocolate bar wrappers! :) <3 Makes me want Chocolate! LOL.

Sheri Gilson said...

Lovely projects, Melanie! I really love the creative way you used the negative foil sheets!

Creative Lady said...

Beautiful projects Melanie! Love how you used the negative foil sheets. Love your gift ideas and cards!

Joy Meadows said...

Melanie, your projects are so unique and so pretty! Love the foiling.

Johanna said...

good ideas and beautiful projects. thanks

My Need 2 Craft said...

Lovely ideas! Inspired. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow, Melanie love your great holiday projects - they are all so inspiring:)

Linda Peabody said...

Loved your ideas. Thanks for sharing about using negative space.

Maggie Miller said...

The cards are amazing! Great job.

Gayle said...

Fun projects and tips are always appreciated.

Auntie Em said...

Your flower print card and the brown bag topper are so pretty! I love sparkle so these are right up my alley! lol
What a clever use of the 'scraps' to use them as peek-a-boo wrappers. This has my little mind whirling! lol
Thanks for sharing your lovely projects :)

jones jones said...

The rainbow stripe foil is so beautiful. Reminds me of all the holidays lights. Thank you for sharing with us all. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Judy Inukai said...

What awesome sparkly projects. Thanks for including the tips on so many ways to use the foil (and how not to use it). Great inspiration as always.

Micki Hall said...

Love these projects. Very different. Thanks.

charlsie smith said...

Okay. Love the chocolate bars. Great gift. Thank you

Caroline Pollard said...

Great ideas good use of left overs. I like it!

Christine Piechura said...
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Christine Piechura said...

Great ideas Melanie! Love your quote at the top of your page!

Julie Pluemer said...

Great ideas!

Linda said...

I love your first tag so pretty!

Patty said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing and providing wonderful inspiration.

jeannieob said...

beautiful cards and projects!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Great ideas! That first card is beautiful and I like what you did with the candy bars. It's also very neat how foil can turn a paper bag into something so 'wow'.

Patti Bailey said...

Really cute!!

melissa kompkoff said...

Such bright and inspiring cards and tags. Always a pleasure and a true learning experience

Lynn said...

Really love the bag with the foil, they are all great.

Joy Golinski said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing with us!

Mom M said...

BEAUTIFUL 😘

m fountain said...

Melanie,
Your card display is wonderful and so full of festive color, brown bag and all. The foil around the candy bars a very nice touch...who does not like chocolate, especially Godiva's. Thank for sharing, and inspiring.

Adrienne said...

Very clever gift ideas, especially using the chocolate bars. Thanks for the ideas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your ideas sure make for a Spectacular post!

Lynn Cromrich said...

I always look forward to seeing what you have come up with. As usual...I am not disappointed. Lovely work. Thanks for the tips!

Robin said...

Love all these. Had so much fun foiling myself.

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous tags! TFS

Sharon said...

All so beautiful! Especially like the wrapped candy!

James Zeleznik said...

Just love your "two-fer" idea! It's always so nice to get more from your supplies! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg Z.)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All these creations are so amazing !

Laurie said...

Cute ideas!! I love how you dressed up the chocolate!

Retta Lutte said...

Love those package cards!!!! Aren't you clever using that negative foil! Cute idea!

Laraine R said...

All gorgeous! Love the foil mates line!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the foils on the candy bar!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Love the foils and your great ideas for small gifts.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love this technique! Stunning projects!!!


Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your projects and the your great tips - thanks for sharing:)

Deborah Kaye said...

Your card is beautiful! I really like how you used the extra foil to wrap the candy bars. They look great!

Mary Aragon said...

Beautiful cards.

Mary said...

Beautiful!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

WOW! Great ideas, love all the designs