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.
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!
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 Tidings) and 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!
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thanks for visiting!!)
Have a terrific day!