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:

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

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

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  3. I love the combination of foil and chocolate!

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  4. Awesome ideas! Can't wait to try this!

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  5. The foil really makes the cards BEAUTIFUL.

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

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  7. 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.

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

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

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  10. Great ideas for wrapping packages. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So pretty. Your work is always stunning.

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. Fabulous projects and inspiration Melanie!

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

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

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

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

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  20. Lots of great foiled holiday projects you created.

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  21. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. good ideas and beautiful projects. thanks

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

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

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  31. Fun projects and tips are always appreciated.

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  32. 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 :)

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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  35. Love these projects. Very different. Thanks.

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

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

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

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  40. I love your first tag so pretty!

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  41. Amazing! Thanks for sharing and providing wonderful inspiration.

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  42. 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'.

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

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

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  45. Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  46. 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.

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

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  48. Your ideas sure make for a Spectacular post!

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

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  50. Love all these. Had so much fun foiling myself.

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  51. All so beautiful! Especially like the wrapped candy!

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

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

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

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  55. All gorgeous! Love the foil mates line!

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  56. Love the foils and your great ideas for small gifts.

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  57. Wow! Love this technique! Stunning projects!!!


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

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

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