Monday, 2 September 2013

Christmas Badges

Ok, ok,  …. so I have started Christmas already!  In the past I have done projects way before time when the mood and/or inspiration took me but then scheduled them for Sept/Oct onwards, but this year I’m just going to publish them,  as I do them, it’s much easier for me that way, and if you are anything like me, you are probably already on the prowl looking for new ideas anyway!
Christmas Badges
So, this is a badge I made using my “Bandai Badge-It”,  in it’s packaging.  I think if you are selling handmade items at Fayres etc. in the run up to Christmas, how they are presented makes all the difference.  It might take a little more time, but a packaged item, like this badge,  seems to attract more attention when it’s “all dolled up” rather than just “thrown” into a box with a lot of others. It looks a little more professional and helps people look at it as small gift they could give … especially as you have sort of done half the gift wrapping/presentation for them already!
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I started by stamping a few snowmen on a sheet of paper using an Anita’s snowman stamp, (sorry there is no serial number), and then created a little scene of snow and sky around them,  but within the boundaries of the Badge-It template, colouring it in and then adding a little Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles micro glitter.
Christmas Badges.2
After cutting a snowman circle out,  I put it through the Badge-It to create a badge, I know it’s “a toy” but I think it’s brilliant, as I must have told you a hundred times by now!
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All I then needed to do was make the card to attach the badge to, using a bit of “fiddlefart” writing and faux stitching and a small self adhesive foam pad to keep the badge in place,  before popping it all in a small cello bag …..
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…….. done and dusted and simples!


SueF said...

... and she's back :-)
Brilliant idea Helen, I will find one of these in a charity shop one day!


marc said...

great little gift I have the badge maker to and you are so right packaging makes all the difference big love marc

Anonymous said...

Love snowmen and he is adorable....great packaging that shows him off.....the blue card is just perfect......a cutie for all winter.....Dianne

Pamela said...

Oh he's cute and super simple to make. You come up with some great ideas.

Cheryl W said...

What a great idea! Love your packaging, too.

Karen said...

OOh I totally forgot i have one of these badge makers I bought on a whim at a boot sale for a pound! You've inspired me to fish it out of the dark recesses of the cupboard its been in ever since and put it to use! Thanks Helen :)

misteejay said...

Oh this is so cute Helen.

Toni xx