Monday, December 12, 2016

"Love, kisses and GINGERBREAD wishes" with Guest Blogger Gail Jaeger

I am thrilled to share a holiday project today created by my very talented friend, Gail Jaeger! I saw this Gingerbread Wishes project and was amazed at the artistic way Gail takes Tonic Studio dies and Nuvo products and comes up with unique ideas! Of course Gail was an artist first and now creates works of art with dies and stamps and paper. Here is Gail's holiday art:

Gail Jaeger here wishing you all a Merry Christmas!  When you look at this, what do you see? A card? But it doesn't fold...  How about a gift box? Don't think so, the boxes are too small and it would be ruined trying to get them open.  How about a hostess or teacher gift?  Add a box of Ferrero Rocher and everyone will be smiling. Here are the Tonic and Nuvo products I used:

To begin, select a heavy duty card stock (4 1/2 x 6), emboss it with Tonic's 1441e Layered Leaves 8X8 embossing folder and support with a piece of card board.  Now you can begin to build the boxes (6x1x1) and growing smaller by 1 inch or whatever size you desire.  Tonic has a wonderful pack of premium paper called Christmas Wishes 1054e. I found another pack of paper from Tonic called Winter Wonderland 1053e that would also be enjoyable to work with.

It is important to build your boxes from the largest to smallest. Begin by cutting your paper to size.  For a 6 inch box you will cut 8 inches (this leaves 1 inch on each side for the ends of the box) by 4 1/2 inches.  Score as designated above.  Cut out the 2 pink areas of the flap. Begin folding along the first score line, bending in the ends and securing with Tonic's Funky Tape Runner. Secure the flap inside the box. When the boxes are complete, secure with more Funky Tape Runner at whatever angle looks good to you. Decorate with the gingerbread men and holiday images cut out with Tonic Studios dies. Enjoy!


Jane Luxem said...

Gail's project is beautiful! She is truly talented! I love how she pulled all the various elements together in a cohesive way.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gail's project is wonderful! Lots of work involved in it but it sure paid off!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - a stunning project. Thanks for sharing it

Fikreta said...

this is Gorgeous!