Uniquely Creative – Creative Kit Club – October …

This month’s Kaisercraft collection is the Mint Wishes collection – “a medley of minty-fresh teal and natural textures makes Mint Wishes a truly Scandinavian Christmas affair. Snowy Spruce trees, geometric baubles, pine cones and birch mixed with a minimal colour pallet will have you dreaming of a mint Christmas wonderland!”

With the Creative Kit Club’s October Kit I was able to create 4 layouts. Instructions for the first 2 layouts are in the full colour step by step magazine that comes with the kit.

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Absolutely loved using the Festive Circle die (which is the add on die).

Festival Circle die

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You can order the October Mint Wishes Kit now! There is also another October kit that you can order – Rose Avenue. It will be shipped from the 5th of October. Alternatively, if you live in South Australia you can pick up the kit from Paper Flourish – they’re located at 27/ 16-28 Research Road, Pooraka, SA 5095.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

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Christmas in July – lollipop reindeers …

This is such a cute idea for Christmas in July AND Christmas!

I made these reindeers last Christmas. I made some for the Adelaide branch of the South Australian Country Womens Association and I made extra (for sale) with the proceeds going to the South Australian branch of the RSPCA.

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I’ve made them again for a CWA Christmas in July event coming up this weekend. This time around the craft store didn’t have any brown paper (luckily I had some leftover from last year). I bought other coloured paper! Nothing wrong with blue reindeer is there? ;)

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The reindeers are quite easy to make. You can get the free printable template here.

To make the lollipop reindeers, you’ll need:

  • coloured paper (I used Vivaldi paper A4 120gsm)
  • scissors
  • double sided tape
  • sticky tape
  • lollipops

Print out the template. Cut around the outline of the reindeer. Cut out the nose and the middle of the template.

There are 2 folds. Fold the reindeer in the middle.

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The back strip gets folded down and then brought to the front of the reindeer after the lollipop is attached to the reindeer. The stick of the lollipop moved so I taped the lollipop onto the back of the reindeer template.

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Add double sided tape to the back strip and then fold them over the front.

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And there they are! The cutest reindeer lollipops. EVER.

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Happy crafting!

“Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.” ~ John Waters