Sunday, December 30, 2012
The weeks before Christmas I didn't have a lot of crafting time and all the good intentions I had at making Christmas cards fell threw. One of those things was making the Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go Card Kit (pictured above). I did make the cards this weekend. I changed the design a bit by using other stamps like Merry & Bright and the Pear & Partridge Rub-Ons. If you want to get a head start on Christmas 2013 these items are available until January 31 or while supplies last.
Friday, December 21, 2012
December 22 my parents are celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary! I wanted to give the gift card to one of their favorite restaurants to celebrate. I'm always on the look out for presenting cash and gift cards in unique ways. My friend Nancy introduced me to making the Twisted Greeting Card that worked perfectly for this.
La Belle Vie Paper Pack (Close To My Heart)
Memo Assortment (Close To My Heart)
Various Flower Embellishments (retired Close To My Heart)
Silk Ribbon (May Arts)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Each year I like to do an ornament craft with my students that they can give their parents as a gift. Last year we did the snowman hand print ornaments. As a Montessori teacher I have students for several years. So each year I look for something new. I had this poem in mind from a Valentine's project I did years ago. I think it works perfectly as a box ornament.
To make these ornaments I had the children whisper a "message of love" to the My Creations block. Then they covered it with Pear & Partridge paper. Next the children tied a ribbon bow. Lastly, they added curling ribbon with the poem. Their signature is on the back with the date. I think this will be a cherished ornament!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Today is the last day of school before the holidays. So the last few days I've been working on crafting things to give my students and coworkers as gifts. I saw these snowmen made by another Close To My Heart Consultant and knew right away I would make them. The body is a Rolo Candy covered in white cardstock. The snowman features were stamped with "All Decked Out" (retired stamp). The hat is the finger of an inexpensive pair of gloves I bought. Final touches are a pom pom and sassy strands (retired). These are almost too cute to eat!
Monday, December 17, 2012
I made 9 of these 3 x 3 cards for gift tags. I'm really happy with the way the coloring turned out using my Copic markers. I think I'm getting the hang of the shading! The stamp, patterned paper, and red gem are from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit FESTIVE HOLIDAY 2012 Limited Edition. The baker's twine, cardstock, and 3 x 3 envelopes are from Close To My Heart.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Fred, She Said released many design this month and I enjoy playing with them. Since the Snow Lady is holding a rainbow of colored lights I wanted this to be a bright and cheery card. For a little pizzazz I used Sakura Metallic pens to highlight the lights.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
This week I had dinner with my coworkers. We do this every year and then exchange gifts. I had a beautiful scarf as my gift and was wondering how to "wrap" it. I found a box that was the perfect size but as you can see by the one corner it was pink and black stripes. I took scraps of my Pear & Partridge paper and covered the box. It was a great way to put recycle, reuse, and reduce into practice. It also made an attractive package!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
It was a productive day for me as I worked on several crafting projects with my friends and fellow CTMH consultants Jolene and Nancy. These money holder cards are easy to make. You can find the directions on this blog. I made 10 of these using the Pear & Partridge paper and the Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I have the job of being the social coordinator for the school I work at. I try to organize a few events during the year for the staff. Our Christmas dinner is one we anticipate yearly. I made close to twenty invitations in 5 minutes thank to Fred, She Said's Naughty or Nice Elf. Not only was this a quick project but it was cheaper then going out to buy a pack of invitations too!