Friday, December 19, 2008

Gift Idea #5

Last year I saw several Close To My Heart consultants making these Tic Tac snowman cards. I'm not sure who originally came up with the idea or poem. Shayla, my niece, and I made several of these for her to give to friends last year. I made a few this year for a craft show and to have on hand for gift giving. The poem says:
He's cute, kindly
and full of good wishes.
He wants to give you
these snowman kisses.

Supplies (All Close To My Heart): Aspen Paper Packet (Twilight and Patterned paper), White Daisy cardstock, Black ink pad, Orange marker, Outdoor Denim ribbon
Other: Tic Tac, Computer print out of poem

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gift Idea #4

I made these Mini candy bar holders and passed them out to my coworkers instead of cards this year. If you want to know how to make them you can find the directions here.
Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet (Close To My Heart), Festive Thoughts Stamp Set (Close To My Heart), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (Close To My Heart), Scallop Punch (Stampin' Up), Velcro, Candy bar

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gift Idea #3

Last year I saw a Chapstick holder made by another Close To My Heart Consultant. I thought that was a neat idea for a stocking stuffer! It's another great way to use small pieces of paper too.

All Supplies from Close To My Heart:
Cranberry cardstock, White daisy cardstock, Everlasting Creative Basics Collection paper and ribbon (retired), Red sparkles (retired), Christmas Melodies stamp set, It's a Party stamp set

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift Idea #2

These gifts have been called "clippy boards" among Close To My Heart Consultants. They are a quick and easy project to put together. It's a great way to use scraps of paper too!
Supplies: Patterned Paper from Sarsaparilla and Caprice Collections (Close To My Heart), Ribbon (Close To My Heart), Flower (Close To My Heart), Corner Rounder Punch (Close To My Heart), Rhinestone and Pearls (Kaiser Scrapbook), Binder clips, Post-It Notes

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gift Idea #1

I'm so inspired by the work I see of other bloggers and CTMH consultants. Often I save a project idea on my computer for those times I need a gift idea. With the holidays approaching I needed several of those ideas. My niece Shayla asked for my help to make something for her friends. I showed her several ideas and this is the one she picked. This is a chocolate box designed for Ghirardelli squares, but it could be used for many things. I found the tutorial here.

Supplies: New England Ivy cardstock (Close To My Heart), Evensong Creative Basics Collection -patterned paper (Close To My Heart), Ribbon from Walmart, Ticket Punch (Stampin' Up)