Thursday, December 27, 2012

Felt Wine Tags

Hi Everyone! 

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays!  It's been great  spending time with family here!  I've been waiting to share todays post until after Christmas, because I didn't want to ruin the surprise for the recipients of my homemade felt wine tags!  These were so fun to make, and it was also super easy.  All it took were some dies, a big shot, assorted colors of felt, and some pendant hangers that I found at my local craft store.  Here they are... 

For these tags, I used red, green, and gold felt and used the spellbinders holiday tags die for the ornaments and a little star die from another die set.  

I ended up making a set of 12 in this color combination. 

And each was packaged in a little box: 

Here's a photo of our pretty Christmas table-- (complete with my Christmas crackers and wine tags!):

I'm going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes. 

Thanks for visiting today!  


Monday, December 24, 2012

Quick Christmas Card


Today I made a quick, simple Christmas card.  Here it is: 

It took me 8 minutes and 47 seconds.  As such, I wanted to enter it in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: create a CAS holiday card in less than 10 minutes.  They've teamed up with the 10-minute craft dash for this challenge-- hence the 10 minute time limit! 

I used lily bee paper and die cut some snowflakes from PTI.  The sentiment is from the Believe stamp set from PTI.  I arranged and glued everything together, added a button and a red gem, and was done! 

I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Christmassy. 

I'm off to Christmas Eve service now.  Hope you're enjoying the evening! 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Magic Slider Card

Hi Everyone! 

I wanted to pop in to share a magic slider card that I made.  I think these type of cards are so neat, so I was excited to try and make one for myself. 

Here is the card before any of the "magic" happens.  I used the Lawn Fawn sets Critters in the Forest, Hats off to You, and Cozy Christmas.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  

When you pull the tab on the top of the card, look what happens: 

Magic!  This card was so fun to make.  I'm entering it into the Lawnscaping Challenge: Make it Shine, which is sponsored by Lawn Fawn this week.  

For the shiny part, I added glitter paper to the background, assorted stickles to the tree and to Santa's hat, and glossy accents to the Christmas lights.  It's very sparkly in person!  Other supplies used for the card including a PTI tag die, acetate, lily bee patterned paper, and white cardstock (SU).   

I'm also going to enter it in this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Christmassy. 

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by! 


Christmas Crackers


Can you believe Christmas is almost here?!  Every year for our Christmas dinner, we have Christmas crackers, and this year, I decided to make them!  I had a lot of fun doing this and am pretty sure they'll be functional when the big moment comes to pull them apart. 

Here they are! 

It really wasn't too hard to make them, especially since I used the Favor It Box 8 die from PTI.  You can, however, make crackers without a die by using toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper.  For this project, I used Lily Bee paper (Christmas cheer) and die cut all my pieces at once to make for easy assembling. 

Once everything was cut out, I glued all the pieces together, including the snapper.  Here are all the little goodies I stuffed the crackers with (chocolates, candies, gold crowns, jokes, and a little key chain (not pictured): 

And voila!  I tied the ends together with some red ribbon and cut off the extra snapper ends.  Here are all 9 of them that I made: 

And one individually: 

And there you have it!  Homemade, functional Christmas crackers!  

I'm going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Christmassy. 

And the Paper Crafts December 2012 Gallery Challenge

Thanks for visiting today! 


Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Card

Hi Everyone! 

Can you believe it's almost Christmas??  This year has just flown by, but, before it was over, I wanted to make another Christmas card!  I thought I would try for a clean and simple look and enter it into this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: create a clean and simple project in less than 10 minutes!  You read correctly-- 10 minutes!  They've teamed up with the 10-minute craft dash for this fun challenge! 

 Okay here's how it went: 

I had the idea for the card in my head and gathered all my supplies... and it took be 9 minutes and 32 seconds!  Whew!  Just under 10 minutes! 

I used the Believe stamp set from PTI for the santa and little dove (plus the matching dies) and Think Big Favorites #20 stamp set for the sentiment.  I die cut the santa and the dove on white card stock and colored both with copics.  I also added some white enamel accents to Santa's trim-- see: 

The sentiment is stamped in gumball green ink (SU) and I finished the card by rounding the corners at the top. 

I'm also entering it into the Paper Crafts December 2012 Gallery Challenge on Flickr. 

That's it for me today!  I'm off to make some Christmas poppers, which I'll share probably tomorrow on the blog.  Thanks for stopping by! 


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Shaker Card


Today I wanted to squeeze in one more Christmas card before the Young Crafters Unite challenge ended tonight. 

Today I made my first shaker card.  I've been wanting to try to make one for a while now, but I don't have a die cutting machine.  I know what you're thinking-- "but I've seen you use die cuts before..."  And while you're correct in that observation, I've done it by borrowing my mom's machine.  For today though, my sweet friend let me borrow her big shot for a few days... yippee!  So, naturally, I needed to make a shaker card while I had the opportunity!

This was super fun to make and, actually, not too hard either!  I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Bunny, Sweet Christmas (trees), and Let it Snow (sentiment) to make the card.  I colored the bunny with copics and added xmas red stickles to his scarf.  The trees are paper pieced.  I used patterned paper for the background and some white paper to make hills.  The hills are lined with crystal ice stickles.  See how sparkly everything is? 

Here's are some pictures of the shaker in action: 

The sentiment is stamped in gumball green ink (SU) and I used some lawn trimmings to "tie' the sentiment to the card. 

I'm also going to enter the card in the Paper Crafts December 2012 Gallery Challenge

Here's one last photo: 

That's it for me today!  Thanks for visiting my blog today!  


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So Very Proud!

Hi Everyone! 

Today our house is full of super exciting news!!  My husband is currently a 4th year medical student and, since he joined the Army, he'll be doing an Army residency.  Which brings me to the exciting news-- today is military match day, which means he finds out where he'll be doing residency, and, more importantly for me, where we'll be moving!  Needless to say, he matched into a general surgery residency and we couldn't be happier! 

In order to celebrate the occasion, I made him this little box:

I started by making a cute 3x3x1 box out of some pretty turquoise paper.  I then decorated the top of the box with Dewey Decimal paper by Lawn Fawn.  I thought this was so perfect for a school related gift!  At my local craft store, I found these cute doctor-themed embellishments, so I added the stethoscope and some Metzenbaum scissors to the top.  So cute, right? 

I used Smitty's ABCs for both the front and the inside sentiment: 

I also added some little pill bottles that were in the embellishments package-- so fun!  The sides of the box are decorated with the interlocking backdrops stamped in some pool ink.  Inside the box is a surgeon's cap, so he can wear his alma mater with pride!  Hooray! 

Thanks for visiting today!! 


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