Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Gift Plate!

I saw a great idea online and decided to try it for a Christmas present for my sis. I sent my hubby to the store to purchase me a plate and he came back with this gorgeous square one with a great black stand (Walmart!!). To spruce it up a bit, I placed some vinyl flowers at the bottom and some rub-ons to accent it. Then I attached the dry erase marker and Voila!! Great quick gift that I know she'll use as a fun memo station! :)

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Monday, December 20, 2010

12 Pack of Notecards!

I made a twelve pack of notecards for a party gift - 2 each in six color combinations. I had a lot of fun creating them using my new Christmas present a little early (more on that after Christmas!!) and stitching on them with my sewing machine! Very cool!

I used Crumb Cake for the base cards on all of them. Then I used an old Designer Series Paper Pack to cut the strips to stitch on. I had my sewing machine out for another project, so I just zig-zagged the paper to the cards. Then I used my Christmas present...hee hee!... to make the solid decorative square behind the Curly Label punch which I had punched from Whisper White and stamped a cute silhouette from the Pocket Silhouettes set in Crumb Cake ink. Very simple and great for a fun notecard set! :) 

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Five For $5... November!

I know I'm so behind!! I am trying to get caught up though!! Here are the cards from my Five for $5 in November!! Merry Christmas!! :)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Non-SU! Patterned papers
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: So Many Sayings (Retired), Love and Joy (Retired)
ETC: 3/4" Circle punch, 3/4" Square punch, Small Star punch

Cardstock: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Ruby Red (retired)
Ink: Ruby Red (retired), Glorious Green
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, All Holidays
ETC: Packing tape, Superfine green glitter, Ornament punch, Large Oval punch, Black Stampin' Write marker, Ticket Corner punch, Stampin Dimensionals

Cardstock: Whisper White, Tan (not SU!)
Ink: Rose Red, Ballet Blue (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired)
Stamps: Playful Pieces (hostess), Tiny Tags, All Holidays
ETC: Tiny Tag punch, twine (not SU!), Corner Rounder punch

Cardstock: Whisper White, Patterned papers (not SU!), Tan, Burgundy and Brown (not SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Stamps: Gobble Gobble (retired), Pick a Petal
ETC: Extra Large Scallop Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1" Circle, Arrows punch (retired), Corner Rounder, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Black Stampin' Write marker

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Glorious Green
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
Stamps: Medallion, Merry, Merry (retired)
ETC: Extra Large Scallop Circle punch, 1/4" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Red Ribbon (not SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Pillow

Every year we exchange names and do a Christmas Decoration for the families on my husband's side. It is a lot of fun! This pillow was what I made this year for one of Chris' new neices! I think it turned out really cute and it was such a simple and fun project! (Which is about all I can do right now with homeschool and this pregnancy!!) I cut the circles from various fabric and then sewed them to the pillow front, stitched the word Merry and added the tree base. Then, I sewed it into a pillow and stuffed it! Now I need to make me one!! :)

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