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Here is a cute little gift idea I copied from one of my very best friends, Kimberly Van Diepen. She always comes up with the cutest ideas and then I copy them all! That’s what friends are for right? LOL! These are just chocolate stirring sticks I picked up at Big Lots and I put into a small cello bag and used the Top Note die for the topper and then wrapped it with our gorgeous new striped ribbon that I keep going through like crazy. I love Stampin Up’s ribbon. It is so high quality and is a great value too because the rolls are huge!
I recently did a holiday stamp camp and I had a bunch of empty Build a Brad tins left over. I saved them because I knew I would figure out something to do with them. I took a strip of ski slope DSP and cut it at 3/4 inch by 12 inches and wrapped it around the bottom of the tin. It fits just perfectly! Then I filled them with candy. I wanted to use kisses (so it would be silver wrapping), but all I had was Werthers so it will have to do. THen I just wrapped it with ribbon and plopped a Merry Christmas tag on top. It took about 5 minutes to make so now I am going to save all of those Build a Brad tins from now on to make these as little gifts. How easy peasy is that??
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I thought since today is Thanksgiving, I would share what I am thankful for. I received several lovely Thanksgiving cards from some of my customers this year and this is one of my favorites….It is beautiful on the outside but even more beautiful on the inside because of what was written in there……let me share it with you……
At this very special time of Thanksgiving, we’re counting our blessings. You’re one of those. Thanks for all of the wonderful things you’ve taught me and the love and joy you’ve given. I’m inspired for the holidays and the new year!"
This is from one of my awesome customers, Judy Whitehead. This card just made my day when I got it and brought tears to my eyes too. That is the power of a handmade card and what is written inside. Heartfelt gifts and sentiments always mean the most to me, and with the country the way it is right now, I am sure more people will be receiving handmade gifts this year, but those are always the most special ones. I am so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful customers, friends, downline and most of all my husband and daughter. So, that is what I am thankful for this year and every year. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and spend time with your friends and families today.
This is the 3rd Diva’s Coffee Break Design Challenge. We had to design a card that matched this design. I hope you like the one I came up with. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I used crystal effects on the flower to make it shimmer. I am really having fun doing these challenges! I just wish I had more time to do it! To see the other Diva’s designs, click on the names under the coffee cups in my sidebar.
This is a cute little gift card holder made out of our open ended envelopes in the catalog. It is super easy to make….all you do is fold it in half and cover the front pieces. These take about 5 minutes to make and then just pop a gift card into it and you are all set for a Christmas gift. The first photo shows the front view and the 2nd photo is the inside view.
Isn’t this the cutest little gift bag? It is a lunch bag sandwiched between 2 sheets of kraft cardstock. Trim about 3 inches off the top of the lunchbag. The back piece folds over the top to make the little flap and then that is covered with the Holiday Treasures DSP. I wanted to show the side view so you could see the lunch bag in the middle. One of my very talented downline (Niccole Marshall) had a stamp camp on Sunday and I got to go. I love going to other demo’s stamp camps to get ideas and just to relax and have fun. It is nice to have someone else cut the paper for a change too! LOL! Anyway, I had a great time and got to make some adorable projects including this gift bag. I will post more tomorrow.
Here is another card from my downline meeting shoebox swap. I am so lucky to have so many talented downline! This one was created by Pam Browne. I call this the $100 card because it uses 3 different sets. It uses the Country Living special set that comes in that big kit for $49.95, plus Lovely as a Tree, and Winter Post. It is just gorgeous isn’t it?? I love the bling on the trees! I am definitely going to make some more of these because I already have all 3 sets! WOOHOO!
Here is another card from one of my shoebox swaps. This one was created by my good friend Terri Mongeon. It is hard to tell from the photo but the skaters are popped up with dimensionals and the trees are covered in dazzling diamonds. This card uses the sets Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post and Bella Toile.
This is one of the cards we made at my downline shoebox swap. One of my very talented downline, Carol Reid, created this one. I just love it. It is so simple but very elegant also. You could whip out a ton of these for Christmas in no time! THis card uses the Cardinal Christmas set in the Holiday mini. We colored the holly leaves with markers to get those vibrant colors.
Hey everyone! This is a card I made at my shoebox swap yesterday. One of my talented downline, Sandy Alexander, created the original card and we all got to make it. I just love it! But, I have to tell you that I had to take the picture 8 times to try to get a good one. This card is GORGEOUS in person but I could not get it to look as good on the computer screen. I wish you all could see the real one up close and personal. I hope you all are having a fabulous week! Stop by again tomorrow to see some more of my shoebox swaps! Or better yet, subscribe to my blog and you will get an automatic update everytime I post a new picture.« Previous Entries