Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I thought this poem was very fitting as to why I love handmade Christmas gifts so much! 

The Gift
Bow and ribbon,
Love and glitter
Cover the gift as curiosities flitter
Of what wonders could come inside
And what this eve has been supplied
By family, friend and stranger, too
Saying with the gift,
"I Love You"
Bow and ribbon
Love and glitter
Will never make a soul grow bitter
For no matter what the gift may or may not hold
The giving is as pure as gold.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Here are 25 handmade cards I created to give as Christmas gifts to the women in my family.  I used the "One Sheet Wonder" template and it saved me a ton of time.  You are able to create 10 cards from one 12 x 12 sheet of B&T paper.  By following this template, I was able to create all of these cards and still have over 1/2 of the Page kit left.  This template is wonderful if you are in a hurry or just can't get the creative juices flowing.

Colorbok Family Page Kit (Wal-Mart Clearance)
CTMH Acrylic Stamps: Say It in Style (D1283) and A Little Thanks (D1444)
Stampin' Up Stamps: Sincere Salutations Set
Notecards Value Pack (Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
Paper Trimmer
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
Inkssentials Blending Tool

Here are the 3 sets of cards I created.
For My Mother-In-Law

For My Mom

For My Grandma

Here is the YouTube video where I discovered the One Sheet Wonder template.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cards for Cafeteria Staff

Check out these cute Christmas cards I whipped up this afternoon for our school's cafeteria staff.  I just used leftover scraps of paper from other projects and my trusty acrylic stamps! :)