Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Gift Bags - Last minute idea

Yikes Christmas isn't far away.  If you need a last minute gift idea and plan on giving a gift card try making a cute little bag for it. I love making festive gift bags using my Scrapbooking stash.  I try and make every present look special even if it's just a gift card.


This month I tried using texture paste with my stencils for the first time. I love how it turned out.  I added it to a plain white gift bag.


A quick sticker and some twine to finish it off.


I love this texture and this stencil from Tim Holtz.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Daily 2014 - Part 3

Here's more of my December Daily Pages from this year.  Day 8 - Nick was making his list and we finally decorated the mantle.



Day 9 - soccer in the pouring rain - so not fun.  Nick catching up on our advent calendar since we keep forgetting to do it.



Day 10 - Nick and penguin got in a snowball fight. Mike went to Victoria for work and met up with Grandma and Lauren and they Factimed.



Day 11 - The Grinch caprtured Nick and held him hostage.  Linden got an early Christmas present we wanted to make sure it fit. He has wanted a onesie forever and Mike got him a Panda one.



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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Shaker Cards

I was part of a Christmas Card Swap at Scrapbook Nerd last month and I decided I really wanted to make a shaker card.  I used some old Echo Park Paper and created a fun snow scene.


I hand cut the snowmen and trees from the patterned paper and layered them onto the background.  Then I added some chunky clear glitter for the inside of the shaker box.


I used an old favorite stamp for my sentiment and added a little twine - hopefully they love them as much as I do.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tags

Even though the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection is from last year I am still using it for my December Daily and other Christmas projects this year- it's just too cute :)

 
I made some really quick and easy tags - I cut the tag shapes from the patterned paper and added some fun embellishments to finish them off.  I also added a decorated clothes peg so I can add them to presents.
 
 
For the first tag I added a chipboard W to the snowflake and I also cut out the words from the same patterned paper as the tags.

 
For this tag I added the sentiment from the sticker sheet and a brad.

 
For the third tag I cut the mittens out and added them to the clothes peg.  The sentiment is from the patterned paper sheet.

 
For the last tag I added a chipboard star and cut the sentiment from the patterned paper.
 
These took me no time at all - so fast, easy and super cute.
 
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Daily Part 2

More of my December Daily Pages.  December 4th. Report cards and treats.





December 5th Carol Ships and Naughty Nick.



December 6th - Shopping with my Mom and Story Time with Nick



December 7th - Baking treats and an igloo for Nick.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mini Snow Globes

I am taking the Heartfelt Christmas Workshop by Wilna Furstenberg and I am loving every minute.  There are so many cute projects and amazing downloads and cut files.


One of her projects were some snow globes and I knew I had to make them.  I used some old MME button jars I had from a few years ago and added some cut out characters and a small bottle brush tree.

I painted the outside of one of the globes with snow paint.  I can't add water to mine as I used paper but they still turned out so cute.


If you are looking for some amazing Christmas inspiration check out Wilna's class here http://www.wilnafurstenberg.com/2014/11/a-heartfelt-christmas-workshop.html

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Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily Part1

I have been busy working on my December Daily - I have to say it is one of my most favourite things to make!  Here's what I have finished so far.

My inside cover page is a mixture of gold, wood and felt.  I added a shaker pocket and a jingle bell.




Day 1 was the start of the Advent Calendars and the arrival of our Elf Nick.  I decided instead of doing a separate album for Nick this year I would add him into my December Daily.



December 2nd the boys wrote their letters to Santa.



And Nick created a Christmas Tree on the Minecraft game.



December 3rd was still frosty - usually when we have snow it doesn't last at all. Nick made a Lego house with Santa, a tree and he even left Santa some Lego Cookies and Coco.


Another snowflake shaker pocket.


Well so far so good.  Are you doing a December Daily this year?

Happy Holidays!