Sunday, November 30, 2014


Getting into the Christmas spirit with some homemade gifts.  Next week we're having our Office Party and will be playing the white elephant game.  I made a gift card holder using the Vintage Santa from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  I used the Cricut cartridge Pretty Packages to make the blue bow on the gift.  I love how well Santa turned out that I decided to make some more gift card holders and put him on the closure band.  I completed several vinyl cutting boards for gifts and made little gift bags to go along with them.  I put specialty oils and vinegars in small bottles to place in the gift bags.  I completed my Sister in laws journal.  That present is killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.  I always make her a journal for our trips together and since we already booked our trip to Greece in September, I finished her journal.  Hope you like my projects and feel inspired.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Shadowbox

I was perusing FB when I came across the Christmas svg from Treasure Box Designs.  I purchased it and decided I wanted to make some Christmas cards using it.  Well, my plan went awry when I didn't size it correctly.  I made it way too big and decided to make a little Christmas scene.  That didn't work either because he was just too big.  So I came up with the shadowbox idea.  I like how it turned out and will be taking it to work to display there for the Christmas season.  I used Treasure Box Designs, Scrap Factory, Cricut, and a purchased cutout (wreath) that was garland and I changed.  I did some fussy cutting out of Graphic 45 paper for the toys.  I used stickles on the glass to emulate frost and snow tex on the edges to emulate snow.  I hope you like it.