Dec 18, 2011

Christmas cards

Since I went to the effort of making these cards, they really should get mailed, shouldn't they???

I must admit, I love living alone. Even though I have my own craft space upstairs, there's nobody to be annoyed when I do this with the living room....

Exploding Starbucks Box

Saw this box on Crafting With Class and knew I had to do it for a couple Starbucks lovers on my list. I love how it turned out.
I love the way an exploding box looks - just a cute little gift box til you pop the lid... then surprise! Starbucks card, mints, and a gift tag. The other one I made had cookies on the fourth flap, but I need a gluten-free option for the recipient of this one.

And now I would like to show off the most beautiful card I got last week - made my my sister-in-law Kim :)

Dec 11, 2011

Burlap Wreath

Thanks to my friend Eryn for finding this bubble burlap wreath pattern - I finished and hung mine up today AND-I-LOVE-IT!!!

Dec 6, 2011

stocking advent

My darling daughter wanted an advent made of paper stockings for her mantel. These stockings hold a family activity for each day (build a snowman, make cookies, etc.). I love her idea for the stuffers! Here are the stockings on her mantel - I think they're adorable!
The start - cut 24 stockings in various papers on my trusty Cricut. Cut 24 more in white, and 24 cuffs. Half the cuffs embossed with Swirls and the other half with Snowflakes.
I cut numbers 1-24, glued them on, then spruced them up with a bit of white gel-pen.
 Strung them all on a piece of ribbon on the mantel front. Looks so stinkin' cute!