It's here folks!! The Christmas rush is officially on!!! I LOVE the hustle and bustle of this time of year. So, you're trying to think of something fun to give your friend or neighbor for the annual gift exchange?? Here's a fun idea. It took me all of about 45 minutes to complete. Can't beat that!! I know I have mentioned it several times before, but I have a deep love for Homegoods, yep deep, undying love. It's where I spend most of my cash. I can browse the aisles for hours. As a matter of fact last Saturday they had to escort me out. I closed the place down. ;)
One of my favorite things to do is check out the clearance asile for unloved items that can be transformed into something new and loved again. :) A few months ago I spotted this cute little library card set. The cards themselves weren't anything fancy, but the box they came in was so cute I just knew I had to do something with it. I wasn't sure what, but knew I could think of something. I think it found it's calling:
I turned it in to a box of assorted homemade gift tags. There are tags with ribbons, regular tags and some little cards with envelopes. Also included are a date stamp (i think it's fun to date cards so that if you save them you can remember when you received it) a small ink pad and a nice black pen. What do you think??? Wouldn't that make a great gift for a neighbor or friend?? All the tags they need for their gift wrapping this season??
I LOVE to wrap gifts and so a little handmade touch like this would really jazz them up. It was SO EASY!!! What really made it so easy was the "tis the season" line from ms. Teresa Collins. It is so cute. The pre-made tags are all on ONE sheet of paper, you just cut them out. The ribbon tags I made by just tracing a tag shape onto her cute papers (8x8 and 12x12 find them here) , the cards I just used her pre-made and already die-cut cards, and her cute stamp is on the front of the green card. I LOVE it when it is so easy to make something so cute and fun looking. I seriously just cut some stuff up and that was IT!!
These cards measure about 3x2...I found the envelopes at a floral supply store
the contents minus the pen, ink pad and stamp......
Once everything was neatly tucked inside I slid the lid on, tied it up with some ribbon and added a handmade tag on the outside. :)
Now who wouldn't want that??? ;)
So search the clearance aisles of your local stores and see what you can create! :)
well, i've decided that trying to sell your house makes scrapping REALLy difficult!!! Maybe becuase I am such a messy scrapper. :) But...the good news is it's inspired me to find something else to make. I decided to try and use the sewing machine I bought strictly for scrapbooking the way it was actually meant to be used!! :) lol!!
My baby is turning 2 soon and I have been looking everywhere for a cute birthday shirt. Apparently they only make really expensive ones or really ugly ones. :) So I put my paper piecing skills to use and created this one on a $2 shirt from walmart...let me know what you think. :) I'm pretty proud of my first sewing adventure!! :)
OK, so I REALLY try and stick to scrapping here on the blog becuase I don't want you to have to read about my boring personal life- lol, but I found this today and just thought it was HILLARIOUS so I HAD to share. Not that it's really personal, but its not really scrappy either. I seriously feel like this just about everyday and I'm SO glad to know that other people do too. :)
With all of these YouTUbe clips you have to click the play button twice to get it to go just incase you were wondering why nothing was happening! :) Enjoy!
I don't know where I've been, but I just found out about world card making day. Am I the only one??? It's coming up soon so I thought I better let you all in on the fun. :) Next Saturday, October 6th (it's always the first Sat of Oct.) get some friends together and celebrate this fun event. Here are a few fun ideas of ways to celebrate:
Kick off the Holiday Card Making Season: Play some holiday music, break out the cookies and hot chocolate and make cards! How awesome would that be to know that your cards are done before the real rush of the holidays even starts.
Have and "un-birthday" party card swap:Invite your guests to create a birthday card for everyone at the party. Swap them with all the other guests and go home with an arsenal of cards to get you through the next year of birthdays. It doesn't have to be a birthday theme.. you can come up wih anything you want!
Pamper pajama party: Treat your girlfriends to a relaxing evening of card making mixed with comfy PJs and spa treatments. In between creating, offer stations for guests to have homemade facials, manicures and pedicures, and foot massages.
Just a few fun ideas and an excuse to get your friends together for a night of fun! :)
Here are a couple of videos with some great holiday card ideas that are super easy and fun.
Here are a few other card ideas...sorry no video instructions, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! :)
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Hope you enjoy it!
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Look at what I just got to play with...............
OH, I am LOVING the Heidi Grace stuff from this latest CHA. All the colors and patterns are SO gorgeous! Even the halloween stuff that would normally be too "cutesy" for me I am lovin'. I can't wait to make something with these. They are almost to pretty to cut up....NAH! Who am I kidding! :)