I really love the look of the gold and cream packages, they just look so elegant. These could be used for a special gift for a birthday or wedding just change the tag and not add jingle bells. The box is from Kerri Bradford Santa's Workshop. The tag was made with the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped with the Home for the Holidays stamp set from Close to My Heart.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
These fun pillow boxes are from Kerri Bradford called the Pillow Box. I have seen a lot of things made with the gold and glitz and so I decided to try it. The tags were made with the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamps from the Home for the Holidays stamp set from Close to my Herat. I stamp them with gold ink which I love!! These boxes are pretty big they will hold quite a lot.
Monday, December 21, 2015
If you have followed me for any amount of time you know how I love little boxes and bags and well almost anything that is little. These boxes were made with a few different things the tall box was made with a box from the Silhouette store # 68812 by Lori Whitlock. I just removed the leaf cutout. The shorter box is from Kerri Bradford's Santa's Workshop. The late on top and bottom was made with spellbinders dies. I stamped the music background and inked it up to look old. The tags were made with punches and stamped with a cute little reindeer from My Favorite Things Jingle all the Way stamp set.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
I saw something like this somewhere, I just can't remember where. So this is my version of what I remember. The box is from the Silhouette Store #30227. I did modify the box by cutting some out of the middle of it to make it more square. I cut some pieces off a garland for the antlers and just stuck them in the holes.
Friday, December 18, 2015
So my mom loves Moose, her house is filled with all kinds of them...non of them are alive thank goodness! When I say filled I mean filled!! When I go to stay with her they stare at me and I have to move them to sleep! So when I saw this cute cut file in the Silhouette store I knew I had to make it for her. I will put a check in the pocket for her for Christmas. I think she will like it.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
EEEKKKK!!!!! Christmas is almost here and I'm the only thing getting fat!! It is coming so fast and there have been so many things going on that I am way behind. Never try to build a house during Christmas!!!
Anyway for my project I made 3 little boxes that are 2" square and glued them together, so the box has 3 sections. I then just decorated the front with a panel and some torn paper for snow and triangles for trees. So simple and easy to do. The tag was made with the stamp set Home for the Holidays from Close to my Heart. This is the stamp set that goes with the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I made a couple shadows of the tag for more color.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Every year for...I'm not really sure how many years now maybe 5 we have the grandkids that can come over to decorate their own gingerbread house. They love it and look forward to it. It is wild and crazy and messy and sticky but so fun! I also have cookies for them to decorate and eat right then. We did 8 houses this year the 2 babies didn't do one and the kids that live far away.
Here are the results of this years houses.
Posted by Gwen at 11:29 AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
I know it doesn't seem possible but it is time for a new monthly challenge over at SVG Cutting Files. The challenge this month is Christmas treat. So this is perfect to help you get some of your Christmas treats made!
For my project I used the Holiday Present Slider card set for the penguin and reindeer, I just didn't use the envelope part. I sized these at about 2.5" wide. I put them on the Standard Gable Box sized at what it came on the mat at. The ribbon is some I have had forever...it is from Stampin Up.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
So remember those fun Winter Character boxes from last month? Well these are the same box base just new characters. These are the Christmas Character Boxes and you can get them here. I really love how fun and easy these are to make. I inked the edges and added foam tape.
On this little tree one I put foam tape under each scalloped edge to give it some more lift and then bent the edges up some also.
Monday, December 7, 2015
We have the most amazing raspberry patch ever, it's not that big but it produces like crazy all summer and fall. So I have bags of frozen berries and jars of jam and every morning in the summer would eat fresh berries. So with so much jam we make loaves of bread and decorate our jam jars and give to neighbors for christmas.
These fun little wrappers are from My Scrap Chick and are so fun to make. For the first gingerbread man I used a gel pen for the second one I used liquid appliqué. Wait until it is completely dry before trying to attach it, hence the messed up lines...
Saturday, December 5, 2015
I have some fun and exciting news...I am going to be a guest designer for
I am really excited about this, I love Jaded Blossom stamps and dies and the owners Candace and Michelle are awesome!! So make sure to join us for some fun things!
Posted by Gwen at 9:41 AM
Friday, December 4, 2015
Go on..... Stuff it!!
Welcome to the LAST Blog hop of 2015!!
This is our Just Stuff it Hop! Great little small gifts and stocking stuffer inspiration for you to whip out for the upcoming holiday!!
The DT has been busy creating little projects with a big bang!
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And now for my project!
I made a super simple and cute Tree Drawer Box that you can put a small gift in or fill with treats! You can decorate it as much or as little as you want. You can get this fun file here.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I swear I am getting so hooked on these cut aparts from the 12 x 12 sheets. You can make so many things with them. This card was so simple to make using a cut apart and ribbon and charm. I use them for mini albums and cards and tags they are awesome!! This paper is Merry and Bright from Carta Bella.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
This card was made with the same paper as the box of tags, you can see them here, or just scroll down. It is Merry and Bright by Carta Bella. This card was so simple and quick to make. It is just strips of paper and a cut apart, ribbon, button and charm.