Saturday, January 7, 2012

Finally posting Christmas projects

Let's call it a combination of things being crazy around here, and me being a bit lazy. I know we've all moved on from Christmas, which now seems like it was months ago, and I'm finally posting my projects.  I firmly believe "better late than never".  Ha

I finished composition notebooks and cards for my daughter's 8th grade teachers just in time.  It was late into the night (morning) on the last day of school before break, but they were done!  Bundled each set of cards to match the composition notebook made for each particular teacher and got them all wrapped in tissue and bagged when I remembered I completely forgot to take pictures.  Ugh, it was so late.  I let it go, and now, of course, I'm regretting it.  *sigh*

This is a notebook I made a few days earlier.  I do really like this one, made for the owner of the dance studio my DD does competitive dance for.  She loves purple, and the name of the studio is Water Street.  

Do you recognize the new Stampin' Up! in color?  It's Wisteria Wonder.  Not a color I expected to really like, but I LOVE it!

The welded shadow and ribbon is SU certainly celery.  Here's a closer look at the letters where I used Diamond Stickles.  

Stocking Gift Card Holders

No way to resist the new stocking die from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog. 

The size is perfect for a gift card inside. It's a tight fit, so I used sticky strip on the sides.  Everything is from Stampin' Up!  - the button, twine, vintage lace, cardstock, stamp, ink, jingle bells - except for the DSP.  The mini jingle bells are so cute, but it was an exercise in patience to tie them to the ends of the twine! 

There are several blogs showing a baby bootie and witch's boot made from the stocking die also.  They are incredibly cute.  I'll be making some baby bootie cards soon!  

Gift Tags
Instead of baking for our church's annual  Cookie Walk, I made gift tags this time.  I packaged 12 tags, 6 each of two different designs, in a bag with a topper, and made the topper so it could be used as a gift card holder.  I did 4 different tag designs, as I didn't want to go too crazy since I was in "mass production" mode.    

Once I finished the packaging, I think I liked my toppers better than the tags!  All cardstock and stamps used for the tags are from SU.  The holly leaf punch shown on the always artichoke cardstock to the left is from Martha Stewart.  I can't resist anything with a holly theme.  Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy are so festive together.  The tags to the left are my favorite!

The ornament tags to the right are in Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red.  Sorry the photo isn't better - the glare from the bag is bad. 
And I couldn't resist making traditional snowman tags. Night of Navy and Bashful Blue cardstock (although it looks like white in the picture), watercolors for his scarf and nose, finished with ribbon or twine.