Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy Dresser

Hi everyone! Happy Monday... I can't believe Thanksgiving is over... can you? That means I really need to get myself in gear making Christmas gifts!

I had originally planned for this cute matchbox dresser to be gifts for my dance student teachers... however, it took a little longer than I expected and I need to make 10. I think I will save this for someone else and think or something else for my assistants.

This was made using the matchbox die and the top note die. You cut four matchboxes and two top notes (actually, I used three so I could layer the top one). This is my first time making one and I am happy with how it turned out. I just wish it would have come together a little quicker.

Oh well... it's still cute!
Like I said, I am back to the drawing board with my assistant gifts. I am looking for something quick and easy, but that still is cute... if you have any ideas, please share them with me!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I've Been Up To...

Hello! I haven't posted in a while, but I have been busy making gifts for the holidays! I found this great template on the My Time Made Easy website. It's just $5.00 and I think I've already gotten plenty of use out of it!
So far I have made three of these sets. Each one comes with the card box, 8 monogrammed notecards and matching envelopes, an altered
mini notebook, and a jumbo paperclip. The first one I made took me forever, but once I got it down, the others were really easy!
The best part is, I didn't have to go out and buy anything (except the template) because I have tones of random notebooks and stuff laying around the house! I also used this opportunity to use up some old designer paper.. yeah!
Oh yeah, to make it even easier, I used my computer to make the monogram and printed them out on Whisper White paper. This eliminated having to try to stamp all of them. Plus, I don't have an alphabet stamp set that I thought was appropriate.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merry Dasher Moments

Hello! I hope your week has been going well... mine's been busy but pretty good. I am looking forward to the weekend, though!

It's been pretty chilly here, so it's been easier to get into the spirit and knock out some Christmas cards!

I made this card for today's Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to use green... and for yesterday's sketch challenge.

I pulled out my trusty Dasher stamp for this card and paired it with the Merry Moments designer paper from last year's catalog. Believe it or not, I made this entire card out of scraps! Pretty impressive, huh? HAHA!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

3x3 Christmas

Ok, so I am determined to get as many gift sets as possible done by gift giving time. These are just really great for those people who you don't know what to get!

This is a simple 3x3 notecard set with matching mini card carrier. Again, I got the directions from StampingPro.com... great website!

I actually made two of these as I went and only used ONE piece of designer paper! This is the Merry Moments designer paper from last year, but you could easily substitute one of the new Christmas paper packs. I mainly used the new Tags Til Christmas (#120847 wood / #121169 clear) set but I did use two images from the Christmas Punch hostess set from last year. Remember, the Tags Til Christmas set is ON SALE!

Thanks for stopping by!