Monday, December 22, 2008

Busy Weekend Results!

I have been busy stamping, if not posting! This weekend was the last push before the big day-Christmas. I'm pretty careful about shopping all year and getting it done early. I never worry about cards until I am off for vacation, so this weekend is usually, chaotic. Not this year. I decided to be "chill" about it.

Then, Sunday, I realized I wanted to make some stuff for folks at work. A few hours later, I had this basketful: I used my Big Shot and the Bigz Top Note die to make the toppers. I rollered the Real Red paper with the Bold Snowflakes Jumbo roller in Real Red ink. I added a snowflake from Snow Burst in Whisper White Craft Ink. I mixed Iridescent Ice embossing powder and White embossing powder. This gives the white a little shine! Super easy! I stamped "warm thoughts" from Holidays and Wishes in Basic Black for the sentiment. I made them in groups of 4, each set a little different than the rest. It was a nice way to spend a windy, cold, and snowy Sunday.

This weekend, I also decided on presents for my cousins and aunt. Each year we exchange something small and homemade. We started this when we were young and continue to do this day. I cannot reveal what is inside, but I will show you the neat boxes I made for them!

This idea came from a box I saw at my upline Connie's Christmas Party. I think the idea has been around, but I don't know exactly who started it. These were pretty easy and used my Big Shot. The envelope die and I have not been creative together that much, but this idea is perfect for this cute little cut-out. Four envelopes cut out of an old white Christmas box, (How Green of ME!)put together with sticky strip using the tabs! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Here's the bottom, so you can make your own:

Oh yeah, I added snippets of ribbon, and used the Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit to accent each box. Each one is an original, like the gift inside.

Wishing you a Happy Last Few Days Before Christmas!

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