Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On To Thank You Cards

Most of the holidays are over and now it is time to send the thank you cards. I made a card special for my Dog Sitter Michelle. All year she is available last minute to watch my dogs for me if I need to be away for any length of time. I don’t know what I would do without her!
Since her life is always involved around animals (she works for a veterinarian), my cards to her always involves a dog or cat. This is the thank you card I made for her. I will slip some money into it and drop it off tomorrow. I love stamping the images with VersaFine ink. It covers very well and dries so fast. I have used mine constantly for the past year and it is still as good as new!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I know I did. I almost hate the idea of putting away all the beautiful Christmas lights next weekend. I enjoyed the tree and decorations so much.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Easy Magnetic Bookmark

Need a quick last minute gift for a teacher? Here is an easy craft for a child and a great way to use up an 2011 magnetic calendar.
Teachers are surrounded by books so a perfect gift is a bookmark! This craft project took 5 minutes! I had extra 2011 magnetic calendars I will not be using so I cut one down to the size I wanted. Folded white cardstock, glued two pieces of the magnetic calendar on the inside, stamped with Momento Black Ink, put a little bit of black glitter on the flowers, a ribbon on top and I was done! That simple.
When you glue the magnetic pieces to the inside of the cardstock…make sure you have positive and negative facing each other. If you put negative and negative or positive to positive, it will not work. The bookmark slips over the top of the page and the two magnets connect, holding the bookmark in place.

My children have grown up but crafts like this are fun to do with the grandchildren!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Tags

Cards are done, now on to the “extra” stuff like gift bag toppers, boxes, bags and toppers. Here are a couple of tags I made this week. I found six old manilla tags that I bought at Walmart’s two years ago. They were 5 inches long so I trimmed them down to about 3 1/2 inches. I stamped some white snowflakes, Merry Christmas in gold and used sponge to sponge on color. I got 2 done and 4 more just need the gold Merry Christmas stamped on them. Almost time to wrap my gifts and add these tags on top with a bow!
That’s two tags down and 4 more to go!
Now I heading back to finish my other 4 tags….*S*


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tealights Christmas Gift

Ever wish you had that one little gift to give to someone to say thank you? You can make several of these in one night and have them ready to hand out!
This cute little box I made holds 4 tealight candles that I decorated with a tissue stamped image. I am thinking about making one for everyone I work with…just a little something to give them at Christmas. They are quick to make, the box only requires one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and one piece of white scrap paper.

I should have posted this sooner tonight but I was looking all over for my camera. I misplaced it and after searching, I gave up. Sat down at my computer and there it was…sitting on my keyboard. My husband has since gone to bed…but I will be sure to ask him how that camera just happened to show up on my keyboard! lol

Happy Crafting!