Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas theme wall Hangings

Christmas Themed Wall Hangings

Check out my new project that I'm working on.

Today I started making some Christmas wall hangings.
I saw this cute ornament @ Leslie Ashe's blog.
It's a really cute blog, check it out.

Under the Table and Dreaming,
another really cute blog, worth checking out.

I wanted to incorporate both looks so...

I bought flat canvases at Wall Mart - 3 for $9
My husband added wood strips to the back at different heights. 1 @ 1" & 2 @ 2". I painted them Robin Eggs Blue. Then stamped them with white craft ink and 2 different snowflake designs and 1 circle stamp from Stamp'n Up.

Then I cut 2 1/4" strips from 12" wide paper, scored 1 score line at 1/4", and then 1/2" increments. Folded them with a bone folder to make a square, glued them with tacky glue. Then lined them up.

The Christmas Tree stem is 4" long. The bottom of the tree is 12" wide, shorten by 1/2" for each strip after that, for 18 square tubes. Add a 2" ribbon, buttons and a star.

For the present stamp the circles on the blue canvas. Then make 15 square tubes, I chose metallic gold paper. Add 2" silver ribbon and a simple knot and a bell at the top. Add different buttons to the button to finish the look.

Tomorrow I will make the last canvas, it will be a Christmas ornaments.

Happy Holidays.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Teacher Gifts.

Gifts for the teachers.

I love making crafts to give as gifts -
And our teachers sure deserve it.

First I made garland.
Origami paper stars

This is what the garland looks like in a different 
color group and ribbon wrapped around.

Next I made snowflake kits.
I included 12 different patterns &
12 coffee filters ironed and folded.
I have some of the snowflakes in my window. Aren't they pretty.

2 handmade holiday cards and envelopes.

   And of course some treats:
Chocolate covered pretzels.

And Chocolate covered spoons
Sorry the pics are fuzzy

here is all the loot!

All packaged up and ready to go.

happy holidays.

Winter Wishes Banner

I made this banner for the ladies in my son's high school. Their awesome.

I used my Cricket to cut everything, I love it. 
All the paper's & felt snowflakes are from Stamp'n Up
And of course rhinestones and red beads give it the bling.

And of course, package it up pretty.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Hollidays

Happy Holidays 

from our house to yours.

My Christmas tree minus a tree skirt. 
I can't find mind so I will be making a new one tomorrow.

Found these cute lime green and red ornaments this year. Love them. Added in my red ornaments I already had, some garland, candy canes, white icicles  and red and lime green snowflakes. Ta da. A totally new look this year.

Thought I'd share some of my decorations with you...enjoy.

Candles with ornaments and rhinestones.

Sitting pretty on a shelf.

Don't forget to decorate around the TV.

Tie up some cinnamon sticks add ribbon and a bell 
tie on to your drapes and poof, pretty simple huh.

The Devil is in the details.

The birds represent me and my husband.

Add ornaments to any vase. Always add interest.

Hope you enjoyed my decorations.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Garland and Card gift

Garland and card set.

I made this with my Sister-in-law and Niece in mind. 
My sister-in-law loves red, my fav too, 
and my niece is definitely "pretty in pink" type of girl.

I started by making 13 rosettes. 
There so fun to make. 
I made the rosette from Stamp'n Up paper I had in my stash.
I added some circles and added a stamp and glitter and a red pearl.

The garland was made with 12 Rosettes,
6' of red strung beads
5 red/6 white felt snowflakes (Stamp'n Up)
and some jump rings.

I made the card with 1 rosette,
5.5" x 11" light green paper, folded in half lengthwise.
A 1" strip of red 5.5" wide
1.5" strip of white 5.5" wide 
using a decorative punch on the bottom edge.
Add 5 snowflakes on the red strip -  and don't forget the simple green snowflakes on the background paper.

As always I had fun making this project. 
If you have any questions please let me know & thanks for looking.

***Happy Holiday***

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Snowflake card and garland

Merry Christmas

Here is a card that I made for my mom. 

I used a plastic glitter snowflakes that I bought at Wall Mart for around $3 for a package of 20. 4"square

Some odds and ends paper I cut with my Cricut
sentiment stamp from Stamp'n Up
Ribbon, glue and of course rhinestones

I made a matching garland.

I used:
12 Snowflakes
11 Felt Snowflakes from Stamp'n Up (they do not sell these anymore)
Silver floral wire & glue
And of course more rhinestones and pearls
Garland in progress. 
I glued the snowflakes to the ribbon wire so that they would stay exactly where I wanted them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards

Thought I share some of the cards that I've made so far. 
I am making a half-a-dozen cards each for my son's teachers and staff at school.

Thanks for Looking & Happy Holidays!

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