Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas themed projects.

The Quickest Gift Card Holder…Ever!

Now that my kids are in college, their wish list is very short.  They really enjoy gift cards that they can use for food and treats when they get back to college.  There is nothing like a Starbucks gift card when you want to go out for coffee with your girlfriends, or a Best Buy gift card for… Read More »

One More Christmas Card!

I’m not allowed to decorate the house for Christmas until my kids get home from college next week! I usually decorate right at the beginning of December, but they want to be here to put the tree up and partake in the holiday tradition of decorating the house. That means I have plenty of time for making cards!… Read More »

Need A Quick Yet Cute Christmas Card?

If you need a very cute, but quick Christmas card, try this one! I can’t stop using these two colors together!  I know you’re probably looking for color variety, but WOW! I am loving this combination.  This project went together really fast.  I can see myself making a small gift tag with this little 3D tree on it. … Read More »

Are You Being Inspired By Pinterest?

I keep finding amazing inspiration on Pinterest!  I discovered Pinterest during the summer and spent a fair amount of time relaxing on the porch pinning inspiring things.  Now it is time to make some of those things I pinned.  (With the exception of all of the cookie recipes.  What was I thinking?)   My project today can work… Read More »

Have You Seen the Elf on a Shelf?

I ran across this Elf on a Shelf tradition that some families have adopted.  Apparently, you can buy this little bendable Elf and take pictures of him doing creative things around your house.  The Elf is supposed to be watching the kids and report back to Santa.  Some people are very creative with that Elf.  That Elf certainly… Read More »

Who can resist the Owl Builder Punch?

I know, I know…too corny.  But the punch is amazing!  I’ve seen people create the most creative things with this punch.  At Halloween, it made a perfect ghost.  For Thanksgiving it was a turkey.  Now,at Christmas,  it’s just got endless possibilities! I’m telling you, this punch is irresistible to play with.  I did find construction a tad time… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 18

I did it again!  I looked at the sketch of the week on thePaper Craft Crew Challenge website and I just couldn’t resist creating a new card in a layout that I never would have thought of on my own!  Here is the sketch for the week: I had a lot of fun creating my card this week… Read More »

See the New Product Bundle Specials!

Holiday Packaging Bundles-All the Cuteness Without All the Work   Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors and friends? Holiday Packaging Bundles are an affordable and adorable solution….. simply add a treat or gift and assemble!  (And…they are 20% off!) Available November 29-January 2. Trimmings & Tags Bundle Item 132769 $13.50… Read More »

Need a Quick Gift Idea?

I have just the thing for you!  You can make this in less than 10 minutes!  Stampin’ Up! sells Clear-Mount Stamp Cases in sets of 4 (DVD cases would work great too!).   These make great note pad and pen holders! These are great to decorate.  A couple of tips: leave out the dimension and the embellishments.  Use snail… Read More »

Need a Quick Stocking Stuffer?

I’m collecting stocking stuffers for my “kids” for Christmas.  I say kids in quotes because they are both in college, yet they still like to find their stockings stuffed full on Christmas morning.  It’s just tradition!  That means that I spend the weeks before Christmas searching for those clever little things that they will find useful, without breaking the bank.… Read More »

I Had Snow Much Fun!!!!!

How cute are these gift card holders?  I just love them!  I received the Top Note Bigz Die for free with a product order a couple of weeks ago and I ran amok playing with it today.  So many possibilities!  I have no self control!  The two gift card holders above are both made with Not Quite Navy card… Read More »

15 Minutes a Day Gets You Ready For Christmas!

I aspire to be one of those organized people that spends just a few minutes a day working toward a goal.  As kids in school, whenever a project or paper was assigned to us, we were taught to break it down into small chunks and do a little each day.  In theory, if I just make a couple cards, tags… Read More »

Holiday List Keeper

Are you making your list?  Have you checked it twice?  I have a great little project for you to keep your holiday to-do list and your holiday to-buy list all in one handy place!  Here is a quick project that requires your Simply Scored Tool and some creativity!   This project is essentially made from one piece of… Read More »

One Tag Three Ways!

Have you seen the Two Tags Bigz Die?  It makes amazing tags!  I’ve only played with one shape.  You actually get two shapes of tags from this Bigz Die.  I have at least 10 completely different tags created using this die cut in just one evening.  Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop.  I chose 3 tags… Read More »

Have You Ever Participated In A Card Sketch Challenge?

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge Card Sketch #16 I finally took the plunge!  I am participating in my first card sketch challenge!  I was poking around on the computer and happened across the Paper Card Craft Challenge Crew’s website.  It is a site that a group of dedicated paper craft designers created to inspire other paper crafters… Read More »