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Last Post of 2011

New Years Anyone?A fitting last post for 2011, New Years Banners.  I have 2 evening planned with friends and so I wanted to make them each a New Years Banner.  Truth be told, I wanted to make one banner in silver and one in gold.  It's amazing what can be created with paper!BLACK AND SILVER "HAPPY NEW YEARS" BANNER
A lot of the embellishments I picked up from the $1 Store.  It's a great way to embellish and cost effective.  I topped the top of these Birthday Bash Banners with silver garland that have wee stars all over it!  I found "HAPPY NEW YEAR" necklaces for $1 and cut them up. Each banner has a word and 3 together say "HAPPY NEW YEAR".  The stars attached at the bottom are from the same necklace.
I picked up these silver snowflakes, 6 for $1.  A great embellishment!
I embossed the black shimmer paper with Tim Holtz clock embossing folder.  I need this set!  LOVE IT!  I cut the letters from Sophisticated (my favorite font) in silver shimmer paper…

Stocking Stuffer

Looking for a quick last minute stocking stuffer? 

Instead of making snowman poop, reindeer poop or Grinch poop I just made this wrapper.  My intent was to make snowman poop.  But I just wasn't feeling it.  So instead I just kept it simple.  To make these mint wrappers simply measure the height and width and cut.  Then score along the sides.  In this case I used Tic Tacs.  I'm HORRIBLE with numbers so I was a bit frustrated with the measurements.  But I eventually got there.
This little Santa postage stamp is the cutest stamped on Kraft.  I added a little twine to tie it all together.  The paper I used is a Recollections Kraft Holiday pack. 
I used the small rounded corners punch to round the corners. 
These little Tic Tacs are all spruced up!
These would work with gum packs to or any mint treat.  What a fun crafty way to add a little flare to your Christmas Stockings. 
This will be my last post before Christmas.  I'll be spending the weekend with my family, cooking and re…

Wrapping Idea for Gift Cards

Wrapping Gift Cards can be a challenge! 
 I don't want to just throw the gift card in an envelope...that's boring.  Here's a fun easy idea.  Any tag cut will do with your Cricut.  Many of the carts have a tag feature.  For my tags I used my SU Sizzex Two Tags die.  I stamped this Tim Holtz Tall Trees stamp and added a little silver glitter glue for snow.  Then pop a little glue dot on the back of the card so it doesn't slide around.  

I picked up a multi pack of iTunes gift cards and tied the tags together using some bakers twine.

Here is the 2nd tag cut from the tag die.  It's a great tag to stamp "TO: & FROM" which I see I forgot on this one.  Then I added a little silver glitter glue to the swirly bits.
I picked up these brown mini Kraft bags from a packaging store last month, 100 for $4!  I am almost out.  They hold gift cards perfectly and you can stuff a ton in these bags.  I stamped again the Tall Trees stamp, attached the smaller tag with bakers…

Holiday Wine Bottle Tags

Every year I make a handful of goodies for my husband to take to work.  One of the final things I get to make is wine bottle tags.  Every year he gives his managers a bottle of wine and a gift card.  With all the new goodies I learned while making the 12 Tags of Christmas.  I have a bunch of cuts I had made while borrowing these dies.  I had 15 tags to make so I made 3 styles of tags, 5 each.
Tag #1. This is my take onTag 12
This WISH tag is all in gold.  I picked this big snowflakes up at the $1 Store.  They were silver so I glittered them gold. I cut WISH at 3/4" using Sophisticated in gold then layered a shadow of black.  I used the shadow cut for the gold, so I needed to repeat in black and offset the gold.  To make it pop I added diamond glaze on the letters.  I made this little tissue flower using gold tissue...no stamping this time.  I picked up gold tinsel garland for a $1 and stapled it to the bottom of the tag.  It even has little gold starts.  I hot glued this antiqued go…

Christmas Cards

My 2011 Christmas Cards
These are supposed to be my easy cards.  Then I started adding stuff.  The idea was supposed to be a simple layer of DP a stamp and the "25".  But I ended up adding more.  I wanted to stick with Kraft paper and that includes some Kraft Holiday pack by Recollections.  I guess they are still pretty simple.

I made 25 each of greens and reds. 
The "25" is cut using the Winter Woodland cart and layered.  That's 100 numberes cut, layered and popped up on dimentionals.
This vintage Santa stamp is a Recollections set. 
I also picked up a Tim Holtz stamp set and used the Stag and Merry Christmas, stamping right onto the Kraft paper.
I ended up adding ribbon, twine and these cute mutted coloured jingle bells.  I also spritzed the Santa layer with gold and sealed using hairspray.  I gives a pretty shimmer!
My cards are cut at 5x5 and I'm pretty happy how they turned out.  I love the vintage stamps, Kraft papers and little elements.
I squeezed all 50 …

KinderstampO's Christmas Hop

Welcome...need some DIY Handcrafted Ornament idea's?  Well, I do have a few on my blog for you.  OK get ready for LOTS of idea's on here.  I have started with a Tim Holtz Tag and I am finishing a TH Tag.  These I made last week for this hop.  The rest I made 13 years ago for my Christmas Tree and they still go on my tree today.
You should be arriving from Celine's Blog.  If you are just getting started then you'll want to start at KinderstampO's Blog.  I will try to keep it low on the chat since there are a lot of photo's!
Here is my TH Tag.  I particpated in the this years (my first) 12 Tags of Christmas.  I made this tag #10 for my mom with phot's of her parents.  My Grandafather passed away a year ago December 19th.  This tag she will put on her tree as I have done on mine.  To chech out this tag in more detail click HERE to see how I made it.
I added WISH using Scrable pieces, then used MS Glitter Glue as icicles.
Here I recreated ornaments using photo'…