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Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Friends

I was so excited to receive the following files from My Grafico. I had so many ideas in which to use these images. They are just perfect without adornment and can be use as gift tags and/or ornaments. I also decided to create a winter scene to be used as the base of a serving tray.
This is the file: Christmas Friends:

I you don't have a machine that will cut SVG files, you can just hand cut them as I did.
This is the tray that I made with the images. I used a garage sale frame, cleaned it thoroughly, and added handles on each side. (You may have to look closely because the handles are also dark.) I used scrap paper for the sky and trees. The snow was polyester fluff as well as some artificial snow. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. You can serve your holiday treats right on this tray. I did put some paper doilies down before putting the cookies on it. This would make an inexpensive  and thoughtful gift.

One of the teddy bears was fashioned into a gift tag/ornament. I use some Recollections clear glass beads to highlight the fur. I punched a hole at the top and added a ribbon and baker's twine.
Both of these projects were so easy. You still have time to make your own gift tags and a quick little gift.

Our challenge this week at  My Grafico Crafts is : MASKS. You still have until December 16, 2011 to participate. I hope that I have inspired you to take a few minutes this week and be creative. It will make you feel so relaxed.  Please feel free to comment, I love to read what readers think and perhaps follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

I am sharing these projects with the following blogs:
craft your passion challenges : Tag You're It
crafty bloggers network: A Christmas Gift
crafty boots challenges : Christmas
cupcake craft challenges: "Don't look at the light"
heart song inspirations: Snowflakes
make it monday: Anything Goes


  1. Hi Barbara.Lovely inspirational project .Love the tray idea .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  2. What a lovely home decor idea :D I have a blank tray that my MIL was throwing out, so I could try something similar :D XXX

  3. Your Christmas friends card is really pretty!
    Dropping in here from MIM!

    Good luck!

  4. Lots of sparkly wonderfulness :)
    Thanks for joining this week at Cupcake and good luck x

  5. Such a sweet card, fab design and beautiful sparkle! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  6. So absolutely adorable! Love your shiny snow - the texture is fab! Thanks for joining our Heart Song Inspirations Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

  7. Beautiful sparkle, thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge.

    Warm hugs

  8. This is so freakin' cute! Love it!
    I saw your post from Make it Monday!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  9. such a great idea! i love sparkles :). thank you for your sweet comment on our blog...excited to be following you back! happy holidays!

  10. Great project, such a clever idea. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Best wishes for the holiday season.