I just want to take a few minutes to wish all of you a verry Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with good health and much happiness. Thank you for stopping by, making comments and following this blog. I truly appreciate all your kind words and encouragement.
How are your holiday plans coming along? When I think I am ready, I remember something else that I just HAVE to do! With that in mind, I have just the perfect little craft that you can make now and use throughout the holiday season. My Grafico sent these wonderful images for us to use in a craft. The current challenge is "Cocktail Party." This challenge ends on December 30th.
The fact that they are already colored makes them extra easy. I remember how easy it is to forget which glass is yours, having charms to put on each glass is much more elegant than writing a name with a marker. You could also have your guests write their names on the back on these charms/tags, just in case they forget which tag they had :)
This is a close up view.
These charms/tags are sooo easy to make. After running the images off onto cardstock, I used a Marvy punch to punch out each image. The edges of the tag were inked with gold pigment ink then distressed with a CTMH distressing tool. Finally, I added a ribbon from my treasury of ribbon to a ring, which is actually a pierced earring ring, from Michael's. This project is easy, inexpensive, and useful. Make them for yourself or give them as part of a hostess gift. Being handmade, I am sure they will be appreciated.
I hope that I have inspired you to take a few minutes to find some time to do something you love this week. When you have completed your project click HERE to enter into the My Grafico Challenge. Please feel free to leave a comment. I read each of them! Would love it if you would follow this blog also. Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year. Hope to see you again in 2012.
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.
We have a new and unique challenge: MASKS at My Grafico .You will have until December 16, 2011 to create a special mask. Think: Masquerade, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, Santa, St. Nicholas, Angels masks etc. You can create a project that isn't a mask but uses a mask in the design. I am sure you have lots of ideas. You will love the inspiration from our talented Design Team. You can check their projects out HERE.
We had the choice of 2 SVG files to use. Don't worry, you can print them on your CS or DP and cut them out just like I did!
I chose to do a New Year's Eve fancy mask!
Don't you just love the "bling", sparkles, pink feathers and of course the eyelashes? This was a fun project! Materials Used: DP: K&K paper pad- Michael's
Feathers: JoAnn Frabrics
I hope that I have inspired you to create a mask or use a mask on a project. Thank you for visiting this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. When you have completed your project you can post it HERE. Have a wonderful week.
Having recently retired from the primary classroom,I have more time to devote to my "creative"side. Marcia(my daughter) and I enjoy creating together and do inspire each other. This blogspot was designed so that you can enjoy our projects. I hope that you will share your paper creations with me.