Happy Tuesday everyone! There's seven more days left until Christmas. I can't believe how close it is and there is still a lot of baking and shopping to be done. Today, Andrea, Stacey & I (Cindy) have some inspirational projects to add to your gift giving, scrapbooks and new traditions for the holiday season.
Stacey created holiday traditions tin, a fabulous twist to a December daily and great family keepsake.
I decided to create a keepsake tin that could double as holiday decor. I have it placed in the middle of a vingette on my coffee table. Truth be told, I've had a hard time committing to a December Daily, but want to document a big tradition in our house.
Each December, our elf comes to visit. I simply used festive papers from the 6X6 Tiny Tablet to decorate the top of the tin and then filled the inside with photos and journaling cards. For the outside of the tin, I layered some of my favorite patterns and placed the "A Christmas Story" journaling card in the center. I used the Tradition stamp along the side to really capture the purpose of the box.
The winking Santa was cut from the Santa's Sleigh paper. I think the theme of the box could easily be adapted to make a thoughtful gift for a family member.
Supplies: Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet & Clear Stamps), Persnickety (Clear Stamps & 6x6 Tiny Tablet) & Christmas Town (Chipboard Sticker)
I focused on using the Christmas Cheer clear stamps for this project and kept the colors consistent and used several different sizes and styles of white tags.
Each tag is stamped with a phrase or image and heat embossed using embossing powder. I love the look of using the embossing powder. It's less messy than using glitter and will last a lot longer over time.
Lastly, Andrea adds a new twist in gift card wrapping.
Finding a new way to "wrap" your gift cards today. Picked up a few glass jars while walking the aisles of a local craft store. With our gift card gifts for all of the teachers again this year, it was time to have a little fun wrapping them all up in Lily Bee's Christmas Cheer collection in a fun way.
Fill the jar with glitter, paper pieces, a handmade
card. Slip in your gift card and it is time to embellish the outside.
Created yarn tassels for a little warmth against the cold glass. Fabric
ribbon and a vintage button complete the top of the jar.
Then, use those mixed cardstock stickers and index journal card to create a folded gift tag.
Thanks for hanging out with us today. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for more holiday inspirations.