Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gift Card holders

I was looking for a different way to wrap gift cards and found this link last night- and thought they were really cute.  I made this one last night for my mother-in-law's gift and have a couple more to make.  Super easy, but cute and not so boring.  :)  Sorry for the quality of the pictures...  I have been kicked out of my normal craft area for our Christmas tree and the lighting isn't as good.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas gifts for teachers

A friend made one of these for me at Halloween and I thought it was so clever- then I found the tutorial here: and knew I had to do them for my kids' teachers for Christmas.  I modified my pattern a little, but same results...  I used Bazzill Basics cardstock that had a bit of a shine for the poinsettia (cut from the Winter Wonderland cartridge) and for the holder, then I used removable Glue Dots to hold the hand sanitizer and gift card in.  The pictures aren't great- the shine on the paper made it a little difficult- but I think they turned out cute.  I hope the teachers love them!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sewing projects

Wow, over a month since my last post...  That's awful!  I have lots of cards to post, but today, I'm just posting 1 and my sewing projects.

These 3 purses are for my girlfriends for our Christmas gift exchange.  I just need to add buttons to the blue and black ones. 

This is the start of a bag that I am making for a friend to give as gifts- I made one for her already and have this one & 2 others to go.  I'll post pictures of the final products.
This is a quilt top that I've had done for some time and will be finishing for a white elephant exchange at my family's Christmas party- the striped material is the backing.

And last, one card- I made 6 of these for a swap through Crafty Card Gallery.  Looking forward to getting the other cards from the swap.  I really like the colors and texture on this- I thought it was fun.  I've been trying to find more ribbon so I could make some more like this, but it was from the $1 spool collection at JoAnn's and they don't seem to have it anymore. :(