Monday, November 18, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 1

Hi Everyone!

Well, it’s finally here! 25 Days of Christmas cards. Life is still busy and getting busier as the holiday season really starts to ramp up. I will be posting a card every week day until Dec 20th but to keep things simple, I’m just posting the pictures of the card and a few challenges if they apply and that will be it.

So, here we go with Day 1

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

All the Holiday Treats!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted lately! Life has just been super busy for me and it is going to continue to get even busier through this week. I have decided to just post the last few pictures I have for non-card holiday items today.
The first item I have to share today are these adorable hot cocoa envelopes. Super easy to put together and just a fun way to give a simple gift to someone.

Next I have these simple gift card holders. I have made these several times in the past and they are a popular item on Pinterest.

Thanks everyone. I hope you have enjoyed all the fun things I’ve shared with you and I hope it gives you some great ideas for your own holiday crafting.

I will be back again on Monday for Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Holiday Wine Tags

Hi Everyone!

I am back again today with some festive wine tags that are perfect to dress up your holiday wine bottles. They are a great way to add a something a little extra to a hostess gift as well. I found the directions for these on Pinterest. A quick search will lead you to a lot of different options. They are quick, easy to make and fun!

A quick note about the wine picture with the bottle. I wanted to photograph the tag on a bottle and I didn’t have a “pretty place” to stand the bottle. I haven’t decorated my house yet for Christmas, fall pumpkin patch table was my best option!

Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you on Friday!

1. Get Creative Challenges
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies
3. Crafty Sentiments
4. Lemon Shortbread
5. Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Monday, November 4, 2019

Easy Self-Adhesive Holiday Tags

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am back today with another item I’ll be sharing in my vendor fair event later this month. I made these simple self adhesive gift tags by die-cutting some thin cardboard (cereal/cracker boxes etc) as well as the same size from various holiday pattern paper. In addition, I also cut out another die cut from the pattern paper so I could die cut inlay another shape inside of it. This was all in efforts to make the tags as one-layered as possible. I also die cut the base shape from some self adhesive sticker paper. When I attached the sticker paper, I used adhesive on the non-adhesive side to adhere it to the cardboard die cut, leaving the self adhesive side with the release paper on the outside. I like these tags because they’re a little more sturdier than just paper tags and would be great way to dress up a simple hostess gift or other special gift.
Another super simple project, so not really a whole lot else to say about these. I am hoping to maybe whip up a few more of these before my event.
I hope you like them! Have a great day and I’ll see you all again on Wednesday!

Anything Goes Challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge
2. Crafter’s Castle
3. Crafty Friends
4. Crafty Hazelnut Christmas
5. Little Patch of Crafty Friends

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hershey Nugget Christmas Gift

Hi Everyone!

I’m back! I hope everyone is doing well. October was very busy for me, and November and December are shaping up that way as well. It was good to take some time off and get a jump on my Christmas crafts. I am not completely done; but I have made good headway and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on!

As you can see, I’ve updated the blog header for the holiday season. Just a simple way to bring a little festivities to the blog! I hope you like it! A quick note about the blog schedule for the holiday season.
I will be posting all of my non-card Christmas crafts first. I will only be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Nov 15.
From Nov 18-Dec 20, I will be sharing my (almost) annual 25 days of Christmas cards. Monday -Friday, no weekends.
Once I finish with that, I’ll be taking another break to spend time with my family until after the New Year. Then I’ll be back and blogging as normal again!

Ok, so on to today’s project. During the holiday season, I usually participate in a neighborhood vendor fair for small businesses and I love having simple little gifts like this for people to buy. A lot of what you will see over the next few weeks, are things I’m going to have at the vendor fair.

They are great for teacher gifts, or coworkers, little stocking suffers etc. I’ve made other little Hershey nugget packets similar to this; but I wanted to change it up a little bit. I saw the ones Dawn made on her blog “DOstamping: Hershey Nugget Very Merry Wrap” post and thought they were super cute!

I used some various pattern papers and stamps from Sunny Studio “Jolly Gingerbread”

Just a few challenges to get back into the groove of things!

1. Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
2. Fab N’ Funky: Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone!

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