Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Tags

How is your Christmas shopping going?  Are you at the wrapping stage? 

I love wrapping presents.. the beautiful paper, bows and ribbon curled and twirled just right and to top it off you need the perfect tag.  

 Aren't these cute?  Santa in his handsome red suit - don't open until December 25, and a glittery sparkly tree waiting with presents.

The Artiste cricut cartridge makes it easy to create multiples of your tag shape quickly.  All three of these tags can be found on the Artiste cartridge.


The stamp set used is a retired SOTM called A very Merry Christmas.  The tree is glittered everywhere with red, gold, and green glitz glitter gel (retiring in January '14) so it sparkles and shines.  I also added some bitty sparkle brads to create some extra bling.

I hope you enjoy and create some tags this Christmas to top your beautifully wrapped gifts.


Monday, 9 December 2013

Ta Da!!! Did you Guess?

I know it's not Christmas yet, but my family celebrated yesterday.  It was so fun to get together with all my brothers and sisters and laugh when a baby cried and a niece or nephew said, "uh that's mine."  We were remembering when it was our little ones and we would say the exact same thing.  Coming from a big family, it is so much fun when we all get together - I believe the final count was 38 - it's noisy, hectic, and slightly crazy but we love it.

So, the gift I was creating was an Event Calendar for each of my sisters and sister-in-laws.  I had so much fun making these.  The key when doing bulk is assembly line style - it goes really quickly.

Wow did I put my stamps to good use.  There are too many to remember the names, some are retired, some are well loved and some are brand new.

It was great to come up with a mini scene for each month.

I also was able to use some of my hoarded paper packages.  I'm sure you can see some retired papers I used.

 Of course, I also used my favourite foam tape to "pop" the images off the page.  Each of these months has an image that pops off the page.

The only item in the entire event calendar that is not CTMH are the little pink flip flops which are brads that were in my stash.  
My mom is a quilter so I had to include a pinwheel for her.  Fun little design to add some charm. 

These are great to plan your cards a month, couple of months or a year in advance.  Wouldn't it be a great gift complete with the cards to go with each important date in your family?

I hope you enjoy my version of the event calendar and maybe inspired to create your own.


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.