Monday, December 28, 2009

Card Kits from CTMH

In preparing for next year, I bought some card kits from CTMH when they had a big sale this Christmas (along with some stamps).  It was easy to put together and took almost no time at all. 

I added more embellishments (blings) to the Christmas cards above.  I will probably pass these cards out next year.  Below are some purse cards. Great to place gift cards

Friday, December 18, 2009

Simple gifts

Here are couple of things I gave out this year.  I saw these cute candy towers at Walmart (only $3).  I took the candy that was in there and swapped it with my favorites (coffee candy, peppermint candy and some chocolate filled marshmallows) then made a simple tag to go along with the candy (I actually had snowman tags for snowman towers but just ran out).    It's hard to see but I added liquid glass to the beak and the feet.

Second one are mini composition books I made for Devynn and Kiley.  I hope they like them. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Ornaments & Tags

Ok, I really did not like my last project.  I think I am going to take it apart and change the blue paper to something prettier.  Some of those post it holders were for men so I made it quite plain (and blue) but looking at them now, they are making me blue.  I will figure something out by tonight.

Here are tags from our Stampin' up group tag exchange.
1.  Harriet

 2.  Helen

3.  Lynette

4.  Laura

5.  JoAnn

6.  Cleo

7.  Donna

8. Joyce

9.  Kim (of course, she brought us so many)

    10.  Mine


    Here are couple more from Jeannie's Kit class.  She is so innovative.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    Desk Top Post It and Pen


    These are some of the desk top post it and pen sets I will be giving as Christmas presents to my colleagues.

    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    Stampin Up Party - 11/14/09

    I was so late to the Stampin' Up party.  My other work-related meeting ran sort of long.  All the cards were already made except for the ornament card (silver/gold) below.  I made it with the template Kim gave.  Mahalo Kim.  Not sure what else to do.  I will add some kind of embellishment.

    Here are other cards. Love that ornament punch and stamp.  I might get it this Christmas.

    This one was from Cleo, host of November party.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Pizza Box with a window tutorial

    Pizza box with a window for my notepad/pen set.  It only took one 81/2"x11" and it was so quick.

    1.  Score 81/2"x11" CS at 1", 5", 6", and 10" then 1" each on the other sides.

    2.  Cut slits as shown.

    3.  Score 1/2 from the sides of one of the big rectangles.

    4.  Cut the scored lines to make the window

    5.  Attach a transparency of 6 1/2" x 4" to the open window.

    6.  Place your gift and place a ribbon.

    Pizza box for notepad/pen set

    Ok. I had to make a lot of boxes for the notepads and had to figure out a way to do it fast (and simple).  I made a pizza box out of 8.5" x 11" cardstock papers.  Score at 1", 5", 6", and 10" then turn the paper to score 1" on two sides of the other side.  Super simple and super fast.  Lastly cut out a window and add the transparency.  I just scored 1/2" from the edge all around then cut it with a xacto knife.  Last a red ribbon bow.  Voila, I am done.  I am so happy I've found a real quick way to do this.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Quick Gift Post it Note holder/pen set

    Quick gifts I made as I was making the notepads. The little muffin girl is from Marissa who was my OCS partner for September.  I used a small acrylic picture frame to place small square post-its.

    Box for notepad and pen set

    I tried to package the notepad and the pen set in a plastic bag but it did not look very good so I decided to make a gift box.  I made the cover and the box the same size and found that (of course) it was a little snug.   I will try again this week.  For the dimensions for making a box (desktop organizer), check out Brenda's blog - sweet as a gumdrop.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    small notepad with a matching pen

    So I made more notepads and matching pens (Pentel RSVP).  It was really very fast.  I made enough to give away as Christmas presents to some of my colleagues. 

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    October OCS from Shilo

    Here is a card from my OCS partner Shilo in Utah.  The card is so darling.  Don't you think?  Thanks Shilo.

    Sunday, November 1, 2009

    Mini "Clip Board" with rectagular coaster

    I saw this pretty mini "clip board" from Kim's blog last Christmas and have been wanting to try them out for awhile.  I think it came out really cute.  BTW, Jeannie this is what I did with the rectangular coasters.  Thank you.  I think I will make a matching pen and give them away as Christmas gifts.  Oh, yes, I need to start on that.

    Saturday, October 31, 2009

    Happy Halloween! - Halloween Goodie bags

    I made a few Halloween goodie bags for other children at my son's sitter's.  I filled each bag with a bag of veggie chip, chocolate milk, soda crackers, and fruit roll up.  For my daughter, I made a small goodie bag (clear plastic) with a Halloween tag and filled it with a juice pouch and a rainbow goldfish for her preschool friends.  No pix, however.  BTW, I absolutely love "old olive" and " pumpkin pie."  Don't you?

    Here are a few of the Halloween craft my daughter received from her friends at her preschool.  One of the mothers must be a crafter. Look at all these!