Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Merry Little Christmas Challenge - December 2020

 Wow, December already and just 25 days til Christmas!   Time for a new challenge at Merry Little Christmas challenges.

I decided to make a gift card holder for my project this month.  Gift cards are great for Secret Santa gifts (or for any gift for that matter!) and it's nice to have a creative way to present them.

The idea for this gift card came from Lisa Curcio at Lisa's Stamp Studio. You can find directions and a link to her YouTube video for this gift card here.   I don't know Lisa, but she has some great card ideas on her blog, so I hope you check it out!  Thanks to Lisa for sharing her ideas.

Here's my gift card holder; top view is closed and bottom view is open:

The Christmas tree image is from Katzelkraft stamps and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  Be sure to visit the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog to see all the projects and hopefully, share yours with us!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sharing a Christmas card inspired by Jingle Belles

  The challenge at Jingle Belles is to create a card inspired by their blog header.  

I really hadn't paid attention to just how many details are in the Jingle Belles blog header, but it really is a gorgeous piece of digital art!   I loved the script background behind the pine trees, and the ink blending with the pop of red.   Here is my card inspired by Jingle Belles:

The stamps are from Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, and Simon Says Stamp.  A slimline card was the perfect size to incorporate the elements from the inspiration picture.  The border dies are from The Greetery.  The "joy" is also a diecut but I'm not sure of the company.

I'm also entering this in these  two challenges:
Cut It Up - Christmas theme using a die cut
Sparkles Christmas challenge - gold, silver or glitter (red & green glitter paper & silver sequins)

Friday, November 27, 2020

25 Days of Christmas tags - Bonus Day!

 There was a bonus day on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags - so we actually have 26 days!

I took my inspiration from this tag by Lindsey M-P.  Isn't that bear too cute?

I used a bear and snowman stamp from Avery Elle for my tag.

Playing along with the 25 Tags of Christmas challenges is so much fun.  I look forward to this event each year.  And now I have 26 tags for my Christmas gifts, plus a ton of ideas to make more!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 25

 It's the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!  The time has flown by, and now we're just a month away from Christmas day!

We just got a new puppy, so I was drawn to these tags by Gemma Campbell.

I used my Cricut to come up with something similar to the tree diecut, and then used some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. for the animals.

You still have a few days to join in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenges, as the challenges are open through December 3rd.  

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day #24

 It's Day #24 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags - just one month until Christmas Eve!

I loved the simple style of these Christmas tree tags by Zsofia Molnar, so they were my inspiration for today's tag.

I used a Christmas tree stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and added some Studio Katia flat gems.

Both Christmas trees are up and we will finish decorating today (hopefully) so I can start wrapping gifts later this week and use up al the tags!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Day #23 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

 Day 23 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags - only two more days left!   The inspiration for today's tag came from this one by Joyce Mehrberg.

I just some elf stamps from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp for my tag:

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Day #22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

 Wow, just three more days left in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  Today's tag was inspired by this one posted by Michelle McDaniel.

I used a stamp from Concort & 9th for the poinsettia cluster, and colored it with Copics.

Hoping to get some marathon Christmas wrapping done this week, and put some of these tags to use!