Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! I hope Santa was good to you this year!!!! We had our family celebration yesterday so Santa could visit all the little ones this morning!!  What a joy it was to have my parents and all my children and grands home to celebrate...we had mega amounts of fun, food, and lots of laughs!!!  I'll show you some pictures but first I want to show you a couple of the gift card holders I made. 
The first one features the Mitten Garland die set from Taylored Expressions. The mitten was cutout of  the Simple Stories dp and the mitten band and snowflakes were cut out of Buttercream Frosting card stock. The TE Sweet and Simple Alpha -Upper and Lower dies were used for Holly's name and sewing, twine, and enamel dots finish it off. 

The gift card was slipped in the mitten from the back. 

I made this little purse to hold a gift card for the weeks Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast.  ....this is the tutorial I picked. 
The paper is from Simple Stories and I used Taylored Expressions Big Bold Christmas stamp set for the sentiment. The gift card is tucked into two slits cut with a die from the TE On Display Tin Insert and a hand written tag was adhered at the bottom. 

The sentiment was stamped on Buttercream Frosting cardstock and cutout with a TE Postage Stamp Stacklets...the twine, ribbon handles,  and a diecut snowflake are the finishing details. 

Christmas Eve, 2014

Here's my hubs is taking the picture and one of my daughters -in- law hasn't arrived yet.

Lots of hungry people and plenty of food!!!

My sweet little Momma....

Getting ready to open the gifts....

Caitlyn, Gabe, and Cody are getting antsy!!

Mom started before everyone else....she wan't waiting for anyone...LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!!!!

Supply List:
Mitten Gift Card Holder
Paper: Buttercream Frosting (TE), Riding Hood Red (SU), Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Baker's Twine (Impress), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: Mitten Garland, Make a Snowflake,  TE Sweet and Simple Alpha -Upper and Lower dies 

Purse Gift Card Holder
Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Big Bold Christmas
Paper: Buttercream Frosting (TE), Riding Hood Red (SU), Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories)
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Hemp Cording (Hemptique), Circle Punch (SU), Ribbon (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Postage Stamp Stacklets, Make a Snowflake, On Display Tin Insert

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Santas

Hello everyone!! Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!! I'm afraid I still have one more gift to buy and I have to get groceries for our Christmas Eve party ....I'm sure I will think of a few more things before 6:00 pm on Dec 24th...LOL!!! 
I did find a little time to get inky...

These Santa Gift Bags by Shannon White found on the Taylored Expressions Christmas Pinterest Board were the inspiration for my Santa card and ornament....

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks -Sack It To You w/Bonus Santa

aren't these adorable!!! 

For the card, I used the Taylored Expressions Mix and Match Bows and the Mini Mix and Match Bows dies for the mustache, beard, and nose.....the beard and mustache were embossed with the TE Snowfall embossing folder. The mitten band from the Mitten Garland die set was used for the beard background and face and the hat band and hat were hand cut from felt. Washi tape was used along the bottom and the sentiment is from the TE set called Wings of Joy and the button, black rhinestones for the eyes, and twine finish it off.

I made a few changes for the ornament....instead of the Mitten Garland band for the beard base, I used the round scalloped part of the TE Tin Topper die. The beard and mustache were all embossed with the TE Twirls ans Swirls embossing folder. The face and the red felt part of the hat were hand cut but this time I used the hat band die from the TE Sack It - Leprechaun with Sugar Cube card stock....had to cut it down just a bit to fit.

The button and rhinestones for the eyes are the finishing details.

Thanks for stopping by....Have a great day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Wings of Joy
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Strawberry Milkshake (TE), Pink Pirouette (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Snowfall and Twirls and Swirls Embossing Folders (TE), Black Rhinestones (KaiserCraft), Buttons (PTI), Washi Tape (Doodlebug), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Red Hot Felt, Marshmallow Felt (TE)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Tin Topper, Label It, Mix and Match Bows, Mini Mix and Match Bows, Sack It - Leprechaun, Mitten Garland