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


Becky said...

Merry Christmas Joan.. What a beautiful family.. :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable and fun. Merry Christmas!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great projects and awesome photos!! :)

Taylor said...

Awesome gift card holders and I love seeing the pictures of your family Christmas! The Christmas tree is amazing and LOOK AT ALL THOSE PRESENTS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your Gift Card holders- and what a fun Christmas- looks like everyone got lots to eat and funny to see your Mom dig right in on the presents! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Have a Happy New Year.. hugs :)