Friday, December 27, 2013

Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

If there is one thing you can always find in my kitchen it is used wine corks. Why is it I have such a hard time throwing these little guys away. When I have finished my bottle of wine, I put them in a vase on the counter. Every year when Christmas time rolls around, I pull them out to make things. My daughter used them this year to make reindeer. She added brown pipe cleaner for the nose, googly eyes and an small red pompom nose. I made Christmas trees of all sizes. This is one of the small ones I tied a ribbon around with a bell and hung on the tree. They compliment a bottle of wine when giving as a gift. I just put it around the neck of the bottle. I found a few red corks to use at the top of my trees. The are so simple to make and my friend just love them.

I am entering this in the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Holiday Gifts with Ribbon:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Last Minute Treat Boxes

I like to have a few extra treats/gifts around the house for unexpected guest, which I had today.  I put them in a gift bag and pull them out for my guest. I had to be empty handed. My husband will always ask me, "What did we get for them?"

I picked up these boxes from Jaded Blossom a month back and knew I would find a use for them at Christmas time. The reindeer (Clarice from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer) was a freebie from the Rudolph Bog Hop they had which is no longer available. I used the print and cut feature on my cameo as I was running out of time to get my gift together this year. Who am I kidding, I run out of time every year. I always start out ahead of the game and finish behind. I filled the boxes with kisses using some winter candy stamps from Jaded Blossom as well. I added a few jingle bells on some Trendy Twine along with a tag I cute with my Cricut and stamped with "JOY" from CTMH Scandinavian Christmas. My cardstock, as always, is from CTMH. I love this paper!!!!

MERRY CHRISTIMAS!! I hope your day was filled with fun, laughter and lots of memories like mine.

I am entering this in the SVG Cutting Files Challenge, Christmas/Winter Theme and
2 Creative Chicks: Christmas/Winter

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Good Dog Holiday Treats

If you know anything about me, you know that I never leave our four legged friends out. We have two dogs; Max, a Jack Russell Terrier who thinks he is a Labrador and Sharky our little 6 pound Yorkie who thinks he is king of the castle.

I love finding cute little treats for the dogs at Petco. They have such fun themes. I found these Good Dog Holiday Treat printables from Whimsie Doodles. This file is a freebie. After printing the tags, I used a 1 3/4" round punch to cut them out and adhered them onto a 2" round piece of cardstock I cut using my 2" punch. My bags were 4" wide so I cut a square piece of paper at 4.25"x3" and scored on the 3" side at 1.5". I wrapped some ribbon around the cardstock after I folded it and tied a bow in front. I put a small staple in the center under the ribbon to keep the tag in place and the bag closed. Two pop up stickers to lift the dog tag and it was finished.

My daughter helped me get these done. We finished 25 for all our four legged friends in less than an hour. Super easy to put together.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Silhouette Challenges 3D:
Die Cuttin Divas: Anything Holiday Related:
Little Scrap Pieces: Any Card, Project or Layout:
3 Girl Jam: Holiday Gifts with Ribbon:

Christmas Tree Tags

I am enjoying making all of our Christmas tags this year. I cut this tag out on my cameo combining two separate files from the Silhouette Store. The crinkle ribbon is from my craft spot as well as the to and from stamps. The sentiment "Warm Wishes this holiday season" is from CTMH Scandinavian Christmas Stamp Set. Merry Christmas on the front of the card is from Jaded Blossom.  I used CTMH cardstock and the printed paper came from my scrap stash.

I am entering this is the following challenges:
Cuttin and Stampin: Christmas Tag
Craftin Desert Divas: Christmas
2 Creative Chicks: Christmas/Winter
Cameo Creations Challenge: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Die Cutting Divas: Anything Holiday Related
Cut It Up Challenge: Christmas
Jaded Blossom: Anything Christmas:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Reindeer Tag

This year I made tags for ALL of our presents under the tree. The paper and sentiment is from CTMH. I cut the tags and reindeer out on my Cricut.

I am entering this is the following challenges:
Cuttin and Stampin: Christmas Tag
Craftin Desert Divas: Christmas
2 Creative Chicks: Christmas/Winter

Christmas Treat Boxes

I found this box at the Silhouette store and my mind started racing with all the things I could do. Here are just a few of the boxes. I used scrap pattern paper and CTMH cardstock. They are filled with yummy kisses. The moose, snowflake, candy cane and gingerbread man are all from SVG Cutting Files. The sentiment on the moose boxes are from Jaded Blossom and the banner/tag is from My Craft Spot. These were so fun.

I am entering this in the following challenges: 
Cameo Creations Challenge: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Die Cutting Divas: Anything Holiday Related
Craftin Desert Divas: Christmas
Cut It Up Challenge: Christmas
Jaded Blossom: Anything Christmas:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Minion Christmas Basket

My children absolutely love Despicable Me and when part 2 came out, we were standing in line to see the movie. I made this basket for one of my employees at work after drawing his name for Secret Santa. Guys are sometimes hard to find a gift for but when he told me how he loves to spend time with his four children, I knew a movie basket would be perfect. I picket up these minions from PPPR as a freebie but they are still available for sale here  If you follow Lisa's blog, you will find she is very generous with her files.

The minions in the basket are actually microwave popcorn.  To make them I cute a piece of yellow cardstock 5.5" x 10" and scored it at 2" and 6". I folded it around the popcorn bag and glued it in the bag. To get the minions just the right size, I used my cameo to make a 4x6" square. I then imported my minions and sized them to fit on the square. I only cut the goggles and pants. I used a marker to draw their face on. Don't worry, there are red vines in the back. You just can't see them in the pictures. What is a movie without popcorn, candy and red vines (they are in their own category). These little guys turned out so darned cute.

 Here it is all wrapped up with a bow and ready to be delivered to one lucky family.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Christmas Tree Card

I found this file at the Silhouette Store and wanted to try it out. I used CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack for the printed paper; White Daisy, Ruby and New England Ivy for the Solid Cardstock. The sequins are from My Craft Spot, the Twine from Trendy Twine and the Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Winter Wishes Stamp set. I truly am loving this Sparkle & Shine Pack and if I haven't mentioned it already, CTMH cardstock is wonderful. My Silhouette and Cricut just cut through it like butter. Perfect cut every time, unlike some of the papers you buy at the craft store.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Jaded Blossom's December Challenge Anything Christmas
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #120 Sparkle & Shine

Snowman Cocoa Packet (Mini Me)

Mini Me is at it again. She worked with me one afternoon and came up with a beautiful and yummy gift for her 2nd grade teacher.

CTMH Wisper Cardstock
CTMH Daisy White Cardstock
CTMH Ruby Cardstock
DCWV Christmas & Winter Diecut Stack (pattern paper)
CTMH Liquid Glass (Nose)
CTMH Stamp Pad Barn Red
CTMH Opaque- Licorice
Stickles-Cinnamon (arms)
My Craft Spot Stampin' Around Christmas Stamp Set
My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies Metal Dies
My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon

We will be entering her project in My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #120 Sparkle & Shine:

Sparkle & Shine Paper Cocoa Packet

I found the directions for this packet during a recent blog hop and decided to put my spin on this cute little cocoa packet holder. I am a new CTMH consultant and can't tell you enough how wonderful their paper is. It cuts like butter in both my Silhouette Cameo and my Cricut Expression II. I love, love, love this paper. I have included the recipe below so if you are looking for an item you may not have, stop by my CTMH store and have your supplies delivered right to your home. Every time a box arrives, it's like Christmas. I get so excited when I see the box sitting on my door step after a long day at work.


CTMH Cardstock Slate, White Daisy & Cranberry
CTMH Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack
CTMH Pearl Opaques
CTMH Licorice Opaques
CTMH Round, Clear Sparkle Assortment
CTMH Ink Pad in Barn Red
Trendy Twin Cranberry
My Craft Spot Cranberry Crinkle Ribbon
My Craft Spot Stampin' Around Christmas Stamps
My Craft Spot Tiny Doillies Metal Dies

I am entering this project in the following Challenges:
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #120 Sparkle & Shine