Monday, December 22, 2008

If you're like me.....

you're gearing up for these last few days before Christmas. That means shopping, wrapping, checking lists, and finalizing work issues. I LOVE the holidays. It's a time I'm guaranteed to have all my family together. It's a time for sharing, laughter, and good food. As we enter these last few hectic days I want to invite you all to take it all in. Don't rush. Sit back and enjoy the holiday for what it is. And, be sure to give yourself some time too!

We have more wonderful holiday projects to share with you today. First up are these gift card holders from DT member Brenda.

Gift cards are very popular these days and there's no better way to give them than in a handmade holder. On this one, Brenda used the Quickutz Revolution Santa and the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set.

Here, Brenda used the Quicktuz Snowflake, the Quickutz corner, and the Boss Kut Merry Christmas expressionable. Who wouldn't love to receive a gift card wrapped up in one of these?!

Our next project for today comes from DT member Veronica. She created this card...

with the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set. Veronica also made this box craker.

It was cut with the Silhouette, the star was cut with the Spellbinders Nestabilities and she added some holly leaves to her tag from the Quickutz Jolly Gift Set. Both projects are great and could be done rather quickly.

This next project is a wall hang. Our very own CraftyDeb designed this to fit inside a 12x12 frame.

On this lovely layout CraftyDeb used the Quickutz Tree 12" Border, a variety of the Quickutz animal dies, and the Quickutz Nutmeg font. The next one she made is 8 1/2x11.

This time, CraftyDeb used the Quickutz Paper Dolls, the Revolution Nativity Manger, and the Quickutz Lamb. These would look great hanging on your wall next to your tree!

The last projects I want to show you today come from DT members Brenda and Jenn.

This Magic Reindeer Food Ornament was created by Brenda. She used the Quickutz Tree Border to create the antlers. Isn't this darling?!

Here is Jenn's version:

Jenn chose to make hers a bag and she created the handmade topper with Scenic Route papers, the Quickutz Santa in his sleigh and Reindeer and the Rollerskate font. These dies are retired but the shapes are still available as downloads for the Silhouette.

There are many different recipes and poems out there for Magic Reindeer Food. Here's just one of them...

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!

Wow! Are those projects awesome or what? And you know what? The best thing is you still have time before Christmas to try one...or all...of these for yourself! If you try any of these we'd love to see your version of it! Email them to me at Thanks for stoppin' by today! We'll be back Wednesday with tons of scrapbook inspiration! Have a great day!



Karen said...

Gotta say Brenda's gift card holders are adorable AND her Reindeer food box is so cute, I want to make one of those and leave it empty to hang on my tree as an ornament.

And then Deb's wall hangings remind us what the true meaning of the season is. Way to go! I needed that.

I like Veronica's Cracker Box as well. That would be a very unique way to wrap a small gift.

I also like Jenn's version of the reindeer food. (I don't think I could tear up the ornament one and I certainly would save the top off of the one Jenn made and reuse the top part of it.)

Great job ladies on a great blog. The blog is getting better (more ideas.)

Sandra said...

Brenda your projects are wonderful, you have a lot of talent.

Anonymous said...

Nice work ladies. LOVE Brenda's use of the box and "antlers" to make a reindeer box. That's a Cricut box isn't it. Very cute! And thanks Jenn for providing the reindeer food poem, I just might have to whip some of that up for my neices/nephews! Merry Christmas Jenn, Brenda, Deb, Veronica and Tammy!

Jeremy in Georgia

Anonymous said...

Just went back and looked at Deb's Silent Night page. That is the perfect paper to use with that title Deb. Very great job. I think I can copy the look with my Copic's/Airgun. Nice inspiration this morning! Merry Christmas design team!

Helen said...

Brenda does such a wonderful job... always top notch projects with a lot of different tools and techniques used. I would love to see another video from her!

Scrapendipity said...

Wonderful work, as always, everyone! Merry Christmas. :)

Jenn in MO said...

Merry Christmas to you too Shar and all SM blog-readers! Brenda - I love the tree antlers and your detail is fantastic as usual. Deb, your P.J. border is BRILLIANT!