This week we are bringing you TONS of inspiration using the Christmas Cheer collection. I asked our talented designers to focus on fun little projects, and they did not disappoint! We have a fabulous mix of projects to share with you this week, including lots and lots of ideas for gift giving. And seeing as though the holidays can be one of our busiest times of the year, I love that so many of these projects can be created in no time at all.
December Lists Notebook, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love notebooks! I love to decorate them, make covers for them, and then give them away! This particular notebook is one that I will be keeping. I made it specifically to help keep me organized this Christmas. I used lots of goodies from the Christmas Cheer collection to decorate the cover. I even made a pocket on the inside to hold loose papers. I carried the same theme over to the inside and made it pretty as well!
Christmas Cheer: Daily Details, Christmas Crew, Borders, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces; Button Market: Snowflakes
Holiday Hoopla Treat Bag, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Creating special gifts couldn't be easier with all of the coordinating papers and embellishments in the Christmas Cheer collection! I just adhered a couple of pieces of patterned paper to a white gift bag filled with specialty peppermints. I embellished with some of the coordinating stickers, Paper Pieces, and even a Ciao Chip chipboard piece!
Christmas Cheer: Christmas Crew, Reindeer Games, Paper Pieces, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons
Card, Gift Card Holder & Ornament (Santa Set), by Kathy Martin.
Fa la la. I love creating handmade gifts for Christmas which are far more personal and sentimental than anything I can buy in the stores! This ensemble is called the Santa set and includes a greeting card, gift card tote and ornament. I’ve been making these star cookie cutter ornaments for years. They’re easy to make with a single strip of patterned paper adhered to the outer perimeter of the cookie cutter. Then add a bow and some bells and you’re good to go! One year I included them with a plate of handmade goodies and they were a big hit!
Christmas Cheer: Borders, Daily Details, Paper Pieces, Treasures & Text, Trinkets; Christmas Countdown: Believe
Christmas Frame, by Morgan Bandkowski.
Christmas time is always one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the decorations and traditions. It's a time for family and togetherness. I thought making an altered frame would be the perfect project. It's fun to make a craft with a personal touch. I used hot glue to attach my pieces on the frame so it will last throughout the years. I picked a picture of me and my grandparents, but it would be fun to switch out the photo each year.
Christmas Cheer: Happy Hearts, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice
Christmas Treat Bags, by Morgan Bandkowski.
It's always fun to surprise people with homemade holiday treats. I made two different size bags depending on the treat you are giving. By adding a few pieces of papers and stickers you can create something special and so thoughtful.
Christmas Cheer: Treasures & Text, Borders, Merry & Bright, Chipboard Icons