December 14, 2008

That time of year

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!! It is that time of year again - handmade Christmas gifts and/or packaging. Ever since I have been stamping I have tried to make all my presents have some sort of handmade element to them. This year is no exception.

Here is the first:
These are money or gift card holders. With the way the economy is this year, they will be money holders. These were made for my cousins (twin girls and a boy). I am not sure you can really call them girls and a boy. The twins are 19 and their brother is 15. The girls are getting the ones with the Snowmen and their brother is getting the one with the reindeer's.

Stamps: SU - Best Yet, Holiday Lineup
Paper: SU - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Nestabilities, SU Watercolor Pencils

Here is the second:
These ornaments were made for my best friend - Jennifer. We try to do something stamp related for each other for Christmas. We decided to do something a little different this year. Since everyone is watching every penny they spend we decided to make ornaments with items we have around the house. I made three different designs and two of each design. One design is using the clear glass ball ornament. In one of them I mixed some ink and water to coat the inside and then filled with glitter. It gives a nice sparkle to it. The other glass ball has an image stamped on acetate and then the ball is filled with fake snow. The two ornaments opposite of the glass ones are made by fanning strips of paper. The final design is called a Pinecone ball and they are the two located in the middle. All you do with these is fold paper into triangles and pin them to a styrofoam ball. You work your way up from the bottom to the top. The bows on the top are to help hide the pins and the part of the ball that is not covered with paper. I am hoping Jennifer likes them.

Stamp: SU Frosty
Paper: SU Ski Slops DP, PTI Polka Dots, Random Red, and Random Vellum
Ink: Black StazOn, Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU - White Taffeta, Random White, Gold, and Cream Organdy Ribbon, Glitter


Here is the third present:
A box of 18 cards and 18 envelopes along with a book of stamps for my Great Great Aunt's Christmas present. She turned 100 on Oct 3 and for the past couple of years it has been so difficult to shop for her. Well, it finally dawned on me - she like to write to her friends back in Pennsylvania, why not make her some cards. This set includes two of each design shown. The sayings range from Happy Birthday to Get Well to Thank You and so on. Each card is mounted on to White cardstock so she will not have to worry about if the ink will show up.

Stamps: SU - Always,Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: SU - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DSP, Ski Slope DSP, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Ink: SU - Basic Brown, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pale Plum, Tangerine Tango, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories - SU - White Taffeta, Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain, Chocolate Ship Twill, Alpine. Brads, Organdy Ribbon, SU Chit Chat Rub-ons, SU Pretties Kit

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