Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 17 - Last Minute Christmas

I'm embarrasesed to admit I had another really relaxing day today. I finshed up a few bits and pieces on these two projects I'm posting tonight, did a lot of reading, and cleaned up around my apartment. I'm really taking advantage of the opportunity to rest in preparation for the holidays. Tomorrow it will start to get busy again.  I have one more Christmas party to attend. I also have to drop off a few things to the food bank, get a few more gift cards, and bake one more batch of cookies. Yes, I probably could have done the cookies tonight, but that would've meant a trip to the store, and with gas being the price it is, I decided I'd rather wait, since I had other errands to do tomorrow.

This first project is a gift card holder. We had so much fun playing with the envelope punch board. I really am starting to love that tool. I also caved and got the Festive Flurry set (the snowflake) and the matching dies. I didn't do a great job cutting the die here, but I am not going to worry about it. I forgot my painter's tape to hold down the die. I've thought about getting the new Stampin Up magnetic platform, but I can't justify the cost when post its and painter's tape work equally well. This gift card holder will be for my mom, and she already knows I'm not always the most coordinated individual, so she'll be impressed I got it that close.

We also made a treat bag at club. My ribbon is coming loose here, but it actually is on pretty well. Originally, it was full of Hershey's Kisses, and, well... I ate them. So I'll have to get more. The bag will contain a small card, a gift card, and some candy. What teenager doesn't love candy?

I'm entering three challenges with these projects.  For the first two challenges, I just have to confirm which sites allow me to enter more than one project and then I'll officially decide which one to link up.

Sweet Stampin - Last Minute Christmas 
SUO Challenges - Last Minute Christmas
Shopping Our Stash - One Colour (plus neutrals)


Holly Jolly Gift Card Holder
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Tags 4 You, Festive Flurry, Baroque Motifs
Other: Framelits, Silver Glimmer paper, Ribbon, Frosted Embellishments, Punch

Treat Bag
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Gumball Green, Whisper White
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles
Other: Ribbon, Doily, Treat Bag, circle punch


Marcy said...

Pretty card and gift bag! Can't believe Christmas is almost here!

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fantastic gift bag!! Love the doily and ribbon with the tag accent and of course, you had to eat the Hershey Kisses-those were for you :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Pia xx

Natali said...

Gorgeous projects. Love colour combination on card.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Last Minute Christmas” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Leslie Hanna said...

I like the mix of blue-greens - my favorite color family. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping our stash!

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Very cute! I think I would have eaten the candy before I took a photo, too!

Karen Barber said...

SUCH pretty colors together! Thanks for playing along!