Sunday, November 30, 2014

Easy Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards

Christmastime is here.  Nothing fuels my desire to get in the craft room and make cards more than Christmas.  I love Christmas cards of all types--fancy, simple, handmade, pre-printed, photo cards, etc.  Every year I make dozens of Christmas cards, but do I send them?  No.  I put writing and sending cards on my "To Do...Later" list and I just never get around to it.  Christmas comes and goes and I convince myself I'll do it next year....I promise. 

One hang up I run into every year is mailing cards that don't fit into a standard sized envelope.  Bulky cards take extra postage, sure, but it's the trip to the post office that I most dread.  This year I have resolved to make flat Christmas cards that I can pop into an envelope and have the kids take out to the mailbox.  

Easy Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

10 Reasons to Buy a Cricut Explore, NEW Frozen Cut Files and Cricut BLACK FRIDAY Deals!

If you have been following the blog for the past few months, you know that I have been part of the Cricut Design Space™ Star contest.  What a whirlwind it has been!  You may remember my contest projects: 

Alpaca Lunch Box

Monday, November 24, 2014

Milk Carton and French Fry Box Christmas Treat Containers

Christmas season is nearly in full swing, which means it's time for unexpected visitors and the awkward "I'm sorry, I didn't have anything for you" scenario.  You know what I'm talking about.  

Whether you're looking to create quick gifts for those unexpected visitors, or polish off your holiday décor, Michaels' Recollections brand items are a great, affordable option.  Just because a gift comes together quickly and inexpensively, doesn't mean it is any less heartfelt than a handmade gift that took hours to prepare.  

Milk Carton Christmas Gift Containers

Milk carton Christmas treat containers

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Modern Twelve Days of Christmas Clock

I love analog clocks.  The louder the obnoxious tick-tock, the better.  And cuckoo clocks?  Don't get me started.  I have at least one clock in every room of the house.  You know that scene in the beginning of Back to the Future in Doc Brown's garage?  I would love to have a wall full of eclectic tick-tocking clocks someday.   

Modern Twelve Days of Christmas Clock

DIY Modern Twelve Days of Christmas Clock