Here is the Christmas card I made for my daughter's teacher. The patterned paper on the front, as well as what I used for the stocking on the inside, are Merry Grinch-mas from Rusty Pickle. The other papers are from Creative Memories. Ribbon is from Wal-Mart. I cut the scalloped square on the front from Mini-Monograms at 4 inches, and the ornament was cut from Christmas Cheer at 3.5 inches. "Merry Christmas" and the stocking were cut from Joys of the Season at 2 inches. I used Diamond Stickles on the words and the stocking inside.
I participated in a gift exchange on a message board I belong to. Included with the gift I sent my gift exchange partner were some chocolates and a pack of 3 cards that I made. The cards were copied from some other birthday cards I made earlier.
In the above picture, I just put the Hershey's Kisses into a cello bag and laid the bag down on top of the green CM paper I was going to use. I marked the paper and cut it so that I would have about 2 inches on the front and back after it was folded down from the top and up from the bottom. On each piece of paper, I scored two lines that were just under .25" apart and folded. I then adhered the paper to the top and bottom of the bag and added ribbon to each. Both styles of ribbon are from Big Lots. The red tag was cut at 3 inches from Provo Craft Christmas Cheer paper. The white paper is CM and was cut at 2.75 inches and stamped with a $1 stamp from Michael's.
I gave several gift cards this year, and I loved having my Cricut Expression to help me with those projects. It was also very helpful when making a couple of money holders.
For this first gift card holder and tag, I cut them using Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. It was tied with a ribbon (from Wal-Mart) to close, and the tag was attached using a sheer gold ribbon from the dollar store.
These 2 slider boxes were cut with TBBM at 5". The first one was made using CM Starry Night paper and a green sheer ribbon from Wal-Mart. The tag was cut at 2.5". The second box was made using CM blue cardstock for the box, white CM cardstock for the top, and ribbon from Big Lots. The white paper was embossed using the Cuttlebug machine and the Snowflake embossing folder.
The next gift was for a female, so I used TBBM to cut the purse. For the size, I chose the "fit to page" function on the Expression machine. I used Prima Aurora paper and ribbon from Michaels. The tag is made with paper from CM's Shades of Green Paper Pack and inked on the edges. I cut a tag pocket (tag pocket 1) to slip the money down into.
I cut this cut triangle box to use from TBBM using the fit to page feature on the Expression machine. The paper is CM Evergreen cardstock. For the tag, I used red paper from the CM Candy Cane album kit, using the tag feature on the Christmas Cheer cartridge. I used ribbon from Big Lots, and the box is closed by using small cuts of leftover Velcro that I had lying around.
The next gift card was for my mom. I put it inside one of my favorite Christmas cards that I made this year and, wouldn't you know, I forgot to take a picture of it. Yet I thought to take a picture of the envelope! Geez. Hopefully, I can get my mom to take a picture and email it to me soon. I used an invitation-sized envelope, a tag from the My Mind's Eye Bohemian Christmas pack, and ribbon from Michaels. "Donna" was cut at .75" using the shadow feature and then stickled using Diamond Stickles.
And that's it for my last minute Christmas projects. I learned a lesson....STOP WAITING 'TIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!! LOL, well, at least I *think* I learned my lesson. Thanks for looking. I would love for you to leave a comment!