Saturday, September 12, 2009

Christmas Open House : Christmas gift cards

These are darling and easy little gift card holders. There are three different styles:
1. Wallet (white and blue)
2. Square (red and green with pointsettia)
3. side fold over one. (red and burgundy and green)

You can make several of these fairly quickly and easily.

Christmas Open House : Christmas gift packaging center

This is an awesome little gift packaging center you can put on your countertop or desk and be ready for packaging up those quick little gifts that you find you need for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, the mailman, etc. Pop some homebaked goodies or some store bought ones (wink, wink :) ) in the bags, add the tag from the little drawers on the side , cut off some ribbon to tie on and you have an awesome little gift. You will make the holder (really very easy, just some gluing together), and tags. You will get 6 coffee style bags (3 in white and 3 in kraft), tags, 2 each of medium and large cello bags with solid color toppers, and 6 yds. of Christmas colored ribbons that go on the stick in front. Too cute. Your paper colors and printed papers will vary based on what we have.

Or if you don't want a whole packaging center, you can make this tag box full of tags to put on your gifts.

Christmas open house: stocking stuffer box and 2-4-6-8 box

This is a great little gift packaging option for you. It is a stocking stuffer box. I made the one in blue for a sample, and then found the great idea to do the copper and swirl one, which is the one you will make if you sign up for this gift packaging option. This box holds a pretty good amount of treats or small round cookies. You could roll up a pair of socks in this one too. Cute. You will have silver, gold or copper colors to choose from. This box is about 2 1/2 inches wide and deep. It is approx. 6 -7 inches tall.

The second box is a simple rectangle box that will hold a variety of candies, small gifts, snowman soup (hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and peppermints), or a small bottle of lotion or perfume. This box is about 2 1/4 inches wide and deep, and about 6 1/2 inches tall.

Designer paper gift tote

This is an example of a gift bag you can make with two pieces of 12x12 designer paper and some ribbons. Super easy and cute. They are at least 8 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches deep. They are about 8 1/2 to 9 inches tall. The bags will hold a pretty substantial gift. We will have several selections of designer papers to choose from to make these bags.

Mini loaf bread boxes: Christmas open house

These are for mini loaf or mini bundt cakes. Super easy and very festive. You simply wrap up your bread/cake neatly in plastic wrap, maybe even wrap it in cellophane and tie up with the ribbon and tag. Super easy but very impressive when you give it. Show friends, teachers, co-workers and family you care by sharing your favorite quick breads with them this Christmas.
I found the directions for these from the Scor-Pal site. Very very easy.

The square box is 4 inches square with 2 1/4 inch sides with a 1/2 inch overhang. So add 9 1/2 inch square piece of cardstock would work for this box. Score at 1/2 and then 2 3/4 on each side to make. Hope that helps.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Christmas Open House : bookmark card

This is a beautiful bookmark and card all in one. The bookmark comes out of the card, but on the card creates an elegant focal point. The bookmark is quick and easy to make and would be a cherished gift for a book reader or as a Bible bookmark.

Christmas Open House : gift options

This is a gift option for you to make.
1. Coasters stamped with monograms or other images (monogram in various fonts, lighthouse, deer, and Bible verses.

Other gift options are:
1. an etched glass plate (we couldn't get them to show up well in a photo.)

2. wall memo board or calendar (you will choose from some neutral colors such as brown, celery green, blue and ivory) You can make this a calendar with memo board like seen here, or you can orient the frame up and down with one calendar at the bottom and memo area at the top. You will be able to decorate these simply with some die cut flowers or butterflies or even a monogram label.

3. perpetual birthday calendar (the pink booklet in the photos)

4. bookmark card (see separate post)

5. decorated mason jars for cookie or other food gift mix in a jar gifts. (You will get the jar decorated and then a recipe if you want for a food gift mix. You will have to provide your own ingredients for the jar later.)

6. tea box with notecard (see separate post)

Christmas Open House : tea for two gift

This gift ensemble is great for the tea lover you know. It has lots of space to fill with various flavored tea bags. It comes with a cute little "hidden" note card for you to give with it. The notecard slips out of the belly band and you have room to write in it. Then you slide it back into the base under the band and the focal point of the card rests upon the band. Very stylish and fun.

Christmas open house: children's thank you cards

This is a choice for you to make: Children's thank you cards. Easy for them to fill out and pop in the mail, and you instill manners in them while they have fun. You can make 16 of these. You can make them with snowman, or a cute boy or girl holding a candy cane with a winter cap on them.

Christmas open house: Bible Verse Cards

These are beautiful Scripture cards that are perfect for sending to someone to encourage them, or remind them of God's word. They are elegant, easy and convey a wonderful message. You can choose to do the 3x6 card set in shades of kraft, vanilla, and not quite navy and have an elegant tone on tone designer paper on them.
OR you can choose the set that are standard card size in the brighter tones and vanilla.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

christmas open house: cupcakes

Here is a set of cute and fun birthday cards that you can customize with cupcake style, sentiments and colors. You can make half the set of 8 cards in boy/masculine colors and half in girl/feminine colors. Add a little glitter sprinkles and you'll get lots of birthday smiles. Now you will never have an excuse to recognize a friend or loved one's birthday. You will also make a cute little box to put these in for a gift.

christmas open house: scattered showers

Here is a group of whimsical little cards that are great to encourage someone. There are great little sentiments you can choose from to put on these cards. You will make 8 cards in this set as well as an easy little box to put them in.

Just thought you would like to know the possible sentiments you could use either on the inside or outside of the card:
I hate it when you're sad
This too shall pass
Ain't no sunshine when you're gone
Feel better, Friend
Can't smile without you
Thank you
Just a note to brighten your day and chase the gloomies away
So sorry you're under the weather
April Showers bring May flowers
The sun will come out tomorrow
Into every life, a little rain must fall
Praying for you
Thinking of you
Don't fret, Dearie
I love you rain or shine
So Happy for you
Wishing you sunshine
Cheer up, Buttercup
When it rains, it pours
Wishing you showers of blessings

Christmas open house: everyday button bits card set

This set uses buttons to make the card's main image. They are fun, whimsical and super easy to make. These cards are sure to make the recipient feel special.

Christmas open house: make your own card kit/ custom greeting kit

This is a beautiful gift ensemble of cards you can customize with the rub-on sentiments of your choice. There are friendship, birthday, thank you, and get well ones to choose from. Your papers will vary depending on what we have available. All choices will be pretty and elegant. You will make 10 cards and the box.

christmas open house: peacock thanks

These two cards can be made into a set of 8 cards very easily and is a great layout and image for thank you cards. The image comes with a saying that you can ink up or just omit.

christmas open house: monograms

There are several options for you to make monogramed notecards. The embossed notecards with black stripe are fold over cards and you will make 10 in a set like that. The rest are single layer cards (they don't fold over) for quick notes, thank you cards, or whatever you need, and you will make 12 of those. These would be great for men or women depending on the font style you choose and paper colors. Please specify embossed cards or non-embossed and if you want masculine or feminine colors. That way we can use appropriate papers and such for your set. You will also make the quick box to put them in as well.

Christmas open house: on the couch

This is another darling set of cards for letting a friend know you care and want to talk. It's a great set for making someone feel right at home or saying that you understand they need a little rest. You will make 8 cards (2 of each style) in this set. You will also make a quick little box to put them in.

Thought you might like to know the possible sentiments you could put on the outside or inside of these cards:
hoping you're fully recovered soon
it's time for some girl talk
just sittin' here thinkin' of you
A good friend is like a special chair...ready to comfort you and let you know they care.
let's chat
let's get together
potato optional
come on over friend
thank you for always being by my side
feel better soon
need a couch day?
your couch or mine?
i chair-ish your friendship
let me lighten your load
time to relax
let's chat

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Christmas Open House : Christmas cards

These are some Christmas card options. You can pick one to make a set of 16 cards. Most are super easy and use a simple stamped image or rub-ons with punches to make them quick and fast. Or you can choose a photo card as seen in another post.

1. You can make 16 cards using the reindeer stamp and various rub-on sentiments from Stampin' UP! Christmas rub-ons.
2. You can make 16 cards using the ornament and circle rub-ons from the same Stampin' UP! Christmas rub-on package. These use the top note die and some patterened paper.
3. You can make this Lovely as a tree card, which is simple and elegant. Again, 16 cards.

Christmas open house: photo Christmas cards

These are great and easy Christmas photo cards. It is simply a one layer card (kind of like a postcard). You simply attach your photo to the back of the white frame or patterned paper overlay and you glue the pieces together. Super easy and great for those holiday photo cards everyone likes to give out. The greetings at the bottom of the card are so classy and nice too. You can make a set of 16 of these. You will receive a sheet of dimensional adhesives for attaching these to the card bases once you put your photos in them.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

christmas open house: teacher gift for sale

We will have this gift set for sale at the open house. This is not one of the options for you to make.

This is an awesome teacher gift. The holder hangs on the wall or a bulletin board and comes with 8 cards that a teacher will love to have. The notecards with the apple in the top corner can be monogrammed for more personalization. Cute. This and other great gifts will be available for sale at our Holiday Open House