Tis the season for getting waaaaay behind on my blog! Sorry I've neglected you here a bit, but if you're looking for some amazing holiday projects and great deals, check out A Walk Down Memory Lane's 12 Days of Christmas. Each day from the 1st - 12th there's a new amazing deal and a fantastic Christmas project (and the deals accumulate, so the deal that was good on the 1st is still good on the 12th!). I do have a quick Snowflake Card today, too.
I loved this snowflake from Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint stamp set. Gold is showing up everywhere these days. It's super trendy in fashion, decor, and paper crafting, so I thought it would be fun to stamp this card in gold ink. I cut the entire snowflake out, and then layered it on top of the same image stamped in black ink.
When I was all done, I decided it needed a little something extra, so I added a fun little sequin!
December's Card Class in a Box is just about ready to go out and I thought I share a look at the cards.
These are all the cards in the class:
Here's a close up of the cards I created for the class.
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this layout, I mixed and matched a lot of different patterned papers,
so I decided to keep the embellishments fairly simple. However, I
couldn't resist popping that pushpin sticker up with some foam adhesive
to make it look like it was pinning the "school rocks" banner to the
About a month ago I got my kids' school photos. I never expect great grand wonderful things out of a school photo, but it doesn't mean I won't scrap those school photos anyways!
My big kid finally lost his first tooth (layout about that to come soon!) 3 days before school pictures. I'm pretty sure he was way more concerned about showing off the new empty space in his mouth than smiling!
I used Simple Stories Smarty Pants paper and stickers to capture his first grade school photo. I love how easily Simple Stories stickers layer up!
I little more layering of stickers for the title, and this one is going in the scrap book!
I don't know about you, but it always seems there are 3 times as many crafts to make as Christmas approaches. It was fun to step back holiday paper crafting and do a little "free" scrapping this weekend. Here's a layout from some photos I took this summer.
The shades of gray and rich blues in Pebbles Front Porch were perfect for scrapping these photos. The photo frames make easy work of making interesting photo mats.
Pebbles makes such lovely chipboard embellishments, and I try to use them any chance I get.
I used a little bit of Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire ink to turn the alphabet stickers from gray to blue. I also couldn't help but find a reason to use one of those adorable clothespins!
Welcome to the Glue Dots® 20/20 Handmade Holiday Blog Hop. Today I have homemade purse sized little lotions bars to share. For gift giving, I like to package them in pretty tins that are perfect for slipping in your purse. I'll make pretty today using some patterned paper and Glue Dots®.
Including packaging, these run about $1 per packaged lotion bar, so for $20 you can make 20 of these. To keep cost down, I ordered most of products online through Amazon.
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat melt:
3/4 cup Beeswax ($3.50)
3/4 cup Shea Butter ($3.50) - you can substitute cocoa butter or vegetable shortening as well.
3/4 cup coconut oil ($2.00)
It will take about 10 minutes for the ingredients to go from solid to liquid.
*Optional step: You can add essenial oils (for scented lotion bars) and or vitamin E oil (for preservation).
You can pour the lotion bars into any mold you'd like, but for these, I just poured the lotion bars directly into the tins I will be using for gifting. I was able to find my tins for $5 per 10 pack. While my lotions bars were cooling (which happened very quickly since the tins are small), I decorated the lids (which took about 5 - 10 minutes).
I printed small labels on patterned paper from Pebbles Inc. Front Porch collection. I used my Silhouette digital die cutting machine to cut those labels into small circles (if you don't have a Silhouette, you could use circle punches, dies, or even just a scissors). I cut a second larger circle from Front Porch paper as well. I sized this circle to be slightly smaller than the lid of the tin. Use Permanent Glue Dots® to attach the smaller paper circle to the larger one and to attach the large circle to the lid of the container.
You can also add little strips of paper or washi tape to the edge of your tin. While washi tape is self-adhering, I like to put a Glue Dot on the end of the tape to make sure the end doesn't start to peel off after the container has been used for a while.
...and there you have it 20 little gifts for $20 in 20 minutes!
Don't forget to check out all the other amazing 20/20 holiday gifts made by the rest of the Glue Dots® Resource Team: