Ready for Christmas?

No, I’m not! I do this to myself every year. Last minute cards are becoming a tradition – here I am frantically coloring on my lunch break.

This ‘Reindeer Fun’ stamp & die set by Mama Elephant is so cute. Best of all, I didn’t have to order anything online for my cards this year. I get so impatient waiting for craft supplies through the mail, especially when I’m already running behind. I found these at JoAnns!

Thankfully, they are all in the mail as of yesterday. Now I sit and wait to receive a card in return… yes, I sit and wait.

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Oh Snap!

I got a late start to making my cards this year so I needed something quick and easy. I decided on this cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.

I spent a portion of 2 lunch breaks coloring these in…

 

Believe it or not, this is my first time using dies to cut paper. I purchased my Big Shot due to my interest in cutting felt. The dies don’t stay in place as easily as they do on paper so this was like a little adventure.

I cut about 100 or so and used 3 to 4 on each card.

Since it took so much time to color and cut these out and like I said– I really got a late start, I just went with washi tape to dress the cards up to get them out the door!

 

 

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Felt and Poinsettia Wreath

Happy Labor Day! I have been doing some cleaning, reorganizing, and of course… buying. There is a going out of business sale at a local fabric store and I just had to stop in, TWICE! There were really great deals on zippers and I picked up a ton of upholstery fabric samples. Also, I bought possibly too much red felt so I decided to get started on a project.

These dies are My Favorite Things POINSETTIA. I have used this set before on several other projects.  I highly recommend them! They work well for flowers for any occasion, not just Christmas!
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During my cleanup I discovered a couple of wreaths I didn’t remember wrapping. Here’s the one I picked. It is a super chunky white yarn. I have started exclusively using straw wreaths and chunky yarn to wrap my wreaths. This wreath measures 8″.

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Now here’s the fun part if you’d like to follow along. All you will need is:

Cut 10 large flowers and 20 small flowers.  Stack two small flowers on top of the larger flower and place three pins in the center. Be sure to push the pins securely in the wreath. poinsettiawreath03

It should begin to look something like this–poinsettiawreath04

It looks pretty cool with just the three, so you may get the urge to stop here. I decided to keep going. The size of your wreath will of course determine how many flowers you will ultimately need. Be sure to adjust your supplies accordingly. Here is my final result!

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So my holiday project is complete. I hope you will give it a try. If you have any suggestions on what I can do with my remaining mountain of red felt, drop a comment 😉

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Happy Camper Hoop

Pastels are always a winner! I am not a lover of the outdoors, but a cute vintage camper might get me out there. But honestly, it has been so hot lately I don’t even think that would work!happy camper
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