Hand-Made Christmas

Each year I try to make something handmade for the kids or the home for Christmas. This year I decided that we needed new Stockings…something fun. They are lined and plenty big for Santa to get his hand in while filling. It was fun choosing fabrics that matched with each individual person’s interests and likes. I didn’t have a pattern for the cuff so I measured across and added a little extra for the seam allowance. I’d suggest a half inch more if you make these,  it was a tight fit.

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This next photo is of an ornament that my son made me on his 3-d printer. This is his field of study at Washington State, hence the Coug stocking. This sphere came out real smooth, it’s a cleaver process how these printers turn a plastic cord into something completely different.

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Glad Tidings to You!

I’m back tracking a bit today catching up from the past couple of weeks.  We had a wonderful Christmas with all four kids home. We are blessed that they can all be here for the holiday.

I thought I would share photos of some of the Chrismas cards I made for coworkers. I used a few digi stamps that I’ve had for a while. The Penquins are a Penny Black stamp. For the snow I used clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmery cold…brr!

Coloring these images was really fun! It also can be a form of therapy to counteract the holiday chaos.

 

It’s a Paper Pumpkin Christmas!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit was fun to play with. It originally came with supplies to make eight notecards. I wanted A-2 sized cards so I used some Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron cardstock for a base and white embossed with the Falling Snow embossing folder. Added some snow and sequins and together  made a calming winter scene.

Now…off to work on more Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by!

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More Christmas cards

I had a full day of crafting a couple of weeks ago…before the vacation and before we took our youngest back to school. Made a bunch of Christmas cards and tags. Well, I thought I posted them, but didn’t, so here they are…finally!  These cards and tags used the Peace this Christmas stamp set in our current Stampin’ Up catalog, page 27 (#141570 clear) and some retired dsp from last year. I stocked up/hoarded a lot of Christmas dsp last year, was glad to use it! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock as well as gold thread and bakers twine was also used. I made a dozen  of these simple cards and at least two dozen tags. Woohoo! Kept this bunch simple…may add more detail to the cards later.

So, today, I got out one of my favorite new stamps- Time of  Year. It is a hostess set and I’ve used it so much already, just love it!

I haven’t ordered,much from the holiday catty yet as I’ve been trying to use what I just ordered from the annual book first. But I did get the Candy Cane Lane dsp…I’m a sucker for gingerbread! Using Early Espresso and Real Red ink and some Crumb Cake and Real Red cardstock this is what I made today…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I’ve given you some fun ideas so you can start planning early for Christmas!

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