Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas projects cards & boxes

Good morning...barely!  I woke up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground and it hasn't stopped yet!  I don't care for winter as I don't like the cold, so even though the snow is beautiful...I'm already dreading having to go to work tomorrow in it!  The news people said 2-3" for the day, but we've already surpassed that and it still is coming down!!  Ugh!!

This past week, I've been busy getting things ready for Christmas gifts.  I thought I'd share them with you all.

These first 2 cards, my daughter, Shelby, made.  She did a really good job on them and I barely helped her!

The first card here, I don't like very much, but I'll use it.  I embossed the happy holidays in the Tim Holtz styled labels die shape, then used glitter to highlight it, but you can't tell it in the picture.  The 2nd card with the snowman I made last year, but never gave it to anyone, so I'll give it this year.

 These 2 are my favorite.  I had some help with a sketch on the 2nd one from cardmaps.  The first one was all my own ideas.  The santa is stamped on a piece of grungepaper and I covered his beard and hat in some fluff.  I love the way it turned out.
 I bought some plain white boxes from Walmart to decorate.  This whole piece is just the lid that fits completely over the box.  I covered them in patterned paper and then decorated the tops.  All the flowers except on the blue one are my own.  The 3 big ones on the blue one are Prima flowers I glimmer misted.
 I took apart craft picks that I bought at Walmart and Michael's to decorate with.  On the one above and the one below, Paul found me some fake snow that I glued on.  I stickled some foam snowflakes for the bottom one.  I made some of the sprigs myself using wire and floral tape then glittered with paint.
 The red and green curlies are made from paper. I just cut strips, wet them, wrapped them around a paintbrush and dried them.  The box below was my first one...a little more plain than the others...but I still like it.
 This blue one is my favorite!  I love blue...its my favorite color.  I used snow tex on this one to create the effects of snow.  Glued some of my handmade bling on it and added a doily and some ribbon.
I have 2 more boxes to decorate.  I'm having my sister bake some cookies and make some candies and I'll fill these up and give them to the daycare workers for gifts.  All of these boxes have lots of glitter and shine.  The recipients can keep them to decorate with or use them to give someone else a gift!

I still have to make tags for gifts and a birthday card that I'm already 2 days late on!  There just doesn't seem to be enough time for anything!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!



Alissa said...

Love the cards and boxes! They are beautiful!

jennaroo said...

Oh Stephanie, those boxes are super amazing, you are very talented!!! I so want to lift those from you!!! I would have never thought of mixing flowers with snowflakes....what an awesome combo!

mustangkayla said...

What pretty cards! And your boxes are beautiful!