Thursday, December 4, 2014

12 days of Christmas- day 11

Well, it's last day of the blog hop eve.  I wanted to do so much, I just didn't have the cash to do everything.  Oh well, that tends to happen around this time of year, doesn't it?

What did I do today?  Well, I made another simple card.  I'm into simplicity this year.  I have about a squajillion and one things I have to do- and now I have rehearsals on top of it!  Yup!  I made the cast of Les Miserables!  I can't tell you just how excited I really am!!!

So, simplifying so I can get everything out and done is best for me-

This one is slightly more involved than the other cards I did.

Here's what I did:

Here's waht you'll need:
kraft A2 sized cardstock,
christmas paper
baker's twine
glitter glue.

Cut out a simple tree and glue it to the card a little higher than center.  (you want room for hte presents.)  cut out random squares and rectangles for your "presents".  tie a bow and glue it to the top of the tree.  add glitter glue dots in random pattern on your tree.  You can do red to make it pop better, all I had on hand was green right now.  (kids dried out my other supplies.)

tie twine around the presents and glue them to the card.  With a pen, a marker, or a stick pin where you stabbed your finger with blood, write "joy" on the bottom right hand of the card.  Or you could be awesome and use a stamp.  I didn't have a stamp.

Tada.  you're done!

Question of the day:  Star or Angel on top of the tree?

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 days of Christmas- day 10

WOOT!  we're 10 days into it, can you believe it? :(

If you're here in the lineup, word.  If you're here randomly, please go to Lisa's blog- she's got some blog candy for you.

OK, so today's project is versatile!  You can use it for Christmas, or Valentine's day or just becuase you like red roses.

I made roses.  THEY ARE SO COOL!  and so easy to make!

Here's what I did:

(I'm having the hardest time getting my photos to me so I can upload them here.  I'm so sorry, please be patient, it'll happen when I can upload them.

Here's what you need:
red and green card stock
SVG file from (This one here)
3/8" dowel rod
green floral tape

Here's how you do it:

Mary and Leo are geniuses when it comes to svg files.

Question of the day:  how do you pronounce poinsettia?  In our house it's poin-set-TEA-uh.  not poin-set-uh.  There's an i there.  It's not silent.  URGH! (can you tell- pet peeve?)  Now, head on over to Jessica!  She's got something awesome for you!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 days of Christmas - day 9

Hello and happy December 2nd, y'all!  Hope you're having a wonderful day.  (I am and I"ll tell you why in a little bit.)  Today is the 9th day in the hop and I hope that you're here from the lineup, if not, please start at Lisa's blog.  She's giving away blog candy that you can win.

So, why am I having an amazing day?  Well, last night I had callbacks for Les Miserables!  I have wanted to be in it since I saw Lea Salonga do it about 20 years ago!  TOTALLY in love with it (as was everyone at callbacks last night!) and I will hear something by noon tomorrow. :D

Anyhoo, on to my project:

A very simple card.  I like simple.

Here's what you need:
an ornament shape cut out (I fussy cut this.)
brown cardstock- A2 size.
glue stick.

Here's how you do it:
glue the ornament on to the folded card.

See?  it doesn't get easier than that.

Question of the day:  What is your favorite Christmas movie?  Mine is the Nativity Story, and Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

12 days of Christmas- day 8

WOOHOO!  Welcome back, you're with me this far.  I'm happier than a puppy with a chew toy!

First thing's first- go back to Lisa's blog if you're  not here from the beginning of the hop.

Today is day 8 and I have another project for you!  First, how talented are these wonderfully creative people I'm in this hop with?  They're like crazy gifted and here I am like internet explorer- eating paste.

This is today's project:

They were SUPER easy to do- so much so that your kindergartener can do this with you.
Here's what you'll need:
christmas paper
template.  (You can draw one easily- I"ll tell you how.)
glue stick
twine or string.

Here's what you do:
It's a lot easier to draw a christmas bulb than you'd imagine.  Do you remember cutting out symmetrical hearts when we were kids?  You'd fold the paper in half and then draw the 1/2 heart and cut it out and boom, you'd have a "perfect" heart?  That's what I did in card stock, EXCEPT- the top part is flatter, and you draw on a little square "tab" to the top.  When you open it up, it'll look like this:

So, you get what I mean.

Ok, so after you draw your template and open it up, you trace 9 of them on 12x12 christmas paper.  I was able to get 18 out of 1 sheet, which gives you 2 ornaments.  after you cut them all out, fold them in half with the pretty side in.  You can ALSO do this with 2 sided paper and alternate front and back.  (in that case do an even number of bulbs papers)  once they're all folded and creased, put some glue on one side and line the next one on top to match.  repeat and stack them all.  Cut a length of twine so that you can either put it directly on the tree, or you can string a hook on it.  glue it on and then glue the last side to the first side forming a 3D ornament.

Tada!  they're pretty fast to do and SUPER easy to make.  and how lucky of a girl am I to find glitter gingham paper?  Yeah, that feeds my country side and my super-girly side at the same time!

Question of the day:  What is your favorite Christmas Carol?  Mine is Mary did you know, and O Holy Night.  Oh, and Linda Eder's version of Do You See What I See (or whatever it's called- the Perry Como version to this day reminds me of gremlins.).

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