Ok....well, yes Christmas is over, but my upline and some of my sidelines met recently for a post-holiday dinner and gift swap. Here's a few photos of what I gave away. The first is a group photo of everything. (Also included were a Quickie Glue pen...one of my very favorite things!, and a scissor sharpener by Fiskars.)
We had tried to meet before Christmas, but just couldn't find a mutually agreeable date. But, since it was our original plan to have a "holiday" get together, I began this gift package during December, and the ornament and bracelet are holiday related. Still, the winner, loved everything! Check out the photos below for a closer look.
The photo on the left is a post-it holder made with a chipboard coaster and some discontinued background paper. There is a magnet on back so that it can easily be hung on a fridge or file cabinet. Note the clip at the top. This item is stamp free!
The ornament is made with the chipboard set sold in the recent Holiday Mini. A bit more time consuming than I expected, but was fun to make and also stamp free. Check out the crystals hanging at the bottom....they are from the Pretties Kit.
The covered tin is really a candle in a can that was discovered in the dollar bin at Michaels. It is simply covered with designer paper and a bit of ribbon. The top embellishment is actuallly stamped....using Seeing Spots, layered on a piece cut with the Scallop Punch and a pearl Pretties.
And that cute little box in the first picture....the one tied up with a red ribbon....here's a photo of what is inside. It contains some York Peppermint Patties....all dressed up! Just used Wanted and the Scallop Punch and the simple turns into something special!
And isn't the bracelet the coolest?!! Ok, well it may look like just a simple bracelet but it is actually made with the large brads from a Build-a-Brad kit! The snowflakes are from Snow Flurries and punched out with the 1/2" Round Punch. Add a few "o" rings and a "clasp, and Voila! (Not my idea....saw it on another blog, but I'm sorry I cannot remember who or where.)
Although this past Christmas may seem a distant memory, hopefully, these ideas will inspire you for gifts you may need throughout the coming year. Oh!...and Christmas '08 is only 339 days away!!