Christmas Thank You Notes

We should never lose the the feeling of thankfulness.  I needed to create some special thank you cards for Christmas, but having limited time, I needed something simple and still pretty.  I dug through my stash and found these card bases that I purchased some time ago.  I added some simple elements and these little cards were born.

Supplies needed:
Card bases - I believe these are from Recollections or DCWV
Glitter paper
Snowflake dies (I used ones from Close To My Heart)
Thank you sentiment (I used one from "CTMH - Sunny Thoughts" set)
Ranger silver embossing powder
Silver sequins
Foam tape
Glossy Accents

Please enjoy the video.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Christmas Ornaments

Hello.  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate our Savior's birth.  One of the projects that I completed this year was Christmas Ornaments.  I was so excited to make these fun ornaments for my family and co-workers.

Items needed: Wood discs (I bought mine here) Iron on material (I used The Paper Studio brand from Hobby Lobby) Stamps (I bought mine from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps here) Markers - Sharpies work great! Black Versamark Ink
Please enjoy the video.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tags with Aunt Cheri

For the final video in the Christmas Tag Series, I created a special video for all my nieces and nephews.  I have a lot of nieces and nephews and I try to create at least one or two projects especially for them each year.  However to be perfectly honest, I think that adults will like this simple technique and it may even make you decide to never buy gift tags again... It's that simple but doesn't sacrifice charm for simplicity.

Here's what you will need: Pre-made tags or material to make your own (cardstock, chipboard, file folders, cereal boxes, etc) Paper napkins with a small pattern or print White glue that will dry clear such as Elmer's school glue or Mod Podge Ribbon, yarn or some other string for your tops Ruler, scissors, pencil and hole punch
The basic idea is to just use what you have.  If you have a die cutting machine, great.  If you don't have a die cutting machine, you can use a paper trimmer or just good old fashion scissors and a ruler to cut the tags…

2019 Christmas Tag Giveaway Winner

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a tag this week.  It has been a very busy week and I was just not able to get one done.  I'm going to try to get one more done for my special kids.  It's been nearly a year since we had a Crafty Time with Aunt Cheri video, but I would like to try to get one done by next Tuesday.
What about that Giveaway?
Check out the video for the winner announcement.  If you choose to comment with your name and address here instead of send a YouTube private message, please know that I will not publish your address in the comments.  Don't you just love the ability to moderate?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #5 & A Givaway

Who doesn't enjoy a shaker card?  Let's turn that fun into a Christmas TAG.

Today's tags take a little time but are so worth the effort.

Joys of the Season Christmas Tag
Sequins (assorted)
Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Recollections Sugarblush Paper Pad
Foam tape
Glitter tape

What about that Giveaway? Enter a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a random winner from all of the comments made here and on YouTube to receive a set of all of the tags from this year's posts.  The more places you comment, the more chances you have to win.  Winner announced 12/15/19.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Special Delivery Baby Card

I was blessed to work with someone this past year who was having a precious baby girl.  How could I not make her a special little card?  I dug deep into my stash and found this fun paper by Megan Elizabeth.  I've had this paper for years and don't know if you can find it anywhere, but it coordinates beautifully and was designed specifically for the Cricut.

Cricut Design Space cut file - here
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Glitter paper (Close to my Heart - CTMH)
Embellishment (CTMH)
Paper from Megan Elizabeth

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

2019 Christmas Tag #4 & A Giveaway

Welcome to the 4th week of Christmas tags for 2019.  My goal for this series is 2-fold:
1. Create gorgeous tags for my loved ones 2. Use different techniques and supplies

Today, I am highlighting one of my favorite mediums - watercolors!  I love using watercolors to enhance my cards and journals.  Now I'm pulling them out for the tags.  Don't let this item used by artists intimidate you.  I'm not an artist but I love the effect that I can achieve with them.  Watercolors are a great way to express your creativity no matter how much experience you have.  You don't have to buy expensive ones.  Just grab a set and start experimenting.

Be sure to check out the video below for how these tags were made.  Don't forget the giveaway for your chance to win a set of of the tags from this series.
Supplies: Koi Watercolors Poinsettia stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Red ribbon Strathmore watercolor paper
Archival Distress Black Soot ink

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