Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July

I've started making things for Christmas!
 This calendar has a magnet on the back. Labels eight -Spellbinders, Mocha Morning dsp Stampin' Up.
Coaster from Outback Steakhouse covered with decorative paper from my stash, Spellbinders labels eight, ribbon from my stash. There is a magnet on the back too.
 This card set holder is made from a placemat. I folded it to the size I wanted, then folded a flap down, stitched the edges and down the center. I added some leather cord to tie it shut and those shiny thingys that remind me of southwestern bolo ties like my Grandpa used to wear.
 Inside the placemat holder. This one will hold southwestern/Indian designed card set, but you can choose any placemat to suit the theme you want; floral, Christmas, Ethnic etc.
This is the same gift tag holder I made before, just with different colors. Now I know what I'm doing cause I've made a few of them:) The lolly is made from a die cut by Tim Holtz. I love these, they have rounded edges and they lay flatter than the made-by-hand version
Paint Chips! My friend Pam showed me this one and I'm making a bunch!!

Aren't these cute? I got the directions from Lynda and you can get them here:
My friend Pam and I went to Deborah's house and she showed us how to make these adorable boxes. We glued two pieces of dsp together with spray adhesive to make it thicker and more sturdy. Then constructed the box with coordinating patterns of papers, embellished them, then we made coordinating cards to go in the box! I like my box, but you should see Pam's box, I love the patterns she chose:)


  1. Hi Carole, Beautiful creations ! Oh my gosh you've been busy, I don't know where to look :) I have favorites but really they are all wonderful ! I'm going to start on Christmas cards soon, otherwise I'll be in a big panic this Fall :) I hope you are enjoying a great weekend, Shirleyx

  2. Wow! You have been one busy lady my friend! Great work on all the projects! So many great ideas!

  3. WOW- lots of wonderful projects- I am oohhhing and aahhhing over all of them! You are so good to get these started early...!!!

  4. Fabulous projects Carole! Love the box and gift card holder especially!


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