Long time, no see!

December 23rd, 2010

Hey Y’all!  First let me say that I never intended to take a month long break from blogging, but somehow that’s what happened.  Things have just been crazy busy with the combination of Christmas coming and planning a big 90th birthday party (for 4 days after Christmas) for my uncle…plus of course all the regular *stuff* of life.  In fact, I should be in bed right now, but I just had to take some time to get back in touch here.

Earlier this month I held a stamp class that was all about packaaging gift cards for Christmas.  Two of the projects featured a set I concepted for Taylored Expressions called Enjoy.  It’s late so I won’t go into a lot of detail on these projects, but you can let me know if you have any questions.


Two of these projects are very similar to ones I shared previously – the movie tickets gift tin and the mini hinged tin (this time for iTunes).  Here are a few close ups. Remember that you can click on any of these photos to see them larger.


This is the tin that you may know as a “nugget tin” – perfect for the movie tickets you purchase at Costco.  I think I ended up making something like 6 or 7 of these for gifts.  Next is the mini hinged (or altoids style) tin.


I previosuly shared a very similar tin that was decorated for a Starbuck’s card.  This one holds an iTunes card.  Enjoy has a bunch of images for lots of different types of gift cards year-round.

My third project is something I’ve wanted to do since last year.  One of my customers e-mailed me some photos she had saved from blogs that showed this basic idea.  I’m sorry I don’t know who to credit for it, but it was a fun little project using a Sizzix scalloped circle die and the tab punch.

Images are retired SU and there is a cord at the top so this could actually hang on a tree branch if you like.  Here’s the inside holding a gift card.  Tag is from TE.

This was really a pretty simple project to make and there are so many possibilities for decorating these!  I think all 3 of these projects make gift-giving more fun.

So how about you?  Are you all ready for Christmas?  I’m pretty sure I’ll be shopping or wrapping or crafting gifts right up until the last minute this year.  And I haven’t even started working on the big birthday slide show I have planned for the party next week.  I’m not sure how I got so behind, but I’ve tried to stop and take a few minutes every so often to just breathe and enjoy.  I’ve missed you all and hope to be back to a more regular stamping and blogging schedule some time in January.  I do have a couple more things photographed and ready to share.  Just not sure if I’ll get them posted here before Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas (in case I don’t get back here before then.)  If you have a minute leave me a little hello.  I’d love to hear from you!

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