Happy Monday everyone! I'm sitting here today writing this, listening to one of my favorite Christmas albums (Shawn Colvin :: Holiday Songs and Lullabies) and really starting to feel the holidays come alive! Even though I've been sick with this feisty (new) cold for a few days now, we went out and braved the wind chill to get our tree on Saturday. Since my son is just getting over his cold, too, we tried to make it a quicker than normal trip, but I was still able to get about 150 pictures, so at least it's documented! lol Besides, getting the tree always seems to solidify the holiday feeling for me. Once I can sit in our living room with all the lights off except those on the tree in the evening, it's then that I really feel that Christmas is coming.
Today over at the SRM Stickers blog we are featuring SRM Stickers on gift holders. For my project, I decided to create a holiday ornament that doubles as a gift card holder. I remember as a kid on Christmas seeing bunches of envelopes from grandparents sitting in the Christmas tree, white as snow amongst all the colorful ornaments. So, I thought there could be a much more festive way of giving money or a gift card to those who we never know what to buy. I'm sure this isn't a unique idea, but it's a fun and special way to house those little cards for those who have gift cards or cash as a gift. And it won't get lost in the shuffle of all those other envelopes on gifts below the tree.
I plan to make a whole set of these for my kids' teachers for the holidays especially since they were super simple to make. I just cut out 2 cardstock circles from my large scallop circles nesties, then cut a straight line across the top from on of the circles. Punched all the scallops with a small hole punch, threaded them with baker's twine. For the interior patterned paper circles, I used the Girls' Paperie Tinsel & Twig colleciton and die cut them 2 sizes down from the scallop circles, the using large circle nesties. Pretty fun and simple. For my stickers, I used:
So, are you making anything for the people in your life such as teachers, mail carriers, trash collectors, etc? If not, this might be a fun and easy project to create in semi-mass. :)
That about does it for me today. Hoping to get some things done before the kiddos get home from school today along with getting another 12 Days of Christmas Cards post ready! Oops, did I leak that?! Yep! Look for the 3rd day tomorrow! ;) Until then have a wonderful Monday!! Thanks so much for stopping by!