Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas present (passed)

Better late than never, I guess.... I did get my Christmas tags into the hands of recipients by Christmas Eve (except Joyce, who didn't visit her mailbox on Saturday), although it may have been too late to be of use this year. Oh well, everyone said they were too pretty to part with, so hopefully by next year, they'll adorn some gifts.

I think the boxes were the best part. I have thought about this little image, Sweet Snowglobe, since last year (when I ran out of time). This year I finally got it just like I wanted, by handcoloring the stamp with Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze markers, and accenting the snowflakes with Dazzling Details. I stamped the base separately and embossed with pewter embossing powder, snipped it out and layered onto the card. Love the glass glitter snow inside!

I made boxes in several colors of textured card stock; I think I like the Old Olive the best, although the (retired) Blue Bayou looked very nice with the Baja Breeze.

I made up a few last-minute one-of-a-kind tags to add in a couple boxes. (I never did get around to finishing the stocking tags... oh well, there's always next year....)

I only mailed cards to two of my aunties... I hope they got them by Christmas.

I really love this Marina Mist/Cherry Cobbler plaid... so different and pretty.

And last but not least, here's a trio of cute little hexagonal boxes made with the Mini Milk Carton Bigz die:
Well, that's it for my Christmas creations for this year. I still have several ideas kicking around my work table; I wonder if I'll get a jump-start on next year's projects or if I'll just pick up all the pieces and clear up the considerable mess... I'll let you know!

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful. Love those boxes with the snowglobes.