Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Presents

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! I can finally post some of my gifts that I have been working on!
This is what I made for my friends at work and DD's daycare and preschool teachers.
These were made using coasters and Bella Rose DSP and my bind it all. They are Desk Calendars. You can find the tutorial at Splitcoast. The tutorial also has a link to where to print out the calendars. The great thing about these is you can still do them if you do not have a bind it all, just use ribbon or orings! They are very easy to make. I used my Time Well Spent stamp set for my friends and for the teacher's gifts I used an old Stampin' Up! set that I bought at a scrapbook garage sale that has a crayon, ruler and apple. On my friend's calendars I also took a small chipboard letter, covered it with crystal effects and chunky red (non-SU) glitter and placed it on the front for a Monogram. They turned out really cute. I need to make one for myself, just haven't taken the time.
I also gave them a hodgepodge bookmark:
I made these to color coordinate with the desk calendar. I used the 3 flowers from a Flower for You stampset and colored them in using a blender pen and reinkers in Riding Hood and Pink Pirouette.

These are made by taking the Very Vanilla Designer Label hodgepodge hardware. You cut off the hole at the top and thread the ribbon through the bottom, adding the brad. Then punch out your image using the Designer Label punch and adhere it to the hodgepodge hardware with crystal effects. Let it dry and voila a bookmark! Very easy. I added a piece of the Bella Rose dsp to the back of the image before I glued it to the hardware.


Kathy said...

The Bella Rose DSP is so beautiful on those caledars! and I'm in the process of trying to make the bookmarks right now! Love yours!

Krista said...

These are so pretty! Love the how you decorated the outside as well as the main viewing area. Great job!

Savitri said...

Oh how cute!!! I didn't make anything crafty to give to anybody. I had plans but nope.

Hope your holiday was nice and wishing you a great new year!

Lori said...

What great gift ideas! These turned out so pretty.