Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Crafts

My husband and son went hunting during a few days of our Fall Break. I had the house to myself and spent quite a bit of that time crafting. My craft room looked like this most of the week.
I made Christmas cards, gift bags, a birthday wallet, a couple of birthday cards, and some treat pouches.

My Christmas cards have pop-up presents on the inside.
I took an 8 inch by 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock in half and made the following cuts.
Fold down the three present pieces and use a bone folder to sharpen the creases.
Push the folded pieces inward to make the pop out of the card.
Use the bone folder to sharpen the creases again.
Measure and attach three coordinating pieces of paper for the present's giftwrap.
Add small coordinating paper strips to the front of the card.
Attach the white cardstock to the inside of the card front with double stick tape.

I used three different sized circles for the tree embellishment. The tree stamp came from an old Stampin' Up set - Holiday Sampler.
I had a Hero Arts Merry Christmas die for a greeting on the front of the card.
I ended up making 16 cards. I still have other Christmas cards left over from previous years that I will also send out.
I followed the directions HERE to make a wallet gift card holder for my Dad's birthday.
I think it turned out pretty cute. It has space for four notes/gift cards.
I used THIS tutorial to make several little gift card holder bags. They are the perfect size for a gift card with a bit of tissue paper.
Then I played around with it a bit and made a larger version with sharper edges.
This card took forever to make. The 5 steps and background paper were challenging to cut. I found the template here.

I pulled out a few old Stampin Up sets  (That's Funny and Roughing It) to make a card for my Mom's 72nd birthday. My son wondered what I was doing when I set the edge of the card over the stove's flame.
These little treat holders have a few Hershey's Kisses inside. I took a 6 in. by 6 in. sheet of paper, added double sided tape on one edge and rolled it into a tube, then used tape to secure the ends of the tube in opposite directions. I used my crimper to add a little detail to the ends.
It has been a long time since I worked in my craft room. It was a lot of fun. I felt very fortunate to have all of my crafty stuff on the night of my son's band concert. Ten minutes before we had to leave for his concert venue, my son realized he did not have his bow tie or cummerbund. We quickly searched for it then I used our last few minutes to whip up a bow tie using a black foam craft sheet and black ribbon. I used a sheer black oversized scarf to make a quick cummerbund. It worked amazingly well. He was able to play in the concert.
He was nervous about not being able to play on the way to the concert but was all smile afterwards with his grandparents. It is hard to tell that his tie and cummerbund aren't the real thing.
What has been going on in your craft space?
This post is linked to:
Crafty Weekends

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