Sunday, November 29, 2009

'Tis the Season... CBC79 be gifting! Gifts, gifts, gifts...seems like that is all I have been working on lately. I have so many projects going at once too. I am also still working on my cookie sheet advent calendar...which obviously we won't be using this year. =) I just received the stamp set I was waiting for to finish the last 3 coaster sets I need to make. I stamped them tonight, and started coloring, but still have some more to do. I will post them as soon as I get them all colored. I wanted to make something for my niece and nephews this year, so I decided to try some ornaments. Since I haven't' been able to make cards I decided to use this for the Creative Belli Blog challenge this week too. The challenge is to use chipboard. Well...when I first saw this I was soooo excited. I purchased some chipboard from SU over a year ago that I HAD to have, and have never used. I was hoping to use those for this challenge, but due to time, I wasn't able to use them. So here is what I came up with instead.
I purchased some pre-cut wood trees at a LCS. I used mod-podge for apply some PPs to them. I then used chipboard letters for the first letter of each child's name. All but one are Christmas papers from TAC. The other I used some baby boy themed paper, as it is one of my nephew's first Christmas. I hand wrote the rest of the names, and dated the back. You will notice there is no hole or string yet...but putting the hubby to work on that this week. I just really wanted to get them posted though. Here are a couple more shots of these so you can see the back papers on the ornaments are different, and a close-up of the chipboard letters.

My next project to share with you tonight is boxes for gifts for my DD's gymnastic coaches. Being young college age girls, I didn't think they would want coaster sets. I know I wouldn't have wanted that when I was that age. So I decided to make some molded chocolates for them, and put them in a homemade box.
I used the tutorial from Splitcoast for the pizza boxes. HERE. I used PP from SU, and decorated the top with stamps from SU and TAC. The gingerbread man is from SU, and the sentiment from TAC. I added some red stickles dots for sparkle. I will be making some chocolates this week or next to fill them.

Well, I will hopefully be posting again this week, but I do have a crazy weekend to get ready for. This is the weekend of our first slumber party! My MIL was so nice to offer to take my youngest, since she is too young to party with the other girls. I very happily accepted that offer. I hope you all had a great holiday weekend, and didn't go totally broke on Black Friday!


Kristie said...

Love those tree ornaments! What a great idea. You know I have covered a lot of things with paper, including some other things that are wood, but for some reason I just never though of those little wood shapes like that. Very cute.
Great idea for the coaches too.

Ceal said...

Oh how cute are those trees!?! I love them TFS and playing in the Belli Challenge

jdmommy said...

How creative! Thanks for joining in the Belli Challenge!

Steph Zerbe said...

brilliant use of chipboard! Too cute!