Meow-y Christmas!

I’ve been busy making some Christmas presents, along with a little helper who just couldn’t stay away from my work area most of the time…and I have MOST of those presents finished. I still have some things that need to be done, but rest assured, things will be completed in time for the big day.

Here’s my little helper, Patches, who, with a quick sweep of her tail, kept my desk top free of little scraps, but also brought all those little scraps all over the house. Notice she’s proudly keeping watch over my pile of completed Christmas cards…”no stirring Christmas Mouse will get those cards before Mommy can send them out” is what she’s thinking. LOL

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As for those cute little Eskimos I mentioned earlier…they became these sweet keepsakes to hang on a tree (or maybe even a mantle next to someone’s stocking, who knows!).

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Those same sweet little Eskimos are in yet another little project, which will be posted later. I can’t give away ALL the gifts, now can I? What would be the fun in THAT? There has to be some surprises after all.

I also made the “gift bow” to top off the presents this year. It is a star ornament made from some of the designer paper found in the Holiday catalog, along with basic pearls, rhinestones, and ribbons. I think they will look sooooo adorable on top of their color coordinating boxes.

Here’s the star ornament beginnings and completed forms:

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The stars were made in about 10 minutes, with only 1 6″ x 6″ piece of paper! I made 4 of them from one sheet of designer paper, and in less than an hour!! They are so easy and fun to make, a great idea for kids as well…not to mention a great last minute gift! Just change up the paper to the foil paper to make the star,  add the rhinestones colored with  the alcohol blends markers the paper. and you have just transformed this simple star to something much more elegant. If you still need last minute gift ideas, both these ornaments are quick, inexpensive, thoughtful, and something that can bring memories for years to come.  If you like these ideas and would like to purchase any of the supplies, click the “shop with me” button at the top of my blog.

Stamp sets:

Carols of Christmas, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Layering Circles Framelits

Paper:

Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas Specialty Designer Paper, Window Sheets

Ribbons:

Cherry Cobbler 1/8″,  Silver 1/8″,  Silver mini sequins

Inks:

Momento Black, Blends Alcohol Markers (various colors)

Miscellaneous:

Basic Pearls, Rhinestones, Silver Glitter, Snail Adhesive

1/8″ hole hand punch, bone folder, paper snips,

(I found the empty globe ornament at a local craft store, which of course, inspired the whole idea in the first place.)

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