Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Krafting

This is the time of year we all love the most and probably dread the most.  For us crafters, it is a time to shine and a time to overextend!  More often than not, I am overwhelmed by the ideas swimming in my head.  And yet, I love that crazy, I don't have time for another thing that goes on during the Christmas season.

This year, with the move, I don't know where anything is.  And the stuff I have found, I can't get to!  But you make do.  We bought a new tree, that will become Amanda's when she moves.  Hopefully next year I will have found mine.  We had a beautiful 10 foot tree, that we used for many years.  But we left it behind because the ceilings in our rental are not even close enough for that bad boy!  I have also found lights, lots of lights that will go outside, if I get a minute.  I found a cute light up Ho Ho Ho for my fireplace and my favorite Santa Claus for there also.  I am good.  Sad that I have all kinds of stocking stuffers and no stockings.  :-)

As for kards, Amanda decided she wanted to send some this year.  So I made 20 "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" kards for her.  The inside contains the pieces you need to build your snowman on the front of the kard.

I love sending Christmas kards.  I sent 98 of these Santa kards.  Love them!

Then I decided to make Mini Kards.  All minis are 3x3 without an envelope.  I had a blast making these.  There is just no end to the possibilities.

Moved on to Starburst Kards...  which just might be my favorite pattern.  I love these.  Great for using up scraps or tearing into full sheets!  They are just fun!

And just a bunch of Christmas Kards that I have done through the years.  Some won't be duplicated... some will be revamped and done again!

Then a whole bunch of gift kard holders!  These were just fun to do and I didn't know when to stop!!

Even Amanda got in on the fun and made these!

 No matter what you chose to do for Christmas, remember to take a breath once in a while.  Put your feet up.  Have a cup of hot chocolate.  And relax.  It only happens once a year, and if you blink, you miss it.

Scrappy Christmas!