Monday July 23rd —Christmas Cards in a Gift Box
Tuesday July 24th —Stocking Stuffers
Wednesday July 25th—Gift Bag
Thursday July 26th—Gift Card Holder
Friday July 27th —Ornament with Shrinky Dink
Saturday July 28th —Glass Block
Sunday July 29th —Decorated Tissue Box
Below are the designers participating in the hop. Some may have a tutorial or project each day, and some may not.
One of the stocking gifts I'll be giving this year is bookmarks. My daughter, and a couple of in-laws, are avid readers so bookmarks are always a great gift to receive, especially if you know someone who's still in school; including college. They're always needed it seems. I found some plastic bookmark holders online a couple of years ago for next to nothing and bought 100 of them, with the white glossy inserts, to personalize and use for years to come.
After stamping my images from Christmas Cardinals in memento tuxedo black ink, and letting the ink dry, I colored the cardinals with prismacolor markers before over stamping the music sheet from Christmas Music in Tim Holtz brushed corduroy ink and then adding the sayings. My final touches before sliding the bookmark into the sleeves, were googlie eyes to the cardinals, and some vanilla ribbon tied to the top.
Here's a close up of one of the bookmarks. They;re really simple to make and if you're not good at cutting your own, you can buy them pre-cut easily at any local supply store.
Another gift I'll be putting into the stockings this year is "dressed up" packs of pocket tissues. They are an easy gift that everyone seems to need around the holidays since the cold and flu season is also during that time.
After I stamped my images on snow storm heavy card stock and colored with prismacolor markers, I layered the main image using scraps of red and green card stock before adding gold brads in the corners. Then I stamped the music sheet from Christmas Music stamp set using Tim Holtz fired brick distress ink before wrapping the tissue pack and tying it off with a strip of sheer green/gold trimmed organdy ribbon and popping the main image up using pop up glue dots. Once everything was adhered, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the cardinal eyes and holly berries. Here is a close up of one of the completed packets:
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Stamps: MFP Christmas Cardinals, Christmas Music
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Heavy, Stampin Up! Real Red, Glorious Green, Bookmarks
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Bookmark Holders, Ribbon, Pop Up Glue Dots, Googlie Eyes, Ranger Glossy Accents