... I've finished them!! It's been a really busy day today. I had an electrician (brilliant guy) who came round this morning to sort out my lights - the house is now really bright!! It's wonderful, I can see things!!
And I've been in my craftroom most of the afternoon and this evening working on cards and presents for my Scouts. I've kept the cards really simple - I used some lovely Kanban toppers from a kit that I got from QVC. But to make them a little different I added some stamping, using lots of stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps and some that I got cheap in a bargain bin. All the cards are the little 3" x 3" cards (Anita's) in a soft pearly white.
For my Assistant Scout Leader, I made an A6 card - again used a Kanban topper with stamping.
Finally, I made some very simple presents for the Scouts. I had a large jar of cherry and apple flavour sweets - Christmas tree shaped!! Perfect. In the Around Christmastime set from Waltzingmouse stamps there is a super little stamp that's for a "Nice Person" - so I stamped 15 of them in red and green tinsel embossing powder, cut out with a circular punch and stuck onto a plastic bag. In each bag I put three green and three red sweets. The bags were sealed with a card topper - the pattern was created using another Waltzingmouse stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds - I created a plaid background using red and green memento inks. I added a punched border using my Martha Stewart ornament punch.
Tomorrow night we're taking the Scouts to see the local panto - Aladdin!! It should be great fun. I'll give them all their cards and presents then.
I've been busy making lots of cards, but I can't put them up just yet - they're for my fellow craft club members and some of them pop in here from time to time. I'll post them after Christmas!!
Anyway, that's all for now. It's time for a nice cup of coffee and to settle down and watch Chuck!! Drop by again tomorrow - I'll have a few more cards to show you. I also need to complete a couple of challenges!
Love the plaid pattern for the bags with that MS punch. Brilliant idea with the toppers combined with stamping to make them individual too. Hope you have a good panto.....
Hi Deborah, Great cards and a brilliant idea for the scouts sweets, love it. What a star you are, they will love them too. Hope you all have a lovely evening at Aladdin:0) xx
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