Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cards

 I am in charge of activities for my church womens organization and thought this month was the perfect opportunity to share the card making love so people could have some great cards to send this season.  After gathering some ideas off the internet these are what I came up with: 
I dont know why, but I really love this little guy!  Maybe its the color combination.
Adrienne tackled this card, and I really like it!  I may have had a little input in making the little silver ornament caps and tying those teeny bows. 

I dont know what it is, but for some reason I am drawn to the wise men motif...  Outside it says "Wise Men..."  Inside it says "Seek Him Still"  I hope I can be wise like those men of old.

A special thanks to Connie Babbert for her tree folding diagram and inspiration!  I downloaded her diagram then opened it in my silhouette software to make it into a cutting file, cutting half circles with the perforations where I needed to fold.  I really love that little robot!
And for this beautiful card I used the silhouette to cut out this lovely manger scene.  It fills me with so many warm fuzzies when I think about the savior coming to the world!  How wonderful that that baby would grow up to save us all!
The activity was a success and everyone really enjoyed their creative experience!
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Muffin Tin Advent

At our church's craft day, one of the projects instructed by Dawn the magnificent was a clever advent calendar made from a mini-muffin tin. I thought it was adorable, and we decided to make two as gifts for my brothers' families out in California. I wasn't able to get any done at the church, but thankfully we have all the necessary equipment at home. I love how it turned out:
We included treats (M&Ms) and activity ideas with which they could fill the cups. There are some really good Christmas activities inside! Of course, I whipped up some cards to send too:
O was really excited about giving these to her cousins. Here she is saying "Ta-Da":
Hopefully they enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!