Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
I've seen these little treats before in catalogs, and recently saw Robyn, from My Pink Stamper make them also. Well, when I saw how easily she made them, I decided to give them a go, and I think I have a new favorite Christmas goodie. These are meant for my DS to give to the staff at his school, and if I time it right, I should have plenty for any last-minute gifts I may need. The recipe is: 2 cello bags. 1/2 C. of instant Hot Cocoa mix in one bag. Cut bag to desired length, insert into 2nd bag, add 1/4 C. White chips, 1/4 C. chocolate chips, 1/2 C. Mini marshmallows, and tie bag with ribbon. I added tags made with TBBM, and JOTS. I also stamped the tags with a Christmas stamp. Paper is from Recollections. Ribbon from my stash. Super easy! Thanks Robyn for sharing these, they're lots of fun to make. Also, if you'd lie to now the cost-the add up to about $1.00/gift. I found the cello bags at Hobby Lobby for $1.99/25 bags.
I made this card using the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge. I also used the Envelope feature, which was a little tricky and not possible to use at all without the Gypsy unless you make very small cards. I added some bling, ribbon, a brad, and a felt flower and was finished. Very easy and I love the end result. The paper is from this year's Recollections line at Michaels. It's double sided, and so pretty!
I made this Matchbook Mini as per Kathy's instructions on Paper Phenomenon. It's the easiest Mini album I've ever made, but it's not at all lacking in personality. It even includes a belly band to keep in all together. I used Range distress Ink and Rub-n- Buff in Antique Gold to finish the edges. The paper is all from Recollections. TFL!