Sunday, December 5, 2010

Getting some Christmas gifts made!!!

Hi everybody, sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days because I strained my back on Thursday, yeah Happy 'Birthday to me!!!, and my mobility is limited.  I was able to sit which is unusual for a back strain so was able to work on some Christmas gifts. 

My Son is engaged to a sweet girl and since they needed an address book I decided I would make her one and while I was at it I made a Post it Note holder and still need to cover the pencil holder but you will get the idea of what the theme is.  Here is what I created for Mindy:
I bought an address insert with tabs from Office Depot and made a chipboard cover which I covered with Tim Holtz dp.  A lot of hte elements were die cuts using my cuttlebug but the bird dages and pendent are cut with my cricut.  I used scrabble times for the Address words and because the insert was pre punched I used my crop a dile to punch the holes in the cover. As much as I wanted to use my bind it all, it just wasn't working so the address has binder rings so pages can be added if necessary.  The Post it note holder is 4X4 and I did use a lot of the same elements as the address book and the post it note pad can be easily changed out when it is empty.,  Think she will like it?   

My second Christmas gift that I have to show you is for my two 3 year old granddaughters.  These are Cling Vinyl paper dolls.  I am still going to make the magnetic ones as well but I think these are cute too.  What do you think?

I completed my page layout in Design Studio and created one doll and two different sets of clothes with each cut,  Don't you think they turned out cute.  I am still going to put little rosey cheeks on the girls but other than that they are ready to play with.
I used the back from the cut out vinyl as it does not cut all the way through as the backing for my accessories so it will stick.  Not sure what I am going to do for a play surface yet but am thinking of a dry erase board? 

Well, I need to get busy and finish some more projects just wanted to show you what I had been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.



jkreucher said...

Your a busy little person Cathy..
both projects are fantastic my friend...
I love making homemade gifts...
Always seem to start way to late with them though..
Tomorrow I am going to start making peanut brittle.. my moms favorite candy, make it for her every year...
off to color something...
hugs to ya!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

So beautiful and thoughtful Cathy! ~jeni :)

Shirley said...

Cathy all of these projects are wonderful. I think your soon to be DIL is going to love her desk set and there's no doubt the girls are going to love, their paperdolls.

Marlene said...

You've been a busy little crafter, haven't you? These are terrific!

I hope your back is feeling better...ouch!

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