Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Giftbags

Each year I host a Holiday/Winter Giftbag Swap so here are all the bags from 2010. Place your 'mouse' on top of any image to view the name of the designer. Unfortunately, the sparklies (glitter, gems, crystal lacquer accents) on the giftbags do not show up in the photos. These bags are SO much cuter in person.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Reindeer Food (a new tradition)

Basically, a child will remove the tube from the triangle stand on Christmas Eve, sprinkle the 'reindeer food' on the lawn so the food will attract Santa & his reindeer. The food is oatmeal mixed with a bit of glitter. I hope you enjoy it and decide to make some of these for the little ones in YOUR life! This will be a fun tradition to start for my grandbabies. This is my spin on a project that we did at Seminar this summer.

Begin with a 3" x 12" piece of decorative cardstock and score at 3", 6" & 9". Fold on scorelines and form into a triangle. Instead of gluing bottom of triangle together, by using Velcro you will be able to lay it flat later for easy storage. Using a 1" circle punch, punch a half-circle while the cardstock folded. Fill tubes three quarters full with oatmeal, add glitter, shake to mix and finish filling with oats.

The new TAC stamp set "Reindeer Food" has a total of 6 stamps in it and sells for $10.95. The tubes come 4 to a package from TAC for only $2.95.