Thursday, 18 December 2014

Back to Christmas creating.....

Only 1 week till the big man in the red suit visits me at my new Granddaughter's house!!!  Woohoo I am getting super excited now.  I hope he finds me okay.  I am sure Peri will make enough noise so he knows which house I am in :) :) 

So it is gift wrapping time.  I love it when I have found those perfect gifts for everyone and it is then time to wrap them up. and put them under my tree.  I have a modest tree this year as I have only been in my new "sea change" house for 6.5 months and still can't find all my decorations :/  Next year will be much better and hopefully will have all my family back in Australia again celebrating Xmas here with me.  Sounds of children (little ones and big ones) laughing and splashing in my pool is what Christmas is all about.

I am using all the brown paper that I have received in my Stampin' Up! delivery boxes during the year.  If you are anything like me I can't bring myself to put it in the Recycle bin so it grows during the year!!! I have also thrown in some of the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls which are in the Year-End Closeouts sale for $11.89.


I have even gift wrapped a couple of scratchies for easy small gifts to good friends' family members.  I love my Envelope Punch Board and it is getting quite a lot of use at this time of year.  Not only have I lined a few of my Christmas Cards envelopes but also made these cute Scratchie Holders.  I am also using up my Designer Series Paper which I have quite a lot of at the moment. My favourite stamp set I have been using a lot this Christmas too is "Get your Santa On"  Here I just inked Santa up with my Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker and then coloured his suit in using my Real Red Stampin' Write marker and then cut him out using the Deco Labels Framelits Die.  I added a belly band using the Burlap Ribbon and the Real Red 3/8" Satin woven ribbon which is on sale in the Year-End Closeouts till January 5 or while stocks last.

My families Christmas gift tags are nice and simple this year.  I did use a retired stamp set "Christmas Collectibles" because it had a "To/From" bauble and then just added a wee bit of Washi Tape to jazz them up a bit :)

Festive Designer Kraft Paper RollsFestive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls  #135828
Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon    Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon  #135840
Deco Labels Framelits Die    Deco Labels Framelits Die   #130102 
Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set  Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set   #135761 
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch   Tag Topper Scalloped Punch    #133324 
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon      1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon    #132140 
Starburst Framelits Dies   Starburst Framelits Die    #132967

Happy Wrapping everyone :)

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