Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Some more Holiday Expo creations

Morning all.... This morning I am going to share a few more of the Christmas crafts I have started for the holiday expo that is in (GASP) 14 days.... oh my... I hope I get everything done in time!!!!

First, I made a Christmas gift bag (rather embellished a plain gift bag I bought from the Dollar Tree) and gift tag to accompany the Christmas Planner in the silent auction that all particpants of the Holiday Expo are requested to donate to.

Paper: Basic card stock, patterned paper from dollar aisle last year at Target
Embellishments & Sentiment:
     Gift Bag: I made the bow out of a modified a tutorial from the DCWV blog (they have lots of great tutorials) to create a number of Christmas bows (I'll share several more in another blog post), ribbon from dollar tree and Michaels, button from a stash given to me by a friend
     Gift Tag: Gift tag cut out from an Inkadoo holiday gift tag kit, I papered over it (the original cut out was white) with dark blue cardstock and then tore up little pieces of white paper to get a rough, snow-like effect. Over the white snow, I stamped Winter Wishes from a stamp set found in the dollar aisle at Michaels (got it last year after Christmas for 25 cents! - Always check the clearance aisles after holidays, you can find some awesome deals!!!), I then took 3 buttons that only had two holes (from a stash from a friend) and glued black paper to the backs to give a coal button effect. I then cut up a small piece of ribbon for the scarf and cut a small hat out of black cardstock to finish off the snowman. The ribbon for the scarf and to tie the gift tag came from Michaels.


  1.'s super cute! I love the snowman!!! How many things are you planning to have for sale? Do you have a goal?

  2. Too cute! I love that button snowman!