Apart from having a really bad cold and cough its been a lovely Christmas for us. My Mum and brother came over for Christmas Day lunch and then we went to DH Dads for tea. All the family in a two bedroomed flat (about 28 adults and loads of children!!!). It was a bit like musical chairs though - if you went for anything to eat or drink, you lost your seat!
Santa brought me money this year as there are lots of things I would like to get from SU - wah hoo!! I also bought a nice bracelet with some of the money (this was partly because DH was wanting me to get a bicycle with it - yer, right...!)
I was quite ill over Christmas and couldnt deliver some of the presents and cards until recently, and I didnt want to post any pics of the items I made before everyone had seen what they were getting. As I delivered my last items yesterday, I thought I would share them.
Heres the mini calendar and note holder. Yes, its using my favourate DSP - Lap of Luxury - its so nice, I just couldnt resist using it. I also made these for each of my lovely Stampers 10 ladies (hope you liked them!?)
The acrylic holders were part of a share over at In Love With Stamping ages ago and I hadnt had much chance to use them. The holders are designed to hold paper between the layers so I just cut the DSP to size and slid it in. The pens were a little bit fiddly, but I loved how they looked when they were done. I bought the little calendars from a local craft shop and they were just adhered to the front of the holder with post it notes attached to the back.
I struggled to find a way to hold the pens but the ribbon seemed to work OK. For the ones at the front (using the narrow Grossgrain ribbon) I made loops of ribbon which the pen nib sits in. Then I wrapped a strip of ribbon around the holder to hold the top of the pen. The wider ribbon did work better though and I didnt need to do anything else to hold the pens as the ribbon is strong enough on its own.
Heres a photo of the back showing the post it notes attached to the rear of the holder.
The friends sentiment is from Tiny Tags and was mounted onto a scalloped oval stamped with Perfect Punches.
Sorry its taken so long to post photos of the holders. I will post a picture of the last Christmas cards I made (not using a Christmas themed stamp set though!) in the next couple of days.
Hope you are enjoying the Christmas period and thanks for bobbing over.