Thursday, December 16, 2010

Checking My List

With only 9 days left until Christmas, I am checking my list and checking it twice to be sure that I've finished all those small, last-minute gifts for some special people in our lives. Like our pastor, our neighbors, and the kids' teachers.

Hot Chocolate Treat Box

I created this little hot chocolate treat box for my pastor. He loves hot chocolate, so I put together a little treat basket with a couple of nice mugs, some marshmallows, candy canes, and hot chocolate packets for him and his wife. The box template comes from The Cutting Cafe, who sponsored the December 15th Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can find more details about the challenge and the cafe HERE.

I'd also like to share a couple of altered notebooks that I made for my sons' teachers. I thought they might like a cute little notebook for jotting down their last minute to do's. (Everyone has last minute things to do, right? Right.) I bought some little 4" by 4" notebooks from the dollar section at Michael's. Then, I just decorated each one with some patterned paper, cardstock stickers, and ribbon, of course.

The Pink and Red Big Random Dots Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon was the perfect accent for the My Little Shoebox Holly Jolly papers and embellishments. I just tied a piece around a couple of the notebooks rings and then triangle cut the ends. I also really liked the Aqua Baker's Twine added to the front for a little texture.

On this second notebook, I used Lime Green Stripe Grosgrain on the front instead of the Baker's Twine. You can also see from the second photo how I added it to the spine in between the wider red and pink grosgrain. I love how these little notebooks turned out, and the ribbon definitely bumps up the cute factor.

Ok, well, back to all my last minute shopping, wrapping, and crafting. Have a great day!


PamSpradlin said...

Those notebooks are a cute idea.

Michelle said...

This is a great idea!!! You always have such great projects!!!

Nancy Damiano said...

Such a cute project. I love the acrylic snowflake!