Monday, December 19, 2011

MERRY!...


Yikes! Christmas is definitely here -- with the amount of shopping I've been doing, I think I'm signle-handedly keeping the economy afloat! Still, nothing seems to give me more pleasure than to make something for someone special. A good friend of mine is an admirer of my work, and I thought it would be nice to give her a set of my handmade cards as a Christmas gift. I started with choosing my color scheme, and in this case I was inspired by this week's color inspiration challenge at Our Creative Corner. I love when traditional and non-traditional colors combine and so I decided to put together a little box to hold my cards. 


I love the sweet little snowman. Some pre-cut die-cuts from the same paper collection made for a great time-saver. I added a bit of glitter here and there, to the letters and to the wee star that I placed in Frosty's hand, as well as to his hat and scarf. I then finished off with some cute twine and a nice, red button. Now I can fill it to my heart's content and my friend will have some cards to send out next year!


BEAN NOTES
All papers and die-cuts from Good Cheer collection (October Afternoon)
Accents: Stickles (Ranger); Red Button (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Maraschino Twine (The Twinery)
Alterables: Perfect Package Card Box (Taylored Expressions)


6 comments:

Kristie said...

That is so cute! I really like the paper you used too.

wandaguess said...

Beautiful and charming! What a great post/project and I adore your photographs! I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas Bean! ♥♥♥

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful box! Love how you've raised up your snowman and that striped paper is the perfect complement to his cute scarf. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! I love the color combination! This paper collection is so sweet! Happy holidays!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is soooo CUTE!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Regina, this is absolutely darling! Such a sweet decorated box to hold your gift. I'm sure your friend truly appreciated this gift filled with handmade cards. I love the little hints of sparkle you added, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. I hope you had a fun Christmas! :)