Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July!

I was so pleased with my progress in the department of pre-made birthday cards last week that I decided to take it a step further. I now have a few Christmas goodies made and ready to go! In my opinion, it's never to early to prepare for this holiday. It ALWAYS sneaks up on me. This is what I did...

  • Step One - don't throw away Crystal Light containers (actually, I never throw away any containers that have any kind of crafting potential!
  • Step Two - locate "Sugar and Spice" Recipe Scrapbooking Kit and Appetizing accents.
  • Step Three - use papers to wrap Crystal Light containers. It is a perfect fit horizontally - no trimming needed! You will only need to trim a few inches lengthwise.
  • Step Four - Use paper scraps to make folded tags and adorn with appetizing accents and stickers. I also used stickles for a little extra pizazz on the canister. Tie tags on to canisters with holiday ribbon.
  • Step Five - Filling. It's a bit early to fill the canisters with goodies. However, when the time comes, I plan to fill with chocolate dipped pretzel rods. The pretzel rods are just tall enough to stick out of the containers and look really cute. However - any cookies, candies, brownie mixes, etc. will be a great filling.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chocolate leftovers

If you are anything like me, you often scramble at the last minute to get cards and gifts in the mail for birthdays. If I could have saved all the money I have spent on overnight shipping of late gifts, Jackson would be well on his way to a nice college fund! Well, today I am taking charge of this reoccuring and frusterating problem! One of the best things about the Cookbookin' line of Recipe Scrapbooking Kits is the great amount of product included in the kit. I have found that I can use one kit to create several double page layouts and I still have plenty of great scrapbooking supplies left to create with. As you know, I recently used the Chocolate Celebrations RSK to create a special birthday card for Nana Kershaw. Check out all of the other fun projects I was able to create using just the leftovers from my RSK. P.S. - I still have lots of stickers and cardstock cutouts to use!