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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Writer's Workshop: something I made

Time for Mama's Kat writer's workshop. Are you playing along?
Today I decided to show you something I did myself. Still getting ready for this weekend's craft show!

Why does blogger turn my pictures? Goodness that is annoying.

Try to get past these twisted pictures and look at the cards. This Santa and reindeer are $1.00 stamps from Michael's. The inside says Merry Christmas (original I know) and Happy Holidays.

I really like how this wreath turned out. I painted it red and wrapped it in green ribbon. Then I cut the Santa/sleigh and reindeer from the cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer. The letters are from the cartridge alphalicious (I think).

I had quite a few comments about the paper wreath and many of you wanted to know how to make them. You need quite a bit of coordinating paper so I would suggest a large Christmas pack from your local craft store. Cut the 12x12 paper in half and then cut the 12x6 paper into one inch strips. Staple each strip so that it forms a loop. Then you need to get hot gluing. The key to making it look nice is to make sure you stagger the loops. Don't line them up or it looks really weird. Trust me on this.
If you make one let me know, I'd love to see it.

Here is my Let it snow wreath. I thought about putting some snowmen on this one, but they seemed to clutter it up a bit. I went with glittery snowflakes instead.

This is another $1.00 stamp from Michael's and I have to tell you that I love this little elf. I wanted to think of something clever for the inside and this is what I came up with. Maybe I should work for Hallmark...LOL
Have your elf a merry little Christmas
and a Happy New Ear!
What have you made lately?

13 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

wow you are very tgalented:) love the cards, and that paper wreath, rocks!

Enfys said...

These are gorgeous, I bought some of those dollar stamps today. Meant to ask you, have you read 'The Girl with the dragon tattoo' by Steig Larsson. Fantastic writer, thoroughly recommend it.
big hugs
En x

Amber Page Writes said...

Those are great. I especially like the "Believe" wreath.

Anonymous said...

I am going to make one of those paper wreaths. That looks cool! You start with one of those styrofoam wreaths right?

septembermom said...

Everything in great! I think I love the snow wreath the best. The elf is cute! Have fun at the show :)

blueviolet said...

You're so creative and crafty! Very cute things!

Becca said...

Those are all soooo cute. I really like the let it snow wreath. I only use blue and white Christmas decorations so that would be perfect! You are so talented!

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

OM Gosh! These are so cute. I love the paper wreath idea. I might just have to make this one for the winter. Thanks for the idea. I can't come up with things like this. I crocheted slippers for Mama Kats prompt. Look forward to following your blog.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I am going to scraplift your Believe wreath just FYI! LOL!

I love the paper one but do not have the time or patience for that! I love all those little stamps, cant find them here so YAY for you!

Good luck at the craft fair!

Stu Pidasso said...

good stuff! I do things with stamps, but not wreaths. Maybe hand made Xmas cards this year?!?

kys said...

Cute stuff! I could use that blue wreath. I always need something to put up in January.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a great bunch of crafts you created! I especially love your paper wreath! Wow. So cool! I think creative people are fun! I hope you have a smashing great time at your craft fair this weekend! Good luck!

Mama Kat said...

Somebody is ready for Christmas!! Woohoo!!

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