I found the cutest little body butters at The Body Shop last week. They were on sale, so… I got one for all my co-workers. They will make a perfect little Christmas gift!
Next I needed a perfect way to wrap them. I love die cuts! I have Sizzix, and Quick Cuts, and a Slice with about 10 cartridges and two Cricut cutting systems. But my favorite of all is the Accucut Grande Mark. This giant machine cuts perfectly every time. I knew just the box for these little goodies and had a fabulous holiday paper.
This self closing box needs no adhesive. Just run through the die cut machine and fold on the score lines. Tuck the tabs in the slot and you are good to go.
A year of craftiness starts with a Christmas card.
I have been making Christmas cards for our friends and family since 2000. It was a fluke. I was laid off from a small computer company (a victim of the 2000 dot com bust). Luckily, I was only out of work for two weeks. During that time I watched way too much Home and Garden TV. On one program they made a beautiful flip card. It was so cool, and I had time. Hours and hours later, I had 35 flip cards. An obsession was born!
This year I found out about quilling; using strips of paper to make various shapes. I saw some fabulous quilled snowflakes and knew that would make the perfect card for 2014.
Card Square Stand-ups from Sizzix
Three Birds quilling paper
Jolly Bingo Bits from Stampin Up! Snowflake
Holiday Happiness from Stampin Up! “Happy Holidays”