12 Days Christmas Card

I know Christmas was 2 weeks ago, but with all the hustle and bustle during last month I haven’t had a chance to share a project I worked on for my cousin. She came up with a fun way to share their year with a “12 Days of Christmas” card. I had so much fun creating this for her and loved the way it turned out! I’m thrilled she asked me to do this for her and her husband and was even more excited about it when I got it in the mail. Thanks Devon!

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Christmas Candy Gift Tags

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Who doesn’t love candy? I’ve created 3 Candy Gift Tags for this Christmas occasion that will make a sweet last minute gift! Put candy in a jar and wrap the tag around it, or wrap them in some clear wrap and attach the tag along with it. These tags go great with M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces and Hershey Kisses. This is perfect gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even your child’s classmates.

M&M Gift TagM&M Gift Tag – download here

Pieces Gift Tag

Reese’s Pieces Gift Tag – download here

Kisses Gift Tag

Hershey Kisses Gift Tag – download here

Friday Favorites: Christmas Card Templates

Christmas-Cards-DisplayIf you haven’t already sent out your Christmas cards, or haven’t ordered yours yet, you’re in luck! Today I’m sharing my Friday Favorites: Christmas Card Templates. There’s no need to wait for your cards to ship or pay high shipping costs to get it to you in time to send out before Christmas. Just print these at your local photo center and you’re done! These fabulous bloggers have shared templates for you to use in Photoshop to create your Christmas card and send them in time for Christmas. Don’t have Photoshop? Lucky for you, there is a FREE trial you can download and use for this occasion. See what these wonderful bloggers have done to make your life a little easier this Christmas!

ChristmasCard3Free Christmas Card Templates – Simple As That

christmascardexamplessmVintage Holiday Card Set – Project Alicia

christmascardspreview-681x1024Christmas Card Template – Organize & Decorate Everything (from Becoming Martha)

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Free-Holiday-CardsFree Holiday Card Photoshop Templates – I Heart Faces

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christmas-card-templates-thecreativemom-300x700Christmas Card Templates – The Creative Mom

DIY Christmas Card Holder

IMG_3333So, after going through my Friday Favorites post last week on Christmas Card Holders, I figured out what I wanted to do. I created something super easy, budget friendly and cute! The thing that I love most about this Christmas Card Holder is that you don’t have to build anything and it only takes 10-15 to put together. Here is what you’re going to need:

Ribbon (Christmas Themed of course!)

Hemp (or some sort of sturdy string)

Clothespins

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Cut pieces of ribbon and tie a bow around the front of the clothespin on the top (do not tie it around both ends).

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Create as many bows onto clothespins as you need. Hang up the string on the wall and start pinning those cards!

I’m also super excited to share one of my projects I was working on a couple weeks ago for my husband’s cousin. She had her adorable baby in October and asked me to help her with the baby announcement. She came to me with the idea and I just helped her create the card attached to the picture. I love the wording she came up with for this Christmas Card/Birth Announcement. I’m so happy with the way it turned out and thrilled that I was able to help create her vision!

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Friday Favorites: Christmas Card Holders

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There are so many things I love about Christmas, and one of these things include Christmas cards. I love getting Christmas cards from friends and family and seeing how much their family has grown, and how big their kids are getting. But, if you’re like me and are needing a cute new Christmas Card holder, I’ve put together some of my favorites!

05a9f129Holiday Clothespin Wreath – SewSara

IMG_2661Christmas Card Wreath – Gwenny Penny

51b03a52fb04d60993000460._w.540_s.fit_Ribbon Christmas Card Holder – Apartment Therapy

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a99040_1201_opener_xlCard Garlands – Martha Stewart

card holder4Christmas Card Holder – That’s My Letter

card-rackMousetrap Advent Calendar or Christmas Card Display – Fynes Designs

Christmas_Cards_wallstickers1b6c81aChristmas Card Display Wall Sticker – Bright Star Kids

christmas-card-hanger-how-to-make-1024x768Christmas Card Garland – Little Birdie Secrets (Make and Takes)

diy-christmas-card-displayChristmas Card Holder – DIY – Shanty 2 Chic

DIY-Christmas-Card-HolderDIY Christmas Card Holder – Polkadot Chair

DIY-Christmas-Card-Wreath-2-1024x743Easy DIY Christmas Card Wreath – Ideally Speaking

Framed-Christmas-Card-Display-2Framed Christmas Card Display – Reasons to Skip the Housework

G86A5617wmLattice Christmas Card Display – From My Front Porch to Yours

IMG_5421Christmas Card Display – Tres French Hens

IMG_5589Christmas Card Holder – Kaminski’s Creations

snowman_cardholderSnowman Christmas Card Holder – Simply Sprout

xmas+card+display+3Garland Christmas Card Display – A Party Style

DIY-Christmas-Card-Holder1DIY Christmas Card Display – Capturing Joy

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DIY Christmas Card Holder – Life on Virginia Street

FREE Printable Christmas Gift Card Holders

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Last week was a crazy one for me. I was busy working on a couple of Christmas cards for my husband’s family (which I enjoyed making!), and to top it all off my entire family got sick, so that was fun… This week, I’m trying to catch up and I’m excited to share these cute Printable Christmas Gift Card Holders. You no longer have to worry about getting a card to go along with your gift card, and there’s room at the top for a small note. These are super easy to put together and your friends & family will love it!

Follow the tutorial below to put your gift card holder together:

gift-card-brown-tutorial-1Make sure you fold the card in thirds along the lines. This step makes it easier when you have to glue the tabs down.

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Fold the tabs and apply glue (or a thin piece of double sided tape) on the tabs.

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Once you’ve applied glue to the tabs, fold over the bottom portion of the holder as pictured above where the tabs are attached and wait until the glue is dry.

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Once the glue is dry, insert your gift card, then fold the top over and you’re all done! Easy, right?

Gift Card Brown Chevron Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here

gift card blueStriped Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here

Gift Card GreenPolka Dot Christmas Gift Card Holder – download here

Friday Favorites: Nativity Decoration Ideas & Activities

Nativity-DisplayI absolutely love this time of year, but of course who doesn’t? With all the hustle and bustle I will admit I sometimes forget the meaning of Christmas, so I’m always grateful that I have some nativity ornaments hanging on my tree to remind me of this special holiday. However, I don’t have a Nativity set in my home so I thought I’d make that my Friday Favorites: Nativity Decoration Ideas & Activities. So if you’re like me and don’t have a nativity set, need more, or in need of something new and different in your home, or something to keep your kids busy and off the ornaments on your tree, I hope you find some inspiration from some of my favorites.

To also help us get into the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas, this video is amazing and I love how it reminds us what Christmas is all about, the birth of Jesus Christ. Watch “He is the Gifthere. 2010-12-01-002-1024x685Nativity Silhouette – Ten Cow Chick

2013 Christmas Mantel DIY Silhouette NativityDIY German Glass Glitter Silhouette Nativity – Hymns & Verses

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DIY-Nativity-Stocking-Holders-25255B3-25255D   DIY Nativity Stocking Holders – U-Create CraftsIMG_6274Christmas Wall Vinyl Framed with Empty Frames – Make It & Love It

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Nativity Printable – You Seriously Made That?

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DIY Nativity Puppets – Blessed Beyond a Doubt

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Free Paper Doll Nativity – Design Dazzle

Felt-NativityA Felt Nativity Story – Stay At Home Educator

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Nativity Free Printable – The 36th Avenue

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First Free Printable of Christmas – My Fabuless Life

Cookie Decorating Gift & Gift Tag Printable

Sugar-Cookie-Kit-DisplayLooking for a gift for a neighbor, friend, teacher, or co-worker but on a budget? This would make a great gift, and the best part is it’s under $10! This is one of those gifts that I honestly would love to receive. It’s the perfect activity they can do with the family, and they don’t have to eat it right away.

You can also switch it up and make your own cookie dry mix, or make your own frosting and put it in a cake decorating bag and tie it up with a bow. The possibilities are endless and the person you’re gifting it to will love it. Print out this adorable gift tag to make it extra special!

IMG_3211Cookie Decorating Gift Tag – download here

Cookie Decorating Gift Tag Small (Set of 8) – download here