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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gift Card Holder-tutorial

OK, you are probably NOT going to believe what this gift card holder is made from!!!

Yep a toilet paper roll!!! haha!
1.Flatten the tp roll as flat as you can.

2.Choose your patterned paper and cut it 4 in.X6 in. . It may have to be trimmed on the 6 in. side after you start gluing it on to the tp roll.

3. Cover one side of the tp roll with glue and adhere the pp to it. I left some for a flap. Fold the pp and put glue on the other side and this is where you may have to trim one side.

I needed to trim mine a little.
4. Place clamps on it for a few minutes for the glue to set.If you don't have clamps, you can just lay something heavy on it. (Just be careful because if you put too much glue on it, it will pease out and you may get it on your book or whatever you use use to hold it down.)
5. Place a line of glue on the inside of the tp roll on only ONE side. Clamp it again for the glue to set.
6.While you are waiting for this to set, you can make the tag that you can slip into the opening. Cut a piece of 4 3/4 in. x 2 in. piece of coordinating cardstock or patterned paper. Trim one side to make it look like a tag and punch a hole in it to place a piece of ribbon on the tag. Add the gift card to the tag now.
7. Now ,you can decorate the front of the gift card holder any way to choose.I chose to cover up the fold where the pp met at the top with a piece of cardstock left over from the tag and added a piece of ribbon as well. I added an embellishment and a little card with a message on it.8. Time to tuck the tag inside the holder and voila.You are done!Let me know if you try this! I would love to see it!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Some more Christmas Card inspiration!!!

Here are 4 more cards that Betty Ann created!!! Aren't they great!!!
Thanks Betty Ann!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yummy cookie recipe!

I LOVE these! I had all the ingredients picked up to make them for when family came down during the holidays. Unfortunately that didn't happen, but I'm still wanting to make some! I love them! My mom used to make them every Christmas and other special occasions

Pineapple Dream
2 cups crushed graham wafers
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Pat into 9x9 pan (reserve 1/8 cup)

Bake at 300 o for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups icing sugar
2 well-beaten eggs

Spread over wafer layer. Prepare an envelope of Dream Whip and fold in 1 cup crushed pineapple (well drained) Spread over the second layer. Top with the reserve crumbs.

Chill 24 hours.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cute gift idea!!!

Click here to see a tutorial on how to alter a Nestle Cocoa Box. It's a cute idea!!!

Hope you are all having a great 2009 so far!!!!! I've still not totally gotten back my scrapping/cardmaking mojo yet! Hoping that after this weekend I will!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Are you ready?? January Card Challenge

The challenge for JANUARY is...

Create a card with VERY tradition red and green colors and a stamped OR a rub-on sentiment!

Here are our cards for this month's challenge:

Betty AnnNoreenDeniseLisaTamara
Can you imagine that at the end of this year, if you do ALL the challenges and make at least 5 cards a month, you'll have 60+ Christmas cards!!! Wow!

Leave a comment if you do our challenge!

*Remember, if you do 5 cards this month following this challenge, your name will go in for a draw for a prize at the end of JANUARY! (this challenge CAN be combined with any other blog or forum challenges that you do this month.)
Please upload your cards to your blog, a gallery, or photobucket and remember to give us the links to see them.Thanks!


Unfortunately there was no winner for the monthly challenge for December.

Oh, and our numbers are rising like CRAZY! At the end of November we were at 14 000 visitors and now at the beginning of a new year we are OVER 20 000!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable!!!