on the twelfth day of Christmas

Today it's all about the packaging.  Quick, easy and very fun.  Thankfully it's quick and easy as I had a ton of the small boxes to make to hold my Christmas baking!

If you can't tell already I'm addicted to the gift box punch board.  It's brilliant because you can make lots of different size boxes.  These were all made with it.  I can't wait to make some non-Christmas boxes for birthdays and other gifts.  With a coordinated card it's going to look great.

I'm taking off for a few days so it's time to wish you all happy holidays and I'll see you in the new year.

on the eleventh day of Christmas

I love getting a new stamp set that matches with a punch.  It opens up so many different ways to use it.  I wanted to make a card with a lot of volume so I used the Festival of Trees stamp set with the matching punch to create multiples of the same stamp.  A little folding and gluing and you get 3D trees.  Too easy.  

If you're wondering how to post this - never fear - it's the same as an ordinary card.  The trees fold flat for mailing and then stand up once you pop it on display.  Got to love that.  The other thing I love about matching stamp sets & punches?  They usually come cheaper when you buy them together.  Got to love a bargain!

on the tenth day of Christmas

Today I went for something a little different - no stamping - well almost.  This is all embellishment except for the sentiment stamped at the bottom.  It's all very classic colours - black, white, silver and cream.  This is a card I would give to someone who loves their bling & has very classic taste. 

If you're wondering how I got the circle so perfectly round I used one of my circles from the circles framelits and lay it on the card while I was placing the pearls.  Much easier than trying to do this by sight alone.  Only 2 more days to go in my 12 days of Christmas special.  And I still have so much to do.  How about you?