I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas! Each year, I make sets of cards for the aunts and moms in my life (my aunt and mom, as well as Daniel's grandma and mom). This year I included Daniel's aunt on the list, as well. And in addition to the usual set of cards with envelopes, I created return address labels to match the cards... I'm slowly, but surely using more digital means to complete my crafts... SLOWLY! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
I used my Awash with Flowers stamp set to create these for my Aunt Toogie.
And here is the return address label I created to match the card set. And here is the tutorial I used to figure out how the heck to upload the label for you, compliments of my BFF, Miss Kindergarten.
Lucky for me, all my closest girlfriends seem to make similar steps in life around the same time... This makes gift giving easy! So for Christmas gifts this year, I hand stamped coasters to match their new/remodeled homes.
Heather just bought a new home with her hubby, Alex.
Hadar just moved into an apartment with her boyfriend, Tom.
Kimberly just got married and moved in with her hubby, Adam.
Andrea is remodeling her kitchen in her home with her hubby, Matt.
Here's the tutorial I followed... And I learned the hard way that if you use water based ink they will fade after getting wet. This poses a problem if you'd like to actually use the coasters.
Every year I make some sort of holiday treat to share with all the wonderful people that put up with me regularly. This year, I made twister cookies! Twister cookies are a somewhat bitter Arabic cookie (I'm 1/4 Lebanese) and are probably my favorite kind of cookie. I grew up making these delicious cookies with my Great Aunt Freda in Maine. These cookies are a bit labor intensive as you have to roll the dough out for each cookie and twist... It takes a while and your back always hurts after. They are so worth it, though!
This year's Christmas Card was very appropriately made using the first Christmas gift I received from Daniel... my Season of Friendship stamp set. I absolutely love this stamp set and probably use it more than any other. It's just so versatile! So hopefully this Christmas Card finds you well this holiday season... Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Suplies: Season of Friendship stamp set; Real Red (cardstock and stamp pad); Chocolate Chip (cardstock and stamp pad); Kraft (cardstock); Whisper White (cardstock and stamp pad). I found that tearing the white cardstock by hand was easiest.
I LOVE my Awash with Flowers stamp set! (Thanks again, Jan!) Below is the birthday card I most recently made with the whimsical floral stamp set. I love the versatility of using layered stamps. This one is for Avery (12) and Shastina (20). Happy Birthday, Avery and Shastina!