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Christmas Gifts for 2010

Hello Hello Hello!! MERRY POST-CHRISTMAS!! I hope you all had a marvelous holiday! I know that I did. I am still in Texas and won't be home until January 1st and I am desperately missing my craft room (and all the new products that are shipping home as we speak-it'll be like Christmas again when I get home!) Hahaha.

Well, as promised I wanted to share with you some of the gifts I made for family this year! I made ten calendars, several wall hangings and several dress form ornaments. I also made some bottle cap ornaments, but I forgot to get pictures of them before I left and like any true designer I was up until 2am the night before we flew out to Texas taking pictures. *Sigh*

So, here's the first gift I made using Calendar Basics stamps , Calendar Basic Mini Calendar pages and the Calendar Basics page die

Calendar 2011

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

 June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

  To begin with each page I die cut the  Calendar pages  so that they were all the same size. I decided that each months tab orientation for the  mini calendar pages could be in a different place so that there was variety. After I die-cut the pages I would paint the edges of the months and then design that page based on the theme of that month. Designs included stamping the mini calendar pages, the layout of patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments.

Making 10 12-month calendars is quite a project. I would make them and sell them, but the cost of time and materials may be a bit expensive for some customers. On average, it took about three hours to design each calendar page, minus the  mini calendar pages . However, everyone loved them and that was the whole point!

  I also made a few wall hangings. These are SOOOOO much fun and so versatile! You can make holiday wall hangings, Valentine's Day wall hangings, even Easter wall hangings. I LOVE LOVE LOVE making these. I made several winter wall hangings and one Paris Vintage wall hanging.

  These are soooo easy to make! You can use any patterned paper collection that you like, trim the pape to fit, paint the edges with crackle distress paint and then add any embellishments that you like!! I am going to be making more of these and try to sell them in some local boutiques. Wall hangings don't take too long to make, so they're time efficient and make great gifts.

  Lastly, I made around eight dress from embellishment ornaments. I didn't get pictures of all of them, but here's a few. Once again, an easy gift to make.

  Hope you enjoyed! I love love love making gifts for friends and family!!


  1. OHHHHHH WOW! I love your gift ideas;) LOVE that calendar! Looks like you spent a LOT LOT LOT of time on it! And it is def. something that I would cherish! LOVE IT:) And those banners--super cute! Love that you turned them into wall hangings! FAB idea;) SUPER adorable dresses! Look at those details and layers! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! {gasp!!!}. LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) LOVE YOU! Hope you are doing well! We need to skype--so Jan. 1st get here SOON! Blessings to you and your family! Merry CHRISTmas;) Lots of love! Sav

  2. These are AMAZING Emily!! I CANNOT believe you made TEN of those calendars!!! Incredible. I wish I could work that fast! They are so well designed...I just LOVE your work :) The banners are so great too..such a great idea! I love all your layering and embellies ;-)

  3. Your calender is fabulous and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your gorgeous dress form ornaments! BEAUTIFUL, emily! :)


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