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
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!!