Friday, September 28, 2012

The Most Wonderful (and Busiest) Time of the Year

Ah yes, it is that time of year . . . back to school, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas . . . and then there’s the new year and Valentine’s Day right around the corner.  It’s the time of year when the holidays seem to pile up on each other and our “to-do” list seems to keep growing -- but don’t put card making or handmade gifts to the wayside.  Here are some reasons why:
  •  It’s relaxing.

            Take time for yourself to enjoy your hobby and check things off of your list of things to do at the same time. A fun gift to create are little treat boxes with the Matchbox Bigz XL Big Shot die (#114890), some labels, and the It’s a Wrap Occasions stamp set (#123590 - wood/#123592 - clear). Stamp the labels, wrap them around mini candy bars and put them into the Matchbox, and they're ready to give.  Embellish the Matchbox for an added touch  -- and remember -- enjoy some chocolate while you're stamping for some added relaxation.
  •  It’s personal.

            You can create cards and gifts that reflect your personality or that are personalized for the recipient. Handmade, stamped cards and gifts are the things that the recipient will hang onto long after the holidays are over. There's just something about the thoughtfulness of a handmade card or gift that makes it that much more special.  You can even make a beautiful box out of paper that will make a great gift filled with some handmade cards and also makes a great way to keep organized during the holidays.
  •  It’s festive.

            Start a family tradition. Create wreaths for the different seasons or holidays as family and let each member of the family create and add a personal element. 
 So there you go!  Pull out your catalogs, plan your projects, order your supplies, and then you'll be ready for what the holiday season brings. If you'd like personal design assistance for your holiday projects, please contact.  I'd be more than happy to help. 

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1 comment:

  1. Ha nothing to do, you should see my kitchen with all the tomatoes. ARGH! I am on my way to a neighbors to fix my cord. Thanks for your swwt comments on my cards on my blog. Hugs, Bev


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