Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas/New Years Wreath

 When I was out looking for new Christmas decorations I noticed a lot of black, red and silver together and I fell in love.  I wanted to do my whole house in Black, red and silver, but only managed to create this wreath.  I am not going to lie it was VERY time consuming to make.  I do love how it turned out.  I was going to make more red flowers to go all the way around the wreath but I got a little lazy.  Maybe I will finish it up next year.
 I started off with a dollar store wreath.  I bought 1/4 yard black duck cloth and 1 yard red duck cloth.  I cut the black cloth into strips and wrapped it around the wreath.  The hard part was the red poinsettia flowers.  I took a small Tupperware lid and traced the circle onto the red cloth.  You need 10 circles to create one flower and I made 5 flowers, so that was 50 circles to trace and cut out!  Not so much fun my friends.   
 I used this tutorial to create my fabric poinsettia.
I had to modify it a little to create a fuller look by using 10 circles for the flowers.  When I cut the petals I made them pointy.

Lots of hot glue later I finally ended up with 5 flowers.  I glued them close together on the wreath added a silver ribbon and called it good!  Not too shabby!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Very excited about my X-Mas card

It turned out so cute!  I love it!  Simple and sweet!  I haven't actually received them in the mail, but they are on their way!  I can't wait to send out these beauties!

Check out Shutterfly to make your Christmas cards.  They have a deadline of December 19 to have them printed for Christmas.  They also have an option to have address and send out the cards for you for .99 cents per card.  If I wasn't so cheap I would totally do that!  pain free, what is not to love?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Make the fridge

True story: the cutest cards to "make the fridge" ever year, if you will, usually come from Shutterfly. The designs are adorable and the quality of the card-stock is awesome. So this year, we decided to step up our game a tiny bit and we added some Shutterfly cards into the Christmas budget. Shutterfly has some seriously cute Christmas card designs this year and I love that the insides are customizable a million (okay, many) different ways.

Here are some of the ones I am considering........

Christmas cards are my favorite. Love to receive them. Love to sit & read thru them. Love to put them on my fridge to admire throughout the season. Love to hold on to them from year to year and look back at them and see how people have changed from year to year.
As you can tell I am going to have a really hard time deciding on just one!  While I'm there, I'll be making 2011 calendars for my parents, as requested.  

If I was more on top of my game I would of done birth announcements for my now 15 month old baby. Do you think she is to old to send out this?   Love, Love, Love it!  

 P.S.  If you want to get 50 free cards from Shutterfly, do what I did and write a post on your blog about them.  Here is the info you need to take part of this great deal.

Merry Christmas