Good morning! Okay, morning is almost over. Sigh... Is it just me, or are all of you really busy also? Between school functions and fund raisers, birthdays, remodeling, and the everyday kind of stuff (like my mountain of folded laundry that needs to be put away), I feel like I am always on the go. I am so determined to not let that happen next month! I know what a busy time the Holidays are, but I really am going to try to make it special and fun...not just a whirlwind of to-do lists!
I mentioned here before that I have been working on making Christmas gifts whenever I get a spare minute. Several of you agreed that you are also working on the same thing! :-) Well, today I get to show you one of the projects...
Today, I am kicking off the Verve Holiday Diva Dare (hosted over at the Verve Blog)! This month's theme is A Handmade Christmas! Perfect theme for me to not only get a kick-start making my gifts and cards, but to gather ideas as each of the Divas post their creations! YAY!!
The only thing these little 2 1/2" in diameter ornaments need are some cute packaging...
To create the packaging, I started with some mini notebook printed paper bags. I then stamped three different sentiments as well as the star image from the Bright Spirits set. The label was created by using the Curved Bookplate die to cut around the stamped sentiments.
To make the little stars, I stamped them, colored them in with Copics, then used the Winter Fun Die Set to cut them out!
Not only were the ornaments quick and easy to make, but I kept the packaging simple as well! Perfect for mass production!
Before I go, I want to tell you that there are two ways you could win some brand new Verve! If you play along with our Dare, you will be entered to win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store! You could also win by leaving some comment love on each Holiday Diva Dare post (over at the Verve Blog)!
Have a great day! Laurie