A few fun gifts!

Before Christmas I made lots of the candles in a box sets; these were not for Christmas, just any occasion, so I chose some fun My Mind's Eye paper mixed and matched. Aren't those colors scrumptious? The tags were also a mix & match from My Mind's Eye - such fun to make; I LOVE doing these! I got the recipe from No Time To Stamp (she has an option for Boxes on the left-hand side of her blog - she has GREAT tutorials!).

Next I made this Jr. Legal Notepad for one of the teacher's; nothing fancy, just using bits and pieces leftover form THESE Christmas Cards.

The word "NOTES" on the front was added using a Just Rite round stamper and Curlz font. I edged all the paper in Close to Cocoa to give it a bit more depth. As you can see, the inside of the note pad has a pocket for receipts, lists or whatever you might need. I added some decorative paper on the inside to dress it up just a bit too.

And last is a Christmas Card remake I did. Gina K issued a challenge to take a Christmas card you had received and recycle it in some way. This is the card I chose; it had this great floral picture on the front of the card. I just cut it out; adhered it to some Very Vanilla paper layered on Real Red. I added some pearls in the upper left-hand corner to dress it up a bit.

I actually received the very same Christmas card Gina did in her sample, but chose not to use it since she already had. LOL

Thanks for stopping by; I love when you visit! Hugs, ~M.


  1. You did a great job on the challenge. Recycling is a good thing, I do it all the time, but it never looks like that!!!! Of course it is hard to make "trash" look that good. LOL! Love ya, BFF

  2. You've been busy, love the notebook and especially with the pocket inside.

  3. WOW, your boxes are just adorable, but that notebook is BEAUTIFUL


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