Without a doubt, my favorite time of the year is the Christmas Season. I love the beauty of the decorations, the anticipation of the holidays with friends and family, the festive music – how can you expect less from a former music teacher? And of course, one of the busiest times of the year for a music teacher is the CHRISTMAS SEASON! I would wear myself out preparing for concerts and elementary programs throughout the month of December and then it was off for a frantic day of shopping and late nights wrapping packages until we could sit back and breathe. I am lucky that my husband Jim – aka Pool Boy – doesn’t mind wrapping so I write the tags and keep the gifts flowing in an assembly line to the Christmas tree.
But I’m determined to slow down and enjoy the Christmas Season this year being retired. That means I am starting my Christmas cards early in July so that’s one thing I’m not stressing over come December! Little gifts I love to make and share with neighbors and friends can be made ahead so they don’t become last minute or pushed aside, and I can focus more on the meaning and enjoyment of the Christmas Season.
A Small Gift Box Of Holiday Tags!
Today’s project is all about the cute stamp set, Trees For Sale. During the months of July and August Stampin’ Up is offering an exclusive dies set that coordinates too – wonderful overlaying dies that give intricate detail to the images. This die set is free as a level 2 item with an order of $100 or more and is only available while supplies last.
Let Your Creativity Take Charge And Play!
This little gift box is full of a dozen small notecards or gift tags that you can create to share with a friend, co-worker, or neighbor. Create all 12 to match, or mix up and create different scenes to make each unique – you decide!!
Printable PDF For The Project!
Click on the link below to access a printable PDF so you have it on hand for future projects. As I say over and over, why reinvent the wheel? I hope you have a folder or notebook where you are saving directions like this – so handy to have when you are needing to make a card or paper crafting project and not sure what direction to go!
Recording Of Today’s FB LIVE Demonstrating The Gift Box Of Tags!
I recorded a FB LIVE this morning showing this little project and how to recreate from beginning to end. Click on the link below to access, and while you are there please like and follow me so you receive notifications of future videos, classes and events I offer, as well as special offers I run or Stampin’ Up has for online orders!
Getting A Head Start On The Holidays!
I know that come December 15 I’ll still be frantically shopping, wrapping, and finishing up the details for celebrating Christmas, but hopefully starting 6 months early some of the stress will be less! Consider making this little treat box and filling it with tags, or maybe little chocolates and a gift card, or even making a few for Halloween to treat your neighborhood children! How cute would that box look with the witch’s hat punched out and decorating the front of the box????? Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless! Get a start on the holiday season!!!!!Product List