Thursday, December 24, 2009
At our house, our kids look forward to these every year. In fact, when I made the Advent calendar this year, they said, "but we're still going to do the candy count-downs, right?" LOL Basically, I use a long piece of plastic wrap, cut it in half lengthwise, and place the pieces of candy along it (each child chooses their favorite type of candy for this). Then I "roll" the plastic wrap around the candy like a long tube, tie small bits of ribbon in between each piece of candy, and attach a decorative top. They get to remove and enjoy one piece of candy per day up until Christmas!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As the Moppet Coordinator for our church (basically the person in charge of childcare for our Mothers of Pre-Schoolers group), I made a bunch of these cards recently. I intend to send them to each of the kids on their birthdays. The bears slide in/out of the "sleeping bags". I totally copied this idea, but don't know who made them originally, or I'd give credit to them.
When I was at a Stampin' Up! convention about 6 years ago, one of the items I received was an adorable 3-D butterfly magnet made by Kelli Purky. I've wanted to make these ever since, but seem to never "get around to it". This year, I made some even though I didn't really have the time. I love them! I followed the directions found at Amy Celona's blog (http://ustamp4fun.com/ProjectGallery/PorcelainPaper.htm)