Monday, December 20, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge

Good morning all and Happy Christmas week! At this point I'm sure you are much like me and are thinking...if it isn't done by now it isn't going to be so...I'm letting the rest go. All the gifts are purchased and will be wrapped this week, the things I wanted to bake are done and I'm happy with the way the house looks so, that is it!

Today at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog our challenge is anything Christmas. Well, I thought I would take the chance to show you a couple of gifts that I made for Christmas this year. I saw this idea on the Chic n Scratch blog and just needed to make some of them...they are note pad holders made with the clear stamp holders that SU! has available for purchase. I have actually made about six of these and if the extra three that I bought make it here on time I will make one more. Anyway, basically you just take the box, decide on papers that will fit your recipient and decorate. I did have to take my note pads to the local paper shop and have them cut a little bit shorter so I could fit a pen in there too but if I did it again I wouldn't do that.

You see here the one I made for my nephew Noah. I wanted to make his in all Army stuff but I just didn't have enough paper to do that...unfortunately as it is his favorite thing right now. Instead I just made it with very boy colors. The other holder you see I made for Katherine. She is the daughter of a friend and Katherine was just baptized yesterday! Yep, a really neat day for sure! I also took a photo of the inside of Katherine's note pad holder so that you could see what it looks like. Just a small piece of scrap paper fits right over the top of the note pad and the pen tucks in at the bottom of the box. These were actually very fun to make and I'm very pleased with how they all came out.

I also want you to know that this will be my last post with the Critter Sketch Challenge Team. I have had such a fun time playing along with the challenges and images from the different sponsors and I thank Melanie for having me on the team!

Now, why don't you head on over to the Critter Sketch Challenge blog and see what the other design team members have for you today!

I also just want to let you know that my posting will be erratic this week simply due to Kyler being home, friends coming over and yes, maybe a last minute thing or two needing to be done. Tomorrow I will have another super cute Paper Pretties card for ya so I hope you'll stop back!
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5 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

What a cute gift idea! Love your colors. Have a wonderful week before Christmas! Wish I could say I was done.

Elizabeth S. said...

These are terific and a wonderful iead!! I love your border punches and colors!
Have a great week! I still have a couple more things to do myself.

Dani said...

These are great! What a neat idea. I could totally see my boys using these for long car rides. :)

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Oh wow, those are soo nice! LOVE EM =) Great job! I am itchin' to try something 3d about now.

Cristina said...

I made some of these, too. Love how you personalized them. Very cute!