Foam Ornaments my Granddaughters Made!

I found these foam kits on sale at my local craft store. They are geared for ages 3 and above. My granddaughters are 3 & 4 so they were perfect. They had such a good time making these ornaments, especially Gianna, (3 year old). I think she is going to be my crafter. For the past couple of years we have done a small project for them to give as gifts. We are going to be making the bird feeders from pine cones and peanut butter and bird seed to go with their ornaments. We collected the pine cones down the street from our house on a walk last week.

When I put up our tree this year, I was noticing all the ornaments my kids made when they were in school. I still have all of them. Its fun to see how they grew each year. Now my daughter is 28 and my son will be 25 on Friday. Feeling a bit old today……

Snowflake Treat Cup Photos

I’ve been messing around with the Treat Cups. Aren’t these cute? I found them here. You use the Sweet Treat cups in the Holiday Mini, (And yes, we will be able to get them in the next mini, Yipeee!!) and the Snowflake Punch. You can’t see it in the photo, but I used the Shimmer paint to add some sparkle and a bit of chunky glitter in each of the cups. These photos are of my grandkids, Jocelyn, 4 years, Anthony 3 months, & Gianna 3 years old. The girls were sitting back to back and not happy to have their photos taken. Also couldn’t have done this project without the Circle Scissor Plus. The Treat cups are 1 3/4″ so I wanted the photos to be cut at 2″ and then I put a piece of card stock on the back cut at 2 1/4″ to cover up the back and make it look neat. The snowflakes are cut in half and glued to the top of the treat rim with Crystal Effects.

Santa Gift Card Holder

Here is another gift card holder using the Scallop Circle die from Sizzix. Pretty clever isn’t it? Wish I was the one who thought of it. But I purchased a set of gift card holders (pdf) from Jackie Topa here. She has a fabulous blog. The rest of the santa is using punches.