Friday, December 30, 2011

DECEMBER MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Holiday Gift Wrapping Challenge!

“Brown paper packages tied up with string . . . these are a few of my favorite things!”

The presentation of a gift can be just as special as the gift itself. Don’t you just love to receive a gift that is beautifully wrapped?! Why not give that feeling to someone on your gift list this year? It’s such a small thing, but makes a gift feel that much more special when someone takes the time to add a few unique or personalized details. It makes opening a gift an experience. That’s what our challenge is all about this month . . . How do you use your Cricut to add details or personalization to your gift-wrapping for those special people in your life? Show us! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

The WINNER of this challenge will receive a $150 Credit to!
The Challenge: Use your Cricut machines, Cuttlebug, Yudu, etc. to create beautiful gift-wrapping. We want to see the unique and personalized details you add to your gift packaging, wrapping, gift tags, cards and more!

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.

How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Saturday, December 31st, 2011.

Prize: This month the winner will receive $150.00 in credit to

Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Monday, January 2nd, 2012.


I made a small gift box that is a sewing box. I made a pin cushion and hot glued it to the top of the box and added a small wooden spool to it. My 2 cricut cuts are From the Heart and Make do and mend all from the Country Life cart. Thanks for looking~

Recipe for pincushion:
1 small  or medium box shape of your choice
DCWV cardstock from The Christmas Stack
lace trim
PK Glitz glitter real red
meduim styrofoam ball cut in half
piece of fabric and or lace to cover fabric
double sticky tape for gliiter on edge of lid
Country Life cartridge cuts at 1 inch

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Secret Santa Matchbox swap

I had alot of fun with this one. I love to alter items and I am starting to get hooked on altering matchboxes.
For this swap we were to alter a matchbox, make two flowers, a chunky charm with at least 8 items on it, 3 stick pins and a gift for around $10.00.  My partner is Hanaclimie from Canada and this is what I sent to her. I was a bit worried she would not get it in time. I received notice that she did and she loved it all!
Thank you luvskrappin for hosting and I will be watching for next years event!

close up of stick pin

Chunky charm bracelet.

I to loved how the flowers turned out.

Got this idea from a Jo-Ann how to freebie from 2009. I happend to come across cleaning out a box of scrapbook items.

I had already been in a stick pin swap and they have become addicting as well.