Birds & Words

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Its a Creative Impressions Christmas!! - Part I

Confession time.  My favorite thing about Christmas?  Well, apart from time with family its got to be wrapping gifts.  I LOVE wrapping gifts.  I think the gifts under the tree are a part of my Christmas decorations and I want them to be beautiful.  I love pretty packages so much that what's inside is usually a disappointment because I wrap the simplest, insignificant gifts in an elaborate, expensive looking way.  Oops.  

Creative Impressions has some super cute die cut felt shapes, brads, ribbons, and sparkly embellishments you can use to dress up your gifts and impress your friends and family.

This cute tree is lit up with micro brads in primary colors and topped with a gold star.   I just love the message ribbons and "O' Christmas Tree" works perfectly here.

This white, lacy angel felt die cut has been painted and sparkled added with Stickles.  This is a very simple tag, just three elements:  "Joy" is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, our sparkly angel, and a message ribbon anchored with stars that have been stained with butterscotch alcohol ink.

This tag kind of evolved and the deep red and black colors gave it its theme.  I used die cut felt Christmas ornaments, black metal frames and "Merry Christmas" message ribbons.  I laid the message ribbon upside down inside the frame and then glued the words "merry" and "Christmas" cut and glued down.

Here's a suggested way to use your Christmas tags.  I made a smaller, matching tag with a name to identity who the gift is for.  Everybody will know who its from!!

I think this one is my favorite.  Maybe because that's a photocopied picture of our son when he was a kid on his skateboard.  I love the idea of using photos to identify who gifts are for and your recipient gets a little bonus gift, too.  


Watch this blog next week for the second set of ideas for using your Creative Impressions embellishments to decorate your Christmas gifts and cards.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I just LOVE you!!

I'm in Texas right now visiting family and wanted to make a quick blog post before I head out for the day.

These cute felt die cuts from Creative Impressions make it easy to create a quick, pretty card with lots of dimension and personality.  Use your alphabet stamps to complete your phrase and the sky is the limit:

the LOVE of my life
LOVE that new baby!
what the world needs now is LOVE
I LOVE your smile
all you need is LOVE
and so many more!

This card combines:
Felt Flowers
Web Ribbon cut into circles
Heart Fasteners
LOVE felt shapes (with red stickles)

Simple & pretty.  Use multi colors, if you prefer.  The LOVE felt shapes set you up for Christmas cards, Valentines cards and any card that is sent with LOVE!