It's that time of year when we are all thinking about our Christmas celebrations.
Are you starting to think about who will be coming?.... it is a time for families and friends to get together, isn't?
Do you have a traditional meal with turkey and all the trimmings? We do.... (note to self, don't forget the Cranberry Sauce, this year!) or do you do something different? A very old friend, said before she met her true love and had children, that no way would she be chained to an oven on Christmas Day. No, she would take a long walk and stop for a picnic.....I don't think she has ever done it.. it's funny how we soon get caught up into the usual traditions isn't it.
I love Christmas, but it can be stressful can't it? I always say I will start early, but then I realise I have got to middle of December, and still haven't started, then its a mad last minute panic to pull it all together... which it always does of course.... its the old story of the swan apparently gracefully gliding through the water, but underneath, those legs are flapping away furiously))
Not this year. My Christmas cards are all made, I have a shopping list all prepared and now that the shops are full to overflowing with all those traditional delicacies that are a must have, I have no doubt I will be starting to squirrel away those special things we enjoy very soon.
So, how about those Christmas table favours?
These have all been made using the Envelope Punch Board. I love this tool, it should be called the Multi punch board. As it name suggest it can be used to make envelopes, but it is so much more. It can be used to make boxes, bags and these lovely projects and best of all, if I want to create in the evening whilst watching the tv.. no probs, its just the right size to craft on your lap ))
As I want to have favours that would take a Ferrero Rocher, here is a cracker
This is a bag in a box
and this is a mini handbag
They are all so cute, and really easy to make.
They all start with a piece of designer series paper that measures 6 inches x 6 inches, so that means I can get 4 out of one 12 inch x 12 inch sheet. How economical is that!
Now all I need to do, is decide which one I will make and how I will decorate it. There are some lovely label punches in this year's Autumn/Winter catalogue and am already thinking that one of those could be perfect.
Happy Crafting everyone
If you would like to make these and other projects, I can really recommend the Envelope Punch board. The paper I used was the Be Merry Designer Series paper, just beautiful.
If you would like to buy a board, or the paper, just click on the picture below and you will be taken straight to my online shop.