Christmas Gifts Reveal, Day 1

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm back, as promised in my earlier, Christmas Rewind post, and so, stinkin' excited to, finally, get to show you all the Christmas gifts, that I made for family members this year.  I'll reveal them all, to you, over the next three days; but today, I'm beginning with my parents'.
I had so much fun combining papers, die-cuts, and embellishments for this photo tray!  Putting all patterned papers and photographs aside and beginning in the top left corner, you'll find a "December" bingo card and felt, flower embellishment, pierced with green, leaf, stick pins.  I used The Purl Bee's Molly's Sketchbook: Rose Barrette Tutorial, the same one that I used way back here for one of my niece's birthday headbands, for the felt flower, obviously, not finishing it with the barrette itself.
Moving across the top row, I added a scallop, die-cut trim, just to the left of our family photograph...
as well as a die-cut, "KEEPSAKES" tab...
which echos itself, in a different color, in the die-cut, "FUN FINDS" tab found in the bottom left corner.
I just love the effect of the transparent doily taking up four cubbies!  The "JOY" banner swings free right above it.  It was made by Cricut-cutting diamonds from Old Olive cardstock; folding them in half, over a length of yellow yarn, which was anchored, at either end, with mini clothespins; and decking out their centers with the circular, alpha stickers.
The base of the next cubbie holds a stamped, on Whisper White cardstock, "DEC 06 2010", label holder, which tells when the photograph was taken...
but the last, decked-out quadrant is, probably, my fave!  It boasts a trio of old, fire-sprinkler deflectors, that my hubby brought home, with him, from work.  He said that I could do whatever I wanted with them.  So, I embellished their centers with a few, Ruby Red buttons and stamped, in Old Olive ink, on Old Olive cardstock, and hand cut leaves to morph them into flowers.  Lovin' it!
Plus, you cannot beat this reaction to my parents finding out what they were.  Just love that I was able to use something unique to my hubby's job as a project manager/estimator for Bamford Fire Sprinkler Co., Inc.
A handful of scrap ribbons dress up the handle and complete the look.
I had so much fun creating this piece of art, that I decided to put another tray, that I had ordered, to work, boasting more family pictures, for my in-laws.
I used some of the same goodies from paper to embellishments and mostly the same design.  However, after papers and photographs were applied, a turquoise, felt flower replaces the hot pink one above...
and a fancier, die-cut trim dresses up the edge of our family photograph.
While the die-cut, "KEEPSAKES" tab is the same...
the other, in the bottom left corner, was changed to a turquoise, die-cut, "MEMORIES" tab.
I changed out the transparent doily for a white, paper doily, boasting a soft aqua die-cut, and swung a "NEWLIN" banner above it.  The banner was made, in the same way as the "JOY" banner above, from Melon Mambo cardstock; circular, alpha stickers; a length of thin, aqua ribbon; and mini clothespins.
I added the same, dated, label holder...
but changed up the old, fire-sprinkler deflectors, just a bit, with aqua buttons and kept the same stamped, in Old Olive ink, on Old Olive cardstock, and hand-cut leaves.
A few, more, scrap ribbons, tied around the handle, complete the look.
Like I said before, this is the first of three days of Christmas gift reveals, coming your way.  I hope you enjoyed today's and will come back to check out the others.  Thanks so much for peeking in!  I've had guys in and out, all day, adding insulation in all kinds of random places and winterizing our house.  Thankfully, they took some of that Mississippi Mud Cake, from before, with them!  There is, however, lots of cleaning up to do.  I'm hoping that the last three guys will be on their way soon.  I'd, really, like to take advantage of the kids' rest/nap times to, actually, get something accomplished.  Until tomorrow, have a wonderful Wednesday, ya'll!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After (Wplus9); QwikMark, date stamp (Stamp-Ever) Paper: Old Olive & Whisper White (SU); yellow, doily patterned (Crate Paper); green, penmanship patterned (Studio Calico); pink, design patterned (K&Company); black, polka dot patterned (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Old Olive (SU) Other: hot pink felt (JoAnn Fabrics); green, leaf pins & transparent doily (Maya Road); die-cut trim (Basic Grey); die-cut tabs (October Afternoon); George & Basic Shapes, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); mini clothespins (Canvas Corp); yellow yarn; circular, alpha stickers & bingo card (Jenni Bowlin); Ruby Red buttons (SU); fire-sprinkler deflectors; antique silver, label holder & tray (7 Gypsies); wide, velvet, pink ribbon (off a pair of jeans from JCPenney); Harvest Gold, grosgrain ribbon (PTI); all other ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After (Wplus9); QwikMark, date stamp (Stamp-Ever) Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, & Melon Mambo (SU); pink, design patterned (K&Company); green, penmanship patterned (Studio Calico); aqua, heart patterned (Sassafrass); green, text patterned (7 Gypsies) Ink: Old Olive (SU) Other: turquoise felt (JoAnn Fabrics); green, leaf pins (Maya Road); die-cut trim (Basic Grey); die-cut tabs & doily center (October Afternoon); paper doily (Wilton); George & Basic Shapes, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); mini clothespins (Canvas Corp); circular, alpha stickers & bingo card (Jenni Bowlin); aqua buttons (Jesse James & Co. Grandma's Grab Bag); fire-sprinkler deflectors; antique silver, label holder & tray (7 Gypsies); wide, velvet, pink ribbon (off a pair of jeans from JCPenney); all other ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

6 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

I just LoVe these Jinny, what a great idea

Julie Ranae said...

Jinny...this is ONE stunning creation!

Laurie said...

I love how you put so much thought into your gift! Something they will surely treasure!

Basement Stamper said...

These are beautiful and I love the captured faces of your family when opening it. I created these this year too and they were a lot of fun, a lot of measuring and patience, but in the end well worth it.

AnitaRex said...

WOW Jinny! This is amazing! So beautiful! And such a great gift!

Rae said...

What great gifts! I love them!