Today I had that moment where I looked at my calendar and said “Are there really only 11 more days until Christmas?” Today was also the day where we got walloped by snow.
But I love snow and I love winter. You can hate me all you want to, I will take scenery with Christmas lights and fresh fallen snow over trees any day to that of an ocean front view. The problem was I had planned on running a lot of belated errands, all of which were put on hold due to this fun factor called “Don’t be stupid and drive in a snowstorm to get wrapping paper.”
Because you know that’s what’s coming. The wrapping of all the gifts that you’ve hidden around the house.
Unless you’ve already done it all. In which case, I am unfriending you as I type this.
But for those who haven’t, last minute shopping and midnight madness gift wrapping week is among us. I say midnight because I can’t do anything until my kids are asleep. And by the time I actually wander around the house trying to find and get out all of the presents I have hidden in various dark impossible to get into corners of the basement, it’s midnight.
So being snowed in and all I started on that with whatever items I had at home and decided to make some gift tags out of the wood veneer business card stock I bought from Lee Valley Tools back in September. I had used the cards to make business cards for BlogPodium, a tutorial that I swear I am doing come January for all those who have asked.
Blame Santa on the delay.
First I did some with glitter embellishments using the same cookie cutter craft idea I did with my kids for our Valentine’s Cards.
I laid out a paper towel for easier clean up. Put out my cards and put a cookie cutter on the veneer.
Coated the inside of the cookie cutter shape with craft glue (that’s code for fancy white school supply glue).
Sprinkled with Glitter.
This suprised even me as I rarely do crafts with glitter. I will be finding this stuff in my kitchen tiles next summer. But my kids really enjoy it.
Shook off excess glitter and let dry.
Next up, any excuse to use my stamps.
And then my favourite, attacking it with a shape paper punch.
After I trimmed the tops of the cards to resemble tags and hole punched them.
And the pretty little wood veneer Christmas tags are done!
I also gave in and made yarn Pom Pom’s to use as wrapping embellishments. I’m lucky I was able to get on here to write this. It’s created a monster.
Damn you Pinterest.