Still frantically trying to get myself ready for Christmas, and feeling like I’m getting nowhere fast. It’s like life is in partial completion these days. I’ve got some of my ornaments hung on the tree, and the house is halfway decorated…. a few presents have been purchased, I’ve mailed a couple of cards… but as of yet, not one thing is actually crossed off the ol’ to-do list. Anybody with me on this?
Although I’ve kinda been spinning my wheels, yesterday afternoon hit me with a new sense of motivation when I got a text from Mr. Pete saying he had finished his last exam and was on his way home for Christmas break. My boy is home, my friends! It’s time to get the lead out!
Yesterday afternoon alone, I made a serious dent in my holiday tubs, and I am determined to finish them off today. Next step will be wrapping. At least I am ready with some tags. Some quick, easy, and a wee bit funky tags I made for the Sizzix blog this week featuring brand new dies from Jen Long’s adorable Me & You collection.
These cute tags are made from a mixture of dies from Jen’s new release, and I love the unique, slightly eclectic look I ended up with. The base of the tags are die cut from the Fancy Base w/ Layering Shapes Thinlits die set. I think the label shape is so pretty and unique, and can be used for so many different projects. With just the simple addition of a punched hole in the top, the fancy base becomes an instant tag.
I added a stamped holiday greeting down the side, then gave the tags a good whitewash of paint and a rugged hemp bow. The arrows are from the Arrows Card Front Thinlit die. Holly and numbers are from the Calendar Months Thinlits die set. And the papers are from Authentique’s Believe collection.
I’ve got more information up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.
So tell me, friends…. anyone else making a serious dent in their holiday to-do list yet?