December 10, 2012


Lauren, my classroom aide, is a freshman in high school, so I knew that an iTunes gift card would be the perfect little thank you for helping with religious ed each Sunday. Several layers of paper from the Blue Christmas collection came together for a sweet gift card holder. By the way, the 6x6 Christmas paper pads by Recollections are of surprisingly nice quality.

Some diamond Stickles around the edges of the scalloped layer added a frost-nipped feel to the project. With the addition of that detailed glitter, this envelope is being entered in Make It Monday #94.

Since Sunday was the last regular religious ed session prior to Christmas (We have standardized testing next week. Ugh.), Pam and I joined our classes together for a lesson based on The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. We read the story and the girls made bracelets that included objects from the Nativity. Of course, candy canes were distributed so that the girls could recall the candy’s symbolism.

Paper crafters cannot seem to let anything go out “naked,” so each candy cane was adorned with a tag, bell and glittered ornament. I think I’ll be finding the glitter used on the ornaments sprinkled throughout my house until next December! It’s oh so worth it, though.


supplies for gift card holder:
paper:  Blue Christmas collection (Recollections); doily (Ellen Hutson)
stamps:  tiny tags (PTI)
ink:  teal zeal dye (Memento)
dies and punches:  seed packet, limitless layers and tiny tags (PTI); Himalayan snowflake (MS); standard circles large (Spellbinders)
extras:  diamond Stickles (Rangers); pearl gem stickers (K&Co); Caribbean twine (Twinery)


Erin said...

Absolutely darling candy canes! I know what you mean about not leaving anything "naked"... I have to add something to packaging, gifts, etc., too! Super cute!

LEG Studios said...

Love your gift card envie and those dressed-up candy canes are sooooo festive. Love them!

Marybeth said...

Your gift card holder is wonderful and l love the soft blues with glitter or snow. So pretty! Love the candy canes decorated …. too cute! Of course you had to add to them… smile Love the tiny tags and the tiny ornament. Its wonderful that you volunteer your time to teach the kids, Nancy!

Kelly Griglione said...

Such a calm, soothing card ... you should enter it in the Play Date Cafe challenge this week!