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CD calendar resized for 2017 and a Christmas surprise!

I had a request for one of my oldest calendars to be updated.  The commenter particularly wanted the three sizes, as before. This was great, because I had been thinking that I had lost a function when I upgraded my Mac OS but it turns out they just moved it!  I hate that.  When we lived in the city, every freakin’ day M&S seemed to move stuff to a new place.  I’d dash in, with a kid or two in tow, rush right to where the milk was the day before and it would be…bacon, or cheese, or fruit.  You just never knew.

But I digress….turns out the ability to automatically resize things by “printing” then saving as a PDF is still there, just not where it used to be.

So full-size for a CD case 2017cdframe_fullsize

 

Smaller, 4 to a sheet

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And now, I thought you might like to see what one commenter, Melanie, made!  So cute – this is the one I really wanted to do myself but haven’t had the time!

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I can see what I planned, putting a red pompom in the nose area, will work perfectly.  If I could figure out how to add a bulb, maybe a battery operated one, I would love that!

Here is the template again for anyone who wants to give it a go.  And this is what it looks like:

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Trees for 2016 – ornaments, tags, whatever.

As I mentioned, I usually do some sort of card that incorporates an ornament.  Most years I do some sort of tree.  The simple version is to print them and stick two back-to-back. The more fiddly, but 3D version is to stick three (or even four) in a ring. The flat one obviously works best if you want to mail it.

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Here are some new ones for 2016!

Colourful trees

Green Trees

Red Tress

These are 3d versions, and I’ve streamlined the process a bit.

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After you print and cut three of any set, just crease slightly at the bottom

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Just a bit of a pinch is all you need, rather than the full top to bottom centre score

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Add a strip of double-sided tape like so, with a fat strip in the middle of one tree

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Stick your hanger string/yarn/twine to the fat piece

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then stick the sides.  If there is a gap at the top, you can stick a button or a pom-pom or a punched star over it.

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Of course you can punch a hole at the top and use them for tags, writing the To: and From: on the back.

The back-to-back sticking is super easy, so very quick for kids!

Enjoy.

 


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I can’t avoid it any longer! The C-word….. (and a bit of a tag round-up)

Traditionally, Black Friday kicks off the Christmas season for many.  I made these little sets of tags for those who buy and wrap this weekend.  That isn’t me, to be honest, but I tip my hat to those of you who are that organized!

A set of roly poly Santa’s first. Grab them here:

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And a set of colourful trees next. Grab them HERE:

 

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I tried to minimize the cutting, but you can round the corners, or cut them to a more tag-like shape.

You can also go back and grab any of the previous tags.  I have been sorting out some little gifts myself and used these tags, which I still like a lot:

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And if punching is your thing, these circle ones are perfect! They work well as card toppers too.

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And these  are still a particular favourite:

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And for quick cards, these are still cute:

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I’m working on some 2016 3D-trees, like these I’ve done for past years.  I might have an easier method for assembly, I just need to play with them a bit more…

This post  has the Scandi-style ones and links to three different printable versions.

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The flat ones make up in minutes and give you a card and a small gift!

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The WOYWW crop is tomorrow – and although  have not really been able to take part recently, I am still planning on going!  Maybe I’ll see some of you there? I should see if I can comment on blogger/blogspot blogs again, maybe it was just glitch that’s been fixed?

 


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Merry Christmas!

I’ve just been so busy that my crafting has had to take a back seat.

I thought I would post a round-up of last-minute Christmas goodies, as previously posted. Not all of them but my favourites.

Got a gift to label? Get some tags here!

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Traditional colours (seen at the top) – Download them by clicking here

Modern colours (seen at the bottom) – Download them by clicking here

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Hipster tags! Download them by clicking here

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Download them by clicking here

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Grab the PDF here

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Need a last-minute gift AND a card?  Make one of my ornament cards.  This post (with the red and white Scandi-style cards) has links to three different printable versions.

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The flat ones make up in minutes!

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Just need a quick card?  The word-search ones are cute and they are in 4 x 6 or 3 x 4 sizes. This PDF has both sizes on a kraft card colour background, and this PDF has the three shown here on a white background.

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Print, cut and stick to a card blank.

and lastly, these.  Download the PDF, then cut out and stick to a card.  You can add a patterned paper background, and ribbon or a gem, if you have the time!

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Happy holidays to all!


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Hats done – on to Christmas!

I have my 100 hats boxed up and ready to go, a package full of preemie beanies ready to mail (including a few Santa hats!) and something I made as a gift that needs to get in the mail pronto.  And so my thoughts turn to holiday packaging.  I always like to make a few tags and toppers, handy for wrapping and last-minute surprise cards.  It can save the day when someone stops by with a gift I wasn’t expecting – a decent bottle of wine, in a wine-bottle bag, and a few simple cards with their envelopes (and a pen stashed in the pantry) is perfect for quick scribbling of holiday greetings!  It doesn’t happen often, but when it DOES, I’m always happy when I’m prepared LOL!

So these are both tags and toppers, as yo prefer.  Only the actual tags are single use – the toppers can be Project Life filler cards, card toppers, or tags, if you write the To:/From: on the back.  The round tags work the same – toppers for a small card, with a brad or button hiding the hole, or an eyelet and a bit of ribbon, or as a tag, with the To:/From: on the back

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Grab the 2-page PDF here.

Now with Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to focus on the Big Day in December. {sigh} I guess I can’t put it off any longer…


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Early Christmas tags

I made a quick set of tags, in two colourways, for those of you who, unlike me, get your shopping and wrapping done before the week of Christmas.  I envy you all and every year try to get a little bit better, a little earlier.  I usually fail miserably.  But there is no reason you should be delayed.

One simple and plain:

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Download the plain set here.

 

 

one a bit more colourful:

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Some early Christmas tags

Yes, yes, I know.  Long-time readers will be well aware that I generally tend to leave every bit of my Christmas shopping and wrapping till the last minute.  Well, this year I have vowed to change my wicked ways.  I’ve made some little tags for Christmas and am adding them for those who like to get ahead of the game.  Not early enough for those who make cards over the summer (or heaven forbid on 1 January!) but hopefully useful.

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You can grab them here.


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Christmas tags – the .svg version

I made the tags I added last week a .svg cutting file.  Since I can’t add them here due to WordPress , I am trying once again to add them elsewhere so you can download them without having to resort to Dropbox.

Let me know if this works! Here is the link. OK I’ll have to sort that out then… Back to DropBox then …

They look like this:

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Yeah, I probably could have come up with a 6th one LOL!  I did think maybe a stocking, but didn’t follow thru on it.

Cut, they look like this, and you can save the bits and stick them to another set of plain tags, in a sort of twofer.

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OK, so I did lose the tiny nose from the cut file, but I like the bigger circle too. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it….

You should be able to break apart the elements and adjust the tag size if you prefer, or eliminate the hole entirely if you want more of a card topper or scrapbooking element.

If I find that housing the files where they are works, I may end up doing a few more .svgs – it’s a challenge and therefore fun for me … unless it becomes more stress and less fun.  At that point, I’ll stop!


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Christmas tags

Yeah, I know.  But I am still not meant to be working.  Thursday is the day I can ease back in to a regular routine.  But some of my “work” has to be working on other aspects of life, not just blogging and UKScrappers stuff. So I still may be here today, gone tomorrow for a bit longer.

Under the heading of made but holding, I have these Christmas tags. Cute enough, very simple, and useful, I hope.  This may be the year that I attack Christmas far in advance, just to minimize the stress of my usual last-minute panic.  So for me as well as for the chronically pre-prepared, here they are:

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You can grab them here.


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Merry Happy Christmas!

WOYWW 290!  The Christmas Eve edition….

The replacement turkey has been acquired (well done Morrisons!) and  most of the gifts are wrapped, the handmade ones mostly finished. Our little family unit is together under one roof and all is merry and bright. My desk is not a mess, but I left it far too late to snap a decent photo. So I’ll just wish our extended and international WOYWW family a very festive day for tomorrow, however you celebrate it, and even if you don’t!

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Long time WOYWW participants will recall my treetop angel, made using a photo of my now 18 YO DD when she was 3.  If you want to read about it you can see it here.  Just for fun I’ll add some other tree-toppers that made me smile –  Those from the USA will remember this guy, right?

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The Abominable Snow Monster from the Rankin/Bass stop-motion Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  I watched it every year as a kid.

This angel is an Angel. Let’s hope he doesn’t go all Angelus on Christmas …

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Perhaps my favourite of all.  I agree with the comment that if the plane flew around, that would just make it all the better.

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Have a wonderful day and the Happiest of Holiday WOYWWs to you all!