Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Artist Team Challenge

Wow!  Where did the time go?!  I can't believe Christmas is already here. I'm sorta running behind in Christmas crafts this year and started to panic. This month's Artist Team challenge was to create handmade Christmas gifts with Club Scrap products.  

Every year I do calendars for the family.  12x12 calendars with a single photo layout for each month. Last year, I nailed it.  A group of us attended a two day Scrapbooking Expo.  I got 4 calendars done. This year, I was lucky to have bought the blank calendars in the summer...because that's as far as I got. So, come December 1st I panicked and pulled out the binder of ALSB (Assembly Line Scrapbooking) blank pages. With every kit from Club Scrap comes a set of cutting instructions to complete pages.  I usually do 4 pages from each monthly kit and store them in a binder for another day and photos. All pages are designed with multiple photos in mind, so I did what I had to make them single photo pages.  I adhered mats together, rotated pages or added stamped images where photos would have gone. 

Here's a sampling of the pages.  I'm sure you'll recognize layouts from kits, retreats and hybrid projects.

Many holidays throughout the year, Rachel (partner in crime) and I try to come up with some creative ways to put smiles on our co-workers faces.  We usually do some form of chocolate candy bar wrap. For Christmas this year we did Tic Tacs.  There is nothing like providing patient care with bad breath! Everyone needs Tic Tacs!

A 12x12 piece of paper will give you 8 Tic Tac covers. 
  1. Score paper at 2, 2 5/8, 6 5/8 and 7 1/4.
  2. Put paper in trimmer with 2 inch score mark on the left.  Trim at 9 1/4, 4 5/8.
  3. Rotate paper and trim at each 4 5/8 x 12 piece at 9, 6 and 3.  
  4. Round all 4 corners of each cover. 
  5. Apply adhesive to inside 5/8 fold.
  6. Adhere side of Tic Tac holder into fold.
  7. Add ribbon, secure with round title buttons. 

These circles I designed with Club Scrap stamps from Transformations, Silent Night, Watercolor Christmas and a downloaded image of Scrooge using Photoshop Elements.

 We were able to knock these little stocking stuffers out in a matter of an hour. Time to make a Santa run to the office.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.  Please see what the other Club Scrap Artist Team members have designed for handmade Christmas gifts. 



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  2. Great gift ideas. I will have to make them. Thanks.

  3. Fun ideas - those little tic-tac packages are so cute. Fun stocking stuffer and your calendar is great - love the black!

  4. Love this! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  5. Very clever ideas! Love your sense of humor, Lisa!
    Have a wonderful Xmas!

  6. WOW!! Lisa your calendars are AMAZING!! What a great gift idea and I am sure everyone adores them!
    The little tags for the front of the boxes are terrific, great post!!

  7. Some great ideas here! I might have to make some of those calendars for next year!

  8. Great gift ideas! I love that tic tac holder!

  9. The calendar is awesome . . . and thanks for the Tic Tac cover tutorial!

  10. I love calendar ideas and yours looks beautiful!
    That tic tac wrappin is great, thanks for the easy print outs!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  11. Great calendars! Love the tic tac idea!

  12. Awesome calendar to say the least Lisa! You've been busy with lots of cool goodies here!

  13. I love the Tic Tac wrappers!!! Thank you for sharing the instructions!!!


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