Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sneak Peek of items for Santa's Shop and Craft Fair

I've been a busy little bee this week trying to get some items made for my first ever Craft Fair. My daughter's elementary school invited parents who own their own businesses to participate in their annual Santa's Shop and I am very excited. I tried to make fun, inexpensive little handmade gifts that everyone will love. Let me know what you think!

These glass ornaments were made with Close To My Heart re-inker in various colors, Prisma Glitter, Rub-ons and various grosgrain and ricrac ribbon. Everything but the ornaments are Close To My Heart products.

These are my nugget tins which have been inspired by other consultants from CTMH such as Laurel Seabrook. I have had this Christmas paper from Close To My Heart for two years; I just loved it! It is called Everlasting and is now retired. In fact, I made A LOT of handmade items this week with this paper pack; it truly was Everlasting!! I also used CTMH crocheted ribbon and hemp as well as some Martha Stewart punches for the border and snowflake.

I made these 25 little Christmas cards and put them in sets of five with coordinating envelopes. They really turned out great (thanks to Antoinette Herrin and Amber Hanson for the ideas and templates) and if they don't sell I will definetely use them myself! I used up more of the Everlasting paper and a retired stamp set, Warm Memories from CTMH that I refuse to let go of because I love it so!!

And finally.. these are Gift Card Holders! How cute are they? What a fun way to present a plain old gift card!! The gift card just slips inside the pocket on the inside and ties with this pretty little ribbon and is finished off with a nice little sentiment from CTMH's November Stamp of the Month Holiday Wishes (which I will be raffling off at the craft fair!) These babies also helped me finish off the last of my Everlasting paper packet; sob..

I hope you enjoyed viewing my items as much as I have enjoyed making them! Stop by Saturday morning to Mill Valley Elementary in Marysville and say hi!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers


  1. Beautiful items. Anyone would be pleased to receive any of these as a gift.

    Well done!

  2. Beautiful! Everlasting is one of my favorite papers I wish it was not retired :(
    Where did you get teh tins for the chocolates?