Lately I've been occupied making Christmas crafts for giving (and a few for our home!). These are the ornaments I made for the women in my bible study group - I handed them out yesterday and they loved them. I made a few different versions ... all with the same basic design:
Originally I had planned to make them on chipboard, with the paper glued on top, but that didn't go to plan, so I used thick dark green cardstock on the back and sewed around the edges. On the back a bible verse printed on a (punched) circle hides the loose threads. I loved layering the stamps
and adding embellishments
and they didn't cost me a cent - trying to use what I have this Christmas rather than buying more craft stuff (hmmm I have bought a few Christmassy things ... now I think of it!)
And this is the Swedish Chocolate Cake I took to our Christmas lunch, complete with stars stencilled using star punch cutouts, carefully removed with tweezers after dusting the icing sugar!
I also made Pistachio Cranberry Flakes - yum!
from here - easy peasy, the girls helped, and everyone at the lunch asked for the recipe!