When the holiday season is finally over and all the decorations are put away, I am usually left with a mantle of lonely cinnamon smelling pine cones. So with many months of winter ahead - before the next season of decor goes on the mantle and in the tiered tray, I crafted up this adorable SO COZY decor and turned it into a gift set!
Read below to learn the supplies I used to make all the pieces and parts of this gift - if you have no patience for DIY and no craft room full of supplies, CLICK HERE to see this gift set in my Etsy shop.
Basswood - cut to 3x4”
Color block painted with Mossy Green acrylic
Almond and Fern colored card stock cut to 3x4” and 2.75”x3.75”.
Stamp So Cosy with Espresso colored ink.
Card stock, inks and stamp set from Close to my Heart. My shopping link: https://shelly.closetomyheart.com/
They offer the stamp in the British English version (So Cosy) or the American/Canadian version So Cozy. Both spellings are correct. No right or wrong - go with what makes you happy! ❤️
Cricut cut pine cones and pine stems - then assemble with adhesive.
With your envelope maker, cut a 6”x6” piece of cardstock and score at 2 5/8” to make the envelope. I used Espresso colored card stock.
Cut a 4x6” piece of daisy white cardstock and score in the middle to make the card. Stamp pine cones and greenery using the ‘Spruced Up’ stamp set from Close to my Heart. (Available for a limited time)
Sending a smile is a stamp set that is no longer available but you could add any sentiment using any stamp you have on hand.
Add a bow made of New England Ivy burlap ribbon - with your glue gun!
I created this mini gnome using soft fuzzy yard and a toilet paper roll for the hat, faux fur for the beard and a wood nose. Glue gun for assembly. It is 4.5” tall from bottom of beard to top of pom pom hat. Someday I’ll get around to a video tutorial.
To sum it up:
Supplies needed are:
Paint & paint brush
3/4” wide lumber wood for the mini frame
3 stamp sets and acrylic blocks for stamping
3 ink pad colors
4 colors of cardstock
Yarn and empty toilet paper roll for gnome hat
Not much... just a few things... 😂
Make your own mini memory book!
In just minutes, with minimal supplies - you can craft together an adorable accordion book that holds 3x4" photos or pocket cards.
1 - 12x12 piece of card stock
glue or tape
Cut 2 pieces at 12" x 4.25" - score at 3.25"
Cut 1 piece at 3.25" x 4.25"
Fold accordion style and adhere together (watch video for details)
If you prefer that I make it for you - click --> https://etsy.me/3fPEuuh for the ETSY listing.
To see the whole organized system including the lightest weight shelf - click --> HERE
Coordinated scrapbook layouts to match your greeting cards so you can keep all your precious memories safely stored!
Assemble this simple but eye-catching layout in just minutes with the SIMPLE SCRAP KIT!
Simple scrap kit includes a pre-cut scrapbook card stock pieces, greeting card and coordinating sticker set.
Watch the quick video for assembly instructions and/or download the craft recipe and use the guide to create your own layout!
CLICK HERE to view or purchase this kit:
I remember when my daughter started her new job at Target during her teenage years. I was so impressed when she received a card in the mail that welcomed her to the Target family. While employed she continued to receive snail mailed cards that recognized her for a job well done. The small tokens of kindness are remembered. Even by the parents, years later!
I hope all businesses realize the value of their employees and also take initiative to make them feel welcomed and appreciated.
Whether you are a small business or a consultant who just signed on a new team member - I've designed some cards for you to send them! Trust me, the small gestures goes a LONG way.
Either grab a bunch and mail yourself or order right from my website and I will personalize it with your message and mail direct to their house.
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL CARDS --> https://www.seashellsandlemons.com/store/c60/Co-worker_New_Team_Member_Greeting_Cards.html#/
Many of the healthcare workers who are fighting on the front lines to save our loved ones will tell you 'I was just doing my job, I'm no hero' but us common folk who don't have that type of responsibility will tell you otherwise. To us - they are hero's!
Many thanks to all of you (including my daughters) who work in the healthcare industry - we salute you!
Grab this free printable greeting card to color and send! Now is the time for us to give our thanks!
My daughter quickly put together this adorable design that you can print and color at home - for FREE! My gift to you during quarantine!
Live Love Laugh - What else is there?
Free quarantine boredom busters... for me - its coloring therapy!
Also included below is a print, cut, fold and seal envelope so you can mail your completed card!
My daughter whipped up this quick design so we could add to the FREE quarantine coloring downloads! It's the small acts of kindness that make the biggest impact. Those words have never been truer than during this crazy pandemic crisis.
What small act of kindness have you done today?
As always - thanks for sharing this post so others can have also have a free coloring greeting card! Instructions on how to print and cut are included in the download below.
Next up in the FREE printable greeting cards during our quarantine is a beautiful SUMMER ICE CREAM drawing by my graphic artist friend Olena!
Download below and color away! Great boredom busters for the kids!
As always - comment if you download it and please do share your beautiful artwork with us all - we love to see it! Tag @seashellsandlemons
Thanks to my awesome friend Olena, together we bring you these beautiful designs that you can print at home and color! Just in time for the Easter holiday!
Instructions for making a greeting card are on the FREE download.
Happy Easter fun friends!
Today's free quarantine download is a military appreciation card that you can color and send to a service member. I am certain it will be appreciated.
As always, feel free to tag me in your creations - I would love to see them!