I made some little gifts to take to work today for the staff that has to work in the Emergency department on Christmas day.
These earrings were inspired by the new Tim Holtz Thinlits dies - Mini Snowflakes. I occurred to me some of the snowflakes could be easily converted into earrings by punching a hole in them and hooking them to ear wire. So that's what I did.
I cut out 3 snowflakes per earring from heavy weight paper and glued them together. Then they were glittered and I punched a hole for the jump ring (the connecting ring to the ear wire which allows then to dangle and swing better), inserted the jump ring and the ear wire and ta dah!! - Snowflake earrings. I also used an old Martha Stewart punch to make a Christmas dove for earrings as well.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week is "Make It Sparkle" so I decided to add more sparkle with the packaging. I used a Papertrey ink matchbox die to make the packages and some shiny striped glitter paper for the outside of the box. I tied a Merry Christmas ticket on the package with red baker's twine.
The background for the earrings is stamped with Hero Arts Christmas stamps for a simple "Merry Christmas to you and yours".
I hope to bring a little Christmas cheer to the ladies I work with today. And I hope you have a lovely day as well. Have a very Merry Christmas.