Monday, December 6, 2010

A Quick and Inexpensive Christmas Gift Idea

With the economy being so tight for so many, we all look for ways to save a little money.  Christmas is just around the corner and there are many people in our lives that we want to show our appreciating for and share this wonderful season with.  I wanted to give meaningful gifts to the special people in my life without having to spend too much money (there's a lot of them!).  I automatically thought, with all the supplies and tools that I have, I'm sure I can come up with something.

I remembered of something that I so appreciated and enjoyed doing a couple of months back.  I had the previlege to attend a scrapbooking class held by A Scrapbook Life with Angie and Jackie.  During this class we created a beautiful shadowbox.  I learned different techniques that allowed me to create a layout of my own and that I could give to family and close friends as christmas gifts for them to display in their home.  You can check out their blog at  I hope you enjoy it!

Recipe: I used making memories pattern paper, Tim Holtz distressed ink for the edges of the torn paper and the top of the flower, accent essentials cartridge for the flower and frame, birthday bash cartridge for the font and sprayed the flower with perfect pearls mist (my favorite new spray!).


Janie said...

That is really pretty ! TFS

jackie said...

LOVE LOVE IT!!!! <33333 :) Can't wait to get together again!!

Michelle said...

this is beautiful !!! love the colors and the use of different patterned papers !!!

WhichCraft said...

this is sooo nice. a great gift idea. love that flower. I have to get my accent essentials cart out and look at it again. its been a while. Too late for me to do this for Christmas but for mother's day i'm going to give these a try. The "abuelas" would love a picture of their grandkids in this.