Thursday, December 18, 2008

More holiday gift ideas...

... I have been pretty busy, trying to finish up the last of the holiday gifts before Christmas. Here are a few I just finished today:

This is a calendar/planner for my sister-in-law. For the past few years I have made a planner for each Christmas, and she made sure to tell me it was on her Christmas list. Each year it is a different design. This year I took calendar pages I bought at Target and then added chipboard and acrylic covers. The front cover is a 6 x 9 acrylic panel I took from a K2R Stadium Album and I used matte Mod Podge to adhere lacy cardstock from Sandylion to the front. Inside, I added family photos I thought Jill would like, and a butterfly-shaped transparency. I was liberal with the Stickles on both the butterfly and the acrylic front cover and allowed it to dry overnight. I punched holes in the covers using my Crop-a-dile, matching them up with the holes already punched in the planner pages. I used brown 3/4-inch o-rings so the binding wasn't too loose and added ribbon. Hope she likes it!

Then I made two more clocks, on for my mother-in law, and another for my grandmother-in-law. My MiL's features her favorite color, green, and our most recent family photo, taken on the 4th of July this year.

Grandma's has pictures of each of her great-grandchildren (with space to add more later!). What I love about clocks is that they are useful, timeless and can be custom made for any home, any one, any occasion.

And, again, hopefully, none of these people are reading this right now... :)


Carolyn said...

I love your planner idea - I wouldn't have thought to take just the planner pages and make my own covers - that's why you're the expert!! I love your 2 new clocks too - that's on my 2009 list of new things to try.

Michelle said...

These are all very nice Jessica! Love the lace paper covered planner. Beautiful gift idea -