First up is this card created using the digital brushes from the Hearts2Love stamp set, as well as a few from Holly4Christmas. The background paper is from Memory Keeper by Jennifer Fox at The Digi Chick. The design is based on a Fuss Free: Christmas Greetings template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. The paper roses are made using Paper Roses by The Cutting Files. Now, I have a Cricut (the smallest one, the first one they came out with that cuts 6" x 12", whatever its name is now!), but when I'm just going to cut a few things, I usually end up cutting by hand. It takes just as long as it does to load the software, hook up the machine, cut it out, and then assemble. But having the template still makes it easier to hand-cut the flowers! I added some swirl stickers and some snowflakes I punched out of some pearl paper by The Paper Studio. I cut the scalloped circles with my Nestabilities die and then punched holes in the scallops.
Next up is a re-purposed pillow box that had ribbon I picked up from Target's Dollar Spot. It had the paper inside already, I just traced part of the top onto white cardstock and stamped my design, then adhered it to the paper and reinsert it into the box.
This card uses digital paper from Oh Baby Girl by Basic Grey. The layout is inspired by Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 134.
And finally, I have another altered treat box. I stamped the heart onto a piece of white cardstock and then used a scalloped circle Nestabilities die. Then I inked the edges with red ink. I created an accordion paper flower using a strip of paper from the 12 Days of Christmas paper included in a fantastic grab bag available at The Digi Chick until December 13. Be sure to check out the blog hop that starts here with Kelleigh Ratzlaff! There are some fantastic freebies and great gift ideas that are inexpensive and still pack an awesome punch!