Deepest Sympathy

 The cards I make are typically made for card challenges and I save them in my stash to send out as an occasion arises. This card, on the other hand, was made for someone in particular, and is my least favorite type of card to send out. Our community suffered a great loss this past week by the passing of a man who touched many lives. My husband and I were fortunate to be his neighbor for almost 9 years, and he will be missed by many.

CTMH: Kelly Janes {inspired by Marika Lemay}

{Card inspired by: Marika Lemay}

All products used are from CTMH unless otherwise noted: 
Paper: Desert Sand Cardstock; Chocolate Cardstock; Bamboo Cardstock; Colonial White Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Exclusive Ink®; Chocolate Distress Ink; Chocolate Pigment Ink (Basics Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pad Set)
Stamp Sets: Treasure Life (retired); Card Chatter: Sympathy (while supplies last)
Other: Clear Detail Embossing Powder (retired); Bitty Brads (retired); Cricut® Artbooking Cartridge & CCR; Lifestyle Crafts Dry Embossing Folder (non-CTMH); Craft Heater (while supplies last); Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool (non-CTMH); Piercing Tool Kit 

Teacher Gift

First let me apologize for my lack of posts this month!! December is just flying by!!! I’m here for a quick post to show you all the Christmas gift I made for my son’s preschool teacher!!

The red sparkly box is from the dollar bin at Target, and the adorable belt is made using Close To My Heart products! I used the Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge and the Black and Grey Glitter Paper to cut the buckle. {This paper is fantastic because it is Cricut® friendly!!} The belt is cut from Black Cardstock and is adhered to the box using Liquid Glass. It seriously took me longer to cut the fruit than it did to create this belt, and I love how the belt accents the box perfectly!!!

Are any of you giving handmade gifts this year?? If yes, I would love to hear all of the ideas you came up with!