Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's A KitCat Christmas!

It’s another KitCat Sunday and the Kittens are celebrating a heart-felt, homemade Christmas!

Kitten Kelly was our hostess, and she challenged us to create an ornament & gift tin for someone who may not otherwise receive a gift this year. Talk about your warm fuzzies! I think it's a fantastic challenge, and I hope we will inspire YOU to do the same!

Naturally, Kelly’s kit was *bursting* with supplies, including a CD tin and wooden ornament shape along with beautiful papers, ribbons, flowers, glitter glue, bling, and more!

I was immediately drawn to the I Believe! papers from My Mind’s Eye and the glittery red cardstock from DCWV. Even though an image wasn’t a requirement, I just couldn’t resist coloring up the darling image from SU's Greeting Card Kids. I just love the old-school look of these images!

For the tin, I created a paper patchwork, tied the ribbon to hide the seams, and created a cute little winter bouquet with the flowers, cord, snowflake, & glitter brad. The rhinestone star gives a nod to the ornament shape inside.


For the ornament, I sponged the edges with SU Rose Red then painted them with the glitter glue. Then I added a frame cut from the glittery CS and a background from the DP, and made another winter bouquet. I also covered the back with a different DP and added the silver cord hanger.


I had so much fun and such a great feeling in my heart when I was making these, because I knew exactly who would receive them: an elderly widow who calls our office every now and then for advice about this and that. I’m going to send it anonymously and write on the card that a Christmas angel is thinking of her. I hope it warms her heart as much as it does mine!

Sending a warm hug and a big thank-you to Kelly for reminding us to count our blessings, no matter what we may be experiencing, because there are always others who are less fortunate that we.

Be sure to visit the other KitCats to see their wonderful heart-felt, handmade Christmas creations!
Michelle * Lorie * Kelly * Jeanette

Wishing you a wonderful day!

7 comments:

Imke said...

Hello Susan, both projects are so beautiful. The DP is great and i like the poinsetta embellie. Lovely image too !!

MiamiKel said...

Oh My goodness! Your ornament and beautifully decorated tin just made my heart smile! What a sweet, sweet image you've added to the front of this star, your design and how you've paired the paper "just so" is truly magnificent!

Susan, you have warmed my heart with your heart-warming post of how at times the simplest gift might bring happiness to someone that might not be expecting it, which was what I was hoping for this year :) You brought such happiness reading your post and I know that you will continue to inspire others!

Thank you for taking this journey with me this month on this KitCat journey and embracing this challenge! Love you, girl! xoxo

djones said...

So sweet. Love this image and the flowers on the tin and ornament. Great DP!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Your tin and ornament are awesome, Susan! I love how you added an image - and tied everthing together, too. Love the patchwork on the tin and the use of the ribbon. Your style is always top-notch and this month's KitCat creation is just another example of that!

Hugs!!!

Michelle said...

Simply beautiful Susan. I love both your projects and your plan to be a secret santa is wonderful. I love the image you chose too - most excellent...

Hugs to you.

Lorie said...

Absolutely stunning, Susan! I love the image you chose, and it couldn't have been more perfect. Your winter arrangements are so pretty, and just the right touch. Beautiful and very well done!!

Love ya,
Lorie

Carol W said...

Wowzers Susan...this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL....and so are you...how nice of you to send it off anonomously. I am sure the lady you are sending it to will be over the moon thrilled...it is stunning and the colors are beautiful....great job with the kit...((hugs))...