Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mailable Holiday Gifts...

Here is a very simple gift that is mailable and unique. It is also very affordable as most of the items were purchased at the local dollar (dollar twenty-nine) store. Items used:
flat canvas board, scrapbook paper, lots of glue or gel medium, felt or foam oversize flat ornaments, buttons and thread, ribbon, blank cards with envelope, paper punches if desired and more glue. Absolutely every piece of the 12" x 12" scrap book paper is used on this project.
Have fun with the colors and embellishments. This set I used pink buttons with green thread to enhance the colors in the paper. The card is adorned with the scraps of paper, the envelope is lined with the scrap of paper and a punched recycled Christmas card circle embellishes the card.

This set is soft in colors of white, green and light blue. All of this mails easily in a padded envelope. As you can see the choices of colors and style combinations are endless. The canvas is hung by a ribbon which is glued to the back and then covered with holiday stickers.

Here is another option and design. I love the punched out hearts on the card as they mimic the point on the felt ornament. The photos do not accurately show the glitter which is part of the paper. You could also add glitter to this project if desired.

One more to show. This paper and foam snowflake are so perfect together. Even the ribbon hanger has snowflakes printed on it. This set might be my favorite.
I hope this is something you try making. It is easy to do. You will need a lot of glue or gel medium and there will be drying time. I didn't rush this as I wanted to be certain nothing sticks during mailing.
As I select each set for mailing to family and friends I shall personalize the back with their names and the date.
Is this something you think you might like to make? Can you imagine other holidays or celebrations using this technique?
Happy Holiday Creating...


  1. What a brilliant idea - not dollar stores here I am afraid.

    They are all lovely - the snowflakes are gorgeous - and think they might be my favourite too

  2. Love these and what a sweet little holiday gift...the snowflake is my favorite :)

  3. Wonderful makes Sherry. It's always so satisfying when you can turn something from the dollar store (or pound shop as we call them here) into something so beautiful!

  4. my gosh, Sherry. You are just brim full of good ideas.

  5. A like your idea a lot, my friend. Green and red are THE Christmas colors for me!
    HAve a creative and lovely day. xxxx

  6. What a lovely and affordable sweet gift! You are just so clever, not to mention sweet!!


  7. These are wonderful, Sherry! I also love the previous post with the sheet music. You're so creative! (Hence the blog name, right? lol)
    Have a great day.

  8. You are so, so talented! These would be perfect to sent out :) Just wanted to drop by and say hi and that you have a lovely blog!

    - the runaway

  9. A Gorgeous collection of holiday cards, you have been busy my dear!

  10. What a great idea!! They look fantastic.


  11. Fantastic and very inspiring. I love the embellishments idea too. I just glitzed up some die cut ornaments and added vintage and was looking for some more ideas. thanks :)
    If you get chance please pop by and join in my challenge. Everyone who joins in wins a prize so its worth a look. Have a lovely weekend
    hugs June xxxxx

  12. These are ingenious! And so easily shipped which makes them even more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing these! And a heartfelt thanks for your kind words left at my place regarding my newest canvases. Truly made my day! :)) Hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs, Terri

  13. BONJOUR MADAME! THank you for visiting my post yesterday! AND BRAVO for you to embrace both sides of your intellect EQUALLY! And it shows here as you show your creative chops with this lovely design and idea for holiday FUNNNNNNN! ENJOY! Anita

  14. Oh my goodness! These are just SOOOO pretty! I am especially fond of the snowflake and the bright red ornament on the green background. Thanks for sharing these. They are just fabulous!!! :) Theresa

  15. What a wonderful idea! I usually make my holiday cards and many of my gifts. I haven't decided about the cards yet. This post gives me inspiration!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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