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Jingle bells card

Making handmade cards for Christmas doesn't have to be difficult. In a few steps you can have some simple but very cute cards to give to family and friends.

Jingle Bells card:
• solid color cardstock and music paper
• alphabet stamps
• ink pad
• small bell
• raffia or thin ribbon

Directions:
Cut card from solid color paper. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than solid paper, stamp sentiment, and wrap ribbon with bell attached and tie bow. Adhere patterned paper to card.

**use this method to make different themes by changing the color, sentiment, or patterned paper**

Gift bag

5 minute gift bag: cut paper to slightly smaller than bag and adhere. Thread two bells on silver string and tie to bag. Add coordinating  tissue paper.

Personalized stocking

Cookies for Santa

We always leave a treat for Santa Claus by the Christmas tree so I thought why not make a cute sign that we can use for years to come.

Very easy to make Christmas project that kids can help with or can make on their own (with adult supervision of course).

Materials used:
• 12x6 piece of wood that I had in my craft supply box but you could use chipboard, wood, even poster board.
• Creative Imagines 12x12 gingerbread scrapbook paper
• Dark brown, red, and white paint
• small wooden men ($1.50 for a pack of 4 at Michael's)
• red letter stickers
• red felt
• red ribbon
• glitter
• sealer and varnish for wood
• hot glue gun and glue sticks
• *staple gun (optional)

Directions:
•Apply sealer to wood and gingerbread men, let dry then paint brown. Cut the scrapbook paper 1/2 inch smaller than wood and adhere to board.

• *Use staple gun to attach ribbon to board for hanging (optional) or board could be placed on easel or simply propped on something to display.

•Decorate the "coo…