Christmas Card Hang Tags

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

STOP! Don't throw those Christmas cards in the trash!

Gather them up and make Christmas hang tags for next Christmas! I used a jumbo puncher with a scalloped edge to create these.
Just make sure there is no wording on the back side of where you will punch.

Next I'll punch a small hole and add a string. The back side is perfect for the to and from!

Here are a few of my favorites.

The ones from last year sure did come in handy this year! 
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Handmade Gift Ideas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just wanted to share some of the items we have made over the year that would actually make great Christmas gifts! Go gather the supplies quickly and give a little handmade this year. Titles and pictures are linked to the how-tos.

Getting ready to make lots of these for my kiddos class for Valentine's Day! And his teacher will get matching magnets! Have you seen the cute new Valentine bottle cap art from Sincerely Susan? One that's just perfect for boys! Love that!

I think some of the above would make great gifts and stocking stuffers! What do you think!
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Still need to do a little Christmas shopping???

Monday, December 20, 2010

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Do you really want to go out and face that happy last minute crowd, the long lines and cold weather??? How about you stay in where it's nice and warm and you deal with no crowd? A Cap Creations gift certificate will allow you to do just that! It's the perfect last minute gift. Easy for you and they get to pick out exactly what they want! Our gift certificates are emailed daily. You can print and give or we can email directly to your recipient!
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Innkeepers Key with Printable

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This year my kiddo will be gifting these Innkeeper Keys to a few of the people that work at his school. A simple skeleton key ornament which represents the Innkeepers key. The Innkeeper in Luke 2 in the Bible that told Mary and Joseph that there was no room for them in the inn.

This idea came entirely from Amy at The Idea Room where she posted this last year. I simply created a small card for the key which you can print and use if you like.

"Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus." Neal A. Maxwell

The skeleton keys are from a local hardware store. We tied a small ribbon for a hanger. Then punched two small holes in the card on either side of the key and tied the key on with another ribbon. Our printable card below includes the poem below and the quote above by Neal A. Maxwell. Both of which were found on the Idea Room blog. Thanks Amy!

A Prayer For December:
Dearest God,
Please never let me
Crowd my life
Full to the brim.
So like the keeper of Bethlehem’s Inn,
I find I have no room for Him.
Instead, let my heart’s door
Be ever open,
Ready to welcome
The newborn King.
Let me offer the best I have
To Him
Who gives me everything.
--author unknown

To print click on cards below to enlarge, click on them again to enlarge even more. Right click on them and save to your computer. Open on your computer and print as a full page. You should get 4 cards on one sheet of paper.

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Last call for Christmas orders!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Yep that's right! Today is the day folks! If you were hoping to add a little Cap Creations to your Christmas celebrations today is the final day to place your order! All orders placed by today will arrive in time for Christmas. Any orders placed after today can not be guaranteed. Click HERE!

And here's a little Christmas Cheer the kiddos have been working on! Hope you've been enjoying the hustle and bustle!
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Hand Stamped Washer Keychains Make Great Stocking Stuffers

Thursday, December 9, 2010

These are perfect for the entire family! Kids especially love them!

The keychains pictured here were given last year at a family Christmas party and they were an absolute hit!
Kids love them on their backpacks, coat zippers, lunchboxes and more! And the great thing is it will label their items too if you choose to have a name stamped on them.

Get them soon! Our Christmas cut off date is tomorrow, Dec. 10th!

Use coupon code Christmas10 for 15% off your entire order! Good through tomorrow only!
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Freebie Photo Christmas Cards

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hello there. Christmas is quickly approaching! Are you ready? This might help!

I created a few Christmas card templates for you to use if you like! All of these are in the Costco Greeting Card size which is 7.5x6. The great thing about using Costco for your custom photo cards is you get the envelopes too and at a great price!

Each card was created using digital kits from Summertime Designs (thank you Summer) and all are included in the download. Each has a sample that shows where you can add a photo and wording.

To create your card you will want to open the "png" files in a photo editing program (like photoshop or comparable). Simply add a photo and a message if you like. Then save as a "jpeg" and send over to Costco for printing. I highly suggest you use the "matte" or "lustre" finish instead of the "glossy".

Would love to know if you use them! Let me know if you have any questions.
Click here to download.

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S- The DIY Showoff, Under the Table and Dreaming, MThe Girl Creative, MM Party at BNOTP, Making the World Cuter, Skip to my Lou, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping it SimpleT- Coastal Charm, All Thingz Related, Today's Creative Blog, Hope Studios W- Trendy Treehouse, Blue Cricket Design, Life in the Pitts, Me and My Bucket, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, Room to Inspire, Creations by Kara, Just a Girl, T- The Shabby Chic Cottage, Life as Lori, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and JellybeansF- A Few of My Favorite Things, It's FUN to Craft, The Shabby Nest, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsS- Along for the Ride, I Heart Naptime
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Fun for Friday - Christmas Time Waster

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Happy Friday y'all! Here is a fun little game I found online. The object is to try to hop your cute little snow bunny up the bells. And be sure to aim for those birds they give you bonus points! The music is quite soothing but felt some tension while playing. lol! Hope you have as much fun with it as I did. Enjoy!

Have you voted yet? We have a fun little poll on the top left sidebar. Come back Monday for the download-able photo Christmas Cards!
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Distle Funk Winner & Christmas Giving Giveaway Winner

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We have 2 winners to announce, one for our Christmas Giving Giveaway Event and one for the Distle Funk giveaway but first...

...what are  your thoughts on adding a little Christmas music to the blog just for the month of December? We have added a little pole over on the left side bar for you to cast your vote. Also feel free to comment here with your thoughts on this idea. I personally love Christmas and everything about celebrating it including the music. But I do understand that some people are reading at work and don't like music to start playing unexpectedly. Anyway what are your thoughts?

Also want to mention that in a few days we will be posting some Christmas Card freebies for you to pick up! You can add your own photo and wording too! So check back real soon!

And now for our randomly selected winners!

The lucky winner of our Christmas Giving Giveaway is comment #77 who is Malena! Malena has won the Christmas Stocking and the Gather Around!

The winner for the Distle Funk Giveaway is lucky comment #8!

Who is Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage! You have won yourself any 2 cookie stamps of your choice! You know your gonna send me some cookies right! ;) Contact us with your mailing address and which 2 cookie stamps you would like.
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CyBeR MoNdAy SaLe

Monday, November 29, 2010

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All orders placed today, Cyber Monday get FREE SHIPPING and 10% OFF!!!

Free shipping is automatically applied to each order!

To get 10% off use coupon code cyber10.
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Christmas Giving Giveaway Reminder

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just a reminder that our Christmas Giving Giveaway Event is still going on through the 30th. I must say I was slightly disappointed with the number of participants. :( Not many linked up to the Christmas Giving Giveaway. Oh well better luck next year. That is if you think we should do this again next year. Not feeling the love. The Christmas giving love. (Well except for a few good loyal blog friends! )  What do you think? Should we do this again?

There are a few really great items up for grabs! If you have not checked them out or entered to win you you may want to cause there's not much time. All winners are to be announced on Nov 30th at each participating blog.
Along for the Ride is giving away this lovely necklace!

Worthy of the Prize is giving away one set of Fit Cards and a Fit Band of your choice! These are so neat!

And we (Cap Creations) are giving away 2 necklaces, winner gets both!
One Christmas Stocking Necklace.
And one Gather Around Necklace.

Another reminder, the Distle Funk giveaway is still going on too. Win 2 cookie stamps!
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Black Friday Special

Friday, November 26, 2010

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It's Black Friday!! Have you done any Christmas shopping?

Today only!!!

FREE Faith Hope and Love Ring with any purchase of $75 or more! (after discounts not including shipping)
To get your ring type Free Ring and your size selection in the notes box at checkout. 
Your ring will be shipped along with your order!
Available in size 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
This is valid with any other discount codes you may have!

Happy shopping!
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Happy Turkey Day!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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I am thankful for dead turkeys! Bahahahaha!!!
This is what I woke up to yesterday morning!
My kids love to draw and this is what my oldest was working on in the wee hours of the morning. Couldn't be because we've been talking for days and preparing for our little pit party. Could it???

Our turkey and several others go in the deep pit!

And come out ready for eating well right after you get all the wrapping off! Oven bag, foil, foil, foil, more foil, burlap bag!

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and spent a lovely day with those you love most!
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Christmas Ordering Deadline

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Hello! Just a quick little note to let you know that our Christmas ordering deadline is Friday, December 10th! US only. Please order by this date to ensure your goodies arrive in time for Christmas giving.

Have you joined our newsletter? One just went out today with a pretty great discount code! Be sure to join cause over the next few weeks we will be sending a couple more codes. Click the Newsletter image below to join now!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

We've got a treat for you!!! Just in time for your Christmas baking! Check out these very cool cookie stamps from Distle Funk.
Turn plain ordinary shortbread cookies into lovely works of art with these handcrafted clay stamps. The stamps are made from natural terracotta clay and covered with beautiful, non-toxic glazes in vibrant colors. Each stamp is shipped with a FREE recipe booklet too!

What is also cool about these stamps is they can be used for making a wide variety of arts and crafts out of various clays and paper! Paper and clay casts can be used for cards, gift bags, scrapbooking, jewelry and all sorts of mixed media crafts. Check out these ideas!
Decorate your candles.
 Or how about this beautiful bird pendant? Love it!
Or here's a really neat idea, how about wedding or shower favors? I would love to receive one!
 Or these below as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine!!! Exciting! :)

Here are just a couple of my faves for Christmas baking!
 Buy it! - Click on over to Distle Funk and pick up some Cookie Stamps today just in time for your holiday baking! They are even having a BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL- BUY 3 STAMPS-GET THE FOURTH STAMP FREE!

Win it! - One winner will get to select any two available stamps of their choice! Lucky you!!!

mandatory: Go check out Distle Funk and come back here and leave a comment telling which two stamps you'll select if you win.

extra entries:
• Follow Distle Funk on Twitter.
• Follow this blog.

Leave separate comments.
Last day to enter 11/29/10.
Make sure we can find your email address.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Hi there! Guess what came delivered to the door yesterday? As if the title didn't totally give it away. He he!
Yup those are our Christmas Cards from Shutterfly!!! Remember the one's I told you about HERE?
50 lovely 5x7 folded Christmas Cards with envelopes
personalized with names
and photo. Sorry can't show you that. Can't completely ruin the card for our recipients!

Can you tell that I am so excited over these?!

Our Christmas Cards are done completely early! Yeah!
They are with photo and personalization! Yeah Yeah!
They are of beautiful, professional quality! Triple Yeah!
Best off they were free! All 50 of them!
Okay well I did pay $8.21 for UPS delivery. Not bad for shipping though for some serious awesomeness!

And what's even better is YOU (people with a blog) can sign up to get them too! Just go HERE! Tell them you found this promotion at Cap Creations! By the way I have no idea how much longer this promotion will last so hurry on over. Christmas is gonna be here soon!

I seriously love these cards, I can't stop looking at them!
THANK YOU Shutterfly! You did an excellent job! And very speedy. They were shipped 2 days after my order was placed and they arrived two days after that.
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Engraved Square Keychain

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The perfect gift for many! Engrave your message that is sure to be seen daily as it is always there right on that special someone's keys! For more info click HERE.
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