Sunday, December 18, 2011

On the Eighth and Ninth Day of Christmas.....

Good morning. It's time for the gifts 8 and 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas series.

12 Days of Christmas: My step-granddaughters in North Carolina at age 8 and 10 are right on the cusp of no longer believing in Santa Claus. Twelve days of small packages arriving in the mail will {I hope} help keep Christmas a magical time for just a little longer. It's purely for fun and not really about the gifts.

I originally wanted to end my 12 days series with these two gifts since they are the only ones with any real monetary value but due to some travel plans on the recipients end and time constraints on mine, I had to rearrange things. I also decided to combine these in the same package since they go together. So first up is a gift 8,  fun and girlie Christmas socks. I decided to make paper sock cuffs very much like how you see them in the store except I jazzed them up a bit of course. I cut a piece of sturdy patterned paper 2.75 x 9 inches, then scored it at 3, 3.5, 6.5 and 7 inch marks. After decorating the front with a rosette cut with The Cat's Pajamas Easy Rosettes and a small stamped pieced I then wrapped them around the top of each sock set and secured with staples.

Products: Taylored Expressions stamps, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Basic Grey and Authentique dp, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: YG01, YG23, YG25, R22, R27

Gift 9 is matching Christmas pajamas. I just simply wrapped various ribbons and trims around each set and then attached a paper snowflake cut with The Cat's Pajamas Snowflake CutUps.  

Products: The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Ribbon, Authentique dp 

Can you believe Christmas is a week away?


  1. How SWEET are these Nancy! I love how you "dressed up" these delightful gifts! :D

  2. Love these gifts Nancy and how you made them even prettier! When I was little for Christmas we always got a pair of socks in our stockings and new pajamas that would be the only gift we got to open on Christmas Eve night...though we had hoped that maybe this year it won't be pajamas!;)

  3. Oh my goodness! Gifts that anyone would love to get.

  4. Nancy... These are adorable!! Have been checking out all the gifts for the girls and they are fabulous!!! I'm sure they are enjoying them...what a fabulous idea!!!

  5. Pretty gifts and even prettier with your additions.