Dec 222014
Love Notes for Preschool or Kindergarten Teachers

For teacher gifts on Christmas, birthdays or teacher appreciation, I usually combine a gift card with a handmade gift. My son in in kindergarten and the students in his class are super sweet! I thought I would harness some of their sweetness into “love notes.” This project is made super simple by the use of Project Life journaling cards. There were 20 journaling cards in the Happy Edition which was perfect because there are 19 students in my son’s class. That leaves one card leftover for the cover. [continue reading]

Dec 212014
16 DIY Gift Card Holders For All Occasions

I will let you in on a secret. I LOVE receiving gift cards. I enjoy thinking about what I can buy with them because there are so many possibilities. I usually buy splurge items with gift cards. You know, items that I want but wouldn’t normally buy. I also LOVE to give gift cards because I like giving my family and friends the freedom to choose their own gifts. Giving gift cards doesn’t have to be boring! I’ve rounded up 16 DIY ways you can dress up your [continue reading]

Dec 102014
Free Santa's Reindeer Word Search Printable

I have fond memories of singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer during music class in elementary school. I am pretty sure that the first year or two I didn’t know all the reindeer names but then I became a pro.  This word search contains the names of all Santa’s reindeer including the most famous of all! The printable is only for your personal use but teachers may use it for their classsrooms. Click here or on the photo below to download a printable PDF file. Please leave a [continue reading]

Dec 082014
A Purrfect Christmas Ribbon Wrapped Cat Ornament

I love everything about Christmas trees: the fragrance, the lights and the ornaments of course! The Silhouette Challenge Facebook group organized a handmade ornament swap and I knew I had to join. We were paired up with a partner and encouraged to get to know our partners so we could make them the perfect ornament. My swap partner Karen owns several cats and volunteers at cat shelters so it was easy to come up with an idea for her ornament. If you follow my blog, you know that [continue reading]

Dec 082014
Coffee or Latte Container Christmas Gift Tags With Free Cut File

This fall, Rachel of Lines Across launched Let’s Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related. To celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a select group of talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn’t love brown paper packages tied up with string? Here’s my project and you can check out all 24 creative kraft paper gift wrap ideas at the bottom of this post. My name is Kelly and I am addicted to chai [continue reading]

Dec 052014
20 DIY Christmas Ornaments To Make In 30 Minutes Or Less

We have less than 3 weeks from Christmas. If there is anything I am short of during the holiday season, it is time! I love to make ornaments for the tree so I gathered up 20 DIY Christmas ornaments that you can make in 30 minutes or less. The last two ornaments require a little extra dry time. 1. DIY Pipe Cleaner Trees | Pet Scribbles 2. I’m Nuts About You Heart Ornament | 30 minute crafts 3. Dip Mix Ornaments | Bubbly Nature Creations 4. Easy Santa’s [continue reading]

Dec 012014
Santa and Christmas Advent Digital Scrapbook Templates

It’s December and that means Christmas is just around the corner! I have two new template releases for you today! First is the Christmas Advent Template Set. The set contains two templates. One with 24 photos and one with 25 photos. The square photos and mats are in the shape of a Christmas tree. Creative team member Miranda created this beautiful layout with the 25 photo version of the template. The second template release is the Santa Template. This template is perfect for showcasing a photo with Santa [continue reading]

Dec 012014
Stocking Digital Scrapbook Template

Among my favorite scrapbook layouts to look at are our family’s Christmas layouts. I love seeing how we celebrate differently each year. This means that I can never have too many holiday templates or kits. To help you add to your stash, during the month of December, my 6 Christmas products below (including 2 new releases) are on sale for $1 each in my Simply Kelly Designs store. In years past, I have designed many templates featuring Christmas trees and a wreath but this year I am featuring [continue reading]

Holiday Craft Party Wrap Up

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Nov 252014
Holiday Craft Party Wrap Up

I had so much fun teaming up with Michelle of Weekend Craft for the #HolidayCraftParty last week. Here’s a list of the holiday projects that we shared. Ornaments Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament by Simply Kelly Designs Rustic DIY Christmas Ornaments by Weekend Craft Gift Tags Christmas Gift Tags Using Scrapbook Paper Scraps With Free Cut File by Simply Kelly Designs Christmas Tags With Paint Chips by Weekend Craft Home Decor We Wish You A Merry Christmas Glass Block With Free Cut File by Simply Kelly Designs Chalkboard [continue reading]

Nov 202014
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Glass Block With Free Cut File

Day 3 of the #HolidayCraftParty with Weekend Craft features home decor items. At the bottom of the post, we also have a $25 Michaels gift card giveaway and a holiday themed link party! If you missed them, you can check out Day 1 (ornaments) here and Day 2 (gift tags) here. I was recently in Hobby Lobby when I saw their glass blocks on an end cap. The blocks had sample projects shown on the front. One of the projects was a glass block wrapped up as a [continue reading]

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