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Quick Christmas projects

If you need to make some quick, last minute Christmas tags or cards, don’t forget Meljen’s Designs offers colored digis. I printed off these cute, colored snowmen and using scraps I already had on my desk, made this cute tag in about 15 minutes. You can see Meljen’s entire collection of colored images HERE.

I also need a few quick, little gifts for a few people so I made some Hot Cocoa Customization Kits. I got my idea from this post. (Be sure to check out the post on Kirtsy – Megan’s kits are much cuter.)

I used a pre-colored Meljen’s Designs image to make a little tag. Included in my kit are some mini-chocolate chips to make the cocoa richer, crushed candy canes, malted milk powder, and mini marshmallows.

Just a reminder that the challenge last week, No Rectangle Cards, is still going on this week so you have plenty of time to link up your creations on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

Also, I wanted to share a picture of an early gift that Santa dropped off for me. He knows of my love of snowman and bird watching so he “gave” this to my hubby to give to me. That’s right, it’s a snowman bird feeder. It looks like it was an early gift for the finches too.

Since I am not sure I will have another post before the weekend, I’ll take this chance to wish each of you Happy & Safe Holidays.

Supplies for tag:

  • Images: Caroling Snowman – COLOR (digital image) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Echo Park Holly Jolly DP pad, Georgia Pacific white CS
  • Tools: Color printer, Big Shot, Papertrey Journal Tabs die and Doily Details die, Cropodile, Stampin’ Up small circle punch, Sizzix tag die, Creative Memories corner punch
  • Embellishments: Paperstudios metals, Clear Spica marker, misc. rick rack, twine, & bells

Supplies for Cocoa Kit:

  • Stamps: Christmas Cocoa – COLOR digital image) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: All scraps
  • Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix oval tags die
  • Embellishments: Misc. ribbon, twine, button
  • Other: Food quality test tubes, misc. fillings



Pauline said…
What wonderful xmas makes! I love the beautiful xmas tag with the jolly singing snowmen, anf the tiny tags on the yummy cocoa holders, and your snowman birdfeeder made me laugh!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Kathy and Lucky said…
I wish my scraps could come together and look as great as you tag, love it!!! You hot chocolate kit is wonderful so clever, fun and reusable by the recipient. What a great gift for you and the birds, I loved having a feeder and watching all the birds, can't here since we have bobcats and things that would also come and feed. :( Have a wonderful holiday.
sallysbitz said…
Beautiful tags x

What a great bird feeder, very different x

Merry Christmas to you x

hugs sally x
Karin said…
That is such a cute bird feeder! I was just reading in our newspaper that finches don't leave in the winter...I never knew! Darling little "gifties" too! The tiny Meljens mug is adorable!
TannyP said…
These precolored images are perfect for a quick and easy project and you've used them to perfection. I adore that bird feeder - it'd be a perfect gift for anyone who's a fan of snowmen. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters' Christmas Challenge!
Starla B. said…
Oh, how adorable!! All of your projects are just beautiful, and I love that snowman bird feeder! Your hubby, ahem, SANTA did a lovely job! =D

Have a very merry Christmas, and a happy and safe New Year.

Thank you for playing with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

xx Star
Sara I. said…
Oh Cheryl I just love that tag complete with jingle bells and the gifts look incredible !!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tammy said…
Your tags are adorable Cheryl!! I LOVE that bird feeder!
Annette said…
aww I am a huge fan of birdhouses and I LOVE THIS snowman. so fun...

Your tag is so so amazing and super cute...
WOW Cheryl ... fabulous creations and I LOVE your early Christmas present ... so cute! Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

one of the 'Sistahs'
Haven_mom4 said…
Super cute tag and I love the coco kits, think the kids will too. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven
Linda said…
Great post this morning Cheryl. Your tags are darling, the hot chocolate kit is a fabulous idea and that Snowman Bird Feeder is to die for.

I sure hope your Christmas season is filled with happiness and lots of love. **Linda

Thanks for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week.
LynCr said…
Such a sweet tag, love it! Thanks so much for sharing with the Stamp n doodle Christmas Challenge. Happy Holidays!
This is very creative and sweet. I love your take on this, it's really fun. Thanks for joining our Christmas Gift Challenge at Penny's. Please come back and play along again next time.
Karen - Design Team Member
Karen said…
Awwwww how cute Cheryl, thanks for joining us at DDSC, Merry Christmas!
whoistracy said…
Love your little hot cocoa kits- such a sweet idea!! I'm going to save that one to use in the future. Hope you & your family have a wonderful holiday.
Catherine said…
This is a gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...
Svet-lana said…
Realy cute tag! A wonderfull idea with printed snowmen. :-)
Arabella said…
Oooh Cheryl! The tag is soooo cute and I LOVE your hot chocolate customisation idea! Fabulous!
Gorgeous bird feeder too! How does that Santa always seem to know what we like?!

Merry Christmas to you!

Pat (mspfd) said…
Hi Cheryl, TFS these neat ideas. Super tag and gift idea. Especially love the snowman feeder!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. and leaving such lovely comments. Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!
Anonymous said…
Love the bird feeder! Wonderful projects I especially like your little tag,very creative. Thanks so much for joining in at ABC
Hugs Julie P
i love your tags. no matter how i try, my tags SUCK - lol.

i absolutely LOVE the hot cocoa tubes!!! great idea!

always good to see you and i wish you and yours a truly blessed holiday.

hugs :)
Cassie said…
Cheryl!!! Those Hot Cocoa Kits are awesome!!! I am off to whip some up now! Thank you for sharing them with Paper Issues! We featured you today!
Donna Mosley said…
Love the bird feeder Cheryl, the birds will too. Fab hot choc kits and the tag is just soooo cute.

Donna x
Tracy said…
Your tag is too cute! Love the way you pieced it together. The tubes will make your friends smile and that bird feeder is super fun!
Joanne said…
Just love your tag! Super cute and what a great site that is for colored images, TFS! Also really like you cocoa kits, what a FAB gift! So glad you played along with us at CCCC. Aloha nd Merry Christmas, Joanne.
Stampalicious said…
absolutely gorgeous! love this, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina
frances joy said…
wow i love your tag its adorable.. :) and also the gift idea i will do this soon.. your bird feeder is cutie :) merry Christmas to you and to your family!
jkreucher said…
How sweet as can be! love your fantastic card and wow~ what a great bird feeder! Awesome early gift!
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge!
mags said…
Loving your christmas makes. The tag is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
lalkygirl said…
fantastic xmas makes,love the tag and cute feeder
thanks for joining ud at the digi doodle shop challenge and merry christmas
tracey x
Anonymous said…
Fabulous Christmas makes Cheryl! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Anonymous said…
Me again, lol!! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar this month - good luck!
what a great bird feeder Santa sent you! You must of been a good girl!!

Love the tag! The precolored image is definitely a HUGE helper during the holiday crunch!

i also LOVE LOVE the hot chocolate tubes! PERFECT!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
Sara Zenger said…
Love your hot coco gift idea!!!!!
Sassy Cheryl said…
Gorgeous tags and they look amazing on the gifts, Cheryl. They're beautiful.
And I LOVE that snowman bird feeder. I've never seen one like that before. It's adorable! I wonder if the birds know how special they are.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.
Wendy said…
Fabulous Christmas makes, your tag is really gorgeous and love your Snowman feeder....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx
Marianne said…
Great Christmas projects and bird feeder! I agree that Megan's cocoa kits are awesome, but I bet the recipients of your kits will be very pleased with your version.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Davi said…
tags and goodies covers are just wonderful Cheryl!! I love your bird feeder that is toooo cute!! Have a fabulous Christmas ;)
Audrey Pettit said…
Such sweet holiday projects, Cheryl! I just love that tag. Using a pre-colored image is definitely a time-saving tip, especially for the coloring-challenged, like me. ;) And how stinkin' cute are those hot chocolate kits? Love the "test tube" look with all the sweet goodies. Adorable little tags, too.
jimlynn said…
Great tag and wonderful Christmas project! Looks so yummy.
LOVE that snowman bird feeder too! Precious.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
xiumaiyuki said…
I love everything you posted!! Those tags are too cute for words. Loe that snowman bird feeder!!
Imke said…
Cheryl, your tag and the little gift tubes are so sweet. Your snowman bid feeder is the greatest!!

I wish you and yours also a very mery christmas.
Shari said…
Adorable tags and great gift ideas!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Fantastic creation, love your snowman. Wishing you and your family wonderful Christmas days.
Anita said…
Fabulous projects Cheryl and I really adore that snowman feeder. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Annette said…
Some great projects, the tag is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Merry Christmas. Annette xx
SusanLotus said…
Merry Christmas to you from Sweden.
Peace and a warm hug :)
Beautiful tag! Love the detail.
Stempeltiger said…
Your Christmas projects are sooooo sweet Cheryl.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of creativity, happiness and health. I look forward to the visits to your wonderful and inspiring blog.

Greetings from the heart
Shelly Schmidt said…
Wow- love these great Christmas projects! I wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas!
Cindy Haffner said…
All just PERFECT Cheryl. Merry Christmas!!~
paperfun said…
3 snowmen and all so wonderful. I love your snowman birdfeeder. I will have to write for Santa to leave one here next year. LOL

Thanks for joining in our snowman challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

CraftyC said…
Love the tag and what a great birdfeeder. Thanks for taking part in the Dream Valley Christmas Challenge!
lalkygirl said…
gorgeous tag cherl ,i love the colours you chose
thanks for joining us at digi days and the digi doodle shops challenge and good luck
tracey x
Lizy said…
These are just fab Cheryl! I love your bird feeder too! :)
Thanks for sharing at CFAS this week! :)
Lizy DT x
Michelle said…
Love the last minute projects! They look fantastic and that bird feeder is awesome!
Jacilynn said…
what great projects! I love them all. Super cute tag!
Thanks for entering our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
Jan Hennings said…
What adorable projects and a super gift idea! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Sue said…
What adorable projects and great gift ideas. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.
Livert said…
So cute. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs Liv
Doris P. said…
Wow! It´s a great idea! Thanks for joining us at CF!
Hugs Doris
Girl Scientist said…
Lovely work, excellent inspiration for the rest of use! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!
Kelly Schelske said…
Super cute Cheryl!!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Di's Digis!!

Good luck,
chilli pip said…
can't believe you made the tag in 15 minutes , it is wonderful as are the chocolate holders and the birdfeeder is wonderful. Thanks for sharing at ooh-la-la
Your tags are wonderful Cheryl - I love the hot cocoa things too, very clever. What a great bird feeder - too cute, thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you a happy New Year and thanks so much for playing at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and STAMP-N-DOODLE this time!!
Anonymous said…
Such wonderful and beautiful projects.Love the bird feeder too.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next time :D
Lisa x
Gaynor said…
What lovely tags, many thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's craft shop Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Happy New Year
Lisa Jane said…
Beautiful Christmas projects -Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design
Lisa x
Pat said…
WOW! What absolutely fabulous Snowmen projects! I love 'em all!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank
Kathy said…
Cheryl, the tag and the cocoa gift are both so cute. Love the thought of using some pre colored digis, may need to check them out. Thanks so much for joining us in the scraps challenge at Phindy's Place this week. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!
Ann English said…
Cheryl, just love all of your creations-so very cute!
So glad you joined us this holiday season at Sassy Cheryl's!
Sheila said…
Loving ALL your Xmas projects! THanks so much for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck with all them challenges! Sheila:)X
Dazie said…
Such lovely snow man themed goodies!
Thanks for joining craft your days away this time

I love your stunning snowman creations.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away in our snowman challenge.


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