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My Last 2 Before Christmas

My inspiration for my projects today came from the 24 Days of Christmas Tutorials from the LLLC design team!  There are SO MANY that I want to make, but most will have to wait - maybe for Valentines or birthdays coming up.  You can see them all on the blog HERE or in their FB fan group HERE.

Shaker gift box, shaker christmas ornaments holiday smiles, La-La Land Crafts, ink something, kris breach

These Shaker Gift Boxes are deeper than they look in these photos - really nice size!  They are from Day 21 hosted by Sheri.

The Shaker Tree Ornaments are from Day 13, hosted by Tamara.  I altered mine by adding a backing and die-cutting it with the Stitched Slots Die and inserted a gift card! 

Shaker gift box, shaker christmas ornaments holiday smiles, La-La Land Crafts, ink something, kris breach


(on red box):

• It's Penguining to Look alot Like Christmas stamp & die set 
• Cool Collab paper pack 

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hope you have a blessed time with family and/or friends! 


Oh wow! Those are beautiful Kris! I love the colors you used and your designs! Both are awesome!
I just saw on the other blog where you are closing ITDBK. I just wanted to say "Thank You" for sharing your gift! I have enjoyed your challenges! I am happy to see you are still using your talents to create beautiful cards! I look forward to seeing what you make next! :)
Sorry it took me so long to see your posts there; this month totally got away from me, with Christmas and life. Wishing you all the best, and Thank you again!
Aimeslee Winans said…
Oh what lovely colors you chose to craft these awesome makes! I've been a LaLa customer for a while and have several digis and a handful of dies and 1 stencil of theirs. I have to deny myself, as I would literally buy it all. I enjoyed the 24 days of tutes very much, so I've seen those projects and yours are indeed share-worthy. Love that they did so many boxes, but that ornament gift card idea is genius. You picked a great company to "obsess" with, er um, focus your tremendous skills on. heehee
Hoping your Christmas was/is a happy gathering and you got your Mama craves satisfied for awhile as I know you always have them. Your kids are very lucky to have you and so is LaLa.
xoxo Aimes
Beautiful projects Kris - sorry I am late visiting - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2022 will be kind to you - surely it must be!
Stay safe

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