Essential Gift Planner – Christmas Gift List Free Download

December 5th, 2014


I love giving gifts, but between neighbors, and teachers, friends, and family, keeping all those gifts straight can get pretty stressful. So I created this Essential Gift Planner. There are two versions. The first has sections for neighbors, teachers, friends, family, and extended family. The second has a column for recipient and giver, perfect for inter-family gift organization.


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Red, Aqua, and Glitter Gift Wrap

December 3rd, 2014

red aqua and glittery gift wrap ideas - look at those cute twine tassels!!

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theprojectgirl-christmas-giftwrap-collageWood Veneer, Red Baskets, Trees, Sequin Ribbon, Glitter Paper & Ribbon all from Michaels (get coupon here).


Let it Snow Glitter Banner – Christmas Tree Decor

November 30th, 2014

michaels dream tree challenge

I created those adorable Let it Snow banners for my Michaels Dream Tree this year. I’ve had quite a few people ask about how I made them so I put together this quick tutorial. They are really easy to make if you have the new Cricut Explore which cuts glitter cardstock like it’s well, regular card stock.


Cricut Explore

White paper –  12″x18″

Large Cricut Mat

Cricut Deep Cut Blade

Glitter Cardstock

Ad tech Permanent Glue Runner

Step 1: Use Cricut and Large Cricut Mat to cut banners. Mine are 3.75×17.5. You can also cut these by hand because they are such a simple shape.


I get 3 banners from one sheet of 12×18 paper. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-bannercut

Step 2: Lay out your phrase in Cricut Design Space to fit on your mat size. You can cut any of your own fonts. Just make sure they are sized to fit your banner. My phrase is 14″ long.

Step 3 Cut glitter card stock. I use my deep-cut blade, but I’ve never tried it any other way, so you may be able to use a regular blade. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-glittert

The glitter card stock cuts perfectly every single time, even in the tiny detail areas. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-cut

Step 4 Apply glue to the back of the phrase. I use the Ad tech Permanent Glue runner because I like how the adhesive just adheres to where the paper is. theprojectgirl-letitsnow-banner-glue

Step 5 Stick the phrase on the paper banners!


And then just decorate your tree!