Christmas Gift Calendars with Therm O Web Toner Card Fronts

Creating gifts with your card making supplies is a great way to make quick and easy gifts for friends and family. I made thirty of these calendars they look like a card but when you open them they are the cutest little desk calendar and the recipient can admire it for the whole year. The mini calendars can be found on the Taylored Expressions website.

I started by pulling out some of my favorite toner card fronts from Therm O Web and matched images with foils. I knew I was going to be making lots of these so I chose a variety of foil colors making sure I had both masculine and feminine looks. I also saved all the negative foil pieces because I was going to use those as well.

The photos so you how they look closed they fit into a standard A2 envelope. The next photos show what they look like opened the stand up on your recipients desk. Aren’t they pretty? So shiny and a beautiful reminder of you for them the cherish all year long.

Here’s how to make this version

Cut an 8 1/2 by 11 card stock card base in half to create a top folding card.

Score at 5 1/2 and again at 2 3/4. Fold both score lines.

Add Therm O Web tear tape to ONLY the small bottom portion of the 2 3/4 section of your card base. This is where you adhere your foiled card front. I added a piece of patterned paper from my stash to the back of the foiled front for extra sturdiness and a decorative feature on the back.

Then I lined up the toner piece to the card base and attached them together.

Next it is time to place the calendar to the inside. You want to add it to the bottom of the inside low enough to create a stopping point to when opened the foiled front has a place to rest.

I die cut a piece of cardstock using Therm O Web’s stitched rectangle dies.

They come in a set of single stitched and double stitched. These are some of my favorite dies and when used together they nest perfectly for a tiny little border a great investment for your stash. They come in multiple shapes, rectangle, square, circle and oval. I have all the sets.

Then I layered the rectangles die cut I added my calendar over the top with foam tape.

now you have a shiny mini desk calendar. The only thing left to do is add a sentiment to the front. I used stamps from my stash.

I’m a huge fan of Unity Stamp Company they have the best encouragement sets. All the sentiments featured are from various Gracille Designs kits. Right now Unity is having the best sales of the year so it’s a great time to add to your collection.

This last one is a sneak peak into tomorrow’s post showing how I made a calendar using the negative foil. I’ll also show you an alternative fold to create desk calendars. Thanks for stopping by❤️

Christmas Ornaments with Therm O Web products

Today I’m sharing a few Christmas tree ornaments using cute frame ornaments I picked up at Hobby Lobby combined with my paper crafting supplies and Therm O Web products. This year I wanted to make gifts and not just cards, these are my first projects and I love how they turned out and were pretty easy to put together.

Here’s my first ornament I’m making several of these for family and friends who have dogs. Once they receive it they can insert of picture of their pup. The sentiment behind the plastic dome pops out. I wanted it to look pretty so I used a piece of foil that I had previously used with a Unity Stamp Company toner card front. I always save those foils for projects like this one.

I used Therm O Web adhesive sheets, it’s double sided adhesive. First I placed it on white cardstock, then I peeled of the top layer of the sticky sheet and place the foil of top and smoothed it out then die cut it with a circle die. Really simple and instant shiny foiled goodness. The back of the ornament is a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp I colored with Copics. Then I used Therm O Web Peel and Stick Toner sheets to die cut my sentiment happy holidays, that is from the Unity Stamp/Therm O Web Collaboration kits for the Holidays. I foiled a strip of the toner sheet with the foil color of choice shiny side up and then I die cut it. The peel and stick toner sheets have the adhesive on the back and it’s perfect for tiny intricate dies like this one. Once it’s foiled and die cut the release paper comes of easily and you simply stick it where you want it.

My Next two ornaments are little shakers fun ornaments for kids especially little micro beads are sealed inside the ornament to look like snow. Both use a variety of toner card fronts and foils available on Therm O Web’s online shop.

You really just need some circle dies the foils you want to use to coordinate with you design and good adhesive. As much as I love the foil and toner card fronts I adore the adhesive I cannot live without my Gina K Designs dot tape runner Therm O Web makes as well as their Ultra Bond liquid glue it’s the best and I’ve tried lots of different kinds.

If you can’t source the ornaments you could make something very similar creating a circle frame with fun foam or Thermoweb does carry a double sided adhesive foam that would work perfectly too and make it really easy to decorate.

thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll be sharing lots more Christmas projects in the coming weeks I hope to see you again soon, please let a comment or question if you have any!❤️