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I’m getting closer to knocking all the items off my pre-Christmas to-do list.  With the help of DH, quite a few jobs were completed this week (but there’s more to do!)

The living room is finally decorated, the tree is up.  Almost all the gifts are wrapped (I have a few more to wrap for the aforementioned DH), Jack’s stocking is stuffed, the turkey was purchased this morning along with all the Christmas groceries and I did my first round of holiday baking.

I still have to work tomorrow and Christmas Eve but I’m hoping to get some more baking done tomorrow night along with cleaning the floors…wonder if DH wants to do the floors while I’m at work?

Anyway, there are only 2 cards left to make and I got my traditional co-worker treats made this morning.  They’re all packaged up and ready to sneak onto their desks when I get to work in the a.m.   Here’s what the packaging looks like:

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I used an MFT die I purchased in my last SSS order and specifically bought it with co-worker treats in mind.  Unfortunately, the die is a little smaller than anticipated (but very nice) so I couldn’t fit all my treats inside.  They just have a baby candy cane and a foil-wrapped chocolate Santa in them.  I was going to put in a peppermint patty that’s all dressed up for the holidays and a little ornament but there was no space.

I did manage to incorporate the ornament by wrapping some wire garland around each pillow box and attaching the ornament instead of the original tag I was planning to use.  I was also pleased to use up 16 strips of patterned paper that were in my little scrap tray – leftovers from all the cards and paper crafting projects I made for Christmas.

In the picture above, you can see one of the pillow boxes looks like it’s going to burst open…that was the first one I assembled and I worked out a few techniques to improve the results as I went. (I also learned that the die is a little sharp and I have about 15 little cuts on my two index fingers!)

Must dash…we’re going to a movie this afternoon…we were supposed to go for my birthday last weekend but couldn’t squeeze it into our schedule.

Enjoy the rest of you Sunday!