Wow. I am just having a great week! And by the looks and sounds of things . . . it appears you are too! We are seeing some amaaaazing ideas all over our little blog land. We are getting to hear some amaaaazing last-minute gift ideas in Monday’s giveaway post. The one that takes the cake so far? The Spam. Love that. Hey, I used to eat Spam when I was a kid. lol

It’s been a really great week so far! And we still have a little more to come! Yahoo!

The phrase from ‘Beauty in the Beast’ just popped in my head “Let’s see what I got in my draaawerrrs.” 

Okay, so maybe they’re Robyn’s drawers.

(And right after I just said that, I grabbed these images to put into the post, and I  swear, I didn’t even remember that Robyn had actually done a drawer! I just remembered ‘boxes.’ That is really weird. lol)

[ Shapes | Christmas Countdown. From Lori | Drawer Box (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

This small drawer box was the perfect all-in-one box for my daughter to put a goodie in for her girlfriends for Christmas. We sprayed the box with some silver mist. We die-cut the ‘Joy’ 3 times out of white cardstock and misted them with Studio Calico’s Estate Green and Piglet mist and then layered them over eachother. I can’t wait to fill these with some mini nail polish, lip gloss and a hair flower for her friends!

Shapes | Christmas CountdownFrom Lori | Photo Box + 6 Labels Set (SVGs on Lori’s site. Also in Silhouette store.) ]

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

For the second larger photo box, I die-cut the main box out of some cute Echo Park Chevron paper. I cut the lid out of white cardstock and misted it with silver mist. I cut the Noel out of white and misted with silver as well. The label was die-cut and I sewed around the edges with pink thread. I plan to make some simple holiday gift tags for my neighbors and stick them in these boxes. I think it would be a wonderful gift to receive as you are wrapping up last minute holiday gifts…at least you have a cute homemade gift tag to put on them! :)

 Great ideas Robyn! Little decorated gift boxes are sooooo much fun!
I think I should make some just to have on hand.

And now for the little freebie!

You can download it for free HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you’ll be able to get it in a kit at the end of the week! :)

A little snowflake to add to your December projects?
Except you folks down in Australia…’cause it’s summer.
What do you guys use for Christmas decorations anyway?
Do you still do the stuff like we do here in the states?

Hmmm . . . I’m actually kind of interested now to know what kinds of traditions and decorating occur outside the US+Canada. If you’re ‘out there‘, leave a message. I’d love to know what you do!

I know there are readers from all over the world, so this could be really fun for everyone!

And there’s this still . . .