Sunday, December 18, 2011

DDS Anything But A Card Challenge

Are you ready for another Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge? Are you ready for Christmas? Do you need a little break to do something crafty? Then join the Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team in an Anything But A Card Challenge. Be sure to link it before Sunday, December 25th (Merry Christmas!).

This project is dedicated to all those who are over having a "white Christmas" and are dreaming of "just another day in paradise." For the record, I'm first in line! I know it sounds funny that I'm not a snow fan, living in Utah with the greatest snow on earth, but it's true. Snow is pretty in the mountains and on Christmas Eve/Day. Other than that, it can stay high up in the mountains until I want to come visit it. When we lived in San Diego I didn't miss the snow a bit. Especially when I was Christmas shopping in my shorts!

To make the palm leaves, simply put the lei out flat, then fold it in half. There should be four layers. Then tie a ribbon (I used brown raffia) in the middle. Thread through your ornaments and tag. Then tie to the bottle. This is also super cute when you attach it to an A&W Rootbeer 2 liter (instead of pina colada mixer). It looks like a real palm tree.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - 100 Days of Christmas set
Pina Colada mixer
Mini Christmas ornaments (Target Dollar Section)
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents (on tree trunk & ornaments monkeys are holding)
Sand from Cancun


  1. I love this!! This is so creative and what a great gift to bring to a party! Is it Pina Colada mix? Where did you find leis at this time of year? How did you get them to stick on? You have an amazingly creative mind! Merry Christmas!

  2. This is such a cute idea Kerri!

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Great gift idea Kerri! Love your coloring!

  4. Oh my goodness! Blogger ate my description! I had retyped it.

    Gramma, wish I could take credit for the coloring, but I can't. It's Dustin's. :)

  5. Cari, the lei is from my stash. But our local Partyland (party supply store) sells them individually year round.