My first project is a card. If you have seen the Deck the Halls designer paper you can probably relate to me when I say that it is really hard to cut up that GORGEOUS paper!! Ugh!! I am even having a hard time scrapbooking with it because I don't want to put pictures over it to cover it up! So, I thought that I would try a card where the paper was showcased. And here is what I came up with:
And this is just a small portion of the gorgeous paper. I used the glass glitter to act as a frame around the paper. Then I stamped the ornament from the Tags til Christmas set and punched it out. I added a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and some basic rhinestones to "bling" up the ornament.
My next project is another card but very simply done:
I absolutely LOVE this little snowman from the A Cute Christmas set. If you have been following me on my blog you will know that I use him a lot! The other images in the set are getting ignored. I will have to try and use them, too. Anyway, I stamped him in Basic Black and punched him out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and added the greeting. Then I used the Norther Frost decorative strip to die cut some snowflakes and picked one to embellish with. I added a basic rhinestone for some "bling". Never can have enough bling!! Easy, peasy!!
My final project is one that I am really proud of. I don't usually do things like this but I got inspired by many other demonstrators who are really good at coming up with cute holiday treat/decoration ideas. I have really enjoyed making banners for various occasions. Then I saw this super cute idea to make cones out of designer paper and thought that I could combine the two ideas. So here is my take on a banner made of cones.
I thought that it would be fun to put little treats of some kind in each cone. Or just a little surprise for Christmas. Kind of like stockings hung by the fire! Anyway, I really enjoyed making these. And I used the fun new scrunching ribbon technique around the top. Can't wait to use that technique on more ideas!! For this project I used the Deck the Halls designer paper and big designer buttons. I also used the Alphabet Simple Letters dies, 1 3/8" circle punch and scallop punch, Victoria crochet trim, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon.
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