Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

One last post before the holidays!

I was finally inspired to make myself a Christmas banner. I've been wanting to since they started popping up everywhere back in October or November, but I just couldn't come up with or find the right idea. Until last night. Here is where I found my inspiration: I love her banner.

Here is what I made.

And just in case this inspired you to make your own, here are my measurements.
The triangles are 5" across the top and 7" down the side.
The rosettes are made from strips of paper that are 1.5" x 12" (which makes a 3" rosette) and are scored on the 1/4"
The circles are cut on my Cricut at 2.25" and 2.5"

Let me know if you need any other info!

Papers - MME Lost & Found Christmas
Red and Cream cardstock - Bazzil and American Crafts
CTMH - Cranberry Ink and Chocolate Alphabet (large)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine
MS Score Board
Bells - dollar store
Buttons from my stash (possibly Fancy Pants)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stocking Stuffers!

Got a great idea for stocking stuffers from a very smart lady :)


Cricut and Create a Critter cartridge
DCWV Christmas Stack
Whoppers - original
Whoppers - winter

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Project 12 - November Sketch

So I have managed to knock off another Project 12 Sketch. And November is a tough one!

If you want to learn more about Project 12, check out the info here.

Here is the November Sketch.

Look at all those tiny photos!!! Unfortunately, my printer is out of every colour except for black and green, so I 'adapted' the sketch a bit to fit my photos. I think you can still see the sketch in it though. Right?

Similar, just a few less pictures ;)

Supplies Used:

My Minds Eye: - Christmas Glitter Stack paper
                          - Colourful Christmas border stickers and 12x12 accessory sheet
Fancy Pants - Christmas Magic journal cards
Karen Foster - Snowflake resin brads
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Beatrice lace trim; blue & white baker's twine
Snowman Stamp set - Oriental Trading Co ????

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Art

I would like to start off by saying thank you to everyone for your kind words for my Favorite Card Ever. And also a humongous thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment on the Xyron posting to help me win!
Voting is still on, so please help me out if you haven't yet!

Today I would like to share a little Christmas project that I whipped up ;)
I was inspired by a project I saw posted on the DCWV blog. (Ooops! That was the wrong link! All fixed now :)

See, just some rolled papers at various lengths. Like the one I saw, I cute the papers in decreasing half inch lengths from 10.5 " to I think 1" was my smallest. I rolled them around a pencil, hot glued them closed and then hot glued them to the painted canvas. While the canvas was still bare and the paint was dry, I sprayed on some shimmer mist (then spread it around with a tissue) to give it a little extra oomph!

Since I had two canvases (or is it 'canvi'??), I decided I would make two. One has a red gift tag, the other a green. Otherwise, they are almost identical.

The toughest part was deciding where (and how) to hang them. I ended up putting them in the blank wall by the stairs. This is what you would see if you were to walk through the front door.

I really like how they look!

2, 12x12 canvas
'Christmas Green' acrylic paint
Perfect Pearls Mist - 'Perfect Pearl'
DCWV - Christmas Stack (from year or two ago?)
Making Memories - Christmas chipboard
Assorted Fancy Pants buttons
Really Reasonable Ribbon - white/green ribbon
White twill ribbon?

If you have any other questions about how I made this or what I used, please feel free to ask!
Gold braid trim?