Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Tree Ornaments PART: 2

Season's Greetings!
Hoping this busy time before the holidays is going well for you. I've managed to get a few more ornaments made for the tree that I'd like to share if you actually have the time to look. Every year, I make an ornament using a pic from the prior Christmas. Using the current year's picture would be just to proactive for me, I'm just glad to get something on the tree from every year, up to last year that is :) 

The "mini album inside the tin" is the photo ornament I made this year.

Last year after Christmas I found a handful of these mini lunch box tins at Home Depot in the after holiday clearance bin. Well of course I thought they were cute and that I could make little albums for the insides.

Using waxed linen thread, I kettle stitched this mini album together that easily fits inside the tin. Of course after I rubber stamped the inside pages with my collection of holiday themed stamps from Club Scrap.

The mini album is filled with little pictures from last Christmas (Walgreens collage prints work well for this purpose, putting several little pics on the same 4x6, cheap and easy).

The mini cookie cutters tied to the handle is the perfect finishing touch.

The tin will keep this mini album in great condition over the years, I'm hoping my family enjoys looking through it each year we get out the Christmas decorations.

This blog is turning into a long one - hope you don't mind more and more pics!
Moving on to the matchbox ornament, I think it's so darn cute.

I had the premade matchboxes from when Club Scrap sold them in GHM with the Fossils kit (but that was a long time ago), for now one could certainly make their own or find them in the craft stores I would think.

As you can see my first step was wrapping with old dictionary papers.

It's so cute just like this, covered with old book pages, but thought I should add an acrylic paint wash. Blue for the sky and white for the snow.

Then I folded and cut up some of my little paper scraps (no large sheets of uncut paper were injured in this project) to make tiny houses.

I used the "Peace On Earth" stamp from Club Scrap's 2012 WOW Holiday stamp sheet for the little banner above the houses, attached with foam squares to add dimension.

Of course, glitter glue was a "must have".

Then adding a ribbon on the top of the outside sleeve works for a hanger. I would love to make more of these cutties, but need to get a little Christmas shopping done first LOL.

Now, this "Christmas wish in a bottle" only takes a couple minutes.

Just roll up the stamped or handwritten Christmas wish...

...put it inside the bottle. I used waxed linen thread for creating the hanger.  Easy one :)

Oh, and one other little tidbit. At Club Scrap we just put this 12x19 Ivory Text weight paper online (in my opinion, one can never have enough ivory text weight paper for projects) heheee. One side is printed with the Club Scrap logo, but the other side is great for stamping on and creating your very own altered wrapping paper. I had a little fun with it here wrapping a gift.

The possibilities are endless with this ivory text weight paper, and you can get 5 sheets for only a buck, enjoy!

Thanks for stopping to look during the busy time of year!
Hoping you find a little time for crafting this holiday pre-season.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handmade Holiday Door Card

Season's Greetings to you!
Hoping you don't mind me sharing one of my favorite cards of the week - The Holiday Door Card!

Using one of my favorite Club Scrap stamps again (Interior Designs Grand Entrance Stamp) I made this single red door card some time ago, well, I just had to make another card using this fun stamp. It's the same concept but a little different look.

This card is a business envelope size, so I had room to make a little neighborhood of colorful front doors along with a greeting from this year's WOW Holiday Unmounted Stamps.

Here is how I put it together if you happen to have this stamp, plan on getting it, or have something similar.

Stamp the door and greeting onto card panel.

Then pick three colors for the contrasting doors from paper scraps, stamp and cut out only the doors. Attach the doors with double sided adhesive.

Now, anyone in their right mind would have stopped here, but I seem to like more dimension when possible.

So, I stamped the door three more times onto white cardstock, using a craft knife and grid ruler, I trimmed out only the door frame and attach with mini foam squares.

I've always like houses with cute red doors, that must be why this holiday card is so fun! As always, thanks for stopping by and hoping your holiday pre-season is going well.