I was completely inspired by this mirror wreath while visiting with friends in Baltimore earlier this fall. It was displayed i a super cute home decor store & I couldn't wait to get the chance to recreate it in my own way.
Cut our approx. 3 1/2" chipboard circle both sides with pattern paper, making sure to add at least 12" of twine to one side for hanging.
Trim a variety of lengths from the Soup Staples collection, Olive & Pink sugar...3" x 12", 4" x 12", 5.5" x12" & so on. You can decided on your desired lengths for variation. Then cut down each trip by 2 1/2" (ex. 3" x 2 1/2" or 5.5" x 2.5").
Using a pencil, tightly roll pieces of pattern papers, adding adhesive to end of paper. Make sure glue is set & paper is permanently secure.
Time to add the pixie sticks to the base.
Pinch one end of each pixie stick. Adhere pinched ends together with a tape runner.
You will end up with several groupings of pixie sticks that have been pinched and glued together.
Use a hot glue gun or a generous amount of Helmar's450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere each of grouping together. If you find you have open spaces, roll a few more pixie sticks and adhere them in between open spaces, for maximum coverage.
Once you have all the pixie sticks glued in place, turn wreath right side up and adhere (using glue gun or a generous amount of Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive) another circle chipboard piece that measures approximately 2 1/2" round. Layer some Christmas Chestnut Soup Journaling sprouts to the center of chipboard and pop-dot Christmas Chestnut Soup cardstock stickers
Unity/Jillibean it is! This set speaks to my heart. I will be using the "Wishing you Blessings" stamp inside my Christmas Cards this year. Nadia did a great job with these snowflakes, they are very intricate and and delicate looking. LOVE them!
I'm running out of ideas for you to comment on so I asked my husband and he said "Santa Claus...sexy or stinky". If you knew my husband, then you would appreciate his dry sense of humor. I don't want you to answer that question! In the states, places are crazy with holiday sales right now. I want to know...What's your favorite place to shop for great sales? Leave a comment and tell me where the deals are.
It's the Monday of a short week for those of us in the US. Just in case you are feeling a bit crafty here are a few more wonderful cards and even a tag that Summer created a mini book out of. Juliana's little jingle bells are a fun embellishment on her card.
Welcome Christmas into your heart card by Summer Fullerton
Other: Cardstock Bazzill, Stamp from Stampin Up, VersaFine Ink, Red MM Paint, Basic Grey Brads, misc. Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch Stampin' Up
Tag book by Summer Fullerton
Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Christmas Chestnut Soup/Sprig of Parsley and Soup Staples/Olive Sugar Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Christmas Chestnut Soup
Sugar Picks: Red/Brown Alphabeans: Name of color Kraft Shipping Tags: ANY Bean Stalks: Twill Polka Dots/Snowflakes
Other: Cardstock Bazzill, Punches EK Success/Stampin Up, misc button and misc stick pin from JoAnn's Fabrics
**Designer Tip: To add quick dimension to the coordinating sticker buttons stick them on top of a real button that is slightly smaller. This will give them a little lift while keeping the sticker stable when you sew it in place.
Merry Santa card by Juliana Michaels
Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Pasta Fagioli/Meatballs Kraft Accessories: 12 x 12 Kraft paper Bean Stalks: Red/Brown Ribbon Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Christmas Chestnut Soup Corrugated Shapes: Arrows
Other: White cardstock by Bazzill, Die Cut Image by Cricut, Jingle Bells unknown, Brown Ink by Ranger
When you get a minute, can you send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get your alphas out to you!
Thanks for the great comments everyone! It's so funny because some of you "hit the nail on the head" with your suggestions - we'll be introducing a couple of collections that you suggested! Some are even the right colors! How did you know? :)
Good Friday! Today I have kept the blog for myself so I could share a project I made for the November newsletter that just went out to the store owners. This is the advent calendar for my kids this year. There is a step out tutorial on how to create the little pockets from envelopes over on the left sidebar under the 'Recipes' header if you want to check it out.
Supplies Needed Scissors Adhesive White Cardstock Circle Punches Snowflake Punch Scallop Border Punch White Self Adhesive Pearls Mini Clothes Pins Open Frame from Kraft Store Staple Gun and Staples
To Make Frame: Step One Cut the red twine from the Snowflakes Ribbon into 5 pieces and staple to the back of the open frame.
Step Two Layer two of the Christmas Chestnut Soup Journaling Sprouts and adhere to the top of the frame.
To Make Advent Pockets Step One Cut the flap off of a Kraft Envelopes and cut the envelope in half. Adhere the open side closed to create a pocket. Repeat with 11 more envelopes (12 total) to create 24 pockets.
Step Two Cut the Soup Staple papers 4”x3” and adhere to the front of each pocket, centering on all sides.
Step Three Using the rest of your supplies, decorate the front of each pocket.
Step Four Adhere the Alphabean numbers to the front of each pocket to correspond to the different days in the month of December. Hint: Use the ‘L’s’ for ‘1’s.
Step Five Fill each pocket with a little treat or gift. Hang the finished pockets on the red twine with mini clothespins.
We'll continue with the stamps tomorrow - so yes, you'll get more chances to win the Unity/Jillibean stamp sets! I thought we'd break things up a bit and throw in some corrugated alphas - 1 of each of the 5 colors. You in?
KRAFT, GREEN,WHITE, RED and BLUE
If so, leave a comment. I'd like to know what kind of paper theme you'd like to see next? CHA Winter stuff is almost done but I'd still like to hear what you want to see.