Christmas Tree Card

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Although I don’t always send a ton of handmade Christmas cards out, I do enjoy making them.

The Christmas Tree card was made using paper and stickers from Paper House Productions.

I love how the playful plaids blend perfectly together to form a Traditional Christmas feel

in this layered card.  Enjoy!  (makes me feel like singing “O’ Christmas Tree…”)

 

To make the card you’ll need:         (*affiliate links)

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Directions:

  1. Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of “red flannel” paper.  Hold the edge of the paper against the nib of the gold calligraphy marker to add a thin gold border on the edge of the paper.  Adhere the red flannel layer onto a 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of black cardstock.
  2. Adhere the red flannel and black layers onto a 5″ x 6 1/2″ green card base.
  3. Cut the “deck the halls” paper (green plaid) using the “labels twenty two” die.  Add a thin gold border around the edge of the label like in step #1.  Adhere the green plaid label onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ gold metallic cardstock layer.
  4. Cut a decorative square using the “captivating square” die and a piece of green cardstock.  Adhere the green plaid label and gold metallic square onto the top of the decorative square.
  5. Adhere the green and gold layers onto the bottom portion on the red flannel layer, leaving even spacing on the bottom three sides.
  6. Assemble the pine swag  using the 3D stickers and glue onto the top of the card.  (picture below)
  7. Finish embellishing the front of the card with the 3D Christmas Tree sticker and a couple of red adhesive rhinestones.

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This card was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

 

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Christmas in a Bottle Necklace

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Christmas in a Bottle…

A beautiful reminder of the Winter Season and a Wonderful Holiday Gift Idea.

Now you can wear a fun little Snow Globe around your neck.  (it’s waterless)

Since I had several “Christmas Tree in a Bottle” kits left over from my Holiday Workshop last month,

I decided to make them into necklaces and put them in my Etsy Shop.

The bottle with cork measures approx. 2″ tall and comes with a 24″ necklace.

They are available in Green, Purple, Pink and Hot Pink.  (limited quantities)

If your interested can find them here.

DIY…”Merry” Canvas

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Make the holidays “Merry” with this mini decorated canvas.

Create frosty, glittery goodness with this fun mini canvas project.

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To make the Merry Canvas you’ll need:                                      *affiliate link

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Directions:

  • Paint the canvas with Red Scarlet Paint and let dry.
  • Paint the red canvas with a thick coat of crackle glaze.  The thicker the coat the deeper the cracks.  Allow plenty of time for the glaze to dry.

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  • Lightly white wash the canvas to bring out the crackling.
  • Wipe excess paint off with a clean cloth.

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  • Paint each letter with glitter glue and sprinkle with white glitter.
  • Glue letters onto the canvas with craft glue.  (leave space on the left of the canvas for embellishing)

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  • Wrap twine around canvas and embellish with jingle bells, greenery and bow.

 

***This project was created for and sponsored by Joy SA and Deco Arts

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Holiday Centerpiece or Party Serving Stand

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Tis the season for Holiday Parties and decorating…

around my house, it’s starting to kick in full steam.

Instead of stressing out, I try to create items with more than one purpose.

My Holiday Centerpiece also works wonderful as a Party Serving Stand.

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(*affiliate link)

I started with a Deflecto  3 Tier Dessert Stand*, wrapping paper, glue stick and cutting mat.

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  • I traced around all three of my circles onto the back of the wrapping paper.
  • Apply the glue stick generously around and inside the circle.  Lay circle onto wrapping paper and smooth out any air bubbles.  (The nice thing about using wrapping paper and a glue stick is that you can easily remove the paper and glue by soaking stand in warm water.)
  • Trim around circle and inside channels using a craft knife and cutting mat.

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  • Glue lace around the outside of each circle and assemble stand.

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Add ribbon and holly berries and you’re ready for a party.

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Or add small ornaments and decorations for a fun Holiday Centerpiece.

 

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Joy Shadow Box Tray

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A simple Shadow Box that would be cute as Holiday Décor or used as a gift.

The “Happy Holidays” graphic would be cute replaced with a Holiday photo.

This project also uses a simple paint technique for old hardware.

 

Here’s what I used for my Shadow Box Tray:   

(*including amazon affiliate links)

 

Tips to make your project easier:

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  • Add Snowy effect by flicking white acrylic paint onto the pine craft stem using an old paintbrush.

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  • Paint the brass hardware with black spray paint.  Once the paint is dry, rub Rose Gold Metallic Lustre over hardware for an aged vintage look.

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  • For a cohesive look…rub Rose Gold Metallic Lustre onto the chipboard letters and the wood disc on the tree.
  • Cut the back of the bottle brush tree flat so that it fits snuggly into the tray.

 

This project was sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands and DecoArts.

I am an Amazon Affiliate.  If you choose to make a purchase using an Amazon link, I receive a small commission that helps offset the cost of running this blog.  Thank You!

Snowman Pop Up Card

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It’s always exciting when you see something you’ve created in the pages of a magazine.

My Snowman Pop Up card, using Paper House Productions paper and stickers,

was recently featured in Craft Ideas 2016 Holiday Issue.

Make sure to check out their website for the Snowman Pop-Up card instructions.

You can find the instructions here.

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Craft ideas and projects for every skill level, every medium and every occasion.

 

The Snowman Pop-Up card was created for and sponsored by Craft Ideas and Paper House Productions.

Making a Winterberry Table from a $2 treasure.

 

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Making a Winterberry Table from a $2 Garage Sale treasure.

I almost missed the small cardboard sign leaning up against the mailbox…

I wasn’t completely sure it was even a sale.  So I backed the car up and parked.

You never know what you might find when your out “treasure hunting”.

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While chatting with the fun older couple, I found out that they had just recently married and moved

into their new home.  They were downsizing and combining both households.

The couple had a lot of good stuff, most of which I didn’t need.

It was on my second look around when I spotted the table and it’s $2 price tag.  (no need to haggle)

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She told me… “I always meant to refinish it.  I put a doily and a basket on it instead.”

I didn’t have the heart to tell her I was planning on painting it.

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I had just recently received some new paint from DecoArts and thought I’d give it a try.

I gave the table a couple coats of Americana Decor Satin Enamels 8Oz-Deep Ruby.

I was seriously impressed with how smooth the paint went on and dried.

I didn’t even need to sand between coats.

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I decided to stencil the top of the table using my new DecoArt Stencil 6 x 18 in. Winterberries.

I secured the stencil in place using removable painters tape.

Using a stipple brush…

I applied DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, White Birch

inside the open stencil areas.

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The Winterberry stencil comes with two 6″ x 18″ stencils which are slightly different.

I used the second stencil to add another berry branch to my table top.

I’m in love with my “new” table.  

For now, the table will be used with my holiday decorating and then after the Holidays it’ll find a

permanent home in the guest room.

 

The Winterberry Table was sponsored by DecoArts and uses Amazon Affliliate links.

If you choose to purchase an item from Amazon using one of the links, I will receive a small commission which helps offsets the cost of running this blog.  Thank You.