Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snowman Buffet Organizer

Wow, am I so behind on this blog. I've totally been neglecting it and haven't been posting my projects, I've just had too much going on. Anyhow, here is my newest creation (at some point I'll have to go back and fill in the gaps with everything else). This is an altered wine cooler pack (you could use any 4-pack or 6 pack container) that I turned into a buffet organizer for my silverware, and napkins to use at our Christmas dinner. That's really all you need, plus your paper, scraps, embellies, and a snowman pattern/ die cut. I used a paper piercing pattern that I got from My Scrap Chick, and just enlarged him to be about 7 inches tall. I did that in photo shop elements by cropping the part of the pattern I wanted and just enlarging that when I went print. You could do this with any pattern, or even cut the image from a cricut expression. I just happen to love snowmen, and my Christmas plates have snowmen on them as well.

Thanks for stopping in, and happy scrapping!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Poinsettia Candle

Here's another Christmas project for you that is being featured today at Practical Scrappers. I love to alter candles and have actually been published in October 2009 issue (see article here)for my candles that I love to make. This is my version of a poinsettia since I love to make flower tops for my candles.

Items you will need to make this candle:
1- 3" inch battery operated candle (you don't want your paper to catch on fire)
1- strip of pattern paper cut to 3 3/4" x 12" (to wrap the body of the candle)
14- red 2" leaves
7-green 2" leaves
6- 1/4" yellow circles (I use a 1/4" hole punch)
a thin paint brush
markers for detailing

Now all you do is wrap the body of the candle with the 3 3/4" x 12" strip of paper. Add ribbon/trim at top and bottom of the candle (beads work well too). Add any embellies you like to the body of the candle too (you could also emboss this strip with a favorite Cuttlebug folder to add dimension instead of embellishing). Set this aside. Now we are going to construct the flower top. Take 7 of the red 2" inch leaves. Detail the leaf veins first before you put together--roll the tips of the leaves around your thin paint brush to create the curling up then just glue them together so they are just touching the leaf next to it. Repeat with second layer, but glue them in between two leaves to create layering. Last, repeat with green leaves but instead curling the green leaves up curl them under so them will hug the body of the candle ( this allows the flower to to sit on top and stay put). Now just add your 6 yellow 1/4" circles to the center of the flower top.

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Friday!!

TGIF is all I can say....this crazy week is over and I'm ready to roll into the weekend! Doing lots of Christmas baking this weekend with my mom and my sis, so we should have lots of fun! But in the meantime, here's a little holiday card that I made for our challenge this week at Pracitcal Scrappers. WE have stepped away from the norm of using supplies for our challenges and focused on Christmas/Holiday Challenges. So if you have a Christmas card you'd like to share make sure you hop on over and link it up there with Mr. Linky! You have until 5pm Friday to do so!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowman Ornament

Here's a little ornament I came up with after seeing some ornaments that were just one layer of the round circles! We are a snowman loving family, so I had to try and come up with my own unique version.

Things your will need:
6- 1" white circles (embossed with your favorite cuttlebug folder-- I used snowflakes)
6- 1 and 3/4" white circles (again embossed if you prefer as I did)
6- 2 and 1/4" white circles (again embossed if you prefer as I did)
1- 1" black circle (for hat rim)
1 - 3/4" black circle (for top of hat)
1 strip of black paper 1" x 3" (for hat middle)
1 piece of ribbon 8" long
1 piece of wire 18" long
1 button
9 mini black pom poms (eyes, mouth, and buttons)
1 small triangle orange triangle shape (for the nose)

I will have photo instructions up a little later, my husband has the camera in his car and it has the pictures I took of the steps...sorry :)....I do much better visual instructions and I tend to get too wordy-- so I take pics and add notes!

Hope you like the ornaments leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping in!



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