Santa Pockets

Hi everyone! I’m back with some quick projects I created for a swap I was in on Instagram. Florence aka LiveLifeandCreate hosted this swap and we were supposed to send a Christmas card, something flat worth around $3 and decorate the envelope for three partners. Well, I didn’t make anything flat as you can see.ūüėĀ

I decided I would make these Flower Pockets by Eileen Hull. Instead of using Mat Board (which I am running low on) I used chipboard which I covered with Adhesive Sheets before adding the cardstock and running through the Diecut Machine.

I used The Paper Studio Jingle all the Way Paper Pad to cover the pockets. I cut the Heart and Soul Flower Dies from Crinoline, layered and added a button and brad before adhering to the to the corner of the pocket. I added gold cording, a mini pinecone and Holiday Greens Dies (pine needles and holly) underneath the flower.

The second pocket I created as the first one but I used a store bought paper flower, a gem with button and a couple of berries from a greenery spray. For both pockets I added packages washi tape, a mini Christmas ornament and a Christmas card.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know and I would like to also submit these for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #366-#367

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Be Merry Card

Hi everyone! I back with a Christmas card I had created this past Summer…I have shared these sporadically the last couple of month…and this is the last of that batch. I am sure I will be creating more later on.¬†
I folded a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock from the Lost and Found Christmas Collection from My Mind’s Eye in half to create a base for my card. I cut a piece of gold glitter cardstock to frame the Scalloped Rectangle from Spellbinders and adhered to the front of the card.

The “M” I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. I painted it white and once dry applied adhesive and sprinkled with glitter.

I cut Be Merry from the same paper collection, punched two small holly leaves which I shaped and adhered to the bottom corner of the “M”. I finished the card off with a little red gem.

I am also submitting this card for the following challenge:

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Rustic Christmas Stocking

Hi everyone! Canvas Corp and¬†Petaloo Flowers are blog hopping together and I want to share a ¬†project I created using the Large Burlap Stocking¬†and Petaloo DIY Burlap Flowers which can be painted or misted to¬†compliment your projects. I don’t own a sewing machine and I sure didn’t¬†want to hand sew everything to the stocking so I used¬†Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. It “grabs” fast and dries quick which I love!
I started by adding from my own stash green Ric Rac and red pom poms to the cuff of the stocking. 

I misted two of the larger DIY flowers with Gold Glimmer Mist and set a side. The smaller DIY flower I sprayed Plain Jane Baseboard Fire Mist into a disposable bowl and added a couple of drops of water and mixed and with a small paint brush applied the mixture to the flower and let dry. Once the larger flowers are dry I used the leftover Fire Baseboard mist and lightly applied color around the center.
I used the Holly Branch diecut to cut out three holly leaves from a 12×12 sheet of Green Burlap. I then applied Mod Podge to both sides of¬†the leaves and once dry I spritzed on one side Kiwi Glimmer Mist.
Next I made a couple bows from the Natural Jute and Lime Green Hemp. Also I cut two three inch pieces of lace from the Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack, gathered in the center and  folded to make what looks like a fan and tied off with the Natural Jute. Now for the fun part arranging everything on the cuff. I added in a couple of buttons too for some visual interest.

Now it is finished and ready for Santa to fill with goodies. If you do have any questions about this project please let me know.
Be sure to hop over the Canvas Corp’s blog HERE to see other decorated stockings for a chance to win up to eight stockings to decorate for your own family. Also hop on over to Petaloo blog HERE for a chance to win a prize package to make your holiday merry!

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Dragons Lair Den: Jolly Ole St Nick Journal

Hi everyone! It’s me and I’m here to share my last post with Dragons Lair Den. I am thankful for the time I have been on the design team and being able to share a little bit of my take on DLD printables.
I created this mini Santa journal from a file folder which I cutdown and the finished size is a 3 1/2″x5″ and that measures from the “creases” or three folds in¬†the file folder.

I inked the spine with a green ink, let dry and then measured and marked four small holes at 1″¬†intervals down the spine. I used a very thick needle to punch each hole.
I printed off the sage green sheet from the Victorian Christmas¬†Collection-Card Papers and cut two 3 1/2″x5″ pieces to fit the front and¬†the back of the journal. I used the Christmas Merriment embossing folder and embossed both pieces before adhering to¬†the journal. Next I printed out the Vintage Santa Card Kit and cut one¬†of the Santa’s out, inked the edges and then used pop dots to¬†raise the image. I¬†finished off the front with baker’s twine, button, sequins, dew drops, tulle and a metal star. I also applied Stickles to the Santa’s beard and hair.

I cut twenty sheets of notebook paper to fit the inside of the journal. Once folded in half I sewed the pages and tied off on the outside of the spine. I added fiber and ribbon also to make it more festive.

From the same Victorian Christmas Collection-Card Papers I printed off a burgundy sheet and cut it down to make an inside pocket. I added from the Vintage Santa Card Kit a label and flower to finish it off.

There you have it a simple little journal that can be used to jot down notes, keep up with receipts or whatever else you can think of. ūüôā Please be sure to check out the Dragons Lair Den for these printables and more.¬†If¬†you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: Baker’s Twine, Sequins, Button, File Folder, Metal Star, Stickles, Notebook Paper, Tulle
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

What is in your stocking?

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an ornament I had actually started last Christmas but with all the craziness and such that normally goes on around this time of year I didn’t finish it. Well I did get a complete of photos of me starting the process though. ūüôā

The stocking ornament is from SmoothFoam which I had received last year for a blog hop that the Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam was hosting together.¬†
I started by lightly sanding and applying a coat of gesso which once dry I painted the stocking with red acrylic paint. I cut the cuff of the stocking from White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock. I  applied antique Mod Podge to the stocking and then sprinkled glitter all over. Once dry I painted one of the packages, added some lace around the cuff and I put it away for the year.
I dug it out and this is how I finished it off. I used some Prima poinsettias and added a sequin and dew drop to the center for an elegant look.

I added a mini bottle brush tree, along with bells, pearl sprays and miniature Christmas lights.

I finished off with a little gold trim and a holly leaf.

Don’t you think it looks lovely on my four foot tinsel tree I got for 66% off at Hobby Lobby last year. It was a floor model and pre-lit. It reminds me of my great grandmother’s tinsel tree but hers had a color wheel with it. I remember sitting at her house at Christmas time watching the tree turn¬†different colors‚Ķsuch great memories. ūüôā

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

S is for Santa

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my altered matchbox using the¬†Robin’s Nest¬† Christmas ¬†Collection for the Robin’s Nest “Christmas Blog Hop” linky party which is going on today.




¬†Please be sure to hop on over to the¬†Chattering Robin’s Blog¬†and checkout everyone¬†else’s creations using Robin’s Nest products and be sure to become a follower of each blog ¬†and leave a comment too for a chance to win¬†a bottle of the¬†¬†Christmas Dew Drops¬†because each blog will pick a winner. ūüôā¬†

For my project I altered a 300 count matchbox. I covered it with Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I printed the “Santa” image from a digital sheet I purchased from Pink Paislee. I inked the edges of the image and adhered it to a piece of red cardstock.¬†

I added bits of tulle, ribbon, holly and twine decoration to the top of the box. I finished off with some buttons and Christmas Dew Drops.  

The “drawer” I added a pull to make it easier to open.

I filled the inside with crafty bits of fun for my friend to use in some of her many craft projects.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I am entering this in the Ellen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge.

Supplies Used: Robin’s Nest:¬†Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock,¬†Christmas Dew Drops, 300 count matchbox, drawer pull, Chalk Ink, Tulle, Buttons, Twine, Santa Digital Image, Holly¬†

Remember to leave a comment and follow each blog for a chance to win a bottle of Christmas Dew Drops! 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Holly and Gingerbread Men

Hi there! I’m here to share a really quick project I created using the Bigz XL Matchbox¬†diecut which I had got several years ago from Stampin’ Up! As you can tell I’ve been on a matchbox kick. ūüôā I love decorating and filling them with crafty goodies.¬†
This one though I plan on filling with candy and adding it with other gifts for Christmas. I haven’t decided if it will be a stocking or what yet. Last year’s gifts I stuffed gloves with goodies and the year¬†before that was oven mitts. I like things that can be used afterwards instead of being put away until the next Christmas. ūüôā

Also I am submitting this project for Eileen Hull’s ¬†November’s Art with Heart: Favorite Recipes Challenge.¬†

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Santa’s Workshop

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a swap I am in over on Swap-bot. For this swap we had to alter a 32 count matchbox with a Christmas theme and fill it with goodies.

I used the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock to cover inside and out the surfaces of the matchbox.

I also used one of the Santa tickets from the  Merry Christmas Digital Collage Ticket Sheet from the Cameo Shoppe. All digital images are 75% off through the 28th of November. Now would be a great time to stock up on images for upcoming projects.

This is all of the little bits and pieces of goodies I stuffed into this little matchbox.

It’s hard to believe I was able to stuff all of that into this little bitty matchbox but I did‚Ķhere’s the proof ūüôā I hope my swap partner likes with I put¬†together for her. ūüôā
If you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Robin’s Nest:¬†Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock, Cameo Shoppe: Merry Christmas Digital Collage Ticket Sheet, 32 count matchbox, Brad, jingle bell, dew drops, ribbon, paper flower, sequins, punches

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!