If you haven't yet started your Christmas crafting, this is your official notice that it's time to get going! In the spirit of all things Christmas, I'm putting a spotlight on the Season's Greetings collection from Echo Park Paper. This happens to be my personal favorite Christmas line this year, so it was really easy to whip up a few projects this weekend. (And I have even more in my head, lol.)
My first of three projects today are some Christmas ornaments. I do something different with the kids' school pictures every year, and this year's ornaments are made from these sweet over-sized bottle caps.
The left one is embellished with a snowflake brad from the Assorted Brad Pack and letter/number stickers from the collection pack.
The center one is embellished with a wreath from the Season's Greetings chipboard and letter/number stickers from the collection pack.
The right one is embellished with a snowman sticker and letter/number stickers, all from the collection pack.
In order to hang them, I used a Dremel tool to drill a hole in the top center. (If you don't know what a Dremel is, I suggest you Google it - it's a handy little tool for all sorts of uses!) I then doubled some thin satin ribbon and pulled the ends down through the hole and tied an overhand knot. I trimmed the ends then pulled the ribbon back up until the knot was against the hole.
My second project is a clear gift pail I picked up at Michael's. I love to fill these with matching paper shreds to hide some little gifts. They are especially fun for kids as they try to peek through the pail to see what the gift is!
I added a thin border of black cardstock to make that poinsettia paper stand out more. Next I cut the sentiment from the sheet of Journaling Cards, inked the edges with black ink, and matted it on some coordinating green cardstock. I poked a hole in the corner and strung through some Doodle Twine, tying it in a bow on the front. To complete the look, I cut a circle for the lid from the same poinsettia paper.
My final project is a clearly fabulous Christmas card!
Close To My Heart as my adhesive. It dries clear and is much less noticeable through the clear card than other adhesives.
I started with the inside front of my card. I adhered a strip of red snowflake paper to the inside front bottom edge and trimmed it by hand after the adhesive dried. I also adhered a snowflake Journaling Card to the upper left of the inside. On the outside front, I adhered the rocking horse from the Layered Chipboard on top of the Journaling Card. Lastly, I wrapped the entire front of the card with some green ricrac from my stash. In order to keep the hills & valleys matching, I extended the ricrac off the edge of the right side somewhat. I then added a Craftwork Cards CANDi near the end.
You can check out the entire collection here - I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do! I hope you liked today's projects. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! I'd also love it if you become a follower or follow by email.