Category Christmas

The Project

Back in November, I taught at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event. It was an all-day event, where I taught this 1-hour class five times. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun – especially for all the women who were crafting.

I used Prima’s “Sweet Peppermint” collection to make this Santa’s Visit gift card holder. We started with plain chipboard that we cut and scored into a little sleeve and drawer.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 1

We decorated the box inside and out.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 2

Some embellishments from Maya Road (bottle brush tree) and Tim Holtz (mini reindeer) are decorated and blinged to make Santa feel welcome.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Santas Visit 3

I wonder how many of the crafters are going to give away their boxes? I don’t think I could part with it!


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The Countdown

I love the idea of making an advent calendar. I just never get around to doing it. But this year is different. I bought the bare frame from Sa Crafters at the big scrapbook convention last summer. I spent Thanksgiving weekend putting it together, painting, and decorating.

I used images from Graphic 45’s Nutcracker Sweet collection (from a few years ago). I embellished with some new and vintage Christmas items from my collection.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Nutcracker Advent 1

The drawers are covered in vintage sheet music with numbers embossed with red glitter embossing powder.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Nutcracker Advent 5

The tree is a craft store bottle brush tree that I bleached a light green color, and then decorated with alcohol ink-dyed beads and tinsel trim. (Did you notice the snowflakes, a nod to the Waltz of the Snowflakes? And the candy canes for the Peppermint?)

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Nutcracker Advent 4

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The Cards

Each year, I make a new batch of Christmas cards. They are usually a vintage style and almost always feature an image that evokes memories of Christmases past.

This year, I decided to use up some of the supplies that are hanging around the craft room. I combined the new Prima “Sweet Peppermint” papers with some older Bo Bunny, or whatever I had on hand.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card a

I usually make one style of card and then create a pile that are all identical. This year, I used a similar style on all the cards, but each is different. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card e

Each card has a vintage book page, various patterned papers, and a beautiful vintage image as the centerpiece. Some of the images are from patterned papers and others are printed from vintage postcards.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Xmas16 Card c

Die cut greenery is layered with a shiny die ...

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‘Tis the Season

When I’m prepping for a class or other big project, I do some samples of techniques or with new products to see how I like them. While trying to create a background for my Believe ornament class, I tested different paints and colors on cardboard until I figured out what I liked. So, now I have all this fancy painted cardboard that is perfect to use in other projects!

For this project, I used a piece of the painted cardboard as the base. I painted it with a few colors of Distress Paint and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

I had also tested out some dies on the new KaiserCraft Home for Christmas collection, so added one as a frame around the sentiment, from the same collection.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Tis the Season

The greenery is from Tim Holtz’s Holiday Greens dies...

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Shaker Ornament Tag

I was inspired by The Crafty Scrapper’s holiday tags to create a few more. I was also inspired by the shaker ornaments on Anne’s Paper Creations blog. But, I didn’t want to make ornaments, I wanted to make more tags! So, I made a shaker ornament and then added it to my tag.

I started with a large manila tag that I covered with a sheet from the new KaiserCraft Home for Christmas collection. I used the same Spellbinders die that I used to make the shaker ornament to cut a hole in my tag so you could still see through the ornament.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

After adhering the ornament, I added the rest of the embellishments. The greenery was cut using Tim Holtz’s Holiday Greens dies. I made the pine cones using another Tim Holtz die.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

A little painted snow and glittery Stickles make them both festive.

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

Erica Hofstetter, Zunky Chic ~ Shaker Ornament Tag

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