Category Christmas

Christmas Recap – The Rest

I still have more Christmas projects to share, so here is everything else that I worked on for Christmas.

Up first is a little hanging I made with a vintage photo and a Tim Holtz cabinet card frame. I added some glitter around the image and a sparkling title along with some vintage trim at the bottom.

I love making tags all year, and at Christmas I actually have a use for them! For these two tags, I took a card that our bank sent to us (I had no worries about cutting it up since I knew I wouldn’t be saving it) and used the background scene in completely different ways.

In this first tag, I left the image as is and added a rub-on swirl and a Maya Road kraft house. The “silver bell” and tinsel trim complete it.

For this tag, I obscured the background using a Tim Holtz stencil and two colo...

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Christmas Recap – The Village

A friend and I got together for a Christmas craft day back in December. Our mission was to create a little Christmas village, reminiscent of the vintage putz houses everyone used to decorate with. We ordered a set of DIY chipboard pieces and assembled our little villages.

Since nothing can ever be too feminine for me, I decorated my village in pretty pastels dripping with glittery snow.

Each got a coat of paint and a layer of glitter. Then I decorated with faux snow, bleached/dyed/glittered trees, and tiny decorations.

I added velum to the windows for an authentic vintage look.

I formed greenery pipe cleaners into garlands and wreaths.

Metallic pipe cleaners finish the bases.

I hope to add more houses to it for next Christmas!

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Christmas Recap – The Ornaments

I always enjoy adding to the sparkle of my Christmas tree with a new handmade ornaments each year. I got a very late start on my Christmas crafting this year, so I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to, but I did manage to complete these ornaments.

You’ve probably seen ornaments similar to these on Pinterest. I had so much fun making little snow scenes.

The Sugar Plum Fairy ornament is my favorite. I bleached and dyed all the trees.

And added a little pile of snow for each of my characters.

Sparkly tinsel finishes them off and helps hide the glue seams.

For this next ornament, I used an small tart pan that I found at an antiques shop and created a little snow fairy scene. I painted the tin with Martha Stewart glitter paint to give it a little more sparkle...

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Christmas Recap – The Cards

I never got around to sharing the holiday hoopla around here. Better late than never, right? Besides, I’m not ready to pack it up until November just yet anyway.

Here are the cards I made this year.

This was my assembly line card. I used an image from a vintage Christmas card for the background and embellished it with glitter and puffy “snow” flocking.

Then I added a deer that I cut from October Afternoon paper.

I made a small series of cards using another vintage image. This time, I experimented with textures and patterns for the background. I layered woven paper that was the texture of a dryer sheet with vintage sheet music and wax paper.

This one got an extra-special treatment with the addition of a glittered snowflake.

And finally, I had one deer left over from the other cards and...

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New Junk

I spent more than a week with my family in NJ for Easter. I had so much fun with Lily Munchkin. We made Easter cards, dyed eggs, and had a few egg hunts.

Lily made these little bunnies for everyone. She named each one. My bunny is named Ann, and Husband’s bunny is named Pop Pop. My dad received one named “Bathroom.” I don’t know how or why she came with the names she did, but we were quite amused.

I got to spend a little time junking, and here is what I came home with.

I fell in love with the Easter Parades on Holly’s Cotton Pickin Fun and Elizabeth’s Creative Breathing blogs. They used vintage baby planters to create adorable vignettes. I already have a little lamb planter, and I found these two to add to my collection...

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