December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to All

And to all a good night.

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas.

December 24, 2015

Mini Sled Ornament

I made this sled using mini popsicle sticks, so it's the perfect size to hang on a tree.  I got the pattern for the sled from Serendipity Refined, though I didn't sketch it, so after making a few that didn't look right, I had to look at the post more closely to get the proper placement of things.

I put the sled together with hot glue (I tried regular white glue first, but it took so long to dry and didn't seem stable).

It looked a little plain so I decided to spruce it up with some mini pinecones I'd found last year that I partially spray painted gold (so you get gold tips but brown elsewhere), two leaves with glossy accents (so they would have a bit of dimension) and a tiny poinsettia (using one of the new Spellbinders dies).

December 23, 2015

White and Silver Christmas Card

I embossed the snowflake swirl on my card base and die cut an oval.  I die cut a hill and glued some buildings and trees that I'd cut out on my Silhouette.  After attaching the oval to the base I glued down some silver 'greenery' and a poinsettia flower.

December 22, 2015

Holly Branch Clean and Simple Card

This is another CAS card I made with the Simon Says Stamp Holly Berries stamp set.

December 21, 2015

Bird Nest Ornament

The idea for this ornament came from Favecrafts.

I took a mini plastic shot glass and applied puffy paint to the rim, then spread chunky glitter on it. Once that was dry I glued some faux snow (ie stuffing) to the bottom of the glass, then added some real twigs and 2 punched leaves with glossy accents on them for the nest.  Finally, I glued the bird on the little 'nest' and hot glued a hanging cord on top out of giftwrap ribbon.

December 20, 2015

Pine Branch Clean and Simple Christmas Card

I made this card using one of the exclusive Simon Says Stamp sets that came out last year.  I love that you can stamp the pine cones separately in a different colour.  It makes for easy, clean and simple cards.

December 18, 2015

Ribbon Angel Ornaments

I got this ornament idea from the wonderful tutorial at Happybird's Crafting Haven.

I did two of these ornaments, one using the 'correct' number of ribbon folds, one one with fewer.  I like how they both turned out.  I glued a bell on as a head and attached the cord for hanging.