Welcome to Day SIX of the Twelve Days of Christmas Designer's Blog Hop for Paper Sweeties! Have you been following along with all of the GORGEOUS projects posted so far by the Sweeties Teamies? Wow - lots of wonderful ideas for holiday crafting my friends!!!! If you missed any of the posts here is the link list:
Day 1: December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Day 2: December 3rd: Maria Patrick
Day 3: December 4th: Nancy Penir
Day 4: December 5th: Kathy Schweinfurth
Day 5: December 6th: Mackie Robertson
Day 6: December 7th: Jill Norwood (You Are Here)
Day 7: December 8th: Michelle Bala
Day 8: December 9th: Michele Henderson
Day 9: December 10th: Larissa Heskett
Day 10: December 11th: Jeri Thomas
Day 11: December 12th: Angel Johns
Day 12: December 13th: Mynnette Kitchen
Each of the posts so far have been amazing! I have been working right up to the last minute to prep my items for today so let's get started!!!!
First up are projects using the Merry and Bright Stamps and Sweet Cuts:
I absolutely adore these sets and had a hard time putting them down once I got started....here are my projects:
First a sweet little Christmas card:
Next up some Christmas Tree tags:
This next project is so fun and versatile! Tiny CHRISTMAS TREES!!!! Think name cards for your Christmas table....or to add to a Christmas scene in your home...or on your window sill by your sink just for fun...
To create the tree stand I used a small wood spool (mine are from Maya Road) and added crocheted trim with some hot glue. I also added Diamond Stickles and loose glitter to the top and bottom edge of the spool. I used an extra long toothpick to create the tree stump and hot glued the end into the spool stand. At the top of the tree I used a pin and a rusty jingle bell to create a topper. You could also use the star that comes in this set for your topper. I just liked the contrast of the bell and it allows me to add a sentiment to the top if I wish on a little flag.
Here is what it looks like with a name added for your Christmas Dining Table...a tiny tree place card:
I just think these would be adorable at each place setting for Christmas Dinner this year don't you?! And it only took me a few minutes to make each one! To add the names for my sample trees in the photo above I used the names that come with the "Emma" and "Sophie" dolls stamp sets at Paper Sweeties but it would be very easy to hand stamp names with the Paper Sweeties Alphabet stamp sets (linked below).
Here is a photo with me holding the tree so you can see the dimension a little bit better:
Here is a detail shot just for fun:
Okay are you still with me? I am moving on to the other new stamp and die set that was released this month called "Sugar and Spice":
Here is a close up of the girl ginger:
Well that is it for me today! I was hoping to add one more gingerbread man project but I am down with a horrible cold that my son brought home on Wednesday. It is Saturday evening as I am typing this post and it needs to go live on Sunday night so I decided to post what I have done for now in case I can't finish it.
The lovely news for all of you is that there is lots more inspiration to come! Tomorrow for Day 7 you get to go visit the wonderfully talented
I am having so much fun checking out each new post in the morning with my cup of coffee or tea! And speaking of Coffee and Tea don't forget to start creating for the:
I am also linking this post to the "Visions of Sugar Plums" - Christmas/Winter Challenge #2 at my lovely friend Lori Hairston's blog over at ChouxChoux Paper Art! Lori shares such wonderful creativity all year long and then does an incredible 3 day Christmas Blog Hop each year with her friends to share tons of Christmas and Holiday Inspiration! There are lovely sponsors and prizes too! I hope you will go and check out the hop and her challenge and her lovely blog full of fun ideas. She is also on YouTube!
Thanks for looking at my Paper Sweeties projects for this lovely Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop! I wish you all the joy and fun of creating lots of fun crafty projects this December! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all!