Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas projects and other items - I'm FINALLY done!!

Well...I've finally finished my decorated boxes for Christmas gifts.  I'll fill them with cookies and candies and give them to daycare workers and teachers.  My sister is making all the cookies and candies...and she is very talented...so I know the recipients will not be disappointed!

The paper is My Minds Eye.  I made the 3 red flowers myself, sprayed with glimmer mist, sprinkled with diamond dust.  The other embellishments are from Walmart, Michael's, and various other places.  The three roses are sprayed with Heirloom Gold perfect pearl mists.  I decorated from the wrong side of this box, so you can see the seam on the side...but oh well.

 This is the largest box I made.  It will be for the entire daycare.  I stickled the foam snowflakes with icicle.  The paper is My Mind's Eye.  I cut up a paper doily and scrunched it in the middle to add some fullness.  The flowers are mostly made by me, but there are a couple of Prima roses in there.  I have to thank Jennaroo at Held Scraptive for her tutorial on the DIY Prima glistening Vines.  Instead of the branches, I applied the tutorial to handmade vine swirls using wire and floral tape.   I love that I can make them in any color and add glitter. 

I'm not really happy with the cluster on this box...maybe I just need to add more and fill it out better.  My center should probably be higher and tapering out towards the edges more...so maybe I will re-work it if I can get the glue undone.



 I've made 6 tags to put on Christmas gifts to the grandparents.  I've applied a variety of techniques to the tags.  The birdhouse has white liquid applique on it and when you heat it after it is dried, it puffs up and looks like snow.  I used the white signo pen for Santa's beard on the middle one. 
 The middle snowman, I embossed some plastic, put it on him, then covered in crackle accents.  Its an idea from Tim Holtz' 12 tags of Christmas day 10.  The first snowman I colored with pencils using odorless minerall spirits.  I embossed the white snowflake design.  At the bottom of the 2nd tag, I used snow tex...that stuff is so cool!
 Of course...what December is complete without a birthday!  My niece's is the 22nd and my mom the 31st.  I made this card for my niece.  I colored the balloons with pencils and odorless mineral spirits, then fussy cut them out.  The border piece is a 12" border, I just cut it down to size.
 I wanted to show off the bling I made for a custom order! 







I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday!!  Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!


5 comments:

Kay said...

Wow...you've done some amazing work here! The boxes, the tags...everything is so well coordinated! I personally thought they were all done beautifully...lots of little details to admire!

Alissa said...

OMG Stetz I love it all! The boxes look beautiful and you shouldn't stress about changing anything. I'm drooling over the tags and the birthday card is adorable. Dude, I think I'm gonna need more bling...

MommaSaid said...

It's all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

IrisGoddess said...

You made that bling? How?! That's beautiful stuff!!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Your tags are beautiful. And oh my gosh you made the bling. Awesome job. Do you do a tutorial on it. If so I would love to see it....