Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas projects - Done At Last!!!

Well, I have finally finished all my Christmas craft projects and cleaned up my scraproom and shoved all the Christmas stuff into the cabinet...I didn't even want to look at it anymore!!!  LOL 

I decorated this box for my sons daycare workers and filled it with cookies that my sister baked.  I really loved how this box turned out, and I had a difficult time giving it away!  The color scheme suits me perfectly!!!  The boxes I use can be found at Walmart in their Christmas aisles.  I use the white boxes that have several in a package.  I stocked up last year during the after Christmas sale!

I made all of the flowers myself.  I lined the back of the box top with snowflake ornaments (found at Walmart), cut in half.  This large flower on the right is a twist off of Natasha's Curly Flower.  I put glitz stickles on the petals.  Love the little birdy...I used those birds a lot in my craft projects this year!!

More flowers I made.  The one in the upper left corner is a new one I just made and I love how it turned out.  I made a tutorial on it, that I'll be sharing later on.  The white stuff under the ribbon is that loose fake snow that I applied hot glue to the box then pressed it on top.  Yep...I got burned...but that is just the joys of playing with hot glue!!

These flowers I had used previously on a layout that I actually tore up (gasp!!!) .  I added some stickles to them and thought they were the perfect corner adornment for my box!  I applied a bunch of snow-tex all over the top of the box and the decorations...really am loving that stuff...and it adds that perfect winter touch!!

I made this box to put a gift card in, sure beats a card!  LOL  I made the flowers myself.  The largest one is Natasha's curly flower with a twist (link above).  I cut this box down to about half the size of the original so it wouldn't be too big for the gift card.  I also left the bottom white because I found out when I put paper on the last one, I had a hard time getting the lid on.  The box above, the lid fitted all the way to the bottom of the box, so the fitting wasn't an issue.  Live and learn...or create and learn...I guess!!  Again...I added snow-tex to the edges and some of the decorations.

On the white star/snowflake border around the bottom, I embossed it with white glitter to add the sparkly snow effect.  The middle flower in front of the large flower is mostly like Lisa Gregory's Retro Camelot Flower.   

I made 3 tags this year for my own gifts.  The background of this one is the technique Tim showed us on day 12 of his 12 tags of Christmas.  I didn't have any tissue wrap like his, but found that the tissue paper you buy at the store works just as well.  I embossed my Christmas tree and added white liquid applique for the snow and some stickles for lights.  The snowman is covered in fake snow technique by Cindy Rescorl, except I used picket fence distress crackle paint. 

This one is pretty simple...and my daughter thinks its plain, but I think my mom will love it!  I embossed the snowflakes on the background.  The bird is a digital stamp that I cut out and pieced together.  I made the rose myself and covered in stickles (momma likes bling!) .

This one is my favorite this year.  I inked the background with 2 blue distress inks.  Then the snow scene on the bottom is picket fence distress stain.  I embossed the trees, inked the tops and added some white liquid applique.  The trunks of the trees have the sakura glaze on them.  I then embossed the snowflake swirl.  Stamped the Peace sentiment.  I embossed the same snowflake swirl on the dear in silver, then inked him with walnut stain distress ink.

Well...that's all I did this year...but I am worn out!  But...I'm done!  YAY me!!!!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!  May you be blessed and joyful!!!


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