Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Crafts

Good day! Can you believe we have less than two weeks until Christmas? It's such a fun time of year that goes by quickly so we're trying to enjoy every moment to the fullest!

One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas is crafting! I think I've mentioned that once or twice before! ;) And I love to share my projects with you and see those that you make too! Did you see the latest projects from the Papertrey Ink team this morning? Oh, they get me every time! I want all the new releases that comes out on the 15th! Do you think it's too late to add them to my Christmas list? ;)


Okay, chatty Kathy, get to the projects! ;) Here's a little Christmas box I made with a new digital kit from Two Peas in a Bucket.




The tree on my tag is from a kit called 'Christmas Watercolors' from Wilna Furstenberg. There are nine gorgeous watercolor creations included in Wilan's kit that you should see! I had a difficult time deciding which one to use!




I bought an unfinished birch wood box from A.C. Moore and painted the sides of the bottom piece with white and light blue paints. It has a watercolor looking finish to match the tag. I papered the top of lid with 1927 sheet music and then topped it with vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and chunky snow glitter. Around the sides of the lid I added some lace trim that you can buy in my Etsy shop along with vintage buttons.




With brown card stock and my Wizard die cut machine, I created a frame for the watercolor image. I added some glitter with a glue pen by coloring in the circles on the tree. The final touches include the seam binding ribbon, another pearl button, baker's twine and a couple mini jingle bells.


My next project is also made with a digital kit called 'Clair's Nutcracker Ballet Digital Stickers' from Holly Brooke Jones.




I am smitten over the colorful and fun stickers in this kit! I used two patterned papers from October Afternoon, one from this year's holiday line called 'Very Merry' and one from last year. They coordinate together perfectly!




With this detailed photo you can see that I glittered some of the nutcracker and the edges of the oval with glitter . I'm able to easily glitter small areas by using a glue pen.




I did a little hand zigzag stitching and added a die cut tag for my sentiment. The ribbon was made with seam binding that I dampened and scrunched up to wrinkle it. I tied the seam binding in a bow with some baker's twine , a felt poinsettia bloom and a little red button.


Did you enjoy my projects? I'm in the middle of creating some others that I hope to share throughout the week! I hope you have time during this busy season to come take a peek. Have a wonderful day and keep warm...there's some awfully cold air coming down from the north! :) Kathy

23 comments:

Lin said...

I did enjoy them - love the chunky snow on your box and the papers you chose on the card. Thanks for the share!

Cheryl Nelson said...

love, love, LOOOOOOOOVE your creations!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Kathy, your snow box and your card are so fabulous! Your creativity is so inpiring!

Niki Estes said...

Both are so cute. Kathy! I love the snowy buttons!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your altered box and the nutcracker card is stinkin' a-dorable!

Virginia L. said...

oh my,Kathy! you have been busy and being super CREATIVE! I love the altered box (yum!)and the Nutcraker card---simply sweet and adorable!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love your projects today Kathy, the nutcracker card is very sweet, and I love the glittered buttons on that gorgeous box! I'm in the same boat as you with PTI, I want it ALL!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I have been lazy lately. It just feels so good to sit by the fire and relax a little. Taking some time to refuel the creativity tank. Love your visits.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME!! Love Love LOVE the cluster of cream buttons with the chunky glitter!

Heather Jensen said...

Love your card and cute little box. The buttons look so yummy with all that snowy glitter. :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are the cutest!

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing..LOVE the buttons on top of your box.. Looks fantastic.. Great job...

Laurel said...

So cute, love the box!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your decorating is SO SO SO amazing!! Your house must be like vintage Christmas heaven!! wow!!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness such Joy over here today...your creations are amazing...I so love that nutcracker card. Thank you for visiting me the other day...Christmas hugs to you. xoxo

piradee talvanna said...

love these!!!! the snow box is gorgeous and love the mix of seam binging and twine on that card. love it!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, your projects are just fabulous, my dear! I SO love the vintage beauty of your sweet box. All those buttons and chunky glitter get my heart a-poundin'! The layered tag is gorgeous on there. And that nutcracker card! How pretty, and how darn fun. I actually laughed out loud when I read the greeting. Great job!

Lisa Dorsey said...

WOW Kathy I just love these! Adore how you topped the box with buttons and glitter! beautiful!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW, gorgeous box Kathy!! Love the buttons & crinkle ribbon!! The card is darling too!!

Sue W said...

Kathy as always.....your projects are beautiful!!! The box you created is so detailed a real treat in itself. The little card is lovely too!

Suzanne C said...

Love those frosty buttons on your beautiful box and the nutcracker card is adorable!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Thank you so much! I've been wondering what to make for my friend, Phyllis, and the box is just perfect, and I have a few unaltered ones on hand. Thanks so much! Becky G. in GA

Marisa said...

Love this little nutcracker :) The sentiment is too fun too :) Great little card.

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