Monday, December 24, 2018

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Hello friends!  I'm back today with a couple more quick gift ideas.  I just had to make one more ornament and it's very fitting, for the night before Christmas.
 Also, a quick giftable mini mason jar.
 Let me walk you thru how I put them together.

 Let's get started.  I cut a piece of Christmas Paper Stash to fit the inside of the smallest Vignette box.  Then applied some opaque crackle paste with the Mini Falling Stars Layering Stencil to the prepared paper.  Then I sprayed the paper with Distress Resist Spray (in a spray box).  While still wet, I applied Rock Candy Glitter with a Glitter Duster.  I colorized the Mini Woodland Trees with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stains.  The Decorative Deer were distressed with a little Pumice Stone Distress Paint.
 The Christmas Quote Token received a few swipes of Picket Fence Distress Crayon.  I painted the Vignette box and Pinecones with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
 Everything received a dusting of Rock Candy Glitter, using the Glitter Duster.  Tim made a couple of videos for his Holiday Hacks series and I just followed his directions.  If you haven't seen his videos, you should go take a peek hereYou can see the sparkle of the Rock Candy Glitter much better on the tree.
 This little Christmas Paper Doll is such a cute, she's just waiting for santa!

 Now for the Mini Mason Jar!
 I switched out the lid for the extension kit, which held the gift card perfectly.  I spray painted the lid with red spray paint.  The Christmas Word Band was bent with jewelry bending pliers, then received a few swipes of Picket Fence Distress Crayon.  I attached the word band with a little red/white twine.
 I diecut the little tag with the Sidekick/tag die using paper from the Christmas Mini Paper Stash.  To finish it off, I added a few pieces from the Christmas Snippets along with a little Christmas Design Tape and a Mini Woodland Tree.  I might have ate some of the present as I was filling the jar (ha,ha,ha)...good thing I had 2 boxes.
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you so very much for all the support and kind words, it means the world to me.  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx







Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry & Bright Christmas Ornament...

Hello friends!  Are you ready for Christmas…do you still need a few last minute gift ideas?  I'm sharing a fun, quick and easy Christmas ornament today.  Some of my most precious treasured Christmas ornaments have been handmade and gifted to me over the years.  Let me walk you thru how I put it together.
 Gather your supplies, here's what I used:  Mini & Small Woodland Tree Lot, Wood Slices, Decorative Deer, Christmas Quote Chips, Snowflakes, Christmas Story Sticks, Thimbles, Salvaged Snowmen, Christmas Mini Paper Stash, Glitter Duster, Distress Paints & Spray Stains, Grit Paste, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
Let's get started!  I flipped the vignette box (I used the 2nd to smallest Vignette box, 4 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8) and covered with polka dot paper.  Those of you that know me, know I have a real thing for polka dots...I even have eyeglasses with polka dots...ha,ha,ha.  Then painted the snowman and deer with a selection of Distress paints.
 I colorized the woodland trees with a few different green shades of Distress Spray Stains.
 The thimble was painted with a little Candied Apple Distress Paint.
 The Christmas Story Stick received a few swipes of Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I drilled a couple of holes (one on each side) in the Vignette Box to thread a little wire thru to create a loop for hanging.
 To make the snow, I just combined a little Grit Paste with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  Then applied to Vignette top.  Everything received a dusting of Rock Candy Glitter, using the Glitter Duster.  Tim made a couple of videos for his Holiday Hacks series and I just followed his directions.  If you haven't seen his videos, you should go take a peek here!  All of the pieces were placed into the wet snow to dry.
 The Christmas Quote Chip was attached to the front of the box.
 Then I attached the snowflake with a little bow made of twine.
 Here it is on my tree...
 I hope you'll give it a try!  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx