We had a great time in Long Bennington last weekend doing "Christmas in October". We did several projects showcasing the fabulous new Christmas DSP Holly Berry Bouquet and the ornament punch .
The first project was a hanging decoration.
The outer circle was made using the Scallop Circle die in Always Artichoke. The middle circle was done in Cherry Cobbler. The circle was made from a template using the outer cardboard from a spool of Stampin' Up! ribbon (resourceful eh!). The rosette was an 11/2 inch x 12inch piece of DSP scored at 1/4 inch intervals and folded. The centres were punched using the ornament punch and the tops of these were sparkled with champagne glass glitter. We used two of the gorgeous new ribbons to hang and embellish. The first being the scalloped dots ribbon in Cherry Cobbler and the second was the Crochet Trim ' Victoria'.
To finish it off and give more Christmas pizazz the whole hanging was spritzed with shimmer paint diluted in an alcohol spray.
Project no 2 was a very cute Santa.
I got the idea of this from my upline Zoë. I do know that there are a lot out there on the internet too.
His body was made with the Pillow Box Die in Real Red card. His beard was The large scallop die in Whisper White card which was then embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. It was folded to create his fringe. His face was made by using the ornament punch out of Pink Pirouette. His nose and mouth were both punched with the 1 /4" circle punch, one in real red and one in Pink Pirouette. His moustache was created using two petals from the 5 petal flower punch and his cheeks were daubed with Real Red. Isn't he lovely?
Project no 3 was this very festive Lumiere
The main box was made with Real Red card. The top of the Lumiere was punched using Scallop Trim Border punch. We then punched out an ornament shape on all four sides. The DSP was then adhered to the sides and the box constructed. It was decorated on two sides using Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon bows.
What a very busy day we were having!! However in between all of this, coffee and tea breaks galore were had all provided by my wonderful hubby. Lunch was also taken care of during the day from the local chippy, so suitably refreshed we could get back to the all important business of the day...CRAFTING!!!
Project no 4 was a box containing 4 Christmas cards
The box was was made from a sheet of Real Red card. On the top was a of the lovely DSP Christmas paper. This one, like the paper used on the Lumiere is really lovely as they are both glittered on the sides that we have used. The lid was embellished with a sentiment from the Contempo Christmas stamp set onto a punched out Decorative Label. The embellishment was made using both Real Red and DSP punched out baubles.
The card body was Very Vanilla. This was then matted with Old Olive. The red topper was cut using the Top Note Die and then embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. This was then cut in half and used on two cards. Before being adhered to the card with Dimensionals, a Real Red grosgrain ribbon was tied around . A bauble the same as was used on the box was then attached and the sentiment stamped on. Today we used one of the clear stamping blocks which appeared to be loved by all!!
And last but not least Project no 5 A lovely little cracker
We cut out a cracker using the Candy Wrapper die in Glittery DSP. It was decorated with a bauble made from the ornament punch and filled with a Ferrero Rocher. I wonder how many of these will be left by Christmas? Not many if I am anything to go by!
That was the end of our lovely day so thanks to all that came.
Until next time have fun