Okay, let me start by saying that I know there are not 20 days left until Christmas – although, I am thinking that a few extra days would come in handy at this point! But I did want to take a minute to share the little countdown chalkboard I created this year with some of the cute paper from DCWV’s Jolly Whimsy Stack, and a cute easel chalkboard that I picked up at Michales.
If you haven’t seen this stack yet, it is really a lot of fun. While you will find lots of traditional colours and graphics, you will also find some cute surprises! The Santa that you see here in the calendar was actually fussy cut from one of the patterned pieces of paper (I used him last month for a mini album too). He looks complicated to cut, but because the images of this graphic are so clean and smooth, it really is an easy task!
I also fussy cut the lettering from another page in the stack. I didn’t end up using the whole saying because I just didn’t have enough space, but I can’t wait to use it all on a layout for some Christmas memories this year.
Well, that’s it for me today! If all you have left to do for Christmas is countdown, I applaud you! One of these years I hope to be in your shoes! In the meantime, I am going to keep counting down the days with my little chalkboard, and slowing crossing off things from my “to do” list as I go along. Hey, maybe that’s the project I need to do next – a Christmas “To Do” list! I guess that would be one more thing to add to it!
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Summer is filled with so many fun activities – sometimes it’s hard to capture all the little memories I want to remember.
For a lot of people, one of these summer activities includes traveling, so I thought I would take a Smash book that I have yet to use and create a little travel journal. I am a bit of a ladybug nut, so I couldn’t resist using the fun DCWV stack called “The Whimsical World” and all of it’s fun and bold patterns.
I simply used decoupage paste to adhere all of the layers and strips if patterned paper to the Smash book. As a travel journal, this one will get packed around a lot, so I wanted to make sure there weren’t any little edges of paper to catch on anything…although distressed is in, right?
The ribbon is actually from May Arts and it is the perfect match – almost made for this stack! I think some other projects teaming up these two products are definitely in the future!
The ribbon also gave me the perfect opportunity to add a little pocket to the inside cover…just in case I want to tuck a few things in to be added later. I know that the purpose of the Smash book is to just get it in there, but the truth is that I am way too much of a planner for that!
Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and if you are traveling, have fun and stay safe!
Yesterday was just one of those days – well, it was Monday after all! So last night, all I wanted to do was sit and curl up on the couch and watch tv. But I decided to pull out some paper and just see what inspired me. It was my Magnolia Way stack from DCWV.
If you haven’t seen this stack, it is filled with soft, beautiful patterns, and loads and loads of beautiful flowers and butterflies. Now, if you’ve spent any time here at ScrappyCancuk Studios, you will know that I LOVE fussy cutting. This stack is a fussy cutters dream! So last night, I set off to fussy cut everything I loved in the stack. And then I simply mixed and matched some of the patterns, adhering them onto a simple tealight lantern I picked up at Ikea awhile back. Glue dots did the trick. And that, my crafty friends, was it. Less that 30 minutes of cutting therapy, about 5 minutes of arranging and gluing, and I now have a pretty lantern for my prayer table in my classroom.
So I know the flowers aren’t real, but I still love the way it looks! What do you think – would it be better in 3D?
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It’s been awhile, but I had the honour of participating in another May Arts challenge, so today I wanted to share the project I created for the New Release challenge!
This is an altered teapot that I “gussied up” with some burlap and satin ribbon rosettes. If you have never worked with burlap – it is so much fun! It adds a wonderful texture to projects, and often behaves a little unexpectedly
The burlap ribbon that May Arts sent out was a fantastic width – I actually ended up cutting in half to get a width that would work with my tea pot (and it ensured I have enough to make at least 3 flowers). I simply used a rolling technique to get the large rosettes – interestingly enough, the same technique I used with the small pink rosettes! You can see how each texture gives a unique effect!
Last, but certainly not least, I used some of the bright fushia ribbon to add some detailing at the back. It was a great texture that actually stood up all on it’s own! I also added a bit of the teal cording…you would not believe how soft this cording is. I think it is a great contrast to all the other colours!
There are some amazing entries this time around, so make sure you check out what some of the other crafters created using these fun ribbons! Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be part of the top ten!
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