Monday, December 20, 2010
I, simply, had a 2x4 cut down to size, spray painted it and then used an electric drill to attach it to the wall. I really wanted to do lockers, then a faux board and batten like the girls over at Shanty2Chic (see below inspiration picure) but that will have to wait.
My little coat wall will do for now. I like everything neatly in it's place.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I'll show you some close ups and tell you how I created the cards later in this post. First, we are in southcentral Wisconsin and we have had 9 inches of snow this past week. Here is a picture of the beautiful snow capped trees.
I made this card with snowflake paper from KandCompany, the music is an old paper & I have no idea who made it. The Dec 25th circle was made by September Blue. I love it because you can download it and resize it for you particular card.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The instructions with the banner gave a great tip on making the ruffles. Using double sided tape, run a circle around the edge of the cricle and then attach the crepe paper. So easy!
Isn't this snowflake print adorable? I love the colors.
The mittens and hats tie everything together.
This is the original project idea. It is lovely. Everything in Jessica Sprague's shop is 20% so head on over and pick up something good!
Monday, December 6, 2010
What I really wanted to do was make a printable download for the Christmas Countdown Blocks. This would eliminate the need for a Cricut and vinyl. So, here is my version of the Christmas Countdown Blocks in a printable version.
1.5" wooded blocks. I got mine at Michael's for $.99
Modge Podge and/or Glue Gun
Small wooden plaque
Christmas Countdown Blocks Template:
Since I am offering this download for free, I ask that you become a follower of BabsMadeIt if you download/print it. Thanks! This file is for personal use only.
*Print the templates onto white paper with your home printer and then using a copy machine, copy them onto light card stock.
*Or print directly onto light cardstock and spray with a clear acrylic.
Either of these methods will prevent the modge podge from making the ink run. (This applies to ink jet printers only.)
*Cut around each block either with scissors or a paper trimmer.
*Adhere to 1.5 inch blocks with modge podge or glue gun.
*When glue is dry, modge podge over the entire face for durability.
Admire your blocks and start your countdown to Christmas.
* Paper is from Echo Park Paper Co Hybird Collection. It can be downloaded here.
I am relatively new to blogging and sharing files so if something doesn't work or you have a question please leave a comment. I'll do my best to fix it. Happy crafting!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
So now he has a whole family of friends. I felt like the red didn't pop enough so I wrapped the glitter sticks around the medallions for the extra WOW factor.
I wanted a vintage style font to match the vintage feel of the Santa's. The letters are Egyptienne Zierinitialien font. Which can be downloaded here.
I found this vintage Santa at The Grapics Fairy. If you haven't been to her site, you have to check it out. There are so many great downloads.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am a Secret Santa over at Club CK. I made this cute little ornament to include with a card. I did not do a step by step while making the flowers but there is a good tutorial at A Cherry On Top. My flowers aren't perfect, but that's the joy of handmade. I cut the star with my Cricut Expression, covered in good ole school glue and glitter. The "Fun and Frosty" circle was downloaded from Septerber Blue. Try making one for yourself or someone special in your life. Handmade gifts are the best!
I found this cute little crepe paper wall hanging at a liquidator store for $.79! Yes, 79 cents! I had to buy it because it had the cute crepe paper flowers.
I think this flower would be simple to make. Just cut little strips out and add a pom pom center with some sweet tinsel. Go get your glue gun and get started!
I am linking up with Mommas Kinda Crafty, A Little Knick Knack, Sassy Sites, and Fingerprints on the Fridge. Check out the "Linky Party" tab at the top of this page for more.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I made another medallion flower from the My Minds Eye Sweet Dreams Holiday Avenue Paper. It is simply hot glued to a strip of decorative paper and modge podged onto a hand painted wooden frame.
I love the dimension the medallion gives the frame. I also love polka dots. Everythings looks better with polka dots, right?
Thanks for looking. I'll be linking up to a few Thursday parties too.