Saturday, November 2, 2013

I was a guest designer!

Good Saturday Morning! 

My sister (Debbie Naylor) asked me if I'd be a guest designer for her Sisters in Stamping group/blog.  I was honored and think it is kinda funny since we really are sisters!  She picked the right month for me.  We were to use some new DSP (designer series paper) from the holiday catalog to create something.  Well, anyone that knows me knows I love DSP!  Somehow, I feel more creative with paper.

I started to make snowflake ornaments with the snowflake paper, but they were just not coming out how I'd envisioned.  So, I scrapped (no pun intended!) that idea and decided to use the Season of Style papers instead.

The first project I made was with a shadow box frame.  I covered the mat with DSP and used the SU! Old Olive marker to color in the mat's inner edge.  I then started pulling current stamps, framelits, ribbons, punches, etc.  I had not used the Hearts a Flutter framelits yet and thought a little Christmas banner would be cute.  I used my Big Shot to cut them out in coordinating cardstock.  I then pulled my silver glimmer paper and colored in small areas using SU! markers (old olive, cherry cobbler, and daffodil delight).  I then punched them out with the little Christmas punches that carried over into this year.  I adhered them to the banner pieces and decided to add just a little more bling by adhering some rhinestones to each piece.  I tied some bows and the banners were done.  I had some bakers twine, so thought that would make a good "rope" for the banner.

I have been wanting to make a luminary for a while now.  After pulling the current Christmas items, I decided I had to use my ornament paper piercers!  So, I pulled the vellum out first and cut and scored it to accommodate the ornament's size.  I then pierced each side of the vellum.  I then adhered DSP to the top and bottom on the luminary and added the pearls.  The bottom is open so that you can cover the candle, but the top is completely covered. 
I had a heck of a time trying to get a good picture with the little battery operated candle inside - I see I wasn't straight holding the camera either - LOL!  In hindsight, I should have added some ribbon!
 I wasn't sure I liked how the luminary turned out, so I decided to make a covered cork board.  I had some 6x6 tiles, so I adhered them together to give the project some depth.  I then covered them with this beautiful DSP.  I wrapped the whole thing with the new chevron ribbon, but you can't see it :(  I then used the beautiful seam binding to make the "holding" ribbon and made another bow.  I used the vintage designer buttons, adhered to brads, and put some pearls in the middle of the buttons.  I also put some pearls in the middle of the chevron bow at the top of the board.  But, I know it is hard to see.
I had a great time making these projects and it certainly got me in a festive mood!  I really want to start making Christmas cards now :)  Please be sure to check out Debbie's wonderful creations on her blog and also check out the Sisters in Stamping creations as well!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!


  1. Hi Cindy
    WOW..a guest designer ;)
    Your creations are wonderful!
    Greetings Regina

  2. Great projects!!!! It almost gets me in the Christmas mood....