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 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!