I am so very excited and honored to be playing along with a lot of my favorite crafty friends for the Visions of Sugarplums hosted by Lori Hairston at Choux Choux Paper Art! Hang on because over the next few days we are going to take you on a wild ride! Ok... it might not be wild... but it is gonna be pretty cool! I'm just hoping I can keep up with my Partners In Creativity!
There are bunches of wonderful sponsors for this event and lots of prizes for commenting on the designers' blog posts:
And here's what you could win!
The Cutting Café : Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties: $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique: $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design: $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery: Sample Pack
Also, there is a challenge! Link up your creation with a Christmas and/or Winter theme and you could win a $25 gift certificate to shop with Freckled Fawn! You can link up here! Link up by Saturday December 17th!
Pretty cool, right??? So with all of that said, here we go!
Today I'm joining some of my Paper Sweeties teammates and my project includes some great Paper Sweeties products:
So I was emptying out one of my little packages of flowers the other day and I looked at the packaging and thought.. I could make a dimensional shaker ornament out of this! So.. I did!
Here's what it looked like before I started:
So I started by measuring the size of the package and then I created my little scene... starting with some cardstock... I layered on the design paper with some birch trees on it... then I used a die to cut out the birch tree cutouts and popped those up. Then I stamped and colored up my reindeer from PS Jingle All The Way stamp set and the Christmas Tree from the Trim the Tree Stamp set. I also cut some sparkly snow mounds using the landscape die from the Tree of Life Sweet Cuts. I used lots of layers of popup tape to give them all different dimensions.
Then I attached the scene to the inside of the packaging. I swiped some glue on the bottom of the box and dumped in a bunch of glass beads (the glue was to be sure some of the beads stayed attached to the bottom so no one would see the ugly parts of the inside of the container)... and some beautiful Paper Sweeties clear irridescent Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.
I closed it all up and secured it with some washi tape and Modge Podge. More Washi Tape on the top along with more Modge Podge. I also Modge Podged some birch paper on the back of the ornament. When it was dry (kind of) I used a stencil and some clear texture paste and added some snowflakes to the front of the ornament... glued on some more PS Sequins and then added sparkly texture paste to the edges.
I used some lacy ribbon for hanging and some felt flowers from my stash. I cut off the leaves that were on them and cut some holly leaves from the Holly Days Sweet Cuts out of glitter paper and attached them instead.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to come back tomorrow because we're doing it all over again! It seems my theme for this event is ornaments... I have a couple more for you tomorrow!
Now Be sure to hop on over and check out all of the awesome projects created for your viewing pleasure by all of these super talented designers and leave them some love... because it will make them happy and because you'll have more chances to win! And be sure to comment over at the Choux Choux Paper Art Blog for sure because that's where it all begins and how Lori will know you are participating!
Lisa Bzibziak (You are Here!)
Don't forget to play along!