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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Up on the Rooftop

I just love this little owl - he has so many personalities.  Here he is dressed as Santa - Up on the Rooftop.  I got the idea from a fellow demonstrator's gift tag swap.  I don't know where she got the idea from so I can't give credit to the original creator, but here is my version:

Colors:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver
Stamp Sets:  Best Yet (retired)
Accessories:  Two-Step Owl Punch, Large Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms (top of hat), Tasteful Trim Bigz Die (snow), Dazzling Diamonds, Snow Paint from craft store.   The hat was created by hand and the chimney was created using a Martha Stewart Score Board.

Happy Holidays,
~ Maria

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Deck The Halls Christmas Tree

On December 4, my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Group, The Crazy Stamping Ladies,  finally had our big Secret Stamping Sister reveal so now I can post pictures of the gifts I made for MY secret sister, Lyn.  Here are pictures of her final gift for Christmas - Deck The Halls Christmas Tree:

Side 1:

Side 2:

Close Up:

 Close up of presents:
I bought the unfinished wood Christmas Tree at Michaels and decided to decoupage it using Stampin' Up's Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper.  After adhering the paper with Mod Podge and doing some heavy sanding and sponging, I put another layer of Mod Podge on top and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to give it a glistening effect.

Here are the rest of the supplies I used to make this fun holiday project:

Colors:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
[STAR-TREE TOPPER] Silver Glass Glitter
[BOWS] 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
[SNOWFLAKES] Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Vanilla snowflakes sponged with Early Espresso and spritzed with White Shimmer Paint
[BIRDS] Merry Details Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die, Cobbler birds sponged with Early Espresso and spritzed with White Shimmer Paint
[BUTTONS] Deck The Halls Big Designer Buttons, tied knots with Hemp Twine and 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso
[PRESENTS] Matchbox Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die using Deck The Halls DSP and Seam Binding Ribbon
[SNOW] Purchased Snow Paint from Michaels and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds
[ADHESIVE] I glued the bows on with a hot glue gun and adhered the glass glitter to the star using Tombo Adhesive.  The snowflakes, birds and buttons were adhered with dimensionals and glue dots.

I hope you liked the project.  Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Thanks for stopping by,
~ Maria