Happy Friday Crafty Friends! It’s all about Christmas Décor today by our two amazing designers Leah and Lisa! They both have created AMAZING décor using our products! Let’s get started with Leah!
With the Christmas season upon us I wanted to make time to make a special advent calendar that I’ve been wanting for the last couple of years. My advent calendar is centered around Bible readings for each day. A small but easy to use design is what I wanted. I pulled out several Inspired By Stamping sets to create my calendar and I am so happy with how beautiful it turned out. Here it is on the first day. You only see one tag at a time.
I got a bit creative and decided to use an old picture frame that the glass had broken out of and removed the backing and used a large binder ring to hold all of my tags. It’s easy to just flip to the next day and the size is just what I was after.
I decided to do two designs and they alternate every other one. I really love how elegant they came out which isn’t hard with the beautiful stamps Joanna designs!
My first design uses Fancy Labels 2 and Fancy Labels 2 dies for my focal point and where I hand wrote each day and Bible reference. For my background I used the Poinsettias set. I heat embossed my poinsettias in gold and then stamped my leaves over the top of them as well as the center of the flower. I then trimmed out some extra leaves and berries to add to my frame. To give it a bit more sparkle I added some sequins to the middle of each poinsettia.
My second design used the Christmas Wreath set as well as the Fancy Lables 2. I trimmed out two pine boughs and a pine cone for my frame and added lots of sequins to the middle of each stamped snowflake.
I am already using this Advent Calendar and am enjoying how beautiful it is as well. I hope you are inspired today! Thanks for joining me.
Next up is Lisa with a BEAUTIFUL Christmas décor idea that will leave you feeling so inspired! Here’s Lisa!
This was my first time creating a light block and I was so pleased with it that I will be making a few more for gifts! Let’s take a closer look:
I started by cutting the vellum to size (6¼ x 6¼) and rounding the corners. The center poinsettia, from the Poinsettia stamp set, was stamped in Versamark and embossing in Gold. Next, I masked the poinsettia and stamped/embossed the other two on either side. The leaves were embossed in green and the sentiment, from Big Holidays, in red. I used a Blender Pen and Red Ink to color in the poinsettias.
To attach the vellum to the glass block, I placed glue dots on the four corners, in the centers of the poinsettias, and on the tip of the leaves where I wanted to place the ‘red berry.’ Once the vellum was adhered, I added the rhinestones—they look pretty and they hide where the glue dots were ‘shining through!’
I used a strand of 20 lights and tulle to fill the block.
Here is a close-up of the gorgeous poinsettias:
I hope you have been inspired by my project today.
A very special thank you to our designers this week for creating and sharing beautiful Christmas ideas with us! We hope you have a gorgeous weekend! We will be back Sunday with our Sunday Designer Feature! See you then! With paper hugs, Joanna