Thursday, November 25, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
- Layered SVG Files (I used the stocking from this collection by Sweet Red Poppy)
- Cutting Machine (I used my Cricut Explore 2. These also work for Silhouette)
- Gold Foil, Cream, Silver Glitter cardstock (All, Recollections from Michaels)
- Background Paper ( I used sheets from the White Christmas stack, Michaels)
- Display Case Frames (Michaels)
- Foam Dots
- Embellishments (I used Wood Stars from Dollar Tree)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
I know lots of people went straight from Halloween to Christmas decorating but I'm contrary and like having my Fall / Thanksgiving decor in between! No judgement...that's just me. I swear I'm going to end up owning every single one of these Dollar Tree signs but I can never pass them up! They're an easy way to decorate and easy to do whatever you want to them from paint to decoupage and many things in between. I decided to do this one in the palette I used for my Thanksgiving Cards.
- Gather Sign (Dollar Tree)
- Acrylic Paints in choice of colors. I used Delta Ceramcoat Mulberry and Craftsmart Bright Gold
- Dimensional Glue. I used Ranger Glossy Accents
- Craft Foil. I used Recollections from Michaels in Copper
- Coordinating Sequins
I always start these by painting the interior of the letters, then the edges, then the back and front. For me, it helps ensure I don't leave bare spots in the nooks and crannies!
I really wanted just a hint of gold so I kept it very light. After that, I added some copper accents using the same foil I'd used for the interior sentiment of my cards.
NOTE: I thought plain Elmers was going to be enough because I was going for a very light effect with the foil...kind of like a dry brush...it was not! So I brushed on some dimensional glue ( Ranger Glossy Accents ). You can put the foil down almost as soon as you brush it on and then I burnished with the handle of a pair of scissors.
I grabbed some bright gold sequins along with the metallic brown ones I'd used for my cards and just randomly placed them using the same Glossy Accents.
Monday, November 15, 2021
- Deep Box Frames
- Handmade Paper (JoAnn)
- Foil Cardstock (Michaels)
- Chalk Paint (Folk Art, Michaels)
- Mod Podge Matte
- Digital Cutting Files
- Digital Cutting Machine
- Coordinating Sequins and Rhinestones
I had this gorgeous handmade paper in my stash from a prior JoAnn's trip that I'd been holding on to for the right inspiration and this was it!
The picture doesn't do it justice. I knew it would make the perfect background for my project. I pulled out coordinating foil cardstock from my stash (Recollections, from Michaels in bright gold, turquoise, and royal blue) and got to work.
The first step was to prep the frames. I chose this Home Decor Chalk Paint by Folk Art which goes on smoothly with great coverage and only needed one coat.
After the paint was dry, I sealed it with a coat of Mod Podge Matte. Then it was time to get to work on the interior.
I'd downloaded a beautiful Hanukkah set of layered files from Special Heart Studio. You will just need to sign up with your email to get access to a wonderful set of files that Gjoa graciously provides for FREE! It comes with a Menorah and a Dreidel and I used the Dreidel. I downloaded and imported into Cricut Design Space, sized to fit the frames and cut on my Explore Air 2.
I assembled the different layers of the dreidel using foam squares.
I used gold for the bottom of each then switched up the turquoise and royal layers for each dreidel. Then using the backing insert from the frames, I Mod Podged the handmade paper that I'd cut to size.