Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Christmas Projects

So here are a couple of Christmas projects I've been working on in my "spare time." Below is a platter that I actually bought last year, but just got around to making this year! Isn't it funny how those things work out? I always have so many ideas, it's just finding the time to follow through with the ideas is my problem! Anyway, I got the platter at Mervyn's last year on clearance. Anything that's plain white is just screaming to be stamped on! I did this plate the same way as the ones we're making at my craft class tomorrow night. Platter (Mervyn's), Porcelaine 150 China Paint Pens (Michael's); All other supplies Stampin' Up!: Supersize Snowflake, Typeset Upper Alphabet, Perennial Favorites stamp sets.

I have been wanting to do some type of a scrapbook where I can record our family Christmas traditions. I had so much fun making the Halloween version of this manila folder album that I decided to use it for this project too. It is so quick and easy to make too! (the original idea came from Kristina Werner @ ) On the four tags I stamped: "food," "festivities," "decorations," and "fun." That's where I'm going to record our favorite Christmas recipes, our favorite decorations, what activities we do each year, etc. Then I'm going to display it out on our mantle and every year we can read through it or add to it! I'm also making one for Christmas traditions that I had growing up. It's going to be called "Memories of Christmas." I think it will be neat to read through it with my daughter when she gets older and reminisce about my childhood Christmas traditions.

This is the cover (I forgot that the ribbon would cover the tree when the album is tied shut-oops! That's why I need to stop crafting by 10 pm!)

All supplies Stampin' Up!: Season of Joy, Rough Edges Mini Alphabets, Merry & Bright, All Holidays, Many Merry Messages stamp sets; Dashing and Cerise Designer Papers, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red card stock; Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black Classic Stampi' Pads; Summer Sun, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers, Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Vintage Brads, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Tag Corner Punch, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Real Red Brad, Ice Rhinestone Brads.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea; I like the part about bringing it out each Christmas and reading what you did the year before. I t will also serve as a mini journal until you get a chance to scrapbook all your photos in an album. I love the Dashing DP you used.