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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 13 - Snow is Glistening

And with glistening snow, how can we crafters NOT use all the supplies in our craft rooms to make our own cards and layouts and projects glisten, too! 
(think Jingle Bells:)
Stickles, Glitter, Liquid glass,
Bling it all the way!!!
Oh what fun it is to glitz
Our projects every day!

Diamond Dust, Glimmer Mist,
Bling it all the way!!!
Make your Christmas shine with love
Is all we have to say!  Hey!

Karen's Ornament
Our first glistening project comes from Karen Gumino, whose snowflake makes a gorgeous ornament for any tree or wall or even as a handmade tag on a present. 
Can you see your guests walk into your house and have several of these ornaments hanging from the ceiling,  lights sparkling off of them,  creating a wonderful winter scene?
I can!
Then again, anyone would love to get not only their present but one of these snowflakes as part of the wrapping!! 
It looks like Karen covered a chipboard snowflake with some Glimmer Mist or other ink, then adhered some chunky glitter to it.  I love the ribbon hanger tied into a bow, don't you?

Anna's projects
 Next up is Anna, who says, "This year, I promised myself I would only use existing supplies from my stash to create holiday gift boxes, bags, and cards. 
I made this gift bag & gift card holder for a friend's daughter from the following dies:
Sizzix Bigz XL Bag with Handles
Sizzix Bigz XL Gift Card Holder
Sizzix Original Die "Joy"
Sizzlits Tag Scallop
Sizzlits Embosslits Snowflake

Pat's Wreath
 And here, Pat has used images from Crafter's Companion Cute Companions Christmas Magic Stamp Set to make a glistening Christmas wreath.
She stamped and colored the images, all four of them having a circular shape.  She then cut circles in various sizes with patterned papers from CTMH and, starting with the biggest, placed them onto a chipboard circle base. 
She then placed the rest of the circles, including the ones framing her images, until she liked the look.  Then she added snowflakes and stars. 
A ribbon and bow finish off her ornament just in time for the holidays!  Her son liked it so much it is now hanging downstairs in the family room/his bedroom.  Now that's high praise!

Whatever you do, wherever you are in your Christmas plans, just remember to keep crafting.  Nothing says love like a handmade gift!


  1. Karen, Anna and Pat!! You ladies are so stinkin' talented!! - Mel

  2. Oh what super ideas ladies! Beautiful art work!


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