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Jingle

November has flow by and I had hours left to start my November tag.  I usually go for a Christmas theme November Tag since our Thanksgiving is over.  I was planning on going for blue and silver with a snowflake.  But then I saw the big jingle stamp.  The candied apple, evergreen bough and pine needles took over!
Check out Tim's Remix HERE.

Ack... I love jingles!  I did the embossing bits but it's hard to tell.  I coated the jingle in iridescent embossing powder and tied it off with a vintage ice skate and twine.

I used the gold Christmas rubs.  I wanted silver but they weren't wanting to transfer.  I'm all for a worn look but it was really not rubbing well.

I used the Alphanumeric to spell Joyeux on the cork.  A little more festive bakers twine and snowflake.

The jingle looks almost like real metal.  A little barn door and candied apple distress markers go a long way!

I am coming to 5 years of doing the 12 tags... 4 years I haven't missed one!  Sometimes I cut it …

Holidays are looking Up

My daughter loves Up and she showed a cute Up inspired photo and asked if I could make one.  I said I could try and make it work with my circle punch.  A bit of a different take on this Holiday card.   Check out how I made my Up inspired card.

I just got the Snowglobeand it's the perfect mini Up House.  I used my small 3/4" Stampin Up punch for the mini balloon cut with Tiding paper.  TheTree LinedThinlit is cut with watercolor paper inked.

With the left over ink I inked my crinkle ribbon.  I cut the snowglobe houses a couple of times since I wanted to layer for a full big house.

Now that the pieces are ready I inked them with distress markers and a watercolor brush.  Then they took a dip in the clear rock candy distress glitter for an icy feel.  I cut the largest Sized Circleon chipboard to glue my teeny circles for the balloon.  I popped up a few balloons with 3D Foam Squares

A little twine attached and away we go!

Floating over the tree line.

I also added some clear roc…

A Christmas Carol

I made a book... sort off! A few weeks ago I picked up a Shadow Box book with no clue what I was going to do with it.  I decided to make it into a vintage holiday favorite... A Christmas Carol.   Below are a couple of the steps to create this pretty vintage home decor project.
I started with the shadow box book I found at the $1 Store for $3.  I wanted a textured look for the book so I cut a piece of linen, frayed the edges and added some distress spray stain.

Spritz with some water to help the colour blend then set aside to dry.  I went over it with some distress inks to help that vintage look.  I cut the Candlelight 2 times and trimmed the top of one and attached the 2 pieces.  I used twine and a few sticks of hot glue for a thick paper look. 

I thought a band of gold might be pretty on the spine so I applied some thick hot glue stripes, wait if for it too cool then added some tarnished brass distress paint.  Super vintage looking.  Time for Tidings Paper to cover up the inside.

I …