Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....at Practical Scrappers

Yesterday, we started our holiday postings at Practical Scrappers.  Every day one of the DT members will be posting a holiday project.  Audrey started things off on Monday with her paper punched pinecone ornaments - so cute!   I'm looking forward to all the projects coming our way over the next month.  :)

Today, the design team members are sharing projects made from their holiday stash - items left over from last year's projects (or maybe even the year before last!).   I got the idea for this framed piece from a card featured in Papercrafts Magazine last year.  I changed it around a little to make a framed accent instead of a card.

I used my Cricut to cut the Christmas tree from green cardstock, and then used the negative piece (the outside portion) as the frame for my tree shape.   I laid the green tree frame over white cardstock and lightly traced the outline of the tree shape.  Starting with the larger embellishments, I just started filling in the outlined shape, using stickers, rubons, buttons, and gems.   The green cardstock piece was embossed with my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix embossing folder, then adhered it over the embellished tree.  I wrapped the bakers twine around the outside of the frame and added a gingham bow. 

Be sure to check out the DT projects today.  I'm sure you'll find some inspiration for using up those holiday papers and embellishments!

1 comment:

Corinna said...

Brenda, this is fantastic! I love this idea and am now inspired to make my own.

Corinna (Practical Scrappers DT)