Hello, Friends! It’s time to Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #21!
Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of “retired” holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders.
Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before – or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company’s latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.
Spellbinders generously provided the team with some dies and they also provided a nice prize for one talented participant in this challenge!
I love Spellbinder dies and have a vast hoard of them in my studio. I store them on the back of my studio door in a clear shoe organizer.
I created a 7″ x 5″ card base from red cardstock and cropped the corners. A piece of Core-dinations Pearls cardstock was embossed in my Spellbinders M-Bossabilities “Splendid” folder. The floral pattern reminds me of poinsettias. Then I die cut the wreath from some suede paper that I’ve had in my stash for ages. Some of the greenery was tapped with Viva Decor White Stamp paint then dipped in Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter…which I have had for a long time and never used because I usually end up wearing more glitter than my card. But this time, things went off without incident. Christmas magic, maybe?
The red bow was cut from some faux leather paper that I’ve had for many years. It has a little embossed texture and a bit of a sheen that made it perfect for this card. I also used it for the corners.
I ran 1.5″ wide red gingham across the center of the card to give it homespun feel, then topped the ribbon with a bit of crocheted flowers that I’ve had forever. The bow on the wreath is topped with metallic gold string and a couple of rusted jingle bells. I added a few teeny tiny star buttons on top of the greenery. Simple, but festive.
So, what will you make to Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous? You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, December 14th to join in the fun. Just link your project to the CHACB BLOG and we’ll be popping by to pay you a visit. But first, visit the rest of the team to get inspired. Here are the links:
Amber Milone – http://pinkchicpaperdesign.blogspot.com/
Christy Butters – http://creatingwiththegirls.blogspot.com/
Debbie Seyer –http://www.debbieseyer.com/
Donna Idlet – http://whttp://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/
Ginny Nemchak – http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/
Glenda Brooks –http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com
Gloria Stengel – http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Jan Marie Ennenga – http://re-creations4him.blogspot.com/
Karen Zueger – http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com
Pam Bray – http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/
Wendi Hatter Robinson – http://www.scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by!