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Noel Wishes

Is it really the last Tag of 2014! I have had these pieces cut and ready sitting on my desk since the first week of December.  Even the Prancing Deer was cut.  But I decided in the end to use the Lantern die.  I just love it wrapped in Holiday Greens!  I actually finished it last week but with the holidays things get delayed. I used the Alphanumeric Thinlits for the Noel.
I love the "wishes".
I used the enamel metal technique for the lantern.  Then crackled around the candle light.  I love the wax paper tip for the thinlits and have been using it for weeks.  I left the wax paper on the holly cut for fun.
I used a tattered pinecone and red jingles for the top of the lantern. A big messy bow in green with a snowflake dangling. I don't have the frosted sheets used by Tim :(  So I improvised with the frosted adhesive backed sheet over acetate.  I did emboss but you can see it was well.
I skipped the sewing along the tag.  I'm a terrible sewer and so it's best we al…

Burlap Wishes

I actually built this a couple weeks ago.   It's been hanging waiting to be posted.  The wreath was actually pretty fast.  I found this beautiful ribbon and decided it would be great on my grape vine wreath that's been in my craft room since April.  I love the non-traditional colours.  This wreath was fast to build and it all started with a piece of burlap!
I picked up these white jingles at the $1 Store and just love them.  I tied a bow of the ribbon then another bow with scrap burlap.

It's great to have ready made cuts.  I had some stacked snowflakes already cut...just add distress paint!

I have some scrap burlap in a far and really wanted to use it.  Then I decided Eileen Hull's Blocks/ Cubes would be perfect.  Quick and easy to adhere!

I cut my sleigh ride and decked it out in antique linen distress glitter!  Shiny!  I layered the retro presents with some scrap ribbon.

I love the rustic look of burlap and the tied bow is a great pop of colour!

Now the door to my …

Vintage Tree Lot Trailer

My Tree Lot is fun but it was missing something!  I think we can all agree on that!  I did mention in that post I would be looking for a Vintage Trailer for next year.  When I thought about it I wasn't sure I could find the right size.  So... I built one! Now, I'm what you might call a professional "Glamper".  I own a motor home now but I have had a trailer so I have a pretty good idea what I needed to make one.  I didn't follow a tutorial to make this vintage trailer.  I just knew what I wanted and hoped it would work out.  But...I made a tutorial for you. I started by cutting out the Eileen Hull Square Box with chipboard.
I figured out the top of my trailer and "rounded" the edges, 2 in the middle and 2 on the end.  I measured down 1/4".  This section has to be trimmed off so the roof can curve.
Measure the other box piece 1/4" from the "scored" lines leaving one end alone.  That's the bottom where you'll attach to make th…

Believe

I have the CUH-TEST wee gift for you over on Eileen Hull's Blog today!  Here's a peek of what I made!  Be sure to see all the photo's for my Last Minute Gift Giving idea.  The perfect neighbor gift, stocking stuffer or teacher gift.

This was a fast "whip together" last minute and took me less than 30 minutes to make.  The hardest part was picking out my embellishments. Head over the Eileen's Blog and leave her some love!

Trees For Sale

I've been wanting to make a Tree Lot for awhile so I've been collecting my Woodland Trees for weeks.  I suppose I've been inspired by all the tree lots around town and the yummy smell of fresh cut trees.  All that's missing is an old trailer parked beside it.  I'll plan that for next year! It all started with a lot of trees...  I cut an 8x8 piece of chipboard then applied some gesso to get it white.  I glued down some puffy snow.  I wanted a shimmer.  So I sprayed the snowy base with spray adhesive then sprinkled some iridescent flakes covering the whole base.
For the entry I distressed and inked with brushed pewter distress paint these idea-ology tiles and banner.  I offset one of the "e's" so it appears as if the tree lot is falling apart.

I sprayed a mini tree with pine needles distress spray stain, then inked these metal beads with poppyseed alcohol inks.  I popped it up on the smallest box from the EH Blocks/Cubes die. 

 I love Paula Cheney…