Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Glistening Pretty

I had a very productive day, yesterday.  I  made some covered note pads, gift bags, canned 2 recipes of  Christmas Cranberry Relish, and 30/+ bottles of homemade vanilla.  I have a few holiday Arts and Craft Fairs coming up, soon.
When I started crafting for Arts and Craft Fairs, about 5 years ago, I have alway created holiday paper crafts with non-traditional Christmas colors.  When I say, 'non-traditional' I mean color combinations that aren't 'red and green', or 'blue and silver'.  My first holiday card of non-traditional colors, was Spring Moss and Basic Black.  It was a big hit.  Alot of folks liked the 'freshness' of this color combination.
Over the last few years, I have become a big fan of Authentique paper.  I love the colors, patterns and graphics.  One of the new holiday collections I have purchased and crafted with is:  Glistening.  It has a soft brown, a pale aqua, a mauve, and cream color combination.  The patterns have polka dots, snowflakes, plaid, lines, and vintage drawings.  I purchased a few sheets to see what I could make with this pattern paper.  And, now I am in love with this pattern paper!
Here is a sneak peak of a gift bag I crafted today.

sneak peak: gift bag
I used a retired mauve card stock: pale plum.  I also used Aqua Mist by PTI and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up!.  I cut a snowflake using silver glitter cardstok.  I painted the edges of the heart with some picket fence distress paint and glitter.  I tied an aqua mist vintage button to the cardboard heart with some cream twine.  The snowman and children silhouette stamp is from CTMH, and was stamped with baked brown sugar classic ink.
Thank you for stopping by, and see what I've been doing.  Tomorrow, I will share a sneak peak of a covered notepad I made yesterday.  I used some vintage inspired pattern paper.  A little teaser: I used a stamp set from Farm House.

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