Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Past

Howdy.  Yeah, I've been crafting! and it really makes me happy! {smile}  Sometimes, I need a task, and sometimes I just want to make pretty things.  This is task orientated.  But, it's good to have a focus {smile}.
I am entering my paper craft in three different challenges:  Double D Challenge, and If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.
My firs stop is Double D Challenge.  Their current challenge is: Here Comes Santa - Santa must be present on your craft.  You will certainly be inspired by this creative design team.

Next, the lovely folks over @ If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, their current challenge is a photo inspiration.  (santa's suit)  How perfect.  Oh my, the creativity and sweet Santa's.

and here is what I made:

card stock gift tote

decorated mini composition book

Recipe:  I used Kraft card stock from Paper Trey Ink.  I just love the heavy weight of their card stock.  Especially when creating boxes/bags.  {smile}
The pattern paper and tags are from Melissa Frances, the Countdown to Christmas collection.  I just love this vintage, nostalgic look of this holiday paper.  (I believe that this paper is from 3 years ago.)
I matted with Stampin' Up!s Very Vanilla card stock.  
I did hand-stamp the sentiment, for the card stock tote.  The sentiment on the mini notebook is actually a rub-on.  Yeah, I still have some of those {smile}.
I added machine stitching to both projects.  I felt that a simple border stitch would work nicely with this pattern paper collection.  
The tags are adhered to the front of the projects with foam tape.  
I used retired Stamping 'Up! ribbon for each project.  And I simply added odds and ends from my holiday embellishment stash - buttons, tinsel, jingle bells, fringe trim, chipboard stars, flat-back faux pearls, and tiny candy cane.
Thank you for looking.  These items (and so much more) will be for sale @ my holiday craft fair - held @ La Cueva High School.  Saturday, 9a - 4p.  Shop early for the best selection!


Darlene said...

WOW what fabulous projects! Just adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Vicki said...

Sharon, your gift bag and album are beautiful! I love the soft colors and all of the amazing details. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Here Comes Santa" Challenge.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow! This is superb. So pretty and so perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Kathy Krug said...

Such fun Santa creations. Thanks for sharing them with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute creations! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper