Friday, December 22, 2023

Christmas Greenhouse


One of my Christmas cards this year was this festive greenhouse, made with several
older Greetery sets. 

Fortunate to have been on the start of The Greetery's releases, these early sets,
especially holiday themed, are still some of my favorites.

Built on a striped paper my little greenhouse is first stamped before adding
the die cuts. The actual greenhouse frame is 3 die cuts thick, and the Christmas
trees are popped up with foam. 

Do you have plant lovers on your Christmas list? This one goes to one of dear
friends who rescues dying plants from nurseries and gives  them a second life...
true story!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Hatchback Treat holders

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends! 
It's time for our annual Favorite Things Christmas Party with my gal pals, and 
this year I'm featuring The Greetery's Holiday Hatchback. It's a 3-D hatchback 
treat holder, complete with add ons to decorate the car.

Anything but subtle for my favorites, I chose red mirror cardstock for the car base.
The sides are a green stripe glitter paper. The wheels are black glitter paper, and the 
tree is green with 3 different mica sprays. 

I chose to leave the hatch open so I could add a treat, and a tiny bag filled with
'ornaments' so the recipient could decorate her tree if she chooses.

I found these sweet tiny balls at Hobby Lobby, in silver and red, and added a star from
The Greeterys Twinkle Background. They're what are the 'outs' when you die cut the
Background die, but so cute, I save them.

One of my favorite things I chose to share this year is Hammonds Christmas Candy.
I celophaned the car and candy tin, and added a bow and paper Magnolia, also
from the Greetery.

A fabulous bow needs a blinged out centerpiece, and my magnolia is just about as 
blinged as I could get! Silver mirror cardstock, white glitter paper and dotty vellum,
with a mica sprayed magnolia leaf.

Tag making was easy with the Greetery's 4 at a time tag die.

Another look at the 7 tree totin' hatchbacks tied with gold cord for hanging.

Had to try assembling the tiny cases. They're not added to the gift, but oh so cute!

I love sharing my paper crafting skills with my favorite gal pals. So much joy in
making them, I hope you enjoyed seeing them too.

May this blessed season bring hope and joy to you and yours!


Friday, December 15, 2023

The Flower Challenge Reminder: Use Gold


Reminder time! The Flower Challenge is challenging us to 'Use Gold'. 

Lots of gold on my inspiration Christmas card! The Greetery's Magnolia is first
cut with reds, and sprayed with Ranger's Mica spray, and finally 'touched' with
Golden Rod Stickles.

Almost 2 more weeks to add your golden creation... 
are  you in? Choose your favorite flower and play along!

Monday, December 4, 2023

The Flower Challenge #87 Use Gold


Perfect timing to Use Gold at the Flower Challenge!
Happy Holidays crafters, and welcome to a new card challenge at TFC,
featuring a favorite flower on a card.

My card to inspire you features the magnolia wreath from The Greetery, 
die cut twice: once from green, and once again from a striped paper.
The green started it's life plain and dull. I used Tim Holtz mica sprays to 
bring out the shine!

The magnolia is also a new die from The Greetery, but I only used the smallest petal die
for my flower.

Let's see what you do with the challenge to 'Use Gold'. Our challenges are all month,
and end on the 25th. Enjoy, sweet friends! 

Merry Christmas!