Sunday, 24 September 2017

Christmas Decoration Paper Projects

If you didn't know I belong to a Stampin' Up! team which is headed by the very talented and popular Ann Melvin from Ann's Happy Stampers over on her blog and You Tube channel. Ann recently set us a challenge to create two Christmas decoration projects using any Stampin' Up! products.

I love a challenge and so I went with these two lovely projects as my entries.  The first is a festive tea light holder/lantern with matching napkin holder which would look fab on any dinner or party table this Christmas.

It was so simple to make using a simple box design with Eastern Medallions dies used to cut out the snowflake shapes on each side of the box and on the napkin holder. I used the smaller die from the middle of the tea light holder to cut the shape from the napkin holder. I trimmed with Champagne foil which is absolutely gorgeous and stamped the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set before adding a few rhinestones for a little festive sparkle. If you do make this project be sure to only use battery operated tea lights or candles, we do not want fires.

My second project is this Quilled Christmas Angel. It's so easy to make and it was great to get my quilling gear out again as I love quilling and very rarely get a chance to do it these days. This project has made me determined to do more. I made my strips from a 12 x 12 piece of dsp cut to 1/4 inch strips using the Stampin' Up! trimmer. I used a retired Stampin' Up! set called Presents and Pinecones and chose a lovely golden coloured star pattern with a real contrast of red on the reverse. I added little spots of Tombow and sprinkled silver glitter on them to just give it a little something extra and used gold thread for hanging from a tree.

The pattern for the quilled angel is pretty basic and I'm sure if you check out You Tube you'll find a tutorial but I may make one myself who knows.

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them and that they've given you an idea or incentive for setting your mind to making some home made Christmas decorations. It's a great activity to do with kids this time of year and those little makes will be tomorrows happy memories.

I used a quilling tool and comb

I added some little glitter spots for extra sparkle

All products are linked below as usual and any questions just ask.

Enjoy the rest of Sunday and have a good week.

Andrea  x

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