I had originally planned to scrapbook some photos from past Christmases, but it has been so terribly hot and humid here this week that I just couldn't get myself motivated. I did however begin to alter a chipboard mini album which will feature some of my favorite holiday tradition photos.
The chipboard album came from the clearance bin at Michaels. I think they were a quarter and I just couldn't pass them up. Since I'm making an effort to actually use some of these things instead of letting them gather dust, I chose the wreath shape for this week's project.
I also used the retired Be of Good Cheer DSP. This pattern reminded me of a berry covered holly wreath, so much so that I added some cherry cobbler dazzling details to really make the dots dimensional and festive! The silver ribbon is from the new Holiday catalog which goes live on August 1st. I absolutely love this!! It's the perfect size for cards and smaller creations and it's so pretty!!
On the back side, I painted the chipboard with Folk Art vintage white acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I added a few strips of Season of Style washi tape (from the new Holiday catalog too) and mounted my photo on another piece of DSP. I was debating what to add next when a piece of cherry cobbler tulle caught my eye. I played with this a few months ago and opted not to use it. I wanted a slightly tattered look, so I cut fringes and scrunched them up before using glue dots to attach my shabby bow. The snowflake was an extra punched from wax paper for a project completed long ago, but I kept it in my 'someday' container. Apparently today is 'someday'!
I hope I have inspired you to pull out your holiday goodies and make something crafty to link up with our challenge! Just remember, anything BUT a card!
Project Recipe: Paper-Be of Good Cheer DSP (ret), very vanilla, Stamp Set-Joyous Celebrations, Ink-cherry cobbler, gumball green(sponging), Accessories-silver dazzling details, cherry cobbler dazzling details, silver 1/8" ribbon, basic rhinestones, large scallop circle punch, non-su snowflake punch, Season of Style washi tape, chipboard mini album, cherry cobbler tulle