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    Christmas Ornaments, Doily Wreath & a New Giveaway!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Bella's Corner, Christmas, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters


    Psst! Miz Bella here and I’m taking over this newsletter!

    To kick off this Christmas season, Design Team Member Laura Carson has some adorable ornament ideas for you (houses and wreaths) AND a new collage sheet entitled A Child’s Christmas! Couldn’t you just create your whole holiday theme around that title?

    (Hey, that new collage sheet, and ALL the Christmas Collage Sheets and Christmas Rubber Stamps are On Sale!)

    The house ornaments are made from the Die-Cut Chipboard Houses with Windows over only the lids from Small Paper Mache Houses (for a shallow shadowbox… and Laura is going to use the rest of the paper mache houses in a later project).

    On the inside, sides and backs of the houses, Laura used paper from the gorgeous New and On Sale! Victorian Christmas Paper Pack (which she says you will see her using more of in future projects)! I really like the house shown on the left side of the photo, with the New and On Sale! Jolees Christmas Embellishments – Jingle Bells and the children peeking through the window. So cute! (And the New and On Sale! Fun Flock – Cotton Ball White for the snow on the house on the right is a great idea… plus that candy cane roof trim from the Christmas House Trims Collage Sheet is perfect!)

    The base of Laura’s wreath ornaments are made from plastic lids that have the inside cut out. Brilliantly easy! I love the wreath ornament (on the far right) that is wrapped with the Holly Berry Garland, and with a collage of images from the A Child’s Christmas Collage Sheet. Plus it has the “Good Cheer” banner is from the Holiday Phrases Collage Sheet.

    Here are links to Laura’s Supply Lists for her house ornaments and wreath ornaments. To see more pictures (she made 6 ornaments) and get a walk through from Laura how she created everything, visit her blog.


    Next up… is something from meeeeee! I fell madly in love with the Cigar Box Secrets line and the November 2014 – Cigar Box Sweeties Kit this month. I’ve also had the New and On Sale! Octagon Mirror Doily Die that the Evil Queen has been after me to use so I decided to use all three together, for a couple of projects.

    The first project is a Doily Wreath that I call Senorita Margarita. The color palette is divine, and even though it has no holiday element to it, I am going to keep it up throughout the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

    The wreath was very easy to make: I used papers from the Cigar Box Secrets 6×6 Paper Pad, ran the die through the machine about a dozen or so times and cut out a small circle of chipboard to use for the base. Roll your doily into a cone shape, add a couple dots of hot glue and there you have it — a cone! Glue these around your cardboard base but alas! You can not leave the center of your wreath empty. I used one of the circular dies from the Tim Holtz Thinlits Mini Labels Die Set for this. After I added Gold Metallic Gimp, Half Round Dresden Borders – Red, and Wide Scalloped Dresden the base was glued down and a frame from the Vintage Brass Frames Set was added. The Resin Senorita Cameo was the final touch. Here’s my full Supply List.

    The second project with the same die is so quick and easy you won’t believe it: A Deer Cone Ornament. I don’t even think I need to explain how it was made (as the cone shape is the same as the ones I used for the wreath). Just fill with tinsel and a little toy or charm and and instant ornament! Here’s my Supply List for the ornament.
     

     

    Hooray for the A Child’s Christmas Giveaway!

    How sweet! Colorful yet nostalgic.

    First, let’s start with all of these items from Laura’s House Ornaments (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
    - A Childs Christmas Collage Sheet
    - Christmas House Trims Collage Sheet
    - Die-Cut Chipboard Houses with Windows*
    - Small Paper Mache House
    - Bronze Deer Charm
    - Red Satin Ribbon Gold Edges
    - 3/16 Inch Wine Ribbon with Gold Edge
    - Gold Sheer Organza Ribbon

    Next, these additional goodies from Laura’s Wreath Ornaments:
    - Iridescent Snowflake Garland
    - Holiday Phrases Collage Sheet
    - 4 Inch Iridescent Snowflakes
    - Clear Acrylic Bead Sprays – Asymmetrical
    - Mini Pine & Berry Garland
    - Lacquered Holly & Berry Picks

    Then, I added all of these goodies that caught my eye:
    - Santas Journey Christmas Book Spine Tags New!
    - Winter Fun ATCs Collage Sheet
    - Snug in their Beds Collage Sheet
    - Silver Mini Snowflake Garland Just Put On Sale!
    - 2-Tone Wired Pom Pom Ribbons – Red On Clearance!
    - Satin Edge Organza Ribbon – Old Gold On Clearance!
    - Diamond Stitched Sheer Ribbon – Green and Red
    - Gold Instrument Ornaments On Clearance!
    - 4mm Fused Pearls – Gold On Clearance! (as are all of the 4mm Fused Pearls)
    - Iridescent Plastic Pearls (Strands)
    - Reindeer Tags Gift Kit (not even shown in the photo… but that FREE gift kit announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still available!)

    To enter the A Child’s Christmas Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, November 24, 2014).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on FRIDAY morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter! AND you know what day that is? That’s the start of the FOUR DAY Post-Thanksgiving BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

    Hey, who won the Books, Boxes & Shrines Giveaway? That would be Amanda Miller! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

      
    Posted by MizBella, November 23rd, 2014


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