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    Sparkly Winter Crowns!

    Filed under Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Winter Crowns Kit

    Before we dive into all the new goodies, artwork from TWO artists (and NEW kit): Continuing from Thursday and ENDS TOMORROW night, December 4th: Crystal Beads Christmas Trees FREE Gift Kit

    How cute are these! Sets of green glass beads (6) , head pins (2), cube beads for each tree base (2), a tiny gold bead for the top (2), plus a pair of plated steel earwires (your choice if you want to make these into a set of earrings or just a tiny tree to put in a tiny shadowbox).

    I’m showing 2 sets in the large photo (in 2 different shades of green… I’ll randomly pick which set you’ll receive).

    ALL ORDERS through Monday, December 4th (2017) will receive one of the Crystal Beads Christmas Trees Gift Kits FREE!

    Reminder! ALL Christmas & Winter Charms are on Sale for 50% off! The sale ends MONDAY night, December 4th. Snowflakes, Gingerbread Men, Reindeer, Santa Claus, Wreaths… Go see them all now!


     

    NEW Winter Crowns Kit

    For this kit I wanted to choose a theme and colors for the Winter season, but that weren’t connected to Christmas (as you may want to make a crown to wear in January or February).

    That search for Winter colors lead to the new Romantique Paper Collection, with a pretty mix of soft colors, shabby wallpaper prints, and French ephemera (2 of the scrapbook papers from the collection are in this kit — plus I added a couple more scrapbook papers from other collections, for a total of FOUR 12″ x 12″ sheets in the kit).

    And then snowflakes and glitz! A chipboard snowflake (one from the new Chipboard Snowflake Shape Set — and see below in the Giveaway for a superb crown by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey using the snowflake front and center!), a new 4 Inch Round Gold Doily and both shapes from the new Fancy Gold Dresden Rosettes are also included.

    Collage Sheets:
    - New! Mini French Labels Collage Sheet (Pretty, vintage frames & French labels. Many are retinted to coordinate with the Romantique Paper Collection. All are sized small enough to use on a mini crown, and will also work well on ATCs or other small collages.)
    - A template for making miniature crowns (exclusive to the kit). The template is for crowns about 3″ diameter (when finished) but both Lora and Rhonda have made variations to fit an adult. (princess? snow queen?)

    Artwork! See the wide photo below for a beautiful crown by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas! I love the colors and the romantic look. Rhonda used the back of the Romantique Parisian Scrapbook Paper as the background (part of the kit). Then she cut out one of the metallic gold frames from the new Romantique Foiled Gold Frames Scrapbook Paper to frame the portrait (that new paper is not in the kit, but is related).

    That oval portrait includes printed rhinestones and pearls around the edge, then Rhonda went back an glued tiny half-round pearls over all the pearls on the printed image.

    Rhonda used a Chipboard Fleur Border around the bottom of her crown, with some flashy rhinestone chain. By the way, 2 sizes of rhinestone chain are back in stock.

    More info and photos in Rhonda’s blog post, and here’s a link to see all her supplies. (Plus Rhonda created a second crown (larger scale) so be sure to check out that blog post.)

    More info about the new kit is on the Winter Crowns Kit page. And remember to scroll down to the Giveaway on this page to see ANOTHER beautiful crown using this kit! Plus between here and there, a big bunch of pretty coordinating trims!


     

     
    Hooray for the Winter Crowns Kit Giveaway!

    Isn’t this crown beautiful?! Lora Mahaffey’s Frosty Autumn Crown is so lovely, from the colors to the pearls and stickles outlining some of the swirls on the ornate printed collage sheet image.

    Note: there’s another row of new items below (used in this crown and all included in the Giveaway)!

    Lora gives step-by-step instructions (with lots of helpful photos) to make your own crown in her blog post.

    I’m including the new kit in the Giveaway (the Faded Cream Wallpaper Scrapbook Paper and the Chipboard Snowflake from the kit are used in Lora’s crown), plus these extra goodies Lora used:
    - Golden Night Wired Leaves (also shown in a photo below)
    - White Glittered Snowflake Embellishments (the 2 larger white snowflakes at the center bottom)
    - Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins in Gold AND White
    - Mixed Size Ivory Flat-Back Pearls
    - Stitched Leaf Ribbon – Silver (also shown in a photo below)
    - Vintage French Ads Collage Sheet (that large ornate image in the center, behind the glittered chipboard snowflake)
    - Tinsel (in gold and silver, though Lora only used gold in this crown)

    Here’s a link to everything in Lora’s supply list.

    To enter the Winter Crowns Kit 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, December 4, 2017).

    AND tell me: Which of these supplies will you use to decorate your crown? And/or: do you have plans for the supplies that won’t be used in a crown?

    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).

    Hey, who won the Retro Christmas Shadowboxes Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Amy! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, December 3rd, 2017


    49 Responses to “Sparkly Winter Crowns!”

    1. Jo Says:

      Wow! This crown is so pretty! I would never have thought to make something like this until now! I love the rose gold colors – so soft and elegant.

    2. Dana Sue Desmond Says:

      I love the idea of making winter crown out of sparkly snowflakes.

    3. Susan Says:

      Lovely crown! I’d make a crown topper for my Christmas tree!

    4. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love this ! I would make ice queen crown in blues! Thanks

    5. Myra L Skidmore Says:

      This crown is such a lovely, detailed, and sparkly idea!!! My little granddaughter would be thrilled to receive this as a Christmas gift. She is 7 years old and is very careful with her “girly” things, and she would treasure this beautiful project! I too am in love with it! Thank you for the chance to win the kit!

    6. Jennifer J Says:

      This is so pretty. I would love to make some crowns for my nieces! All the supplies are perfect for that

    7. Jean Marmo Says:

      How delightful! I would definitely make one for my sister!

    8. Kim R Says:

      Beautiful! I would add a Christmas fairy pic to the middle of my crown.

    9. Gerri herbst Says:

      Love the tiny snowflakes!

    10. Kim Huffman Says:

      I’d love to try my hand at a crown, but would like to tint some of the papers with distress inks for my own take on it <3

    11. Kathy Says:

      Beautiful! Love this kit!

    12. Ina Good Says:

      Hi This is lovely I would use the collage sheet the image medallion is gorgeous!

    13. LeAnn Says:

      I would use all of these supplies in my crown. I love the one Lara made.

    14. Peggy Says:

      Oh wow! I would make a Snow Queen crown so I am sure tinsel, glitter and snowflakes would be part of it. The papers are lovely and I like the idea of the center oval portrait in Rhonda’s crown. They are both great and I would use all the items plus some stash stuff I have and make one me-sized too!

    15. Denise Bryant Says:

      I love the gold tinsel to decorate the crown!

    16. jan metcalf Says:

      Delightful! I just purchased some crown dies, perfection!

    17. Lisa r Says:

      I love this! I have always wanted to do a crown and this kit looks like one I can handle! Doesn’t look complicated! Would look great upon a Christmas tree or a smaller version from the scraps to make a santos doll one!

    18. Laural Says:

      Love this idea, would try to get as close as I could as Loras’ with my own twist. Lovely

    19. Kristine Martinez Says:

      Oh My Goodness! What a gorgeous crown! Thank you for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!

    20. Karen Says:

      I love – love – love – the snowflake goodies. I first would make a white, silver and iridescent snowflake sprite covered in glitter and lots of snowflakes. I love the snowflake theme!

    21. Kimberly Says:

      Love this crown! I will use the stitched leaf garland and a bunch of pearls that I have.

    22. Jen R Says:

      I would use as much as I could on a crown and if I had any left over, I would do a little altered tin, maybe two?

    23. Gwen K Says:

      That is so beautiful!! My sister and I made up our own holiday we call Mid-Winter. We usually celebrate it either the first or second weekend in February and the crown would be perfect for the decorations

    24. Emily Dale Says:

      Love the crowns. I’d use the gold pearls on my wooden dolls

    25. Barb A Says:

      Love all the glitz and sparkle on this crown. I would have to add some touches of red, maybe use red alcohol ink on some of the pearls. Any extra or leftover pieces would be used to embellish ATCs.

    26. Michelle PEDIGO Says:

      Oh my gosh that crown is beautiful! I want to make one myself.great job!

    27. Karen Mallory Says:

      I would definitely use it all in a crown. I have the perfect doll to wear it too! It is so beautiful!

    28. Lana Says:

      I simply need this! My wardrobe is complete…except for the missing crown!

    29. Pauline Pire Says:

      The crown is so pretty the way it is,but I would use the pearls also.

    30. Beth JOnes Says:

      Everyone needs to be queen for at least one day!!

    31. DianeD Says:

      I would make a glittery all snowflake crown!
      Love the wintery things.

    32. Francine perri Says:

      I love the leaves and the pearls I would use them for the crown. Everything else I would like to make a Christmas house

    33. Linda K Says:

      I will use everything gold and lots of pearls. We all deserve a crown, right?

    34. TONYA McWilliams Says:

      I’d use almost all the pretty supplies and decorate like a queen.

    35. Nancy E Says:

      The crown is just magical! Would like to re-create one for myself…

    36. Mary Mac Says:

      I would love to use the flat back pearls of gold and white.

    37. Janet Turner Says:

      The crown is so beautiful. I would lov to make one with lots of pearls and diamonds.

    38. Anne Thompson Says:

      I bought three fascinators this weekend because I was looking for holiday crowns to wear for different events his month–glittery headbands really with wild decorations glued on them. I would love to make a crown of my own now that I’ve looked at the process on Rhonda’s and Lora’s blog posts. I’d probably use everything in the kit and add some crystals and vintage jewelry of my own to it as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

    39. Barb macaskill Says:

      I would definitely make a crown and use the Golden Night wired leaves, silver stitched leaves, all of the pearls and quite a few other bling things. A crown isn’t a real crown without lots of glitz and glam ER!

    40. Barb macaskill Says:

      Forgot to congratulate Amy on winning the last giveaway! Enjoy!

    41. Kathy Sokol Says:

      oh, this is right up my alley! I’ve made birthday crowns for several of my friends. Now as a member of an amazing group of artists, I’d love to surprise them with their own crowns. Get ready to sparkle, Junquettes! (Did I mention adding tiny battery powered lights?

    42. Diane Russell Says:

      Beautiful as always

    43. nancy anderson taylor Says:

      I have always loved making crowns so these supplies are inspiring to me. Love your stuff so much. I want to make a year of crowns

    44. K Toews Says:

      Very interesting. I love Rhonda’s crown.

    45. Laura Lomax Says:

      Great project, lovely.

    46. Anne W Says:

      Gorgeous! So regal. I LOVE that fleur border. I would make something for a Snow Queen theme.

    47. Sylvia L Says:

      Both crowns are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to try making my own version. Any leftover embellishments I would use on my paper cones.

    48. Carol Slowik Says:

      Beautiful! I would use all of the supplies!

    49. Luanne Shoup Says:

      Love the gold and silver vine leaves!