It's Christmas Eve, the stockings are hung in anticipation, hopes are high, and wishes are about to come true.
One of the best scrapbooking releases from the past two years is decorative tape. It is so versatile! Yesterday on Good Things Utah, I demonstrated this cute, beautiful Christmas décor and gifts using My Mind’s Eye decorative tape.
Aren’t these patterns to die for!?
Look how awesome the Vintage Christmas decorative tape looks on the large “25”.
I picked the “25” up at a local wood craft store called Wood Connection. They are available online and at other craft stores for those of you who aren’t able to visit my local craft store. I decided to keep the “25” natural. You could paint it white or another light color. (dark colors will not allow the colors of the tape to show through as well)
This project used almost an entire package of tape. These numbers are LARGE (15”), smaller numbers will use less tape.
Because I was applying the tape on a wood product instead of paper, it curled a little on the edges, so I put a thin coat of glittered mod podge on top and that solved that! I also found that in a few places, I had to add a little dab of liquid glue to hold down the edge.
Instructions: Download 2013_12_13_GTU_Decorative Tape Christmas_MME
I hope you like these projects as much as I do! Warning: Decorative tape is highly addicting. Side affects may include: beautiful projects and a great time. Use only when necessary (in my case, as often as possible)
Happy Holidays! Have a fantastic weekend!
The next two share another idea we use for the teachers/staff. My hubby gives all of the employees a gift card and we want the wrap to be unique and special because they ALL are so special to us. Here are just a couple that we will be giving this year.
And last ,but certainly not least, a gift bag idea. I love using my Cameo to create a background that could be layered with all the many elements in either the Vintage Christmas line or Mistletoe Magic lines.
Supplies: Vintage Christmas Paper Kit and MME Mistletoe Magic Paper Kit, chipboard elements, 12 x 12 cardstock stickers, decorative buttons, layered stickers; MISC: gift bag from stash, toilet paper rolls, trim from stash, Melissa Frances tinsel, jingle bells, twine, machine stitching, Cameo, glittered paper, Martha Stewart glitter, spray adhesive, decade stamp, jenni bowlin ink, berries from Michael's, Martha Stewart heart punch
Wishing you a very happy "wrapping" season this year!
**ETA** It has come to our attention that the video is still private. We will resolve this issue today. Thank you! **Supplies: Mistletoe Magic, Vintage Christmas
Hi everyone! Stephanie here with you today to share an extra little mini album this month! It's an accordion mini album and it fits nicely inside of this small box.
I put together a video showing you how to assemble this little album using the Mistletoe Magic and Vintage Christmas lines. It would be perfect as a Christmas gift, stocking stuffer or even a Christmas card! I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions!
One of the things that I really enjoy about the Christmas season is making a few home decor pieces.
The colors and old world feel of the Vintage Christmas collection work perfectly with the decor of my house.
Love the way the glitter adds just the perfect touch of holiday sparkle!
Have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful holiday season!
For these double ball ornaments, I used the new Mistletoe Magic 6x6 paper pad. The smaller prints are perfect for ornaments. I made two different sizes; the smaller one has 2” and 3” strips, and the larger ornaments have 3” and 4” strips. You can vary the sizes as you desire.
First, I laid out my papers and decided on the patterns that I would match up for each ornament. I love the tiny chevron patterns!
For the larger ornament: Cut 8 - ½” x 4” strips of each paper – you will have 16 strips total. Cut 6 – ½” x 3” strips of EACH paper – you will have 12 strips total.
Punch a small hole in each end of the papers. I like to stack them in order, varying the pattern every other one. I use a Crop-O-Dile hole punch on the smallest setting.
Cut a 5”-6” piece of floral wire, twist a loop at the end for the string or ribbon. Thread beads through the wire, then thread the top hole of the stack of 12 – 3” x ½” papers.
Thread additional beads through the wire, cut off the excess wire and twist the end in a loop to hold the beads in place. Turn the ornament upright and thread twine or ribbon through the top and hang on your tree.