Woo hoo! It's Saturday. I have a cardmaking class here this afternoon with a few friends which is always a blast. After that I am free, free, free to create until Monday morning! There are so many cards and projects that I want to make that I have barely been able to sleep.
I saw the idea for this ornament in the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest publication, Holiday Crafts 2011.
I used a large clear plastic ornament and filled it with strips from two 12" x 12" sheets of KasierCraft music patterned paper. The ornaments come in glass too, but I chose the plastic and am glad that I did because I dropped mine a few times while I was maneuvering the strips into it. If you try this project I suggest that you wrap the strips as loosely as you can so that the roll just fits through the opening. I used a crochet hook to help turn the strips so that I could see the words.
When I was in Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA about a week ago I purchased some door cutouts that the store had punched out and packaged. I also purchased some pieces of screen that can be used with the door to make a screen door. I think the screens are adorable, but I am saving them for spring and summer cards. I cut up some sheets of clear tag from PaperTrey Ink to use as "glass" for my doors.
I loved the door cutouts so much that I ordered the die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
First I used the door and clear tag to create this card.
The cat die comes with the door die. I stamped a wooden A Muse Vine Wreath a little off center in the window. I added red Stickle berries and a bow that was punched from a Martha Stewart paper punch. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but I cut a sheet of white tag to use as the front of the house. I scored every half inch to make the white look like strips of wood.
While I was sitting in my new couch reading last night I glanced up at the craft display I have on my mantle and noticed one of the tiny grapevine wreaths that was sitting there. Suddenly an idea jolted through my body. My fingers had a hard time keeping up with the ideas that were racing through my mind. I cut 3 house fronts from red tag and 3 white doors from white tag. I sandwiched some "glass" between the 2 pieces of each door before I adhered them to the red tag. I adhered the red tag to my frame and then I used a hot glue gun to attach a small grapevine wreath to each door. Love it!
I use those tiny wreaths as ornaments and as napkin rings. The ribbon and decorations on them are from my collection of "stuff". Yes, I have a lot of cool "stuff". A lot.
Not sure if I will add some text to the frame. I am thinking about it.
Okay, Diane will be here soon and will be followed by Angela and Amy.
Have a great weekend. I will try to stop by again tomorrow.