I don’t think that I have ever confessed to you that at this time of year I am a magazine junkie. I subscribe to Paper Crafts and Scrapbooks, ETC so I receive them regularly. I also am the first person in line whenever Paper Crafts releases a special issue. But in October, November and December I purchase almost any magazine that will provide me with fresh ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorating, gift giving, entertaining, and baking.
When MaryBeth and I attended the Creating Keepsakes Conference in Manchester, NH this past spring I purchased a set of Mittens Shapeabilities. I knew I would be using them to help me create a mitten wreath and cards. When I flipped through this year’s issue of Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More I spotted a
Mitten Wall Hanging that was designed by Jamie Hurley. I immediately tagged that project as one I would create this year.
I wasn’t really looking for paper for my mittens when Janet and I went on our shopping spree last week, but some sheets of Memory Box paper called out to me as I walked past them. The print on them looks knitted to me so I just had to buy them.
I had some sheets of SEI paper in my stash that were perfect for the background in my frame. The paper I used is the back side of "Boxing Day" from their Kris Kringle line. This paper is currently on sale on their web site.
Score! In my stash of Christmas embellishments I have the most adorable tiny clothespins with gingerbread men, stars, Christmas trees, and snowmen on them. I chose the snowmen for this activity.
Here’s my frame.
And here are coordinating gift cards.
I love, love, LOVE the frame and the cards. Thank you for the inspiration Jamie Hurley. Thank you for the inspiration Paper Crafts!
Last night I used an idea from another magazine to make another altered frame, but you’ll have to stop by tomorrow to see it. The number of people reading my blog increases nearly every day. Some of the readers that I know personally e-mail me comments, but very few readers post a comment on the blog. I’d love some feedback or requests on ideas you’d like me to post.
Have a great day!