Hello, papercrafters! The first thing my kids dig through on Christmas morning is their stockings. Sure, they love the treats and candy … but their FAVORITE part of opening their stocking is opening the small gifts they discover inside. This year I am going to use the Carta Bella Holiday Gold Foil Cardstock collections to create small stocking-stuffer-sized gift boxes to hold their treasures!
I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pieces for the boxes. They are simple to put together and take no time at all! Even the bows are cut from the gold foil cardstocks!
What types of gifts could you add to these darling boxes for YOUR stockings this year?
Today I am looking ahead to Christmas (Ack! I know!) and sharing a set of Christmas House Gift Boxes on the Echo Park Paper blog
using the NEW Merry & Bright collection
. These would be perfect for filling with treats and trinkets this coming holiday!
I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut out these boxes using the Cotton Tail Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
. Even though this set was meant for Spring/Easter … the house is fun to decorate for other holidays! (It would be cute as a Haunted House for Halloween, too, don’t you think?!) Just change up the paper and embellishments, and waaalaaa!
On this house, I stitched together three die cut trees (Merry Christmas Tree Die Set
) to create a dimensional tree to add to the front of the house. Simply bend up the layers with your fingers after stitching together. A Chipboard Santa
is waving a friendly “Hello!”
In addition to the stickers and chipboard pieces, I used green and red baker’s twine wrapped around the wreath and an enamel dot
for the doorknob to add additional texture. There are even glittering gems (purchased from the Dollar Tree) lining the roofline! These are the kind of details that make projects like this so much fun to create!
Do you enjoy creating holiday gift boxes? Or what types of Christmas projects do YOU like to create?
Hello!I’m back with another papercrafting project for your home! This time, we are looking forward to Halloween … my favorite!
Today I am working with the brand new Bewitched collection by Echo Park Paper
. This collection features the prettiest, sweetest witch you have ever seen and I couldn’t wait to feature her in my design!
You have probably seen the wood block decor that looks like the blocks are mounted on a candlestick with a knob adorning the top … well, I came across a cut file by MyScrapChick.com
that mimics that look except every piece is made out of paper instead of wood! I couldn’t wait to give it a try!
The smaller block features the witch’s best friend, a black cat! I own a black cat myself, and so I love to add black cats in my Halloween decor as much as possible! This sweet little guy is peeking out of from a friendly Jack-O-Lantern sitting next to the jar of candy. I used flower stickers and a shiny, black satin ribbon on both blocks, tying them together visually. The sides of both blocks are also both decorated with panels of Witch Hats paper
Do you have a favorite Halloween icon you like to add to your decor? For me, it is witches, black cats, and jack-o-lanterns … and I was so happy to be able to include all three on this project!
See you again soon!
If you know American Crafts, you know that they are always coming up with innovative new products. They have just released a brand new DIY program called Color Pour! These products help you to create paint pour art in a simple, hassle-free way.
When I received my box of Color Pour goodies, I squealed with excitement! I’ve never done a project like this, and I couldn’t wait to try my hand at it! I was especially happy I was sent a range of aqua paints to play with … (How in the world did they know Aqua is my favorite color?!!) … not to mention all of the fun glitters and mica flakes that were calling my name!
I do have one warning for you … even though it is easy … it’s ADDICTING! 😀 Here’s a quick peek at what I created.
And all of the fun products I got to play with!
I created these two to hang together in my scrapbook room. They are a little bit different from one another … I will explain how below.
First, the top one. This one is my favorite! I just love the way the marbling came out with the bright aqua as the main color.
Besides swirling the paint around on the canvas, my favorite part was decorating the wet paint with the gold and iridescent mica flakes and glitters.
The second canvas was fun to make, too. This time I mixed chunky glitter in with the paint, creating a textured effect.
I had so much fun creating with Color Pour! What paint colors would you choose to create your own piece of paint pour art?