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A Very Merry Christmas hanging


Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Dh, Nick the dog, and I had a very peaceful, restful day. It's the one time a year I promise to cook a *real* meal for dh, including 5 pounds of mashed potatoes, his favorite!


I've been trying to work on some projects for the Christmas Bazaar (or Christmas Bizarre as Robyn likes to say!) I'm participating in on December 13. I just haven't been coming up with things I love, although this project looks better to me today than it did last night. Do you ever find that? Sometimes your projects look better after you've stepped away for awhile?

Anyway, most of the paper I used was from the Festive & Frost paper stack by My Mind's Eye that I picked up at Michael's with a 40% off coupon. I know, I had sworn no more paper stacks, but I loved the vintage feel of these papers and knew they would be perfect for some of the 12 Days of Christmas projects in Lisa Pace's class. Plus, it was a smaller stack, not a gigantic one. Like the way I can justify anything?!

A few other details, the stamped "A Very Merry Christmas" is from the SU Punches Three stamp set stamped on Confetti Cream cardstock. The 1 1/4" circle behind it is from Parisian Summer DSP, and the scallop circle is Not Quite Navy with Crystal Effects around the edges with White Chunky Glitter. I also broke out my retired All in a Row stamp because I didn't want to risk messing it up if I tried to sew real zig-zag stitches! lol! Not sure who makes the ribbons, they are from my stash that I bought here. The finished size is 4 1/2" x 6"...I glued the paper to a piece of scrap chipboard to make it more substantial. Here is the whole thing, although this picture didn't turn out great, sorry:

If I missed anything or you have any questions, feel free to comment or email me and I'll get back with you! Are any of you braving out into the shopping world today?! It's been rainy and yucky here, so I think I'm staying in. But who knows, maybe I'll give in to the pressure later! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: Punches Three, All in a Row (retired).
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy, Confetti Cream, and Parisian Summer DSP. Festive & Frost by My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" and 1/8" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, White Chunky Glitter, Dimensionals & Glue Dots, ribbon & jingle bell unknown, vintage buttons.

8 comments:

Alexandra said...

I LOVE this Angie - not sure what it is you don't like!! It's a fabulous hanging, very pretty!!!! Glad to hear your dh got his mashed potatoes - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

chloe said...

Wow angie!!! What a fabulous project, I just love that Christmas corsage type thing (Complete mind blankas I try to remember the correct term!!) Glad you had a fab Thanksgiving and hubs enjoyed his big plate of taties!!!

Juanita said...

This is so vintage and funky. I really like this. I am glad you guys are having the Thanksgiving that you want. I am looking at some great on-line sales (my friend keeps emailing them to me!)

~amy~ said...

Ooohhh....fabulous gift idea....I love it!!! My next Gift Fair is the 6th...so keep your projects comin' :)

Suzy Tyler said...

Hey, Angie! It was so fun seeing you at the Stamp Asylum today. You're project here is so cute! Can't wait to see what you make for the "bizarre". :)

We need to make that trip to Salado! Soon!

Jessica said...

it's a great project, very original

kathleenh said...

Wow! I love this vintage Christmas wall hanging Angie! That paper rocks! You needed it for sure!

Marilyn said...

This is the cutest project Angie - can't figure out why you didn't like it!!! It has the perfect vintage touch!! Would love to see it hanging on my wall ;) Glad you had a good Thanksgiving too!